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126 Chesterfield Dr, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-1922
+1 760-753-1548
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  • Terrible0%
30 Apr 2017
“A bit lacking in beer choices”
19 Jan 2017
“Narrow beer selection”
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126 Chesterfield Dr, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-1922
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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Have to pay in cash which is a pain, only 1 ladies toilet, it's cheap and cheerful. Delightful bouncer at the entrance made me smile.

Thank Pholpheist
Reviewed 20 January 2017

San Diego has the biggest local beer selection in the world. Why this place always has a just a couple is a mystery. Funky vibe, outdoor smoking section. parking. pool tables. been going there for 30 years. its ok. just get more beers please.

Thank cliffkeller
Reviewed 5 January 2017

be sure to bring your ATM card to the Shanty, but don't worry the prices stay very reasonable. Cozy and relaxed is the best way to describe this place. Grab a beer, play a round of pool or go play some photo hunt in the...More

Thank TheTravelingDuckie
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Bartenders were fun and friendly and poured great drinks. Other patrons were friendly, too. I don't think they have food there, by the way.

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

This is a good honest bar. No frills, no messing. Really friendly bar staff, so much so they were happy to put a Wales European Cup match on the TV for a visiting (UK) Cardiffian. One of three decent bars in CBTS, it's the one...More

Thank smarkgubb
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Love this place. Spent far too much in here over the years, but don't regret it. Great music, pool tables and very cheap beers/cocktails. It's just a cool place.

Thank NJM3000
Reviewed 24 December 2015

The Shanty is...well...The Shanty. Cheap drinks. Good bar tenders and a very casual environment. Great for a quick round of pool too.

Thank Rusty M
Reviewed 9 December 2015

This is just a neighborhood bar. No food. They serve an honest drink for a fair price. Can't ask for better than that!

Thank guacopo
Reviewed 30 October 2009

bo-oring.....but maybe ive just been there too many times....

Thank Mokie1982
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Reviewed 18 February 2008

A great local dive bar.

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  • Address: 126 Chesterfield Dr, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-1922
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +1 760-753-1548
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