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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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