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Among Top 3 for Heavy Pour

Authentic SB drinking place for local crowd. Highly recommend it if this is what you seek. Can even... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
David H
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Lima, Peru
via mobile
Strong drinks, good price

Mel’s is my kind of bar! The drinks are strong, they will screw your wig on, lol. They are... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
thesnurgs
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Los Angeles
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21 Jul 2018
“Among Top 3 for Heavy Pour”
1 Apr 2018
“Strong drinks, good price”
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209 W Carrillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3708
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Authentic SB drinking place for local crowd. Highly recommend it if this is what you seek. Can even smoke a cig or more on ir near new outside enclosed area. Super nice and responsable bar tender and always open and talkative and a bit wasted...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Mel’s is my kind of bar! The drinks are strong, they will screw your wig on, lol. They are inexpensive as well. The place is spacious for a neighborhood bar with fun memorabilia. If you are looking for low key this is a good place....More

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Reviewed 6 June 2016

The place might have the comforts of any small town's dive bar. This one is special for their inviting patio, dog friendly staff, and charming regulars.

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Reviewed 9 July 2014

You have to love Mel's lounge.... Great place to play pool, darts, or watch sports on the many tv's they have! The drinks are strong, the staff is friendly, and the food is great (especially for the price and portion size) .... I highly recommend...More

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