Topsider’s is the bar and grill located poolside on deck 12 of the Norwegian Jade. Throughout the day they’ll have several items to grab and go. For lunch, for example, they’ll have hot dogs, grilled chicken, salad, bratwurst, and hamburgers with toppings ranging from cheese to pineapple and bacon, or bleu cheese. The pineapple bacon… Continue reading Topsider’s

Oak and Ivy

Like all other businesses at Container Park Oak and Ivy is tiny. It is, after all, housed in a shipping container. But, what it lacks in square footage it makes up in quality product. I’m not a big whiskey drinker, but I love their cocktails and extensive whiskey list. Cocktails are unique and handcrafted with… Continue reading Oak and Ivy


Located right off the Strip, this place makes for some great people watching… watching all the tourists walk up and down the Strip with their yard long drinks or watching the endless amount of people stream in and out of the Cosmo. On weekends they usually have a DJ and sometimes dancers on a raised… Continue reading Bond

RFD Washington

After dining at Jaleo we made our way here for drinks and got a table right away. The beer list is impressive. The best thing I tried was probably the Dogfish Head barleywine…bold, yet smooth, with a subtle after-taste. RFD is a decent place to hang out and drink, but it’s LOUD. If you’re sitting… Continue reading RFD Washington

La Puerta

— Originally posted on Yelp on 12/3/09 — Amazing Mexican food! When people from San Diego say they have some of the best Mexican food in the states they aren’t kidding. This is some of the best I’ve had. La Puerta is a couple blocks from the Horton shopping center and is a small restaurant… Continue reading La Puerta

First Food & Bar

— Originally posted on Yelp on 9/23/09 — On Sundays they serve brunch until around 4, I think. Their brunch menu is a little limited compared to their regular menu, but still offers some great dishes. This is far from fine-dining, so don’t come here expecting to be blown away by the creativity or presentation… Continue reading First Food & Bar

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe

— Originally posted on Yelp on 7/5/09 — This place gets high-marks from me for its atmosphere rather than its food. It’s a great place to take kids with it’s live entertainment and sensory-overload interior (bright lights, loud music, boat and airplane props). The margaritas are good and some of the appetizers and sandwiches are… Continue reading Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe