Sunny San Diego, California is a perfect year-round destination for all types of travelers. You can have fun and decent weather no matter when you visit. While this is the perfect family destination, with close access to many amusement parks and other child-friendly attractions, the city is also a great place to explore the nightlife. Those wanting to let loose and explore the bar scene of San Diego are in luck. We have compiled a list of the best bars in the city. Don’t be surprised if you have so much fun, you never want to go home. We warned you.


You will have some amazing views while sipping on your cocktails at this bar. Petco Park baseball field is just one of the attractions you’ll be able to spy on while tasting one of the many rum-based drinks offered in this tiki-feeling bar. This is one place you don’t have to worry about where all the rum has gone.

Being so close to the baseball park, this is a good place to go before or after a Padres game. You would be smart to pick up a few tickets and enjoy some baseball with the locals.

Blind Lady Ale House

Those wanting a laid-back experience should head to this neighborhood bar which features a plethora of beer. With such a good choice of brews, you’re sure to rub elbows with locals from all over the city. The best part about Blind Lady Ale House is that you’ll be able to get some good eats here as well. The House Fries and pizza are both of special note, so bring a healthy appetite.

Noble Experiment

A high-class experience is what you’ll receive at this speakeasy. There not much seating here, which means you will need to have reservations to make sure you have a spot. The bartenders are extremely attentive and strive to make cocktails to your liking, sometimes new creations just for you. If you are feeling brave, order a Dealer’s Choice, a rotating drink based on whatever the bartender is feeling when you order. Take a look around at the decorations, which include skull-lined walls and chandeliers, as you relax with your cocktails.

There are a variety of hotels in San Diego from which to choose, and the ones around Noble Experiment are a good place to start your search. Conveniently located, you can’t get better than this area.

Common Theory Public House

The mix of local brews and Asian food is one that will make you never want to leave San Diego. Supported by two San Diegans, Common Theory Public House fills their taps with beers from small local breweries to support the area’s economy. Make sure you have a healthy and curious appetite as the pork belly, frog legs, and many other Asian delicacies will wow your taste buds. This is definitely a local’s spot, so be ready to make some good friends you can always come back to visit on your next time to San Diego.