Bars in San Diego

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San Diego’s craft beer and cocktail scenes have exploded recently, greatly increasing the city’s nightlife offerings.You can’t go wrong in the bar-fi... Read More

San Diego’s craft beer and cocktail scenes have exploded recently, greatly increasing the city’s nightlife offerings.You can’t go wrong in the bar-filled Gaslamp Quarter, but the cocktail darling of the moment is Prohibition Lounge, a sexy 1930s-style speakeasy. For a little indoor-outdoor imbibing, Panama 66 in Balboa Park is the place to relax after a day of museum-hopping. When it comes to breweries, there are hundreds of local offerings to choose from: look for larger producers like Stone Brewery in Escondido and Green Flash Brewing Co. in Mira Mesa, or smaller shops like Pure Project, in Miramar.

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  • Noble Experiment Restaurant in San Diego Zack Benson
    Noble Experiment

    This subversive downtown speakeasy is tucked in the back of a restaurant called Neighborhood; look for an unassuming door next to the stack of kegs near... Read More

  • North County Wine Company in San Diego Courtesy of North County Wine Company
    North County Wine Company

    Part tasting room and part wine store, the common denominator at North County Wine Company is the excellent variety of wine, along with top-notch... Read More

  • Panama 66 Bar in San Diego Courtesy of Panama 66
    Panama 66

    Located between the San Diego Natural History Museum, the Reuben H. Fleet Center, and the Museum of Man in San Diego's beautiful Balboa Park, Panama 66... Read More

  • Park & Rec Bar in San Diego Courtesy of Park & Rec
    Park & Rec

    In the heart of San Diego's University Heights neighborhood, Park & Rec’s sprawling indoor/outdoor party-bar space comes with ping-pong tables,... Read More

  • Polite Provisions Bar in San Diego Gabe Fonseca
    Polite Provisions

    Head to this diminutive North Park lounge for well-made craft cocktails and champagne drinks. While there’s no kitchen on site, you can order food from... Read More

  • Prohibition Lounge Bar in San Diego Courtesy of Prohibition
    Prohibition Lounge

    In a nondescript location in downtown’s Gaslamp Quarter, Prohibition Lounge is a sexy 1930s-style speakeasy. The lounge features live jazz, blues, and... Read More

  • Pure Project Brewery in San Diego Matthew Dela Cruz
    Pure Project

    San Diego is the official capital of craft beer, and it feels like a new brewery opens every week. The next one to try is Pure Project, whose all... Read More

  • The Casbah Nightclub in San Diego

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    The Casbah

    Since 1989, the Casbah has been San Diego's preeminent rock-and-roll spot, playing host to everyone from Nirvana and the Black Keys to hometown heroes... Read More

  • The Nolen Restaurant in San Diego Paul Body
    The Nolen

    Set on a 14th-floor rooftop in downtown San Diego’s burgeoning East Village, the Nolen offers sweeping views of the Coronado Bridge, Petco Park,... Read More

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