Bar crawling basics for a safe night out on campus

by Johann Derek Oribello, Senior Staff Writer

San Diego State has a lot to offer if you’re looking for a drink after class or if you’re living on campus. If you’re looking to have a little barcrawl adventure with friends, but have no car, don’t worry.

There’s plenty of options available on campus for a safe bar crawl that’ll spice up your weekend.

First up is Oggi’s, located in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union next to Aztec Lanes. This is one of the few locations on campus that serves craft beer on tap. According to their website, their microbrews won 60 awards in regional, national and international competitions.

The Oggi’s  bar carries more than 35 different brews and 10 of them come from Oggi’s own brewery. Oggi’s house craft beer ranges from light and sweet to dark and bitter to satisfy every beer lover.

A great brew to try is the California Gold Cream Ale, which is their lightest beer on tap. This brew won numerous awards for its crisp, clean taste such as the silver medal in the L.A. County Fair in 2013.

Another great option at Oggi’s is their newest addition to their personal lineup, the POG Project Blonde ale. This brew sports a fruity taste from its passion fruit, orange and guava infused flavors. Those who enjoy a sweeter drink will definitely enjoy this brew.

Their happy hours go from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 8 to 10 p.m. from Monday to Friday. With their sports bar environment that features four TVs broadcasting different games, Oggi’s is the perfect place to start off an on-campus bar crawl.

The next stop is Eureka, located in South Campus Plaza. Besides being a full-service restaurant with delicious burgers and dishes, they also offer a wide variety of drinks in the bar that includes a rotating list of beer taps and whiskeys. With more than 40 mostly local craft drinks on tap, the selection is endless.

A great drink to try is the Samoa Cookie Milk Stout from Black Plague Brewing. The rich bold flavors mixed with milky chocolate is perfectly encapsulated by its name and makes this drink a standout craft beer.

The establishment features their special deals throughout the week from a daily “Hoppy” Hour from 3 to 6 p.m. and again at 9 p.m. until they close at midnight. Besides their Hoppy Hour deal, they have other promos on designated days such as on Thursdays when they host live music night.

Afterwards there’s The Broken Yolk which is also located on South Campus Plaza. Unlike the other restaurants, they do not serve craft beer on tap but instead have drinks such as mimosas and bloody marys to try.

The breakfast spot even offers mimosa flights featuring four different flavors, including hibiscus and pomegranate mimosa, for $6. It’s a great offer considering a single mimosa can cost $5.

The last stop is Epic Wings N’ Things located on College Avenue. This spot features a large bar with many places to sit and large TVs that have a variety of sports games playing. With more than 10 different local beers on tap, Wings N’ Things marks an ideal spot to end a bar crawl since wings can be ordered with a drink as well.

Overall, these spots are all ideal to hit up for a safe night of bar crawling. They all offer great choices and options to drink, and make the adventure a safe one since they’re all within walking distance of campus.

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