10Best San Diego, CA Nightlife

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Quote OpenFor the times when dancing the night away takes too much energy, enjoy a glass of wine and the cool decor at Vin de Syrah. Or chill with some 80s music at their sister restaurant, Analog.Quote Closed






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About San Diego, CA Nightlife


When the sun goes down, San Diego’s vibrant nightlife scene heats up.

A lovely historical district during the day, San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, situated on 16 blocks in the heart of downtown, becomes the hub of exhilarating nightlife when the shadows fall.  More than 40 nightclubs and bars attract bustling crowds seeking all sorts of venues. The Quarter’s many rooftop bars offer a special ambiance featuring cozy seating, fireplace pits and spectacular night-time views over the skyline.  Many of the historical buildings in the Quarter boast basements (which are not common in California) and you’ll find an entirely different, but equally as exciting, scene one flight below street level.

Beach communities and neighborhoods all around San Diego County also offer up their brand of scintillating nightlife opportunities, which can include everything from casual bars to chic hot spots for partygoers in search of gorgeous crowds, pulsating rhythms and cool cocktails.

From sultry, to swank, to scintillating, San Diego’s nightlife offers something for everyone to enjoy when evening arrives and it’s time to party after a perfect day in paradise.


- San Diego Expert Joanne DiBona