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.
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.
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.
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.
Tall ceilings, ornate Louis XVI inspired furniture, soft lights, black and white checkered tiles welcomes you as you enter Currant, the fine dining restaurant in The Sofia Hotel . The huge columns and large windows give the dining room a gorgeous look. Plush seating, marble top tables, everything, and we mean everything, here is grand and classy rendering the place a rich feel! Hibachi Style Salmon, Grilled Hangar Steak is to die for! Check out their dessert menu, tarts, pastries, puddings, souffle, cheeses and what have you! Currant's Chef's Table is to party with group of ten, while being treated to the most delicious aromas from the live kitchen.
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.
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