Get The Party Started: Nightlife in San Diego
Collected by Rajam Roose, AFAR Local Expert
Hang out with locals in Pacific Beach, get dressed up for dancing in the Gaslamp, or chill out in laid-back neighborhood pubs.
901 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Vin De Syrah is a hidden place found below street level on 5th Ave in the Gaslamp District. To get here, you descend a level of stairs that takes you to what looks like a door with an owl painted on it. That is not the door—to your left will be a...
770 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
The Tipsy Crow is located inside a historic building dating to 1874—one of the oldest buildings in downtown San Diego. The Tipsy Crow is divided into three parts: The Underground, The Main, and The Nest. In The Underground—depending on the night—...
777 G St, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Noble Experiment is one hip place to have a drink in the Gaslamp neighborhood of San Diego. This under-the-radar bar is located inside the Neighborhood restaurant and the well hidden door is in the back, near the bathrooms. They've taken a stack...
554 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
7036, 660 K St, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
500 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Fluxx is one of San Diego's most exclusive dance clubs. Here's where you go if you want to get your groove on with the rich and famous who come to party in the Gaslamp, near downtown San Diego. The DJ's they host here are usually pretty good, and...
526 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
As you enter Bang Bang through the stepped tunnel from Market Street, you'll experience the sounds of the Tokyo subway system. Videos and sounds play throughout the establishment. I'd suggest making reservations in the main dining room and...
4696 30th St, San Diego, CA 92116, USA
When a friend told me that Polite Provisions was one of the only places in town that he wished had been around when he was single, I knew I should go check it out. There's a lot of marble - floors, tabletops, and bar top. Add in the Grecian-style...
789 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Quality Social is a hip place that supports local breweries, has a great wine selection and uses locally grown and organic produce in their menu. Check out their schedule to see if they are hosting a live DJ or maybe an art show to support local...
820 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Laden with drinks created with ingredients like clover honey, rye whiskey, and even fruit leather, Frauds and Swindlers is your destination for crafty cocktails. Aiden Demarest (owner of Neat in LA) and Dave Whitton teamed up to serve a diverse...
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