10 Best Places for Nightlife near Qualcomm Stadium

Finding nightlife near Qualcomm Stadium is a tricky task and it's not because it doesn't exist. Options are actually rather varied in this San Diego neighborhood. Those seeking VIP experiences and opportunities to get fancied up should hop the trolley and head back downtown. Want to go dancing? Well, you should probably get on the trolley, too, unless you're up for a little line dancing at nearby In Cahoots, an old school country bar that's an awesome place to sip beers with friends.

What does exist near Qualcomm Stadium is beer in casual settings. Get a little rowdy and go easy on the wallet at McGregor's a bar within walking distance of the stadium. Dial it up a little with a gastropub-like experience at the fairly new Wolf's Head Pub and Eatery where outstanding food and beer prevail just a quick cab ride away from the game.

Another option is to head into the trendy North Park neighborhood where whiskey bars and other sips await. Craft cocktails, some of the city's best food and even bottle service by reservation can be had here.

Without further ado, here are nightlife options near Qualcomm Stadium to consider after the game.



JT's Pub and Grille is popular with SDSU college students. Located in Grantville neighborhood pretty close to the stadium, go for friendly bartenders and cheap bar food in a dive bar ambiance. In addition to occasional live music, entertainment...  Read More

U-31 Cocktail Lounge & Bar


Dance club, live music venue, karaoke bar, chill place to hang out; U-31 is all of these, with a mechanical bull. If you're not feeling the music, there are pool tables and plenty of comfy booths if you just want to relax. Bull-riding nights are...  Read More



San Diego Brewing Company brews five unfiltered beers on-site adding a few seasonal brews here and there. The good news is that their beers are free of preservatives, with some containing only 4 ingredients. Otherwise, there's a long list of...  Read More

In Cahoots Dance Hall & Saloon


You'll have a rollicking good time at this country-western haven in Mission Valley. There's beer to drink and a large dance floor so you can boot scoot along with all your favorite country songs. Free dance lessons are held most evenings, and...  Read More



A self-proclaimed dive bar, The Air Conditioned Lounge is one of San Diego's happening nightlife hot spots because of its retro vibe and friendly bartenders. Fans love the Mad Men-like feel, comfortable sofas and booths, reasonably-priced drinks...  Read More

North Park


Seven Grand is a whiskey bar that has its roots in Los Angeles. As the logo implies, the ambiance is hunting themed with deer antlers and other old-school decor. The international wall of whiskey features selected products spanning the globe...  Read More



West Coast Tavern is a cool place to have drinks and food in an old converted movie theater, one of North Park's most historic buildings. Chef Abe Botello is a native San Diegan and locals are raving about the upscale-casual American menu...  Read More



Polite Provisions serves up cocktails and classic American fare in University Heights. Their massive custom tap system not only features 18 craft beers on tap, but eight white wines, nine red wines, three carbonated cocktails, two non-carbonated...  Read More



McGregor's is an awesome sports bar in Mission Valley that has been around since 1996. Some think it's the best in town. Go to watch your favorite team play, obviously, but there's also vintage shuffleboard, four pool tables and darts. The...  Read More


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