So my wife and our friends headed out to San Diego, from Wisconsin, for the Packer vs Charger game in November. Our number one concern was trying to find somewhere in San Diego to watch the Wisconsin vs Purdue football game. After a little research we found that the Australian Pub, (also known as the Black Pearl) is somewhat a base for Packer fans. So suspecting that if they cater to Packer fans there was a good likelyhood that it might very well be a great place to catch the Badger game.
We were not disappointed, that Saturday we went to the Austrailian Pub at about game time and found that the place was 3/4 full with Badger fans. Plenty of tv's throughout the bar allowed for easy viewing of the game. Plenty of beer choices, and a friendly bartender allowed for a very nice experience in getting drinks for the game. The trouble came when we ordered food.
The bartender was quite overwhelmed with the crowd, and they really only had one bartender on duty. Not a smart move when a bunch of beer-guzzling Badger fans, mostly from Wisconsin, show up. Wait times to get drinks ensued and there were no wait staff for those in tables. Our group of 5 ordered the basics, wings, cheeseburgers, fries, etc.... The wait time for food was about 40 minutes for those basic food items. I will say that the food was quite good, not exceptional. but above average for a tavern/bar business.
Our overall experience was enjoyable, just don't be in a hurry to get your food and if ordering beer, order a pitcher. I understand that previously there was quite a bit of Packer memorbilia on the walls, none of that at this time. If you are looking for a location to watch a Packer game, or a Wisconsin Badger football/basketball game with friends in a bar/tavern environment, this is a good option. My suggestion is order food as soon as you get there, or about 35-40 minutes before you really want the food. Also, try the chicken wings, they were quite good, with several options for heat level available.
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