San Diego’s known for its beaches, warm weather, and surfing. When you are done soaking up the sun and playing in the ocean during the day, you’re going to want to head out for a night on the town. We listed all the best places to make your night a memorable one.
The most common answers one might hear to the question of the “best nightclub” in San Diego are the largest clubs that shell out the most money to feature the biggest DJs and live performers. However, the best and hottest nightclub in San Diego – in terms of how much fun YOU personally will have – will of course depend on your music preference and budget.
All things amazing happen here
Omnia takes the cake when it comes to the best club in San Diego. They regualry feature top EDM and Hip Hop talent and are located smack dab in the heart of downtown. They attracts huge crowds and are always busy. People usually start to get there around 9 right after they are done with dinner. With multiple levels and even a rooftop patio, you are going to want to experience this place for yourself. Come get lost in the mix of confetti and lasers at Omnia. You can either book bottle service or sign up to get in on our guest list.
A well rounded team makes Parq a one stop shop for dinner and bottle service
Parq has brought together the leaders in the restaurant and nightclub industries to bring you an unparalleled nightlife experience on 6th and Broadway in the Gaslamp district of San Diego, CA. From the Restaurant, VIP Experience, Sound, Lighting, and Design, they have created an ultimate club with the latest technologies and advances in entertainment.
Get ready for a late night on the dance floor with champagne showers
Get lured in with subtle distractions, such as the unique collection of erotic paintings and decor, while the custom-designed ambient lighting and unpredictable bottle parades keep you yearning for more. Side Bar offers an experience that is both stimulating and suggestive…it just depends on where you’re standing.
If tequila is your thing, then so is this spot
Eclectic, Fun, but Authentic, El Chingon is a “Bad Ass” Mexican Restaurant & Bar Revolution in San Diego’s Historic Gaslamp Quarter. From the authentic, traditional flavors of our delicious Mexican cuisine, unforgettable ambiance, and eye-catching décor, to the nightly entertainment and endless list of Tequilas and Mezcals, you will truly experience the definition of “Bad Ass.”
High energy, intimate type of place that has great visual technology
Raw and edgy, Bassmnt is a uniquely designed venue perfectly blending state of the art audio visual technology with a rugged ultra modern feel in an incredible underground historic property. With three rooms of endless energy and mind blowing production, you’re guarnteed to have an incredible night.
One of the best views of downtown San Diego the city has to offer
Perched 22 stories above the historic Gaslamp Quarter, ALTITUDE Sky Lounge is an elite rooftop bar in San Diego, pairing stunning panoramic views with a sleek, modern atmosphere complete with a blazing fire pit and can’t-miss happy hour. They offer bottle service; a fine selection of wine, beer & cocktails, an impressive array of appetizers, flatbreads, burgers & more.
Historic venue that is open after hours to keep the party going all night long
One of the oldest nightclub venues in San Diego. Built in the late 80’s, modeled after famous nightclubs in NY. It has had a long history of wild nights in SD, and has been the home of SPIN for over 7 years. They are an after hours nightclub and most of their events go until 3am or later. With an intimate setting you are brought right into the magic.
Always in a state of flux, you never know what themed party you’ll be walking into
Over the years Fluxx has gained a reputation for its over-the-top themed rooms. From live mermaids to gigantic neon mushrooms seeping with fog to storm troopers to Marrakesh inspired belly dancers, there isn’t a party they can’t throw.
Mavericks Beach Club
Mavericks combines chill vibes of the beach with poppin’ bottles
Located just steps from the ocean in Pacific Beach, you’ll enjoy a multi-level entertainment complex with 5 indoor/outdoor bars, 38 TV’s and Baja-inspired food fresh from their restaurant. Mavericks pays homage to California’s largest surf break and one of the world’s top surfing destinations, capturing and celebrating California’s infectious beach and surf culture while providing an all-around, daily beach party.
Standing the test of time, Sevilla offers everything from DJ’s to dance lessons
One of the longest running nightclubs in San Diego’s Gaslamp District, Sevilla Nightclub has remained the top destination for San Diego nightlife. This stand-out nightlife destination delivers a unique atmosphere with the best in live entertainment including turn-table DJ’s and live bands nightly. They offer a top of the line sound/lighting system, VIP bottle service amenities, intimate dance floor, plush lounge areas, a wrap-around bar and even dance lessons earlier in the night.
To keep up with the constantly changing San Diego party scene as well as find the perfect fit for you, you can use the Discotech app – to search nightclub events by the specific dates you’ll be in town, and then buy tickets, sign up for guest lists, or even reserve tables if you’re feeling super-fancy. The app event info refreshes daily, pulling from various San Diego entertainment online resources including the official websites of the clubs themselves, so it’s always current, accurate, and in the know.
A couple things of note: 1) America’s Finest City is different from other cities in that the nightclub scene is practically dead from Sundays to Wednesdays. 2) Related to that, Thursday nights are much more lively in San Diego than they are in most other cities, owing to San Diego’s large population of twentysomething locals and transplants. After perusing the app to get ideas on where to go, don’t hesitate to ask a local friend – or reach out to our help line – for further guidance.
San Diego Nightclubs FAQ
What time do San Diego Nightclubs typically open?
The nightclubs open around 9-10 PM.
What time do San Diego Nightclubs typically close?
Most close at 2 AM.
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.