This hookah bar's luxury and selection satiate all cravings. Choose from among twenty flavored tobaccos, such as passion fruit, sour apple, white peach, or premium mint. A coffee bar, cigars and cigarettes provide added pleasure. Fumari not only allows indoor smoking, but also provides comfortable furniture to help customers unwind.

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The multi-level OMNIA San Diego is a new local favorite. Housed in a refurbished warehouse that sits square in the midst of the once notorious Red Light District, this trendy nightspot draws an ultra-chic crowd. It's the part of the same group who owns the OMNIA in Las Vegas. Therefore, the DJs they bring in here are outstanding. Live like a celebrity and reserve a secluded table where staff caters to your every need with a VIP package. Celebrities, world-renowned DJs, and VIPs are often in attendance. This is the place to see and be seen.

Recommended for Lounges because: This OMNIA is affiliated with the OMNIA in Las Vegas, really bringing Vegas-style nightlife to San Diego.

Local Expert tip: You may even order food from sister restaurant Searsucker as an add-on.

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Envy / Eden

Billing itself as a "hedonistic nightclub," the Ivy Hotel's Envy is a sleek, sexy four-level space that caters to the fashionable club-goer. It's furnished with couches that double as beds, evocative wall hangings, and a cadre of erotically attired professional dancers that get the crowd out on the dance floor. It's a voyeuristic sort of place – lots of cleavage and booty shaking. If the action inside gets a bit too steamy, check out rooftop bar Eden, a tropical paradise of potted palms, cozy wicker furniture and fabulous skyline views. And a pool.

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The word's out on Confidential. It's one of the best tapas houses in the city. The menu is an eclectic sort that includes foods from across the world. Delectable cocktails rotate with the seasons. A trendy interior features exposed brick walls and white leather booths that occasionally shelter celebrities. Red and blue lights accent the basic interior, and DJs set a low-key vibe.

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A hip place with trendy decor, large screen plasma TVs showcasing video art, low-key music and great vibes, Side Bar offers an ultra-chic place to unwind after a long day. Large, comfortable booths are great for groups, and outdoor sidewalk dining takes advantage of the numerous pleasant nights that San Diego weather affords. From classic to inventive, the cocktail list is first class and accompanies a small menu of New York style pizza and salads. Cover charges begin at 9pm.

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This Gaslight sets a classy and sophisticated backdrop for the young and beautiful of San Diego to mix and mingle. Set amidst antiques, art and leather couches perched on gleaming hardwoods, this spot sports quite the scene. Dress smartly on the weekends if you hope to be seen covorting with other heavy spending A-listers at one of Tipsy Crow's three expansive bars. The Main Bar has pool tables, lower level a dance floor and the upstairs a VIP lounge.

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Two clubs in one, Onyx Room and Thin occupy two floors of the same space, with Thin at street level and Onyx below. Both are trendy spots that draw the ultra-cool who want to party with inventive cocktails in hand and plenty of eye candy located throughout the room. Different nights feature different music styles, from jazz to hip-hop and old-school. Try one or both spots; your weekend cover charge is good for both.

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This stylish bar offers outstanding views of the San Diego skyline. The rooftop location features gardens and a waterfall, 22 stories above San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter in the Marriott Hotel. When the Padres are at home, it's a great vantage point to see the game from a bird's eye view. Dress to impress as it's a stylish crowd that's in attendance. Enjoy appetizers with your drinks that are provided by Soleil @ K Restaurant.

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This enchanting lounge provides great views of the lovely La Jolla cove scenery. Outdoor seating is the perfect spot to unwind with a cocktail to the tune of seagulls and crashing surf. Sporting events are shown on the many plasma tvs around the lounge. The menu is a smash hit, featuring coastal dishes. It's a see-and-be-seen sort of place, so dress in your most stylish going-out clothes.

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Want great views of the city along with exceptional service and drinks? Search no more. The spot for you is Top of the Hyatt, located 40 stories above the city in the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel. Tasty appetizers and well-mixed cocktails add to the appeal of this sky-high perch.

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