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.
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.
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.
If you like to dance and party all night long, then Spin is the place for you. The club houses three levels, five rooms, four bars, pool tables and a rooftop smoking patio that overlooks downtown. One of the rooms features the latest hip-hop tunes. The club's big screen video and monitor walls and laser lighting give the effect of being at a rave. The warehouse-esque building adds to the modern atmosphere. Not suitable for quiet conversation, this club is for the lively party crowd.
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.
Established in 2009, Craft & Commerce has been delighting Little Italy's locals with its take on American specialties served in a relaxed atmosphere. Start of with the snack selection, offering specialties like crispy chickpeas, fried dill pickles and mini corn dogs. Mains include the popular Ode To The Burger as well as familiar favorites like escarole salad, pastrami sandwich and mac & cheese. Craft cocktails are a specialty on the drinks menu that also offers beers and other spirits. An industrialized yet cheerfully decor marks the interiors of this restaurant with bright red chairs, textured wooden tables and comfy bright-green booths. There's a little outdoor section as well. Check website for more.
W Hotels have almost a cult following among the young, hip, and well-heeled, and this lobby bar at the San Diego location is no exception. The Living Room offers comfortable seating where most patrons wear sharp clothing and toss back new-era martinis and other cocktails while indulging in hard-core people watching. Various bits and pieces of nearly-modern Americana contribute to an almost-eerie home-like feeling but you'll never confuse it with Mom's house – there's too much going on in front of you for that. Need an escape? Head for the Beach Bar upstairs. - deTraci Regula
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
Located in the charming Little Italy neighborhood, Queenstown Public House is a popular restaurant serving New Zealand specialties in a beautiful setting. The facade reminds you of the old wooden houses from the bygone era and the ambiance inside is as warm as you expect it to be. The use of wooden furnishings, beautiful lighting, and a homely ambiance makes you feel quite comfortable. Their patio area is attractively laid out as well. This family-friendly place offers New Zealand classics, salads, light bites, and other mains. Loyal patrons swear by their Sweet Potato Fries, Bare Lamb, Salmon Croquettes, and Patty Melt. Their drinks menu is quite impressive as well and features tantalizing cocktails, wines, beers and other mixed drinks. What's more, Queenstown Public House is a pet-friendly establishment. So, be it a family dinner or a casual hangout with your friends, this amazing restaurant is ideal for all occasions.
Looking for a night out with friends? Hop in at the Voodoo Stage, located in the House of Blues San Diego. This upscale bar with stylish interiors hosts the greatest events in town. With varied themed nights and private parties held here, you are assured a night full of fun and excitement.
Established in 2012 by Massimo Tenino, Isola Pizza Bar is an Italian pizza joint and wine bar that serves more than 15 specialty pizzas using age-old family recipes, handcrafted gelatos and authentic Italian appetizers and snacks. The bar features an extensive selection of wines that are imported from the Rinaldi Winery in Italy. The ricotta mushroom, gamberetti and the 4 stagione a Modo Mio are some of their most popular pizzas on their menu. The menu also includes a wide range of salamis, bruschetta, salads and desserts.