In the 'Hood |
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
Victor’s Cocktails – A pool hall with a “no swearing” rule.
The Bullpen Bar & Grill – A sports bar with good food – from
burgers to sashimi.
O’Brien’s American Pub – A small craft beer pub with outdoor
seating, inexpensive food, and a few sports TVs. Almost always crowded.
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.
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. ;)
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!
– 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”.
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.
Stingaree – A trendy upscale rooftop club.
Side Bar – It’s What’s Hot! A bar full of beautiful people.
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.
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.
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,
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.