San Diego area, United States
Nightlife, Night Clubs and Bars in San Diego California
The temperature starts to rise even when the sun sets on San Diego. The nightlife lends itself to great music and to euphoric people in places that range from romantic locales on the beach to pumping nightclubs where you can dance the night away. Downtown San Diego has over 40 clubs and bars where people come to take their minds off of the day's troubles or relax in the company of good friends, a bit of music and a drink. All through the city, you will find all kinds of bars, live entertainment and modernly sexy lounges which offer music in the purest SoCal (Southern California) style, bringing to life the nights of San Diego.
The entertainment options in San Diego are endless, from the traditional to the innovative. There are beach bars, jazz bars and piano bars, among many other types of bars. Clubs also offer options for every personality, both in style and music, from the worlds best DJs to the finest live music. You can also find amazing theatre plays, action-packed casinos, concerts, bars and restaurants. Every night in San Diego offers a myriad of things to do, places to visit, drinks to try and music to listen to.
Altitude Sky Lounge
This name comes from its location on the 22nd floor of the extraordinary Marriott Hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego. Enjoy incredible nights engulfed by excellent music, beautiful people and the best fun you can have while appreciating the stunning sight of Coronado Island. Admire the view of the PETCO Baseball Stadium, standing in front of the amazing skyline of San Diego. Altitude Sky Lounge has been rated by many as the best bar in downtown and is definitely the best place to see and be seen.
Located in San Diego's downtown, next to the neighborhood called "Little Italy," this restaurant has a bar and a nightclub in a three story building, where you can have an extraordinary evening, enjoying wonderful live music. The entrance is free from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., after which the show starts and a cover fee is charged. This is a unique club to go to at night to find some good jazz, R&B, Latin music and classic rock played by the excellent live house band, or by any of the magnificent artists that come here as part of their concert tours.
The Dynamite Bar facilities are filled every night of the week, with the rhythm of fantastic DJs who exhibit their musical skills, blending styles such as funk, disco, soul, hip hop and even Brazilian music and house in down-tempo, creating a completely relaxed, fun environment. The place is illuminated with sparse accents of color, creating an intimate ambiance. It is a great option for those who seek a new and different type of club apart from those upbeat music clubs at Gaslamp.
The club culture of San Diego has given birth to places like these, where you can have a generous dinner and stay afterwards to dance the whole night away. Music goes from R&B, house and hip hop, to classics from the 80's. Belo caters to those who want to dance until morning as well as those who look for a tranquil evening in the more intimate and relaxing Red Room. The hot decor has been described as both retro and modernist by different critics, and is most certainly breathtaking. There are three different rooms interconnected with huge dance floors and every corner is furnished with cozy sofas. The service here is very kind, efficient and energetic so get ready for a truly memorable night.
Belly Up Tavern
This bar is located in Solana Beach and is one of the first places in San Diego that introduced live performances by excellent artists, with a history that goes back to 1974. It has been rated as the best live music site in San Diego several times ever since. Even Rolling Stone Magazine has named it as one of the best nightclubs on the West Coast. This is a place worth visiting during your trip to San Diego.
On Broadway Event Center
This well known corporate event center opens every night as a magnificent Club, offering extraordinary evenings with a computerized lighting system and a 90,000 watt audio power system, creating an incredible show for audiences of up to 1,500 people. Every Friday and Saturday from 6:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m., this is the place to be. Exclusive DJs, live bands and artists make the weekends in San Diego an endless party with house music, hip hop, 70's and 80's, as well as the modern hits. Make sure to arrive early to avoid the line at the entrance and get a VIP booth pass.
Onyx - Thin
This place is representative of the best nightlife in San Diego of the last years with the best international DJs and extraordinary service. This place has become the main nighttime option for both tourists and residents. Onix - Thin are two different areas in the same building that bring together two separate ways of enjoying the night. Onyx is a classic dance club, with live entertainment that includes urban rhythms from hip hop and house music to all the latest hits. Thin is focused on an electronic music vibe, which emphasizes the exploration of the senses with the surrounding's textures, music and drinks that create a whole new experience.
Enjoy this night club of San Diego which has a magnificent restaurant and an extraordinary lounge area. This is a space filled with the seductive light of candles where interesting people come to kick back and relax in an inviting atmosphere. The staff is always eager to attend your needs. Resident and touring DJs that visit this place highlight the nights and are making this the meeting point of the elite in California.
Stingaree is located in an old warehouse in the historic red zone of San Diego, which is part of the beautiful Gaslamp Quarter. This is a first rate restaurant with an incredible night club that has ultra modern decor with specially designed furniture and excellent service. Facilities have been remodeled with a multimillionaire investment in a three story building that includes a covered waterfall from the rooftop to the ground floor. You can also find rooftop cabins, a fireplace and an exclusive VIP lounge area where important celebrities can certainly be found.
The Bitter End
Give yourself a treat by visiting this club/bar that overflows with style and has been awarded with several prizes by specialized critics. It is located in one of the most popular parts of the Gaslamp area. The Bitter End is not only famous for its "Black Martini" or its fantastic location but also for its magnificent ambiance, its excellent service and its sophisticated decor. There is an elegant library with collector's editions, several antiques and works of art, two fireplaces, fine parquet floors, cushioned leather sofas and three ostentatious bars, one for each of the three levels of the building. The Bitter End also has a VIP lounge, a main bar and the Underground Club where you can dance all night.
This club is in a four story building with two incredible dance floors. The upper loft has a 50 foot covered balcony, furnished with comfortable chairs from where you can appreciate the excitement on the lower floors. There is a canteen in the basement with two pool tables where you can compete with your friends while trying delicious drinks. All around the place, there are giant flat screens that show from important sporting events, surf contests to hit music videos. This place is definitely one of the most famous of the Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego.
Formerly called Club Montage, Spin is committed to providing a seriously fun night with a not so serious attitude. The ambiance of the dance club is complemented by the magnificent three story facilities. The basement is a bar, the first floor has a giant stage and a dance floor with state of the art lighting and sound system and the rooftop is a VIP lounge area with private booths and an exterior patio that offers a stunning view of the city. Every Friday, there is a special show with guest DJs, and throughout the month, there are special events dedicated to certain genres that go from hip hop to rap and rock as well as the option of karaoke nights. Ask your hotel about Spin's events calendar.
This club of the Hillcrest district is a preferred club by fans of country music, salsa and other Latin rhythms. This is also a place of diverse sexual preferences, where everyone is welcome. If you don't know how to dance, come early because every night starts with a free dance lesson. Theme nights are quite frequent here such as Exotic Night, Cowboy night, Margaritas madness, Country Saturdays and the Dream Girls Revue, where you can find really good music and excellent cocktails, prepared especially to fit the night's theme.
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