Bars don't get quainter than the Beach Ball. Located within a stone's throw of the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean, this imbibery has been in business since the 1960s. Its charm is so well known the bar has repeatedly caught the attention of local newspapers as well as Esquire Magazine. Oak planks cover the walls of the dim interior giving patrons sipping a bottle of Newcastle or a cocktail the feeling of being inside of a wine cask. The lower level features a small pool hall and several TVs are attached to walls around the establishment. If you're a first time visitor don't be surprised if the friendly bar staff offers you some free homemade food and a sympathetic ear.
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