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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.  

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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.

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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.

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Downtown After Sundown

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The Bachelor Viewing Party

Mar 2 - ongoing

BAEsic Mondays are BACK in the Tipsy Crow lounge! Watch the Bachelor & Bachelorette with fellow Bachelor Nation fans every Monday night in the Tipsy Crow lounge.

Join us for our weekly viewing parties, where we will have:
• Hosted appetizers (while supplies last)
• Captain Morgan cocktails
• Wine specials
• Gift Card Raffles (including lululemon, SEPHORA + Victoria’s Secret!)

We’ll see YOU at the Tipsy Crow. Yoga pants encouraged!

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Doug Loves Movies: Comic Con Edition

Jul 18, 2018

Comedian Doug Benson ("Super High Me" and Comedy Central's "The High Court") hosts a podcast where he talks to his hilarious special surprise guests about his first love…movies! To have a chance at winning some prizes, bring a movie themed name tag!

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Christopher Titus

Aug 2 - Aug 4, 2018

Comedian Christopher Titus brings his newest show AMERIGEDDON to theaters across the country. Employing what he's labeled “hard funny,” Titus has released seven ninety-minute albums in as many years. He has six one-hour comedy specials currently running on Comedy Central, and his seventh special, BORN WITH A DEFECT, premiered in 2017. Known for leaving no stone unturned, especially within his own life and family, Titus takes his audience on a 90-minute ride that will leave them exhausted from laughter. To see one of Christopher Titus' shows is to love him. Titus is currently performing his newest show in sold out theaters across the country. He also formed Combustion Films, a production company which produced his last three specials and most recently a full-length film called SPECIAL UNIT, released in 2017.

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Madeleine Peyroux

May 28, 2018

Madeleine Peyroux, and American Jazz singer, songwriter has been compared vocally to Billy Holiday. Come join Madeleine Peyroux in a tight trio configuration of voice, guitar and bass–a concert that is a musical anthology of her nearly 20-year career.

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