Core-Columbia Nightlife, San Diego (Self Guided)

San Diego is famous for its buzzy nightlife. There are plenty of clubs and lounges in the city that offer a relaxing atmosphere, a chance to strike a nice conversation, enjoy great cocktails - classic signature martinis and beautifully mixed drinks with fine liquor atop, and party crazy all night long. Take this walking tour for a unique nightlife experience in San Diego.
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Core-Columbia Nightlife Map

Guide Name: Core-Columbia Nightlife
Guide Location: USA » San Diego (See other walking tours in San Diego)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.5 km
Author: Xena
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Vin De Syrah

1) Vin De Syrah

Reminiscent of inventive clubs found in New York City’s trendy Meatpacking District, Vin De Syrah specializes in fine wines with an emphasis on providing its guests with a classy evening out on the town. The inspired interior design includes tall booths, grass on the walls and other natural elements combined with modern contours and lighting to create a truly one-of-a-kind space. Music ranges from contemporary jazz to live DJs laying down smooth beats. A wonderful menu of fine cheeses and desserts is available, as well as winetasting with Vin De Syrah’s house sommelier on Friday and Saturday evenings. In addition to its impressive wine list, a good selection of beers and cocktails is also available.

Operation hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday: 4 pm – 12 am, Thursday - Saturday: 4 pm – 2 am
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Onyx Room and Thin

2) Onyx Room and Thin

A hot, upscale San Diego nightspot serving as two distinctive clubs in one, THIN is found on the ground floor while the Onyx Room is set below it. The Onyx Room keeps the musical focus on hip hop, break beat, and house, while THIN concentrates on the eclectic sounds of acid jazz, deep house, and trip hop. Guests are treated to an excellent menu of inventive cocktails while visiting here. VIP bottle service is available with a view overlooking the lounge area in the Onyx Room, while THIN features semi-private rooms for VIP guests. THIN also provides a refreshing outdoor patio where guests can dance and mingle in the evening breeze in style.

Operation hours: Tuesday: 9 pm – 2 am; Friday - Saturday: 9 am – 2 am
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The Tipsy Crow

3) The Tipsy Crow

Located in the happening Gaslamp Quarter inside an historic building dating back to 1874, The Tipsy Crow keeps this old world style on the inside with décor inspired by classic design features. Truly a feast for the eyes, The Tipsy Crow also offers a tempting menu of delicious cocktails, and craft beers. A generous food menu including cheeses, sandwiches and a range of other snacks is also available to guests. Three unique spaces make up this trendy club. In the Main room guests can get down on its spacious dance floor and cozy booth seating. The Nest includes two fireplaces, comfy leather couches, a pool table and a chill vibe. The Underground is where the party happens, with state-of-the-art sound and lighting, anything from live music to comedy acts can be found here throughout the week.

Operation hours: Monday – Thursday: 3 pm – 2 am; Friday – Sunday: 12 pm – 2 am
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RoofTop600 at Andaz San Diego

4) RoofTop600 at Andaz San Diego

An exclusive destination as well as the city’s largest bar of this kind, RoofTop600 at the Andaz San Diego provides guests with a stunning view of Petco Park and the downtown area. Breakfast and lunch menus are available here, where guests are treated to delicious plates made form only the freshest local ingredients. RoofTop600, however, really heats up at night, becoming a chic and trendy nightclub where celebrities have been known to drop in. Upscale VIP bottle service comes highly recommended here, and can include a hotel room for the evening as well. A diverse selection of 88 wines are available, as well as a host of inventive cocktails.

Operation hours: Sunday - Wednesday: 12 pm – 12 am; Thursday - Saturday: 12 pm - 2 am
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Noble Experiment

5) Noble Experiment

An exclusive speakeasy-style bar hidden behind a false wall of beer kegs near the kitchen inside the Neighborhood restaurant, Noble Experiment offers its guests a night of expertly crafted cocktails in a unique setting. Reservations are required, and sometimes days in advance, for this upscale bar. Noble Experiment insists on using the freshest ingredients, as well as the finest spirits, in its inventive cocktails. The expert mixologists have the knowledge to blend custom variations on its drinks menu, creating a truly unique experience for each guest. Interior design is as creative as its cocktails, featuring a wall of gold leaf skulls, a beautiful chandelier, leather booths, and old paintings.

Operation hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 7 pm – 2 am

Walking Tours in San Diego, California

Create Your Own Walk in San Diego

Create Your Own Walk in San Diego

Creating your own self-guided walk in San Diego is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Jewell of a city adorning the Pacific coast of California, San Diego is a popular destination renowned for its beaches, parks and warm climate. On this walk you will visit some of San Diego's main and less known attractions situated in the historic downtown area.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Souvenir Shopping Part 2

Souvenir Shopping Part 2

It would be a pity to leave San Diego without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to San Diego, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.1 km
Gaslamp Quarter Walking Tour, San Diego

Gaslamp Quarter Walking Tour, San Diego

Gaslamp Quarter is a historical neighborhood established in 1876. It features 16 blocks of wonderful buildings, unique shops, amazing galleries and a wide range of restaurants. This tour highlights some of the most important tourists attractions in San Diego.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 km
Gaslamp Quarter Nightlife

Gaslamp Quarter Nightlife

San Diego is famous for its buzzy nightlife. There are plenty of clubs and lounges in the city that offer a relaxing atmosphere, a chance to strike a nice conversation, enjoy great cocktails - classic signature martinis and beautifully mixed drinks with fine liquor atop, and party crazy all night long. Take this walking tour for a unique nightlife experience in San Diego.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km
Souvenir Shopping Part 1

Souvenir Shopping Part 1

It would be a pity to leave San Diego without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to San Diego, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.7 km
Balboa Park Walking Tour, San Diego

Balboa Park Walking Tour, San Diego

Named after the Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa, Balboa Park is one of the largest cultural parks in USA. The park features 15 famous museums, wonderful gardens, renowned cultural venues and the San Diego Zoo. It is a must see attraction in San Diego and plays host to a constant stream of plays, musicals, museum exhibitions and live concerts. Take this walking tour to discover the amazing...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km

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Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in San Diego for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best San Diego has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as San Diego, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.