with little kids? or just family in general?
almost everything around the beach is a beer bar, but some are better then others.
you won't get a better meal anywhere than Cass St Bar and Grill, but over 21 only
the burger at Rocky's crown Pub are the best in town, also over 21 but there is a place next door that is kid friendly.
all sorts of stuff up and down Garnet Ave in Pacific Beach
There is a Dave and Busters not too far east on 8, maybe 6-7 miles