arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up play-button plus tab-indicator dots close menu search facebook google-plus instagram pinterest rss twitter youtube rss-two heart Check FeaturedBadge linkedin minus apps placeholder linkedin

Rooftop Bars

Living the High Life in San Diego

With year-round beautiful weather, a glittering skyline and breathtaking views, there is no better place to enjoy a libation than high atop a roof in San Diego. Luckily, a growing rank of swanky rooftop bars from Downtown to the beach invite you to have your head in the clouds while you enjoy sunsets, stars, hand-crafted cocktails, local craft beer and farm-fresh plates well into the night.

Explore this List of San Diego’s Rooftop Bars

CENTRAL SAN DIEGO

Altitude Sky Lounge

Living up to its name in more ways than one, Altitude Sky Lounge lays claim to being the highest of all San Diego's rooftop bars. Perched atop the San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter at 22 stories above street level, Altitude offers fantastic views of downtown, San Diego Bay, and Petco Park. It's the ideal place to sip a cocktail while watching a Padres game or relax with a beer and take in the sights.

Where: 660 K St, San Diego, CA 92101

Top of the Hyatt

Raise your glass and sip in style with a spectacular view 40 stories above San Diego Bay atop the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer dramatic panoramic views of the city below, Coronado Island and beyond.

Where: One Market Pl, San Diego, CA 92101

Rooftop Bar

Nestled on the 3rd floor rooftop of the Renaissance San Diego Downtown Hotel in Little Italy, this bar is a visionary fusion of extraordinary cocktails and glittering views. Here you'll find an ambiance that combines coastal chills and downtown thrills with cozy fire pits and laid-back lounging space. Make the night special with friends in a private cabana and toast to the nightly sunset ritual by the bonfire.

Where: 421 West B Street, San Diego, CA 92101

The Rooftop by STK

The exclusive Andaz San Diego is home to downtown's largest rooftop bar. Whether you want to shake it all night to the beats of hand-picked guest DJs or relax by the pool against the stunning backdrop of the San Diego skyline, the Andaz's The Rooftop by STK has you covered. Ramp it up a notch and order bottle service delivered to your private cabana.

Where: 600 F St, San Diego, CA 92101

SummerSalt Rooftop Bar and Lounge

Hosting some of the hottest events in town, the SummerSalt Rooftop Bar and Lounge at the Palomar San Diego lets you rock the night away, cool off in the pool, or relax while sipping their signature cocktails.

Where: 1047 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

LOUNGEsix

Located on the fourth floor of Kimpton's Hotel Solamar in downtown San Diego, LOUNGEsix is a rooftop oasis where sexy singles sip fresh fruit cocktails and lounge by a sparkling pool and roaring fire pits.

Where: 616 J St., San Diego, CA 92101

Float

Nestled in an oasis-like setting atop the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, Float has it all: the fire pits and pool, the gorgeous views, amazing cocktails, copious amounts of flat-screens, non-stop action, and private cabanas.

Where: 207 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Level 9 Rooftop Bar

It's not stuffy or exclusive but it is vibrant, delicious and offers quite a few indulgences for those who make their way up to Level 9 atop Hotel Indigo. It's actually the picture-perfect place to begin a night out on the town, because nothing goes better with cocktails and conversation than a stunning sunset over San Diego.

Where: 509 9th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Glass Door

Sitting atop the Porto Vista Hotel, Glass Door offers an assortment of craft cocktails and beers to complement a full menu of seafood and other cuisine, inspired by the worldly flavors of Europe and Asia - served with a panoramic view of the San Diego Marina.

Where: 1835 Columbia St., San Diego, CA 92101

Kettner Exchange

Little Italy's only open-air rooftop lounge offers a unique variety of libations including boutique wines, craft and classic cocktail decanters and self-serve beer taps located right inside private cabanas.

Where: 2001 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101

Fairweather

Nestled in the East Village above the Rare Form Restaurant & Delicatessen, Fairweather's patio bar pays homage to San Diego's amazing climate with "drinks from sunny places" including daiquiris and piña coladas and mai tais and zombies.

Where: 793 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Bertrand at Mister A's

For an elegant rooftop experience, Bertrand at Mister A's offers panoramic views of Downtown, Balboa Park and San Diego Bay. Known for good food, old-school sophistication and a great happy-hour, Mr. A's is a fine spot to enjoy a romantic night out.

Where: 2550 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

Rustic Root

Farm fresh local food paired with a unique menu of craft cocktails served atop the Gaslamp Quarter's only rooftop restaurant.

Where: 535 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

The Nolen

Take-in panoramic views of downtown, the Coronado Bay Bridge and Petco Park while sipping on a craft cocktail and nibbling on comfort food-inspired plates with a selection of greens, flatbreads and snacks.

Where: 453 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

BY THE BEACH

George's at the Cove

Considered one of the region's best rooftop dining locales, grab a bite alfresco at the Ocean Terrace & Bar overlooking the picturesque La Jolla Cove. House specialties include a range of unique vodka infusions and new twists on the traditional, like the California Caipirinha.

Where: 1250 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037

Catania San Diego

Located on the top floor of the redesigned La Plaza center in La Jolla, Cantania San Diego dishes-up authentic Italian coastal cuisine, Italian-Inspired cocktails and fine wines in a relaxed, yet elevated setting featuring panoramic ocean views of La Jolla Cove.

Where: 7863 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037

Cannonball

Besides the delicious California cuisine, Pacific Rim influences and sushi, this oceanfront restaurant is serving up one of the best views in Mission Beach. Sip on refreshing seasonally-inspired beach craft cocktails while soaking up the essence of this bustling, beautiful San Diego beach.

Where: 3105 Ocean Front Walk, San Diego, CA 92190

Amplified Ale Works

An ocean-view gastropub and craft brewery serving fresh Mediterranean-inspired dishes alongside craft beer and wine.

Where: 771 Pacific Beach Dr, San Diego, CA 92109


If these are not enough, you can escape to one of San Diego’s underground speakeasy’s or sexy lounges.

Find a place to stay

Book online or call 1-800-350-6205 to speak with a local expert

Related Articles and Features

Deals just for you

Activities

Camping Discount Code

Lake Jennings
Valid: Feb 14 - ongoing

10% off any camping reservation at Lake Jennings.

Accommodation

Pet Friendly Package at the Bristol Hotel

Bristol Hotel
Valid: Mar 6 - ongoing

The Bristol is a pet friendly hotel in San Diego where you and your pet will feel right at home.

Bars

Taco Tuesdays

Meze Greek Fusion
Valid: Mar 6 - ongoing

$3 Bottled Beers $5 Drafts & Well drinks

Events to check out

Event

Big Bay Boom!

Jul 4, 2017

The Big Bay Boom July 4th Fireworks Show is back, promising another spectacular display over San Diego Bay. Fireworks will be discharged simultaneously from barges placed strategically around the Bay...

Event

Comic-Con International: San Diego

Jul 20 - Jul 23, 2017

Comic-Con ® International  is the largest comics and pop culture event in the United States, attracting thousands of artists, celebrities and fans of comic books, movie memorabilia and all...

Event

2017 Annual Over The Line Tourney

Jul 8 - Jul 16, 2017

San Diego's beach softball Over the Line Tournament is played by men and women into their 80's and is one of the last pure Southern California traditions.

Stay in touch

Sign up to receive the latest news, events, and updates about San Diego. Our monthly and weekly newsletters will keep you informed about the latest and greatest happenings in the destination.

Sign Up

Visitor planning guide

For the ultimate guide to planning your San Diego vacation, view and download the San Diego Visitor Planning Guide, packed with useful information that will help you plan the perfect San Diego getaway.

Read More

Partners

Explore

Plan

Stay

Follow Us

Language:

English | Change Language

Select your country or region

ChinaGermanyGreat BritainJapanMexicoKoreaSwitzerlandBrazilFranceAustraliaCanada USA

Or use Google Translate

Afrikaans Albanian Arabic Belarusian Bulgarian Catalan Croatian Czech Danish Deutsch Español Estonian Filipino Finnish Francais Galician Greek Haitian-Creole Hebrew Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Korean Latvian Lithuanian Macedonian Malay Maltese Nederlands Norwegian Persian Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Serbian Slovak Slovenian Swahili Swedish Telugu Thai Turkish Ukranian Vietnamese Welsh Yiddish