Put the negative connotations of the typical dive bar aside. The Kraken Bar is an Encinitas favorite, and it is certainly a dive bar. Patrons enjoy live music from local bands every night of week and Saturday afternoons. Food is barbecued on the back patio every Friday night, as well as Saturday and Sunday. The back patio also features two pool tables, a Foosball table and a pinball machine. Stop by and try the house specialty shot, the Kraken Crush.