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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

RoofTop600

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 RoofTop600 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

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.

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