With a student body population of over 21,000 at Cal Poly, it’s no surprise that there are plenty of places to drink in SLO. But that also means most bars are primarily filled with screaming 20-year-olds celebrating another successful weekend with a fake ID. So head to Sidecar instead. This low-key spot right off Higuera has our favorite cocktails in town, with a slightly older crowd that’s definitely down to get a little rowdy. The bar food menu here is solid too.
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