I don’t know why, but Mikey seems to have unfairly usurped my title of “man of the people.” Maybe it’s because I use words like usurp when I write. Who knows? In an effort to get my title back, I’ve decided to bring you a post on the only “dive bar” in Thousand Oaks: PJ’s Pub.
PJ’s Pub – At Moorpark Rd and Avenida de los Arboles in the Trader Joe’s shopping center, Thousand Oaks.
Say what you want about PJ’s. No, really, say what you want about the place, they don’t give a damn. This is a bar that makes no apologies for what they are: a place to play some pool, get drunk and eat greasy bar food. In my opinion that’s what makes them unique to Thousand Oaks. PJ’s is a little bit of Bakersfield, thrown down in the middle of the Conejo Valley. Continue reading
Mikey and I spent last night at a cigar tasting event. The cigars were pretty good, I think. But then again, I don’t really know anything about cigars, so they could have been horrible and I wouldn’t have known it. The place that had the tasting was the little cigar shop on Agoura road, next to Bad Ass Coffee, in Westlake Village. The owner does these tastings every couple of months and there was a pretty decent turn out. We just sat around, smoked a free cigar, watched the Lakers beat the tar out of Orlando, and had a wee dram of good Kentucky bourbon. All in all, it was a very nice evening.
After the event, Mikey and I were starving. Because it was pretty late, our options were sort of limited. We ended up at BJ’s on T.O. Boulevard and although I usually don’t review chain restaurants, I just couldn’t resist doing a post on BJ’s.
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse – Near the intersection of Westlake Blvd and T.O. Blvd, Thousand Oaks
I really like this place. It’s too bad that I hardly ever get to go back to restaurants because we’ve got so many awesome places to review thanks to you guys.
BJ’s is very similar in feel to Rock Bottom in San Diego. It’s a fun place to watch the game, hang out with friends, or grab after work drinks. I’m betting that most of you guys have been there already so I won’t waste too much time talking about the restaurant. Instead, I’ll just give you a few of my favorites. Continue reading
For those of you who have been keeping up with Mikey and I, you probably already know that Mikey and I had a recent adventure in San Diego (Which according to Ron Burgundy means “a whale’s vagina”). We had an awesome time while we were there and figured that between fine cigars and pints of cold brew, we’d hit a restaurant or two. Fortunately, we never had to stop drinking because we found a place in the Gaslamp that brews their own.
Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery – G Street, Gaslamp District San Diego
Get it? We've hit rock bottom. I'm such a dork!