Are you a Melon Head? Yes or No, the answer doesn't matter. This is a lively night spot. The focus is on music and the live music will move you. Next to Kono's Surf Club and across from Crystal Pier and the Boardwalk you will surely pass by this rock & roll club during the day and not be impressed.
However, after the sun goes down you will hear the tunes blocks away. It is a happenin' place, not to be missed.
Blind Melons has closed and in it's place is the 710 Beach Club. I haven't been here yet but have heard that it's a pretty good place to go and that they allow dancing. Actuall, it's a combination of a Sports Bar, Music Venue with lots of local artist on display and sometimes Karaoke for those who like to sing.
I've heard that their fish tacos and wings are really good.
Dress Code: What to wear?
Pretty much anything you'd like. It's still a casual place so the advice stands.
There are the "real" people who go in for the grunge look and of course keep in mind that PB is a rather affluent area so if you prefer a neater, cleaner look that will be okay too.
Pacific Beach is not what I consider a "romantic" spot. More of a party community, especially along the beach area. However, romance can be found easily enough if the state of mind is adjusted and if something warm to cover yourself.
Once the sun begins to set, the air becomes much cooler and sitting on the sand wrapped in a blanket while watching the sunset can be very romantic. After spending time communing with nature, a nice dinner and a few drinks will top off the evening.
Dress Code: Whatever worn, it should include something to stave off the night time chill. A towel to sit on and a plush blanket to use as a wrap-around would be ideal.
Nightlife in PB is very casual...you can wear shorts and flip flops and fit right in. PB is occupied by a young crowd, but people of all ages fit in just fine. Most bars are located on Grant or Garnet so if you are on either street you will find lots of action.
Longboard Grill just opened last year, but it is already the hot spot in town. It is a laid back surfer bar that pays tribute to Ron Trenton, a lifeguard and experienced pilot whose plane disappeared in 1997 while he was returning from Catalina Island. There are pools tables, surf boards hanging from the walls, and the service is great.