DINO... Put In Bay can stand up to the best of what So Cal has to offer. I went to USC and lived out there for 6 yrs, and not much compares to a weekend at the Bay. Even a long Saturday night at Mothers in Brentwood, no comparison.
Just make sure you bring cash (the ATMs charge a huge fee), a spare liver (and maybe a Dr to go with it), and a good attitude
Put in Bay is like an adult Disney Land that you never want to leave (and some don't!!).
Remember, help keep PutInBay clean, please pick up your drunks!