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Under the Radar

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A buddy of mine from the Mid West was telling me about this awesome bar he stumbled upon  that no one seemed to know about.  The best part is the name of the place; Under the Radar. Classic name for a place that nobody really knew about!  He kept going on and on about how great the place was and that the people there were great and blah, blah, blah.  So where the hell am I going with this?   Well, Tuesday night I was downtown after work and went out with a buddy for some food.  We were walking around and came across Hennessey’s Tavern on 5th. They had a Tuesday night special, buy one burger and get the other free so we decided to check it out.  Figured we would go in and get a deal and then head to another bar.  Long story short, we ended up staying until close.  The bartender was hot and we ended up shooting the shit with this guy Ron who was also behind the bar.  He took great care of us and kept the shots and beers coming.  The people in there were real and the music was great. I didn’t feel like I was in a club or even in a bar that was located downtown. It had a real neighborhood feel to it.  Again, where am I going with this since most of you probably know Hennessy’s?  At last call, Ron slid over one last shot and said, “See you guys in the AM.”  I had no idea what he meant by this.  I wake up on my buddy’s couch on Wednesday morning feeling like a cat shit in my mouth the night before. I clean up a bit and start to head out and cruise by Hennessey’s again.  What do I see?  The doors are open and there’s Ron behind the bar serving drinks and food.   Mind you this is at 7:15 in the AM.  I walk in and say what up and he just slides me a Guinness.  I tell him I can’t and that I feel like shit and need food.  He then slides me over a menu and said let me get you some food.  Next thing I know, it’s 10:30, I have eaten (I don’t know what) and am 3 beers and 2 shots deep.  Had to make the call to work saying I would be in after lunch and all is good. So, after reading my babble, here is the  point.  Hennessy’s Tavern is Under the Radar.  It is amazing.  Who knew they served food at 7 AM?  Who knew they played great music and had just an amazing environment?  Who knew I was going to wake up on Wednesday morning feeling like shit and end up back at Hennessey’s for breakfast?  Ron sure knew it as he told me when I was leaving on Tuesday night, “See you in the AM”.  Rollin’ is looking for more places that are Under the Radar in San Diego.  Please send me your places so I can check them out.  Include why you think it’s a cool place to hang and should be mentioned in our Under the Radar section. Now….. everyone reading this get your ass to Hennessey’s and let him know Iceberg sent you.  You all remember the show Cheers. This is San Diego’s version of Cheers.  Iceberg@RollinSD.com

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