The center of all San Diego nightlife is the famous Gaslamp Quarter. Here are over 100 restaurants, nightclubs, and small bars of all kinds. It's also a great place for shopping, browsing, and just hanging out. For live music, check out Croce's. But don't stay too long in one place.
This is one of the city's oldest, most historic neighborhoods. It was a booming red-light district during the late 19th century, known in those days as Stingaree. In the early 20th century, it was a center for Chinese-Americans. The old gaslamps are still around, but today modern electric lights provide most of the illumination.
Dress Code: Depends upon the place you visit. Most places are fairly casual.
Like beer? Like lots of beer? Well then you'll love the Yard House. This place has over 150 handles of beer. Not only can you get a beer by the pint, but you can order it by the yard. I love this place, I wish they had one in Phoenix. Don't worry they also have mixed drinks as well, and a dance club down stairs. It might be kind of expensive, but I'm sure you'll have a good time.... I did.
Dress Code: No real dress code, but I suggest dressing up a little. You'll fit in better if you do.
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late night dancing, resident artists and micro breweries all contribute to the festive spirit of the area.
Shops and galleries of every variety are
scattered throughout the 21 block district.
Plan to spend the day, or spend the night......but plan to come back often!
Tour the Gaslamp Quarter district: photos, maps and information about clubs, shops and restaurants.
Just take a taxi, trolley, or walk (if staying downtown) and go to the Gaslamp area. There are bars and clubs everywhere. Some of my favorites were Maloney's, Side Bar, and The Bitter End.
Dress Code: No flip flops or t-shirts at most of the nicer places.
4th & B, good national acts. The Belly Up, awesome sound quality, good artwork and large dance floor. Oh, and if you have a dinghy, paddle up to Humphrey's by the Bay to catch a free live act...I saw Johnny lang awile back, almost sunk the boat with the rocking!
The music comes first.
Dress Code: Dude, it's Cali, dress casual
Sevillia one of the hottest places to be when you wan't to just let it all out, all the studying can wait at least for one night a week! There is always music playing and people meeting each other! So Do not miss the experience that is Sevilla!
The Atmosphere is really caliente being it is a very Latin Oriented theme but anyone can go, just remember anyone who is under 21 years old must show thier ID'S but thier are great deals during the week for young adults under the age of 21!
Dress Code: Sevillia Is a Latin Theme Club so come one and come all, but dress to impress! Ladies and gentlemen there are dance lessons every night so look your best and be your best and show off your moves in a groove that will attract many guys or girls, and even make some friends in the process!
Gaslamp Quarter, Downtown San Diego. If San Diego has a night scene, this is where to find it. There are plenty of bars and restaurants to suit everyone. Stroll down 4th and 5th avenues until you find what you're looking for.
The Gaslamp Quarter contains sidwalk cafes and open air restaurants, jazz clubs, late night dancing, and micro breweries.
Dress Code: Casual to dressy. Some bars do not allow jeans.
If wanting that nice romantic night out, or if looking for the nightlife of clubs and many pubs.
The Gaslamp Quarter is Southern California's premier dining, shopping and entertainment district, where you'll find a truly eclectic blend of food, fun and culture -- all within one of San Diego's most historic areas. Stroll past the district's grand, historic buildings restored to their original character. A place where you can see charming Victorian-style buildings constructed between 1880 and 1910.
Dress Code: Dress nice!
Right in the middle of downtown you'll find a gorgeous area (about 10 square blocks or so and growing) of great restaurants and clubs. You can hear live music, dance, grab a cold one.
On the weekends the place is jumpin'!
Those lucky enough to live down here will be hanging out of their windows letting in the ocean air.
Locals will simply refer to this National Historic District as 'the Gaslamp.'
Dress Code: Relax, it's San Diego.
5th avenue downtown;an incredible atmosphere at night,you have the choice between all the discotheques or bars;and of course the strange open air downtown mall(picture)where I spent many hours every day
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