Nicky Rottens Bar & Burger Joint
This joint is out in the burbs of El Cajon, surrounded by fast-food places in a much-needed oasis. The parking lot is usually jammed, so if you can brave the traffic, park in a shopping center and travel across the street.
The bar is big and filled with what seems like at least a dozen bartenders mixing drinks and schmoozing with the customers. It’s a real bar, but when you look past the bottles, you’ll see families, couples, and lots of singles enjoying the vibe.