Just where is 3232 Greyling Dr. and why would anyone want to know? It is the home address for Channel 1. Never heard of Channel 1 you say. Let me add sports bar to that moniker and even then it is likely you’ve not heard of this spot.
Situated in a humble strip mall in Serra Mesa, in an unassuming space far away from almost everything in the city is Channel 1 sports bar. A reader urged me to check this place out and given my son Matt moved not so far from this very address, I decided to check it out.
Dive bar comes to mind first and foremost. The drinking can be done on a tight budget as long as you’ve got a designated driver so as to not spend a fortune on our justice system.
They put very cute tenders to work to generate good feelings from the drinkers. The bartenders are good at what they do. They are efficient at mixing and are friendly and they even seem able to remember what you like to drink.
The regulars do the Karaoke proud. I watched the revelers enjoy the man with the mike who was a terrible singer but they all were enjoying the action.
Given this appears to be a neighborhood dive bar, I must say it rocks by that standard. The most amazing part of becoming a part of this night’s party was the mix of the crowd. People ranged from probably 21 to folks in their 60s but all seemed to be from that hood. It felt like a holiday. One big happy family.
This spot has the usual dive games. There were pool tables; darts; and video games. There were TVs which carry sports thus making this a pretty good sports bar if you’re from the hood.