I plan to take some of my students out for beer or cocktails and dinner to celebrate the end of the year. I'd prefer to be outside and relatively quiet, so we can converse comfortably.
Cantina Mayahuel, Shakespeare's, and Station Tavern come to mind. Any other suggestions?
(Not O'Briens. They're not the only game in town any more vis-a-vis craft beer, and the food is ugggh.)
Geography: Golden Hill through Claremont; the Pacific through the 15.