Gaslamp Quarter Nightlife, San Diego

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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Gaslamp Quarter Nightlife Map

Guide Name: Gaslamp Quarter Nightlife
Guide Location: USA » San Diego (See other walking tours in San Diego)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km
Author: Xena
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Sidebar

1) Sidebar

A sultry combination lounge and nightclub, the ultra-chic Sidebar is located on Market Street in the downtown San Diego area. Featuring sleek leather booths and comfortable velvet couches with exclusive bottle service, other notable design elements include several erotic paintings throughout the space and life-size birdcages where the DJ and go-go dancers perform to an eager crowd of partiers each night. The Sidebar also offers an extensive food menu consisting of a variety of tempting appetizers, gourmet pizza and Stromboli, as well as dessert. A host of special nights are available here, including its hot Latin-inspired Divino Thursdays and the popular Industry Night with a rotating assortment of guest DJs.

Operation hours: Monday – Tuesday: 11 am – 12 am; Wednesday – Saturday: 11 am – 3 am; Sunday: 11 am – 12 am
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Prohibition

2) Prohibition

A trendy speakeasy-style lounge in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego, Prohibition, as its name suggests offers an evening of classy cocktails in an intimate setting with the sultry sounds of live jazz playing in the background. Prohibition-era decor, including dark wood elements and leather seating, as well as flat screen TVs projecting images from this time can be found here. Door policy is selective and guests are expected to put on the dog is they want to get in to Prohibition for the night. Other house rules include no unsolicited advances on its female patrons. Cocktails are made from only the freshest ingredients and the finest spirits in this unique hip hangout.

Operation hours: Thursday – Saturday: 7 pm – 2 am
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Fluxx

3) Fluxx

Nestled within the midst of the thriving Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego, Fluxx is a hot and exclusive nightclub that has seen big names on both its stage and its dance floor. Featuring a playful, ever-changing interior design to keep things fresh, Fluxx includes high-end VIP service with posh amenities for an upscale evening of hot music and intense partying. In addition to its selection of resident DJs, Fluxx has been known to attract some big names to its stage, namely Snoop Dogg, Method Man, Bruno Mars, Warren G, and more. Fluxx also equips the latest state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems to ensure an unforgettable evening for all guests.

Operation hours: Thursday – Saturday: 9 pm – 2 am
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Sevilla Nightclub

4) Sevilla Nightclub

One of San Diego’s most popular nightspots, the Sevilla Nightclub features hot Latin-inspired ambience in an intimate and sultry atmosphere. Located in the trendy Gaslamp Quarter, guests of the Sevilla Nightclub are treated to the exotic sounds of salsa and bachata music, as well as Latin hip hop and a wide selection of top 40 favorites. Club amenities include a spacious dance floor, live nightly DJs, exclusive VIP bottle service, and a full menu of authentic tapas to tempt the appetite of its guests. A popular destination, guests to the Sevilla Nightclub are encouraged to show up early in the evening to avoid long lines.

Operation hours: Monday: 9.30 pm – 2 am; Tuesday – Thursday: 8 pm – 2 am; Saturday: 10 pm – 2 am; Sunday: 9.30 pm – 2 am
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Altitude Sky Lounge

5) Altitude Sky Lounge

A fashionable rooftop bar with a stunning panoramic view from twenty-two stories above the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego atop the Marriot building, Altitude Sky Lounge is a trendy lounge with plenty of open space and cozy features to make for a sophisticated evening out. The remarkable rooftop view includes a bird’s-eye-view of the action in Petco Park when the Padres are playing a game. Plush lounge seating and a cozy fire pit highlight the modern design elements of this posh rooftop bar. A good selection of beer, wine, and cocktails is available, as well as an exclusive VIP bottle service to really class up the evening.

Operation hours: Monday – Thursday: 5 pm – 1.30; Friday – Saturday: 5 pm – 2 am; Sunday: 5 pm – 1.30
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207

6) 207

A sophisticated yet casual ambience underlies the vibe at 207, located in the lobby of the Hard Rock Café San Diego in the trendy Gaslamp Quarter of the city. Sporting a hip blend of retro and modern design cues, intriguing touches such as the large crystal chandeliers and white crocodile hide barstools add to its number of intriguing, eye-catching elements. The 207 treats its guests to the hottest local DJs spinning upbeat dance and top 40 favorites. An array of large flat screen televisions will sometimes show the latest sports games. This hip yet casual lounge is a great place to hang out and get ready for a show at the Hard Rock.

Operation hours: Monday – Sunday: 11 am – 2 am

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Travel Distance: 0.5 km
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