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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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Pure Project Doughnut & Beer Pairing w/ The Goods

Nov 7, 2021

START YOUR SUNDAY MORNING OFF RIGHT....WITH DOUGHNUTS & BEER!


Pure Project has joined forces with our Carlsbad neighbors over at The Goods to bring you a San Diego Beer Week Treat: Doughnuts & Beers! Join us on Sunday, November 7th at any of our taproom locations (Vista, Carlsbad, Miramar, & Balboa Park) to indulge in this decadent pairing.

 

BUY TICKETS: https://shop.purebrewing.org/collections/beer/products/doughnut-beer-pairing-11-7-2021

 

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Belly Up & Casbah Present Elder Island, Clavvs

Nov 27, 2021

Not on the e-mail list for Presales? CLICK HERE to sign up to be a Music Box VIP and you will never miss a chance to grab tickets before they go on sale to the general public again!

Genre: electronic

Ticket Price: $22 advanced / $22 day of show

PARKING: Street parking and paid lot parking available.

TABLE RESERVATION / VIP: vip@musicboxsd.com / (619) 836-1847

STALK US: Twitter + Instagram: @MusicBoxSD | facebook.com/MusicBoxSD | MusicBoxSD.com | Music Box (619) 795-1337.

BOX OFFICE HOURS Monday - Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm

MUSIC BOX IS STANDING ROOM ONLY UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

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La Luz, Tropa Magica

Nov 11, 2021

Not on the e-mail list for Presales? CLICK HERE to sign up to be a Music Box VIP and you will never miss a chance to grab tickets before they go on sale to the general public again!

Genre: pop

Ticket Price: $20 advanced / $20 day of show

PARKING: Street parking and paid lot parking available.

TABLE RESERVATION / VIP: vip@musicboxsd.com / (619) 836-1847

STALK US: Twitter + Instagram: @MusicBoxSD | facebook.com/MusicBoxSD | MusicBoxSD.com | Music Box (619) 795-1337.

BOX OFFICE HOURS Monday - Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm

MUSIC BOX IS STANDING ROOM ONLY UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

No persons under the age of eighteen (18) years shall be permitted at any time into the designated entertainment area(s) whenever entertainment is provided unless such person is accompanied by their parent, spouse,

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2021 Halloween at San Diego Zombie Crawl

Oct 28 - Oct 31, 2021

San Diego's #1 Halloween Club Celebration is back this October with 3 days of costume insanity, DJ, live music, dining and entertainment!  

SDZC - San Diego Zombie Crawl is the most visitor-friendly way to experience the award-winning nightlife and dining the historic Gaslamp Quarter is famous for.

Your ticket includes a self-guided party hop to downtown San Diego's favorite haunts (all within walking distance from each other), an Opening Party at American Junkie, Free Cover to Participating Bars, Welcome Shots, Extended Happy Hour and more treats! Save on pre-sale tickets, book your flights, plan your costume and experience Halloween again with your fellow night crawlers!  

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Restaurants

Kids Play Free at Tavern+Bowl East Village

Tavern+Bowl East Village
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2021

Tavern and Bowl is your dining and entertainment alternative, bar none. With an extensive menu, sports packages, bowling lanes, and a fun and upbeat atmosphere, there’s no doubt that the...

Venues

LPM Military Monday!

Liberty Public Market
Valid: Aug 16 - ongoing

ALL active military service members received discounts across ALL of Liberty Public Market! Thank you to those who serve!!

Venues

Kids Eat Free

Tin Roof
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2021

Kids eat free with purchase of adult entree. Dine in only. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Valid at the Tin Roof San Diego location only. 

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