A legendary South Mission Beach neighborhood bar, The Pennant is a great stop after a day in the sun. Say hello to Electric Charlie in the floor level bar and Robert Bullett (who makes NFL football predictions in Beach & Bay Press each fall) in the upstairs, outdoor upperdeck. A whole cast of colorful bartenders serve an equally colorful clientele.

At this super-mellow beach bar you’ll still get the same great service locals have been enjoying since 1962. Owner Dick Kovalcheck describes the Pennant’s decor as consisting of “various types of bar stools, few of them matching. The full menu here (served after 5 p.m. weekdays and on weekends starting with Posole a sure fired hang over remedy and other breakfast items at 8:30 a.m.) is founded upon burgers and weeknight specials. A pool table, a few pinball machines and a juke box help wear off the calories. The Pennant’s outdoor upper sun deck is the hot spot in the afternoons. Park in the public lot at Belmont Park, and walk south along Mission Boulevard . When you feel yourself suddenly overcome with a desire to kick back with a cold one and soak up some prime California rays, you’re probably there.