So where can you go when you just want to relax, do a little bit of people watching, play a little pool, doodle on the wall with a piece of chalk or play a game of checkers with another regular? There's a little dive on the corner of Mariposa and Potrero where the crowds are mostly local and down to earth, there's the occassional festive event (last week was dedicated to Elvis) and the bartenders are friendly and fun. Tired of sitting on your couch but not up to swinging with the hipsters? Try a little neighborhood action. It'll feel good.
Pros: strong drinks, great jukebox, free popcorn
Cons: street parking