The Tower has been a San Diego landmark since 1932. City Beat Best Dive Bar - 2011 San Diego Magazine -Best of San Diego August, 2010 City Beat Best Dive Bar 2007.. "One of the 10 best dive bars in San Diego", The San Diego Union Tribune's Sign On San Diego. Bartender of the Month for July 2005,and October 2006 Monday nights at The Tower with Lady Dottie & The Diamonds was one of SPIN Magazine's top 101 things to do, June 2006. The Tower Bar was the first in San Diego to re-introduce Pabst Blue Ribbon on tap, and is the home of the PABST-SMEAR (1/2 Guinness/1/2 Pabst). We also have the largest selection of genuine Absinthe in town. While you’re in the area, check out Til-Two Club, 4746 El Cajon Blvd.