For a modern and unique experience, head to The Nolen rooftop bar and lounge in the historic Gaslamp Quarter. With panoramic views of the San Diego skyline, this newly renovated bar atop the Courtyard San Diego Gaslamp Hotel offers original cocktails and, during Sunday brunch, you can prepare your own mimosas. Despite its foreboding name, my favorite is Bermuda Doom, but you can find a drink you'll love, as well as a thoughtful bar menu at The Nolen. With only a few walk-in spots available, make a reservation so you don't miss out on a chance to enjoy a quiet getaway from the bustle of the city center. For an exclusive and intimate experience, Noble Experiment is the perfect speakeasy hidden in a beautiful restaurant.
Located in the historic Gaslamp Quarter, this secret bar is accessible through a door hidden near a wall of barrels. Inside you will find a wall of skulls and white booths on one side that overlooks an elegant bar. Small in space but large in ambience, the waiters prepare you a personalized cocktail after asking you a few questions. Make sure to reserve your spot in advance to fully enjoy your stay. If you're looking for an exotic oasis in the center of San Diego's Little Italy district, False Idol is the place to go.
This Tiki-themed speakeasy is hidden behind a walk-in cooler in the modern gastropub Craft & Commerce. With Polynesian elements of fire and ice decorating every inch, you can enjoy a fun and casual environment in which rum plays an important role in the drinks menu. Whether you want a traditional drink or want to try something unique, False Idol has it all. With only 40 seats, make sure to reserve your spot and enjoy having the waiters wait for you at your table instead of ordering at the bar. The Grass Skirt takes tiki and speakeasy to a whole new level.
Located in Pacific Beach, this Polynesian-inspired bar is accessible through a freezer located in The Good Poke. Here you can enjoy exotic cocktails surrounded by torches, hula dancers, and giant tiki carvings. For those who prefer whiskey over rum, Aero Club Bar is the place to go. Located near the airport, this bar offers not only whiskey but also traditional cocktails and draft beer. If you're looking for vegan food and death metal music, Kindred is your spot.
This cheerful and eccentric bar offers great cocktails and vegan food with death metal music playing in the background. With a great selection of seasonal cocktails and year-round favorites, you can always find something new to try at Kindred. I enjoy the fruity Spinal Tap all year round and look forward to White Noise with vodka when winter rolls around. San Diego is renowned as “the craft beer capital of the United States” with more than 150 breweries, microbreweries, and breweries living in the county. The combination of local breweries and Comic-Con crowd is an ideal match.
Altitude is located atop the San Diego Marriott in Gaslamp Quarter offering signature cocktails and small plate menu in its award-winning lounge. But locals (and wise visitors) also know that this position on the tip of the earth offers amazing views of the San Diego skyline and Pacific Ocean. San Diego chefs are now designing menus to pair beers or meals with local beers. The calendar of events is updated frequently throughout Comic-Con International show so stay tuned for information about parties and fan meetings that take place during the week as many are open to public. Whether spending days enjoying water pastimes available at Mission Bay Water Park or exploring inland offerings; San Diego won't disappoint.
If visiting early May don't miss out on district's annual Art Festival featuring live art demonstrations, musical performances and local beer & food vendors. GoCar Tours-San Diego has fleet of three-wheeled convertible mini-cars for two people each with GPS-guided tour of downtown San Diego & surrounding areas. Mission Bay & San Diego Bay adorn city's outskirts like shimmering jewels; Mission Bay water park is centerpiece of everything. The Waverly is cheerful beachside restaurant with cocktail menu prepared by some of best bartenders in San Diego. Much area surrounding San Diego Convention Center will be completely in Comic-Con mode throughout show but there are few local landmarks to visit for complete experience. Craft beer brewing has become popular in San Diego with more than 85 craft breweries across region.
Chula Vista Brewery opened in response to lack of breweries in neighborhood & focuses on creating comfortable & welcoming environment to enjoy quality craft beers.