This club is a prime spot to hear new and cutting edge music in San Diego. Bands such as Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins and Alanis Morissette have been among the previous guests. Local bands play here as well, primarily featuring a punk-rock flavor. In addition to music, the club offers pool tables, an enclosed smoking patio, vintage pinball and video games. A stage and dance floor provides plenty of room to dance. Meanwhile, the full bar serves a long list of beverages.
This multiple award-winning restaurant is a true San Diego treasure. Located inside of the historic US Grant Hotel, Grant Grill exudes class and elegance. From it's waffle brunch buffets to its lavish dinner presentations, diners head here when they want something extraordinary. The opulent ambiance elevates the experience, lending an added sense of luxury to the already world-class cuisine. The adjoining lounge is perfect for those who want to sip a cocktail among San Diego's elite. Attire is dressy, so don your favorite suit or dress and take in your glamorous surroundings.
In Downtown San Diego, this fine dining establishment is not only well known for premium cuisine, but also for an expansive wine list. In fact, it has been praised for hosting "one of the most outstanding wine lists in the world." While many San Diego restaurants allow for casual dress, this particular establishment requests more formal attire. Men should wear long-sleeved dress shirts and all guests are asked not to wear shorts. Popular entrees include linguini with clam sauce and veal piccata. Enjoy cocktails from the outdoor patio as the sun sets and gives way to the city lights below. Whether you're dining or drinking, Bertrand at Mister A's is a magical venue for a memorable evening.
This bar is housed in the oldest building in the Gaslamp Quarter. Come and mingle with beautiful people and groove to either live music or a DJ with tunes from the 1970s through the 1990s. Hardwood floors, soaring ceilings and a 40-foot long mahogany bar give a touch of elegance and class. There are three levels, all offering a large number of beers and delicious cocktails.
Featuring cutting edge live music, this is a popular hot spot in Old Town San Diego. In fact, when this place was known as Spirit Club, it hosted the then-unknown band called R.E.M. The stage continues to seek talent in rock, blues and alternative modes of music to provide live entertainment for San Diego locals and tourists. With a varying entertainment schedule, guests are advised to call for previews of upcoming entertainment on the telephone hotline. A full cash bar is available.
This is a high-energy, gay dance club that attracts a huge crowd most nights of the week. If you are seeking an evening of quiet conversation, this is not the place for you. But, if you like to dance and you like a lively, interesting crowd, this is one of the best scenes in San Diego, comparable to New York or Los Angeles clubs. Bring your dancing shoes.
Noisy, crowded and casual, this hip brewery draws young professionals to its chic space in downtown San Diego. With 10 to 12 specialty micro-brewed beers each day, you may have a hard time choosing what you'd like to drink. So, do not torture yourself. Try the sampler instead and enjoy four different beers in four-ounce glasses. Once you've found your favorite beer, pair it with a delicious meal. Entrees include pastas, burgers, salads, sandwiches and seafood.
This classic restaurant attracts the top echelons of the San Diego business and government community, providing traditional food in an inviting atmosphere. The Mussel Bisque is renowned. Dobson's Bar And Restaurant is also a popular after work and before theater venue, and it is conveniently located just a few paces away from Horton Plaza. Most of the food is continental, with many dishes exhibiting a lightly French flair. The Rack of Lamb is a toothsome delight.
Set within a dining room with an open ceiling filled with hanging lamps that illuminate cream colored walls, mahogany furniture, and a banquette along a stone wall, Enoteca Style includes a bar that features a dessert case. For those who like more intimate settings, throughout the dining area, candles light up private tables. Along with beer and wine, which includes Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, and various beers from around the world, this wine bar also features various paninis, bruschetta, and salads. For those who do not have much time, Enoteca Style offers online ordering from this wine bar with a California Fusion menu. - Erick Pettersen
Bassmnt is a happening underground nightclub which opens its doors for revelers on weekends. Located in Gaslamp Quarter, this eclectic club has a lively atmosphere and an interesting line up of DJs. Visit the club during their Insomniac’s Awakening Concert Series on Saturdays to dance to some of the best Electronic Dance Music the city has to offer. The club has a top notch sound system and a full-fledged lounge bar offering excellent VIP/Bottle Service. Call ahead or visit their website for latest news and events.