Wednesday, July 18, 2007

The Alibi

Even though the sign says, "The best kept secret in town", I think this bar is not so secret anymore. It is considered a dive bar but has become popular with the younger crowd, maybe because of the cheap beer - their Big Dipper Bud draft is around $3.00 for 23 ounces (about 1.5 pints). But, shhh, don't tell anyone else!


Blogger AL said...

I guess it's still a secret to some. Like me! Thanks for the heads up!

Thu Jul 19, 01:05:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Adamantine said...

I wasn't lonly...! A big hello from Ajaccio!

Thu Jul 19, 09:43:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you've missed the point that The Alibi's real cache is as a longstanding popular lesbian bar - an alternative for gay women to the many bars that cater to gay males in the area.

Thu Jul 19, 10:21:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Felicia said...

Well I never said that "younger crowd" and "liking cheap beer" can't refer to lesbians! You are right to say that it is not a gay male bar, but I guess it should probably be considered gender neutral as I know plenty of straight people who go there and in this article they claim it is not a gay bar.

Thu Jul 19, 10:54:00 AM PDT  
Blogger GMG said...

Cheap beer, no alibi...

Thu Jul 19, 03:17:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Felicia-
You know how to pull the heart strings! Back in the day, Dippers were 1.50, and a quarter played 6 songs on the jukebox (they allowed you to bring your own 45's to put in the rotation---Kiss "I Was Made for Lovin' You"). I can certainly attest to the diversity--old ladies with walkers, middle-aged businessmen, and cute rock-a-billy boys in tight t-shirts, and a very comfortable place to bring our gay boyfriends. . . haven't really seen or heard of the lesbian cache, maybe something more recent? Not many places like that in SD. In the last several years they have remodeled, and it's not as seedy as it used to be...still my favorite bar in SD.

Thu Jul 19, 08:36:00 PM PDT  
Blogger laurel said...

Once again, awesome color.
I wish I would find a $3.00 beer in Miami :(

Thu Jul 19, 08:38:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Alibi has changed from what I remember. It didn't used to have a grill or the best kept secret in town sign. It didn't have windows in the old days or a fresh coat of red paint. It did have cheap drinks, pool tables, and plenty of cigarette smoke.


Thu Jul 19, 08:56:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Felicia said...

Thanks everybody. Susu & Jill, I knew I'd get you girls to get teary-eyed over this photo!

Fri Jul 20, 12:18:00 PM PDT  

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