Kansas City Barbeque on Market Street is the bar from the 1986 (seriously, has it been that long?) hit movie Top Gun.
It has actually been updated since this picture and has cute tables + umbrellas for eating outside. But, sorry, I couldn't find any unblurry photos.
Rumor has it that a Paramount Studios' location director was tootling around San Diego, looking for some places to film Top Gun. He stopped in at the divey bar, loved it, rented it for a few days. KCBB has been living off this little bit of serendipity (I have so been wanting to use that word in a post!) for over twenty years now.
I found mixed reviews about the quality of the barbeque at KCBB. But DH is an Okie, and he liked it. So, that says a little something.
If you're visiting San Diego, you'll most likely hit Seaport Village. Which means you'll be close to KCBB and you may as well check it out for a meal or a drink, tickle the ivories on the famous piano from the movie and gawk at the huge amount of college and professional sports memorabilia.
Here's the Kansas City Barbeque's website.
This post is part of the brilliant Travis Erwin's idea for Hometown Monday blogging.