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
San Diego's

Nightlife Scene

The Hottest Party on the West Coast

It's Time to Party

Follow the music to San Diego, where the nightlife is one of the most buzzing scenes on the West Coast. The nightclubs are bumping with world-class DJs, the craft cocktails are true works of art and dance floors are filled with people soaking up the bright vibes of San Diego after sundown. It all starts in the Gaslamp Quarter with 16 walkable blocks packed with over 180 restaurants, 50 bars and 10 nightclubs.  But the good times are rolling throughout the city, from sunset to sunrise and back again. The party is on in San Diego and you're invited.  

Omnia Nightclub San Diego

Nightclubs

After an afternoon at the beach or touring San Diego, a night on the town can cap off the perfect day. The heart of San Diego's nightlife action is found in Downtown's lively Gaslamp Quarter. Here, 16 walkable city blocks are filled with rooftop bars, hot nightclubs boasting celebrity DJ's, moody jazz clubs and happening restaurants spilling out onto the sidewalk. Many of the clubs feature live music or stage shows with themes ranging from flamenco dance to burlesque. In other parts of the county, you'll also find iconic rock clubs, intimate concert venues, and a host of opportunities to get out and party.

>See where the action is

Couple having fun at Gaslamp bar in San Diego CA

Bars

San Diego's bar scene offers a delectable variety of flavors and vibes. From casual dives and lively pubs, to sultry wine bars, exclusive speakeasies and coveted tequila tastings, you're sure to find a bar stool or private booth that fits your mood and spirit.

> Find out more

Find a place to stay

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

Discover Board

What's Hot|
What's On|

Downtown After Sundown

Follow the music to San Diego, where the nightlife is one of the most buzzing scenes on the West Coast

Discover

Ultimate Night Downtown

The definitive list of all the spots you should hit

Discover

4 Intimate Clubs for Live Music

Dimly lit local dives with exciting live music

Discover

Dan Soder

Oct 18 - Oct 20, 2018

Dan Soder is a New York City based comedian and actor who’s best known as ‘Mafee’ on the hit Showtime Billions series. He has a new Half Hour Special on Netflix’s “The Standups”. His first hour-long stand-up special, Not Special premiered last year on Comedy Central. Other credits include: Comedy Central’s Half Hour, Conan, Inside Amy Schumer, and @midnight. Dan also hosts Sirius XM’s The Bonfire with Big Jay Oakerson, every Monday and Wednesday at 6pm ET

Discover

San Diego Monster Bash

Oct 27, 2018

Enter a world of immorality at the annual Monster Bash where haunted souls can run wild, rules can be broken and sinners can live freely on Halloween Night, all with a new WCKD twist.

Discover

Finesse Mitchell

Oct 25 - Oct 27, 2018

Finesse Mitchell is a multi-faceted actor, comedian and author. Most recently, Mitchell starred in the Showtime series, "Roadies", directed by Cameron Crowe and produced by J.J. Abrams. He also appeared opposite Charlie Sheen, Tiffany Haddish in the Crackle movie "Mad Families.”


Mitchell is best known for his three-year run on Saturday Night Live, creating hilarious characters like "Starrkeisha" and impersonating actor Morgan Freeman and rapper 50 Cent. He has also appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with host Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers, and starred in the hit urban movie, 'Who's Your Caddy'. Mitchell can also be seen on the Disney Channel's hit show A.N.T. Farm which also streams on Netflix where he plays Officer Darryl Parks, aka "China's Dad".



Discover

Todd Glass

Sep 27 - Sep 29, 2018

Todd Glass (Born Kendall Todd Glass) is an American comedian from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a contestant on the second and third seasons of NBC's Last Comic Standing and has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, the Sarah Silverman Program, Mr. Show with Bob and David, and his own Comedy Central Presents special. Todd also does a podcast titled Comedy And Everything Else with fellow comedian Jimmy Dore and Stefane Zamorano. Todd released a CD of live standup called Vintage Todd Glass and Other Crap and is also featured on the two CD set Comedy Death-Ray, a compilation of various stand-up comedians recorded at the UCB theater in Los Angeles, California.

 

Discover

What's Hot

Downtown After Sundown

Discover

Ultimate Night Downtown

Discover

4 Intimate Clubs for Live Music

Discover

What's On

Dan Soder

Oct 18 - Oct 20, 2018
Discover

San Diego Monster Bash

Oct 27, 2018
Discover

Finesse Mitchell

Oct 25 - Oct 27, 2018
Discover

Todd Glass

Sep 27 - Sep 29, 2018
Discover

Deals just for you

Event Planners

10% Off 2018 San Diego Zombie Crawl Pass

Gaslamp Event Management (GEM) - Club VIP SD - Downtown Dolls
Valid: May 22 - ongoing

GET 10% OFF to the Annual San Diego Zombie Crawl, Fri. Oct 26 + Sat. Oct 27 + Wed. Oct 31 SanDiegoZombieCrawl.NightOut.com Join us at the San Diego Zombie Crawl in Downtown San...

Venues

Enjoy 20% Discount Off Your Food Bill

Cafe Sevilla
Valid: Aug 20 - ongoing

 Cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions or used on holidays or holiday weekends. Present this offer to your server to redeem. 

Venues

Cruise Ship Passenger Offer

Cafe Sevilla
Valid: Aug 20, 2018 - ongoing

Present your cruise card to receive 20% off your food bill OR a complimentary tapa (up to $12, limit 1 per table). Cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions or used on holidays or holiday...

Related Articles and Features

Explore San DiegoAfter Dark

Bars

Nightclubs

Music

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

Explore

Plan

Stay

Follow Us

Language:

English | Change Language

Select your country or region

China FlagChinaGermany FlagGermanyGreat Britain FlagGreat BritainJapan FlagJapanMexico FlagMexicoKorea FlagKoreaSwitzerland FlagSwitzerlandBrazil FlagBrazilFrance FlagFranceAustralia FlagAustraliaCanada FlagCanada 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