Basic Urban Kitchen & Bar

★★★★☆
  • 410 10th Ave

    San Diego, CA 92101

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  • 619-531-8869

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The pizza here alone is worth the warrant to give them a visit.

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★★★★★

The pizza here alone is worth the warrant to give them a visit.

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Great Food, Nice environment, Cool atmosphere.

3
★★★★★

Great Food, Nice environment, Cool atmosphere.

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I enjoyed my pizza very much. The part I didn't enjoy was being violenlty sexually assaulted by a bevy of busboys after I passed out. I don't remember the incident very well but I can tell you that 8 Mexican busboys will leave a mark on

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★★★★★

I enjoyed my pizza very much. The part I didn't enjoy was being violenlty sexually assaulted by a bevy of busboys after I passed out. I don't remember the incident very well but I can tell you that 8 Mexican busboys will leave a mark on

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I absolutely love this place!
Its such a cool retreat for a quick meal or even big groups wanting to just hang out. You have to get their Pizza!!!

I actually stumbled across this spot without any recommendations and just tried them out

3
★★★★★

I absolutely love this place!
Its such a cool retreat for a quick meal or even big groups wanting to just hang out. You have to get their Pizza!!!

I actually stumbled across this spot without any recommendations and just tried them out

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I really enjoyed coming here. Came with a couple of friends and we had some good drinks and chilled. It's hard to find a good place like this in the downtown area. Come here to enjoy friends and have some leg room.

3
★★★★★

I really enjoyed coming here. Came with a couple of friends and we had some good drinks and chilled. It's hard to find a good place like this in the downtown area. Come here to enjoy friends and have some leg room.

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I am so glad there is a place like basic and downtown. It is a much less clubby type atmosphere that you would be used to and the food and drinks are phenomenal I will be back.

2
★★★★☆

I am so glad there is a place like basic and downtown. It is a much less clubby type atmosphere that you would be used to and the food and drinks are phenomenal I will be back.

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This is a great place to drink, eat and be merry. One of the bartenders is really hot too :)

2
★★★★☆

This is a great place to drink, eat and be merry. One of the bartenders is really hot too :)

Pros: delicious pizza

Cons: hard to say

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Basic is a great Pizza place by day and an even better bar/club at night, a definite place to check out and one of my faves!

2
★★★★★

Basic is a great Pizza place by day and an even better bar/club at night, a definite place to check out and one of my faves!

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Chill Gaslamp bar without the Attitude. Get some food, hit the bar, shoot some pool or dance when the DJ's spin in the evening.

Don't worry about long lines to get in either.

2
★★★★☆

Chill Gaslamp bar without the Attitude. Get some food, hit the bar, shoot some pool or dance when the DJ's spin in the evening.

Don't worry about long lines to get in either.

Pros: Chill

Cons: not many

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After going to basic a few times to meet up with friends or for their tuesday night art showing, the last time was it for me!! The "doorman" has been flirty/rude a couple times but this time he went too far and said some inappropriate things to my friend as he was holding her ID. We all decided to turn around and leave .... never to return. Get better help if you want to keep your weekend regulars

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★☆☆☆☆

After going to basic a few times to meet up with friends or for their tuesday night art showing, the last time was it for me!! The "doorman" has been flirty/rude a couple times but this time he went too far and said some inappropriate things to my friend as he was holding her ID. We all decided to turn around and leave .... never to return. Get better help if you want to keep your weekend regulars

Pros: good pizza

Cons: door staff was horrible!

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Basic is the place to be in East Village! First off, their pizza is delicious! One pizza that I recommend, which I was hesitant to get in the first place, is potatoes as a topping for the pizza. Just add some bacon and onions and you'll fall in love. On top of that, later on in the evening Basic kinda turns into a club-like atmosphere. There is a DJ and some dancing space. Be sure to get there at a decent time because lines do form.

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★★★★★

Basic is the place to be in East Village! First off, their pizza is delicious! One pizza that I recommend, which I was hesitant to get in the first place, is potatoes as a topping for the pizza. Just add some bacon and onions and you'll fall in love. On top of that, later on in the evening Basic kinda turns into a club-like atmosphere. There is a DJ and some dancing space. Be sure to get there at a decent time because lines do form.

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This used to be downtown's hidden gem. Now Basic is all the rage but, it still does what it intended to do right- be a great bar where people can eat, drink and be merry. The bartenders make you feel like family so you never want to go anywhere else.

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★★★★★

This used to be downtown's hidden gem. Now Basic is all the rage but, it still does what it intended to do right- be a great bar where people can eat, drink and be merry. The bartenders make you feel like family so you never want to go anywhere else.

Pros: Hip

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The pizza at Basic is very much what everyone says it is. Try anything on a white pie...soooo good. The bartender was super nice, made us superfruit mojitos with TY KU, which were bomb. And the mood of the place, although "basic" (haha), was really chill for a Sunday night. I've only been once, but I'm sure I'll be there again!

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★★★★★

The pizza at Basic is very much what everyone says it is. Try anything on a white pie...soooo good. The bartender was super nice, made us superfruit mojitos with TY KU, which were bomb. And the mood of the place, although "basic" (haha), was really chill for a Sunday night. I've only been once, but I'm sure I'll be there again!

Pros: Who can say no to great pizza and booze?

Cons: Notta one

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I love coming to this place! They have GREAT pizza (It is flat and basic...Like the name). The staff has always been friendly, even on busy nights. Their art shows are really cool too (Every Tuesday. Except Padre Home Game Days) Good place to meet people too.

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★★★★★

I love coming to this place! They have GREAT pizza (It is flat and basic...Like the name). The staff has always been friendly, even on busy nights. Their art shows are really cool too (Every Tuesday. Except Padre Home Game Days) Good place to meet people too.

Pros: Everything from Service to events to food to drinks. And the Big A$$ Fan!

Cons: No Cons.

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I had a great time the first time I went, which was around 8 o'clock PM. I was new to the place and heard about it from a friend. The pizza was awesome... better than I expected. I love the way the place looks. I've always been a fan of open spaces with a minimalist decor. I came for more pizza later on that night at around 1:30ish and the pizza was just as great and "Amanda Panda" was still the cutest thing ever... Another good point, the sunday crowd was perfect. I don't really like the crowded, loud, impossible to get a drink places all the time. I may have found a sunday spot :) I'll be here again. I'd say about half is because of the pizza, the other is for the atmosphere.

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★★★★☆

I had a great time the first time I went, which was around 8 o'clock PM. I was new to the place and heard about it from a friend. The pizza was awesome... better than I expected. I love the way the place looks. I've always been a fan of open spaces with a minimalist decor. I came for more pizza later on that night at around 1:30ish and the pizza was just as great and "Amanda Panda" was still the cutest thing ever... Another good point, the sunday crowd was perfect. I don't really like the crowded, loud, impossible to get a drink places all the time. I may have found a sunday spot :) I'll be here again. I'd say about half is because of the pizza, the other is for the atmosphere.

Pros: Pizza, Amanda Panda, Charlie-Brown (awesome!)

Cons: parking...

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A few of my friends referred me to Basic when I asked for a place to go to have a few drinks and relax. It's right across the street from Petco Park and is pretty spacious (warehouse type feel). One side is a restaurant and the other side is a bar. I couldn't ask for much more with what they had, great music and a bar...

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★★★★★

A few of my friends referred me to Basic when I asked for a place to go to have a few drinks and relax. It's right across the street from Petco Park and is pretty spacious (warehouse type feel). One side is a restaurant and the other side is a bar. I couldn't ask for much more with what they had, great music and a bar...

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There pizza is a Conneticut style pizza which is really good but definalty different. They also have a great atmosphere with the pool tables and they bar. Try it out one night, its worth the walk to east village.

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★★★★★

There pizza is a Conneticut style pizza which is really good but definalty different. They also have a great atmosphere with the pool tables and they bar. Try it out one night, its worth the walk to east village.

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i've been reading some of the reviews about the service and fortunately, I can say that this wasn't the case for me.

I was served by two different guys at the bar on a Friday night and they were both the BEST. Friendly, fast and cute!

May be to have a good time here, you need to be served by the guys and avoid the girls behind the bar???

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★★★★☆

i've been reading some of the reviews about the service and fortunately, I can say that this wasn't the case for me.

I was served by two different guys at the bar on a Friday night and they were both the BEST. Friendly, fast and cute!

May be to have a good time here, you need to be served by the guys and avoid the girls behind the bar???

Pros: The Pizza's are obviously the best

Cons: Unpredictable service??

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LOVE LOVE LOVE this place. Great atmosphere, food and drinks. They make very strong drinks. Can be fun before or after a Padres game or just whenever you want to get down. Dance floor is fun. Always good times!

5
★★★★★

LOVE LOVE LOVE this place. Great atmosphere, food and drinks. They make very strong drinks. Can be fun before or after a Padres game or just whenever you want to get down. Dance floor is fun. Always good times!

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Basic is probably the best "casual" place to hang out downtown. At first site, you think "they haven't finished construction" but in actuality, the place is fully open and fully completed. Beams, wires and primer wasn't the initial idea, but it has gone over very well.
They have great pizza, takes a little while to get, but its worth it. The drinks are similar pricing to everything downtown. The crowd is usually thick, but its fun and lively.
Basic is a great place for a drink before/after the Padres game!

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★★★★★

Basic is probably the best "casual" place to hang out downtown. At first site, you think "they haven't finished construction" but in actuality, the place is fully open and fully completed. Beams, wires and primer wasn't the initial idea, but it has gone over very well.
They have great pizza, takes a little while to get, but its worth it. The drinks are similar pricing to everything downtown. The crowd is usually thick, but its fun and lively.
Basic is a great place for a drink before/after the Padres game!

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i went to the basic at about 11:30 pm last night. I am giving one star for not paying to get in. That is it. My party of 6 relatives went straight to the bar and proceeding to order drinks. Not even being for there for 10 mins, my cousin ordered some beer and was calling out another order of shots of Petron. I was right behind her and waited patiently for the girl bartender and the bar help to notice , Hello 2 shots of Petron is not cheap. We basically got ignored for another 15 mins. The girl blond b%$#@* told her that she has been cut off. Who gives her the right to make that decision. Anyways , I was ready to bounce out , Did not get great customer service here. My cousin went up to the bar and ordered 2 shots of Petron and was told by the bar help " is that for you" He said yes , paid for the shots, we drank them and left. Not worth our money. My first time in San Diego at this place , I would not even sit down to eat the pizza everyone raves about. The bartender b%$#@ should go to class for customer service b/c she S
$%#@ at it currently.

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★☆☆☆☆

i went to the basic at about 11:30 pm last night. I am giving one star for not paying to get in. That is it. My party of 6 relatives went straight to the bar and proceeding to order drinks. Not even being for there for 10 mins, my cousin ordered some beer and was calling out another order of shots of Petron. I was right behind her and waited patiently for the girl bartender and the bar help to notice , Hello 2 shots of Petron is not cheap. We basically got ignored for another 15 mins. The girl blond b%$#@* told her that she has been cut off. Who gives her the right to make that decision. Anyways , I was ready to bounce out , Did not get great customer service here. My cousin went up to the bar and ordered 2 shots of Petron and was told by the bar help " is that for you" He said yes , paid for the shots, we drank them and left. Not worth our money. My first time in San Diego at this place , I would not even sit down to eat the pizza everyone raves about. The bartender b%$#@ should go to class for customer service b/c she S
$%#@ at it currently.

Pros: did not get shell out cash at the door

Cons: horrible service at the bar

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I like the pizza at Basic, but the service is horrible. The girls that work there look miserable! No smiles, not friendly, and slow. I would only go back for the yummy pizza.

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★★☆☆☆

I like the pizza at Basic, but the service is horrible. The girls that work there look miserable! No smiles, not friendly, and slow. I would only go back for the yummy pizza.

Pros: Good Pizza

Cons: Horrible service

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This is our new neighborhood hangout in the East Village. I guess it's been open for a while, but we went last week to taste some local beers, and just had such an awesome time. The staff and bartenders are chill, but they still know a lot about beer. The pizzas are simple and cheap and perfect for low-key, but still very "downtown" kind of night. keep it up basic, and please, open up one of these places by the beach!

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★★★★★

This is our new neighborhood hangout in the East Village. I guess it's been open for a while, but we went last week to taste some local beers, and just had such an awesome time. The staff and bartenders are chill, but they still know a lot about beer. The pizzas are simple and cheap and perfect for low-key, but still very "downtown" kind of night. keep it up basic, and please, open up one of these places by the beach!

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This is a great place to spend your Tuesday evening. They have art to look at and artists painting pictures right there in bar. Their salad was very tasty but was much bigger than I expected so it could be easily shared with at least two people. I had their mashed potato pizza and I would recommend it and will definitely get it again when I go back. The venue had a good amount of people when I arrived around 7pm and then around 9pm it really started to fill up.

In addition to reading the various reviews about the venue a great way to get a feel for the venue is to check out this Web site ShindyTV. The shows hosts interview the staff and patrons at Basic and it is a great way to get the vibe of the venue, learn about their pizza see what the venue is like.

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★★★★☆

This is a great place to spend your Tuesday evening. They have art to look at and artists painting pictures right there in bar. Their salad was very tasty but was much bigger than I expected so it could be easily shared with at least two people. I had their mashed potato pizza and I would recommend it and will definitely get it again when I go back. The venue had a good amount of people when I arrived around 7pm and then around 9pm it really started to fill up.

In addition to reading the various reviews about the venue a great way to get a feel for the venue is to check out this Web site ShindyTV. The shows hosts interview the staff and patrons at Basic and it is a great way to get the vibe of the venue, learn about their pizza see what the venue is like.

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I wish I lived closer so I could have your pizza more often...plus, it's just a cool place to be. I love the loft feel throughout and the open air feel in the bar area. Make sure to order the salad & a pizza w/mash potatoes & bacon..weird, I know, but really tasty.

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★★★★★

I wish I lived closer so I could have your pizza more often...plus, it's just a cool place to be. I love the loft feel throughout and the open air feel in the bar area. Make sure to order the salad & a pizza w/mash potatoes & bacon..weird, I know, but really tasty.

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So the bouncer might have been out of line and the service may be "spotty" as other reviewers wrote but the food is out of this world! Don't let the others stop you from trying it because once you do, you will be hooked!
I live on the east coast and make Basic a stop everytime I am in town. Don't pass up this San Diego treasure.

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★★★★★

So the bouncer might have been out of line and the service may be "spotty" as other reviewers wrote but the food is out of this world! Don't let the others stop you from trying it because once you do, you will be hooked!
I live on the east coast and make Basic a stop everytime I am in town. Don't pass up this San Diego treasure.

Pros: Food, its the best!

Cons: I live too far away to eat here every night!

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Great thin crust pizza. I lived in Milan, Italy for awhile and experienced great tasting thin crust pizza while there. Been in search of something close since then. Basic is the closest I have found. You're given four (4) basic crust options (Red, Red w/cheese, White (no tomato sauce), While w/cheese). You choose the toppings. Great and convenient pre-Padres food stop.

As good as the pizza is... the service could use a bit of polish. It's a bit spotty ranging from well intentioned but lacking to mediocre. I've been a few times and all three times the service varied quite a bit depending on who you get. Touching this area up would make the place tops on my list of recommended San Diego spots.

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Follow-up review. In the past few months, I have observed a marked improvement int the service across the board. Kudos to the staff!

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★★★★★

Great thin crust pizza. I lived in Milan, Italy for awhile and experienced great tasting thin crust pizza while there. Been in search of something close since then. Basic is the closest I have found. You're given four (4) basic crust options (Red, Red w/cheese, White (no tomato sauce), While w/cheese). You choose the toppings. Great and convenient pre-Padres food stop.

As good as the pizza is... the service could use a bit of polish. It's a bit spotty ranging from well intentioned but lacking to mediocre. I've been a few times and all three times the service varied quite a bit depending on who you get. Touching this area up would make the place tops on my list of recommended San Diego spots.

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Follow-up review. In the past few months, I have observed a marked improvement int the service across the board. Kudos to the staff!

Pros: Great thin crust pizza

Cons: Spotty service

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Everytime I think of this place, I start to crave the pizza. I was turned on to this place by my bro, and believe they should open one in Northern CA. Great scene, can get crowded on Game Day.

If you like thin crust pizza, this is a must!

2
★★★★★

Everytime I think of this place, I start to crave the pizza. I was turned on to this place by my bro, and believe they should open one in Northern CA. Great scene, can get crowded on Game Day.

If you like thin crust pizza, this is a must!

Pros: Amazing thin crust pizza

Cons: Only located in San Diego

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The facts: Time - 10:30PM. Date - 4/30/2007. Granted access to Basic by Less the doorman. Ten steps later (I didn't even make it to the bar) I was kicked out by Less the doorman. Reasoning - the height listed on my CA state driver's license, 5',05" can't possibly be correct (I'm actually closer to 5',04") and is therefore grounds to forcefully escort me out of the bar like a common criminal. Fact - I've been coming to this local?s watering hole since its opening and have even managed to befriend some of its employees. Fact - I'm a 30 year old man who has not only served his country but has been a part of the San Diego community since 1999. Fact - Less himself had to be escorted out of the bar by his supervisor because my complaint of the matter got him so fired up he actually began making threatening gestures to assault me. Fact - I will never spend another hard earned dollar here and I recommend you don't either. It only takes one patron complaint to make or break an establishment, and I aim to break it. Basic you caught me on the wrong fu*^$&g night.

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★☆☆☆☆

The facts: Time - 10:30PM. Date - 4/30/2007. Granted access to Basic by Less the doorman. Ten steps later (I didn't even make it to the bar) I was kicked out by Less the doorman. Reasoning - the height listed on my CA state driver's license, 5',05" can't possibly be correct (I'm actually closer to 5',04") and is therefore grounds to forcefully escort me out of the bar like a common criminal. Fact - I've been coming to this local?s watering hole since its opening and have even managed to befriend some of its employees. Fact - I'm a 30 year old man who has not only served his country but has been a part of the San Diego community since 1999. Fact - Less himself had to be escorted out of the bar by his supervisor because my complaint of the matter got him so fired up he actually began making threatening gestures to assault me. Fact - I will never spend another hard earned dollar here and I recommend you don't either. It only takes one patron complaint to make or break an establishment, and I aim to break it. Basic you caught me on the wrong fu*^$&g night.

Pros: None

Cons: The doormen are ill trained and misrepresent an otherwise fine establishment.

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Cool barteners. Cool crowd. Decent drink prices....I try and take all my friends that visit me from Philly here - I've always had a great time.

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★★★★★

Cool barteners. Cool crowd. Decent drink prices....I try and take all my friends that visit me from Philly here - I've always had a great time.

Pros: atmosphere, crowd, tons of space and a lack of attitude and trends

Cons: can't think of any

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Come join us at BASIC after work.
Monday through Friday, 5-7pm.

We have started a Happy Hour featuring
samples of our delicious thin crust brick oven pizza
as well as drink specials.

$5 Imperia Vodka Martinis
$3 bud light drafts

Thank you for your patronage and continued support.
Best wishes for the holidays and 2007. Go Padres !

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★★★☆☆

Come join us at BASIC after work.
Monday through Friday, 5-7pm.

We have started a Happy Hour featuring
samples of our delicious thin crust brick oven pizza
as well as drink specials.

$5 Imperia Vodka Martinis
$3 bud light drafts

Thank you for your patronage and continued support.
Best wishes for the holidays and 2007. Go Padres !

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For those of us in San Diego that want to go to a cool bar with lots of space, pool and some decent pizza but don't think its important what kind of shoes you're wearing then Basic is the place to be. Reminds me of the bars located around Wrigley Field in Chicago and has a location close to Petco to boot.

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★★★★☆

For those of us in San Diego that want to go to a cool bar with lots of space, pool and some decent pizza but don't think its important what kind of shoes you're wearing then Basic is the place to be. Reminds me of the bars located around Wrigley Field in Chicago and has a location close to Petco to boot.

Pros: Don't have to wear the Nice Shoes!

 

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