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Danny’s Palm Bar & Grill for Craft Beer and Burgers

Photo of vintage neon sign atop the entrance to Danny's Palm Bar in Coronado

Name: Danny’s Palm Bar & Grill

Where: 965 Orange Avenue | Coronado, California

Cost: Pints $5.50 | Cocktails $6.50+ | Burgers $8.75-$9.75 | Sides and Appetizers- $ varies | Chips and Salsa- Free

Photo of the entrance to Danny's Palm Bar and Grill in Coronado, California

About: Opened in 1907, Danny’s Palm Bar & Grill is a neighborhood bar in the village of Coronado. It has the feel of a quirky pub, with vintage neon beer signs, a large mural circa 1930s, and remnants of its original days as a speakeasy during Prohibition.

Photo of vintage mural on the wall at Danny's depicting a group of people at the speakeasy bar.

Vintage mural

Today, the bar is popular with local Navy SEALS who have built a memorial to SEALS who died in combat after 9/11. Photographs of these fallen heroes are mounted on the wall behind the bar along with small American flags. Although Danny’s is a hangout for SEALS, tourists and Coronado residents are welcome.

Photo of the interior of Danny's

Although there are plenty of bar stools to sit at the bar, Danny’s also booths and tables in back. There are several TVs for watching sports and a boxing game for entertainment. A juke box is always at the ready to play your favorite tunes.

Photo of a boxing game at Danny's Palm Bar and Grill

Danny’s specializes in cocktails, beer, and hamburgers. It is well-known for its “Slamburger,” which has been voted the best burger in San Diego.

What I Ate: I ordered a “Slamburger” ($8.75) without any sides. It is a perfectly grilled, 1/4 pound lean beef patty on a fresh bun, served with a slice of melted American cheese on top, plus lettuce, red onion, tomato, pickles, and a pepperoncini. This classic burger is juicy, full of flavor, and simply delicious.

Photo of a quarter pound slam burger at Danny's

1/4 pound Slamburger

What I Drank: I paired the burger with a Chronic Ale (4.95% ABV) brewed by Pizza Port Solana Beach. Chronic is an American Amber with a wonderful aroma and great taste. Its unique flavors complemented those of the burger, making it an awesome beer for drinking with a well made hamburger two blocks from the beach.

Photo of Pizza Port Chronic Ale in pint glass next to a Slamburger at Danny's

Pizza Port Chronic Ale and Slamburger

Likes: The burger was well made and reasonably priced, and the beer was the same. Danny’s has a nice range of craft beers in addition to cocktails. Service was fast, friendly, and attentive. Free chips and salsa are a nice touch.

Photo of a basket of tortilla chips next to a cup of red salsa on the bar at Danny's

Dislikes: parking can be a problem

The Verdict: A great local place for local craft beers and well-made burgers at reasonable prices. Recommended.

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