The oldest town in California is mainly known for its beautiful coastline and beaches, but the nightlife scene is also an attraction that you don’t want to miss. From EDM to Hip Hop, San Diego offers some of the best venues for you to get turnt after a long day of sunning and surfing. So here’s a list of the best EDM clubs in this beautiful Pacific beach city. For more information on upcoming DJs, or bottle service, guestlists and ticketing, download our free mobile app! Or, if you’re on desktop, try our webapp.
The undeniable top EDM club in the city. Omnia San Diego, just like its sister club in Las Vegas, regularly showcases world class talent such as Zedd, Calvin Harris, and Tiesto. When guests walk through the doors on the corner of Sixth and Island Ave., they will immediately be immersed into the dark, provocative and intriguing world that is Omnia, replete with burgundy velvet wallcovering at the ticketing desk and a mirrored portal lined with mesmerizing LED screens. The 8000 square feet main room along with the 4000 square feet VIP boxes balcony lies below a 7000 square feet rooftop terrace. Omnia SD is the biggest and most opulant club in SD with the best DJs in the world. What more can you ask for?
Parq will often feature some pretty top tier EDM DJs, but they also feature big hip hop artists as well. We’d recommend checking out the upcoming events at Parq to see who’s performing. Guestlist & bottle service is also available on the app.
Bassmnt SD is all about EDM, but if you like a little variety, a separate room featuring hip hop and other music is accessible. Two small bars and a large one make sure you can keep the alcohol flowing whenever you want. Drinks are also fairly priced. However, parking is limited in the area so do arrive early to secure entry. While Bassmnt is relatively smaller than Omnia, the club still has great talent spinning most of the nights. Entry can be tricky at times as bouncers tend to be rather strict. For guaranteed entry, definitely get your tickets or book a table in advance.
The first thing you’ll notice when arriving at Bang Bang is its Tokyo-subway-station-styled entrance, which leads up to a second-floor space accessed from a steep stairwell that designers revamped into a tile-lined tunnel with piped-in subway sounds. Upstairs, diners can choose between the quieter, well-lit sushi barroom or the dimly lit social room with bar, dance floor and an endless stream of weird Japanese videos and cartoons playing on the walls. On weekends, the venue opens til late as a nightclub. If you’re looking for a nice kick, do try out the Punch Bowl with a couple of friends and you will be set all night. Get your tickets now and book bottle service for Bang Bang!
Two dance floors, kinetic lighting and lasers, as well as an open air roof deck with a great view of the city, Spin promises to give you a great time. On top of all that, the kitchen opens til 6am so you won’t have to be worried about having to trade dancing for leaving to eat. You’ll typically find more underground talent at Spin. Think techno, deep house, drum and bass, etc. See who’s spinning, get tickets, and book tables for Spin!
Sunburn (pool party)
What is summer without great pool parties? San Diego may be famous for its beaches but a proper pool party is always need to complete your summer. Sunburn at Hard Rock offers the best pool party in town featuring a laidback pool, tasty BBQ eats, VIP daybeds, and cabanas with lounge seating and flat screen TVs. Grab your sunnies, your swankiest pool gear and your crew and meet us poolside for some hot fun at the coolest spot in downtown! Sunburn typically plays Open Format music – you’ll find a mix of Top 40, EDM and Hip Hop on any given Saturday. General admission is a little steep here – we recommend bottle service for the best VIP experience. Presale tickets are also a good option.
San Diego Nightclubs FAQ
What time do San Diego Nightclubs typically open?
Most nightclubs open around 10 PM.
What time do San Diego Nightclubs typically close?
Most close at 2 AM. San Diego is definitely not a city that stays up late.
What is the dress code like at San Diego Nightclubs?
Guys can wear nice jeans and a form fitting plain t-shirt or a nice button down shirt. Girls can wear jeans or a comfortable but stylish dress if they prefer. Of course guys and girls can never go wrong with dressing up even more – there is no such thing as overdressing when it comes to nightclubs.
How can I book bottle service for San Diego Nightclubs?
How much is bottle service at San Diego Nightclubs?
Table minimums can get pretty expensive, but every venue is different. The best way to find out is to use our app.
What are the best EDM clubs in San Diego?
The best EDM clubs in San Diego are Omnia SD, Bang Bang, Spin Nightclub, and Bassmnt.
What are the best hip hop clubs in San Diego?
The best hip hop clubs in SD are Parq, Sidebar, and Fluxx.
Is Pacific beach or Gaslamp Quarter better for nightlife?
It depends what you’re looking for. Gaslamp has more nightclubs and has a high energy vibe. Pacific Beach has a more laid back vibe, with many bars and breweries.