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Best Hip Hop Clubs & Pool Parties in San Diego

EDM might have dominated nightlife over the past few years, but hip hop is definitely making a comeback. Hip Hop lovers, be sure to check out our list of the best hip hoop clubs in San Diego. For more information on upcoming events, bottle service, guestlists and ticketing, download our free mobile app! Or, if you’re on desktop, try our webapp.

Parq

Designed by the renowned Davis Ink, Parq spans across an area of 40000 square feet. Guests can meander through vertical gardens in park-like atmosphere, replete with raw, organic elements, yucca trees and other foliage. In the restaurant, high beams open up to the sky, allowing for fresh San Diego air to enhance the garden scene. You can get into Parq for free if you spend over $25 on food (not including drinks) at the restaurant. If you want a quick drink, do visit the mini bar instead of the two main bars to avoid long waits. Parq features some of the hottest Hip Hop talents like DJ Mustard and Karma regularly so check their events and reserve bottle service for guaranteed entry. On occasion Parq does feature EDM DJs, so make sure to check upcoming events to see who’s spinning / performing!

Fluxx

Ever changing and evolving, Fluxx aims to provide its patrons with the best possible nightlife experience using a synergy of exquisite designs and full sensory stimulation. Vibrant color lasers and a pulsating sound system complements each other perfectly to create a tantalizing atmosphere which elevates your experience to a whole new level. Shifting themes and style ensure guests will never be bored will this venue, just as their love towards Hip Hop is. Whether you are drenched in an underwater fantasy with a real life mermaid, or riding a psychedelic rainbow next to giant mushrooms, there is one thing that is for sure…you never know where Fluxx is going to take you next. Sign up for the free guest list at Fluxx! 

Side Bar

Side Bar, an intelligent combination of both ultra lounge and nightclub, provides a dynamic aesthetic with classic sex appeal. A mismatched array of leather booths and velvet couches lend themselves to be both lounge seating and bottle service tables. A cluster of maroon birdcages dangle from the lofted ceiling above the front lounge. The caged theme continues to the focal point of the club; a life-size birdcage that houses the DH and doubles as a stage for go-go’s to climb in and tease the high-energy dancing crowd that gathers below. Get on the free guestlist for Sidebar!

Onyx Room

With Hip Hop and Latin music playing all night long, Onyx Room is truly heaven for Hip Hop lovers and Latin music lovers alike.. Featuring local and international talent with great service and atmosphere, Onyx Room aims to create a high quality nightlife venue for all. What really makes a dance club are the people. It is here that Onyx has captured something special as it attracts an open minded, up-for-anything and above all, incredibly friendly crowd. Onyx brings something different to the culture of San Diego’s downtown nightlife. It is a nightclub at ease with all the details that make a club really work, and an unusually tight synergy in the music. Join Onyx’s nightclub in the Gaslamp district for a great time! Check out bottle service deals here.

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

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?

You can book table service using our free mobile app. Or, if you’re on desktop you can use our webapp.

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.