San Diego is teeming with nightlife options. But if you want a romantic night out with that special someone, a bustling brewery or crowded dance floor might not be the right fit. Fortunately, with so many incredible bars and cocktail lounges, it’s easy to find one to impress your date.
San Diego’s uptown neighborhood of Hillcrest, home of San Diego’s LGBT community, celebrates diversity year-round with a vibrant rainbow mix of accommodations, restaurants, bars and nightclubs, chic boutiques, vintage clothing stores, kitschy novelty shops and so much more.
With San Diego Pride coming up next month (July 12-14), now is the perfect time to spotlight a few of my favorite places worth checking out…
No matter how good (or bad) 2012 was, everyone’s looking forward to a better 2013 and that starts with New Year’s Eve in San Diego! So are you going to spend another night on your couch watching thousands of revelers celebrating on TV or are you going to go out there and usher in 2013 with a bang?!
Haven’t made plans yet? Not sure where to go? After the break are a handful of options that will surely give you a night to remember!
It is the eternal question of the late night party crowd – “where are we eating?” You’re rolling out of a bar or nightclub at 1:00 AM and have worked up an appetite dancing. It’s late but nobody wants fast food. And while I am a diehard fan of the 24-hour taco shop, I recognize that this is not everyone’s preference, so after the break are a few suggestions for your late night eats.
Mostly known as a LGBT friendly neighborhood, Hillcrest is a fantastic nightlife spot for people of all ages, races, creeds and sexualities. Whether you’re searching for strobe lights & fist pumps, country line dancing or a pool table in the back of a dive bar, Hillcrest nightlife delivers.
Summer is just around the corner and San Diego will be celebrating its launch over Memorial Day weekend with tons of fun pool parties, events, shows and headliners! Whether you want to lounge by the pool with hundreds of your closest friends, dance to your favorite DJ or get out on the Bay, this weekend is your opportunity to start this summer off right!
Join me on a tour of the Gaslamp Quarter, home of San Diego’s hottest nightlife! With a wink and a nod to the area’s tawdry beginnings, we begin at Stingaree – voted San Diego’s best nightclub 4 years in a row. Then we’ll check out Southern California’s highest rooftop bar, Altitude Sky Lounge at the San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter before we travel underground to the hidden wonderland of Vin de Syrah. It definitely was a great day at work!
Video after the break.
As I write this blog post I am in the process of planning my evening’s itinerary and have decided that tonight is a rooftop night. Not only does San Diego’s great climate allow for fantastic beach days, tons of water sports and plenty of outdoorsy activities, it also allows locals and visitors alike to enjoy the nightlife outside as well!
Rooftop bars, lounges and nightclubs abound in San Diego – where revelers often relax in front of fire pits, listening to the soft thump of lounge music and sipping on their favorite cocktails.
Many of these rooftop oases are spread throughout, though not limites to, the Gaslamp Quarter. After the break are just a few options for an evening of lounging under the stars.
The luck of the Irish has befallen us this year because St. Patrick’s Day is on a Saturday! What exactly does that mean? It means a full day of holiday revelry – and you know how San Diegans like a good holiday!
If there is one thing you should take advantage of this March, it is free tickets for Tuesday and Wednesday shows at the American Comedy Co through the end of the month.