Down & dirty dive bar that is popular with the Stanford crowd and less-than-well-dressed locals (e.g., Mark Zuckerberg used to hang out there with friends 5 years ago, maybe he still does). A fake caged gorilla guards free peanuts … you can “steal” them and throw the shells on the floor later. Get some tacos too at Taqueria Azteca located on the premises. Food and drinks are about as cheap as you will find anywhere near Stanford.
The atmosphere is a bit like the Dutch Goose and The Oasis used to be decades ago before they were modernized & cleaned up. We like the old atmosphere better. :) The Alpine Beer Garden is yet another old Stanford haunt known for beer & burgers in a scruffy outdoor setting.