The Voice of San Diego ran a cool, two-part series last week on the tasting room and murals at the long-gone Aztec Brewing Co. brewery, which was located in what's now the Barrio Logan section of San Diego. Here are the links to Part I and Part II. The focus of the articles is the murals that were in the brewery's brick tasting room, known as a rathskeller, which is basically a basement tavern. The vintage pictures of the rathskeller are classic, especially this one with the company softball team, dressed in suits, standing at the bar.
I wonder whether Aztec's beers were any good. Even drinking a crappy beer would have been fun in a place like Aztec's rathskeller.