Downtown Bars | Your San Diego Nightlife Guide

San Diego is a city known for its vibrant social scene and exotic nightlife. As San Diego’s first party bike, we’ve had the chance to get to know all of San Diego’s best bars and happy hours. Check out our curated list of Downtown San Diego bars below, and know that we’re only bragging about the best of the best. We’ve already done the research.

We visit these bars on all of our public and private party bike tours in Downtown San Diego. So, book now if you’d rather go with the pros.

Tin Roof | Basil Berry Moonbounce and Nashville Star

The Tin Roof features live music seven nights a week. With awesome food, bar games, and 24 beers on draft (some from great local craft breweries), it’s a no-brainer option for your Thursday night out with friends.

Basil Berry Moonbounce | Moonshine, muddled seasonal berries, fresh lime, and Red Bull. Refreshing and easy to drink.

Nashville Star | Jack Daniels, peach puree, and Sprite. A tribute to our southern roots.


La Puerta | The Angel of Harlem

At La Puerta, they focus on authentic flavors being the forefront of their food and drink to ensure their guests have the best experience and come see them again!

The Angel of Harlem is one of their specialty cocktails comprised of house-infused Serrano agave syrup, fresh lime juice, fresh strawberry puree, reposado tequila, and Aperol aperitivo. The blend of flavors is sure to please guests looking for something a little different, but a little familiar as well.


Knotty Barrel | Blind Date

Knotty Barrel likes to put their own unique spin on everything they do. They carry the best craft beer (including their very own from Knotty Brewing), amazing spirits, and wine. Their food always stands out, whether you’re looking for comfort food, light bites, or just a great variety. Check out their front bar and game room, play some shuffleboard or darts, or enjoy the outdoor seating area. We’re sure you’ll become a regular once you experience their unforgettable setting and wonderful staff.


Social Tap | Social Tap Margaritas and Mimosas

Social Tap is focused on high-quality customer service and an incredible menu made entirely from scratch. Go check out their signature sandwiches, braised tacos, and signatures hot wings. And make sure you check out their signature cocktails below!

Social Tap Mimosa: Champagne with peach Bellini, muddled blueberries, and orange.

Social Tap Margaritas: Blackberry and jalapeno, or strawberry and mint


Garage Kitchen and Bar | Lavender Sparkling Cocktail

Garage Kitchen + Bar is a local favorite in the Gaslamp for friendly service, excellent food, and a rustic atmosphere. Your mom would go here.

Their Lavender Sparkling Cocktail is the perfect drink for any occasion. A mix of Tito’s Vodka, Lavender Syrup, Lemon juice and champagne, this libation will bring a sparkle to your night.


Fairweather | Oaxacan Dead

Fairweather is billed as one of the best rooftop bars in San Diego that specialized in handcrafted signature cocktails. The rooftop bar has a relaxed vibe and overlooks iconic Petco Park.

The cocktail is the Oaxacan Dead. It is a spin of the Zombie drink and an ode to the Walking Dead. It features the signature spirit from the Mexican town of Oaxaca, which is also renown for Dia de Muertos. Ingredients include mescal, aged rum, Cuban style 151 rum, absinthe, lime juice, pineapple, and secret spices.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our roundup of Downtown San Diego’s best nightlife!

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