This place is always insane, especially on the weekends. I feel it's a bit too touristy, but it's fun if you like being in huge crowds of people. I would recommend Hillcrest, specifically a place called Nunu's, if you want to hang out in a mellow bar.
Dress Code: There's usually a dress code for the "upscale" clubs.
This club is 21 and up. A $10 cover charge. Drinks are from $3.50-8.00? This is a great club, get there early because this place gets packed! All they play is good music and if you want to request something from the DJ they will always play it for you. During the day this place is a bar. Around 9pm it becomes a club with 4 bars.
Dress Code: Normal club attire is worn or jeans, tennis shoes and sandals are worn
With all of the choices in the GasLamp - it is so refreshing to find a casual, fun, different and cool place.
Rock-n-Roll, Sing-a-Long, Dueling Pianos...this place ROCKS, the players know thousands of songs and it appeals to all ages (men & women), where else can you go make a fool of yourself - but not -everyone is doing the same thing.
There is a casual menu, some fun drinks and the cover on Fri/Sat is only $8 (cheap for the GasLamp). (If you are there before 7pm - cover)
They are at 655 4th (Between Market & G)- they take reservations for 8 or more - good idea to have a group on weekends.
Dress Code: Very casual
Cafe Sevilla plays a mix of latin pop and bits of other music like top 40 hip hop tunes. Everyone really gets into dancing and having a good time. This is the place to go if you love to dance. Downside: It gets very warm in this club so expect to sweat. Upside: If you have dinner in the restaurant upstairs you get into the club for free.
The Rox is full of good looking stylish African Americans, however, the crowd seemed too self-concious and reserved. I was hoping that people would let loose a little more and enjoy themselves. I felt it to be more of a pick up joint than a dance club. The music is strictly hip hop and R & B.
Dress Code: The dress at both clubs is trendy stylish.
Cafe Sevilla has a mix of Latin Americans and other nationalities and The Rox has a primarily African American crowd.
Nice chill Irish Pub that has proper pints of all different kinds of beer, good group of people hang out in this place! The staff is very nice and the food looked really good although I did not eat here. No cover at this place, which is good cause most of down town has a cover to get in the door.
Dress Code: dress nice but dont over do it
When I lived in SD I used to stroll through the Gaslamp often after dark. I lived downtown and it was cool to have all these great bars and clubs so close.
It's a straight scene though - for gay stuff go to Hillcrest - I'll be saying more about that area soon.
Dress Code: depends on the place
casual is my preference
all kinds of things here however so just know how to go.
We met at the Napa Valley Grill on November 9th, 2002 for the first SD VT meeting. The location was perfect...first class service and a great place to hold a meeting.
Dress Code: Business casual will work for this location.
After visiting both the Napa Valley Grill and Rei do Gado (and then posing for the webcam to show our VT t-shirts), we went to Fio's for a nightcap. We had many martini's and had lots to talk about while listening to jazz.
Dress Code: Business casual is the norm...didn't eat here but the food looked and smelled good.