Where to Grab a Drink

In the 'Hood  |   Downtown  |   Miscellaneous

There is an endless number of places to enjoy a drink in San Diego so we’ll just touch on a few that we’re familiar with , or that are popular.

In the 'Hood

The Carriage House – This is just behind Honey’s (see “Places to Eat” page). A dive bar with karaoke every night, pool tables, and table shuffleboard.
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Victor’s Cocktails – A pool hall with a “no swearing” rule.
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The Bullpen Bar & Grill – A sports bar with good food – from burgers to sashimi.
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O’Brien’s American Pub – A small craft beer pub with outdoor seating, inexpensive food, and a few sports TVs. Almost always crowded.
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Blarney Stone Pub – Right next to the One Stop Nail Salon so the men have a place to relax while the ladies get their pedicures.
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Chorus Karaoke and Cafe – Never been here but it's practially right around the corner! It has great reviews on Yelp as a really fun place with a good happy hour. It seems you rent your own private Karaoke room where you can eat, drink, and sing. Now I know why we haven't been there. ;)
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Downtown

Downtown is full of bars and dance clubs. It’s a great idea to email a club during the day and ask to be put on their guest list (usually by 5pm – look up their guest list procedure). You’ll get in for free or a discount before 10 or 11pm!

Double Deuce – Great drink specials during the week and a mechanical bull! This place is always a lot of fun. They play a variety of music in two different rooms. More casual than the “hot spots”.
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Altitude Sky Lounge – On the roof of the Marriott, it has a great view overlooking the ballpark and no cover charge! Very popular during a Padre game.
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Stingaree – A trendy upscale rooftop club.
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Side Bar – It’s What’s Hot! A bar full of beautiful people.
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Tilted Kilt – Just outside PetcoPark it’s a large casual place with lots of sports TVs and the waitresses wear darling (darling?) little kilt uniforms.
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Tivoli Bar & Grill – A small neighborhood bar (oldest one downtown) it’s a great place to get a brew and a dog before a game.
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Miscellaneous

Old Town Saloon – Set in the very popular tourist destination of Old Town, a great crowd mixture young to old. Pool tables, casual, surrounded by Mexican restaurants, sushi, etc.

Waterfront Bar & Grill – The oldest bar in San Diego just north of downtown in Little Italy. Great food (much better than your average bar food!) and super casual.
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