The 12 Best Night Clubs in San Diego
1. FLUXX Nightclub
Fluxx is one of the popular nightclubs in San Diego. It is a high-end dance club whose theme and vibe keep changing periodically to ensure that people have a unique and amazing experience every time they visit. The interior features a beautiful chandelier and an adult-size treehouse which even has its own bar! They offer a VIP experience and also host private parties and craft beer festivals. Sandals, athletic wear, shorts, ball caps and baggy clothes are not permitted.
Cover Charge: $ 20 - $ 30Drinks Charge: $ 15 - $ 18 for cocktails and $ 400 + for premium liquor bottles
Genres of Music played: They usually play a mix of EDM, Hip Hop and Top 40 but it also depends on the guest/DJ on the given night.Location: 500 Fourth Ave
Hours: 9 pm to 2 am on Thursdays to SundaysClosed from Monday – Wednesday
2. Bassmnt San Diego
Situated in the Gaslamp Quarter of the city, this night club is in the heart of the city’s nightlife district. This place is popular specifically for their EDM genre music but they also have a separate room which features hip hop and other genres. They have three bars and a separate smoking lounge too. They offer VIP service and you can also reserve your name on the guest list. The venue does get crowded pretty quick so make sure you go early to ensure that you’re allowed in. The dress code is casual but don’t wear shorts or hats.
Cover Charge: $ 20 - $ 40Drinks
Charge: $ 9 - $ 15
Genres of Music they play: EDM and Hip Hop
Location: 919 E 4th St suite 100
Hours: 9:30 pm to 2 am on Fridays and Saturdays, Closed from Sundays – Thursdays
3. Onyx Room Nightclub
Featuring two underground levels, this nightclub is truly one-of-a-kind. Being one of the best in San Diego if not the best, the place has amazing music accompanied with world-class service. They feature both local and internationally-renowned artists and play over 4 genres of music. The kind of the crowd this place attracts is the most unique feature of this nightclub. They also host many different themed parties! Be appropriately dressed and don’t wear athletic wear or sneakers.
Cover Charge: $ 10 - $ 30
Genres of Music they play: EDM, Hip Hop, Top 40, jazz and old-school
Location: 852 Fifth AveHours: 9 pm to 3 am on Fridays, 9 pm to 2 am on Saturdays, Closed from Sundays – Thursdays
Featuring stunningly decorated interiors, this underground night club has amazing light and sound systems. It has a 6,000 square-foot venue and its subterranean location gives it an enigmatic feel with a prominently positioned DJ booth where talented local artists spin their beats. They also offer bottle service and also have a VIP lounge. The bar only accepts cash and make sure you avoid dressing casually.
Cover Charge: $ 5 - $ 25Drinks
Charge: $ 10 - $ 20
Genres of Music they play: R&B, Hip Hop, Reggae
Location: 526 F St
Hours: 11 am to 3 pm on Mondays to Thursdays, 9 pm to 2 am on Fridays to Sundays
5. Spin Nightclub
This nightclub has a large dance floor and is open till 4 am and hence it is a perfect place for an after party. It has 3 levels, 2 dance floors, kinetic lighting, lasers and an open-air roof deck which offers beautiful views of the city. They also keep their kitchen open late so that you can satisfy your cravings. Artists like David Guetta, Chris Cox, Kaskade and many other talented local DJs play here.
Cover Charge: $ 20 - $ 40Drinks
Charge: $ 7 - $ 11 for Cocktails and $ 300 + for Bottles
Genres of Music they play: They mostly play EDM
Location: 2028 Hancock St
Hours: 10 pm to 4 am on Fridays and Saturdays
6. Whiskey Girl
This place has parties and events almost every night! They feature talented artists, amazing food, drinks and bottle service. They also host parties, bachor/Ettes and corporate events.
Food Charges: $ 6 - $ 20
Location: 702 Fifth Ave
Hours: 11 am to 10 pm
7. Pacers Showgirls International
A Gentleman’s club situated in San Diego, this venue has beautiful entertainers, cigars and the best liquors which ensure that you will have the best experience! They host many different themed events and also have other adult competitions and entertainment, all in a sophisticated way. They also provide transportation in the form of a limo party bus which adds to your fun!
Food Charges: $ 2 - $ 12Drink
Charges: $ 6 - $ 15 and $ 300 + for Bottle Service
Location: 3334 Midway Dr
Hours: 5 pm to 10 pm on Mondays – Fridays, 1 pm to 10 pm on Saturdays and Sundays
8. The Tipsy Crow
The Tipsy Crow has three different levels, The Main which has a pub-like feel to it and they serve signature cocktails, craft beers and delicious food. The Underground has a dance floor and is also the venue for the Gaslamp Comedy Shows and live music. The Lounge is a sophisticated and lush hangout place which is perfect for private celebrations. The dress code is strict so don’t wear hats, athleisure, pyjamas, baggy clothes or shower sandals. They have many offers on their drinks too!
Cover Charge: $ 10 on Fridays and Saturdays
Food Charges: $ 8 -15Drink
Charges: $ 6 - $ 20
Location: 770 Fifth Ave
Hours: 3 pm to 2 am Everyday
9. Bang Bang
The venue is situated in Gaslamp District and is an Asian inspired place offering an Asian-fusion cuisine which pairs perfectly with the cocktails that they serve. They have three different spaces and have enough space for birthday parties, corporate events and other gatherings. The interiors are stunning, eye-catching and also feature tributes to Bruce Lee, Hello Kitty and Godzilla! Avoid dressing casually and dress to impress.
Food Charge: $ 9 - $ 40
Cover Charge: $ 20 - $ 30
Drinks Charge: $ 12 - $ 16 and $ 350 + for the bottle service
Genres of Music they play: EDM, Deep House, Minimalist Techno and other genres too depending on the DJ.
Location: 526 Market St
Hours: 5 pm to 10 pm on Wednesdays – Thursdays, 5 pm to 2 am on Fridays to Saturdays
10. Belly Up Tavern
An award-winning nightspot, this place opened in 1974 and has a very casual vibe, features up-and-coming as well as established legends! They host many different shows, events and live music too. You have to purchase your tickets online or at the ticket booth on the site. Make sure you book your tickets beforehand. You can wear whatever you want but just make sure you wear good shoes.
Cover Charge: The cover changes according to the event so make sure to check the website.
Location: 143 S Cedros Ave, Solana Beach
Hours: 12:30 pm to 6 pm Every Day
11. Oxford Social Club
Located in the heart of Gaslamp District, this boutique nightclub has some of the best service and features. They have conceptual lighting along with tastefully decorated interiors and carefully curated drinks which truly uplift your experience here. They also have a photo booth and the venue is one of the youngest night spots in the Gaslamp District. Make sure you dress appropriately as this is one of the more fancier places.
Cover Charge: $ 20 - $ 30
Drink Charges: $ 10 - $ 15 and $ 400 + for Bottles
Genres of Music they play: Top 40, Hip Hop and EDM
Location: 435 Fifth Ave
Hours: 10 pm to 2 am on Thursday to Saturdays
12. San Diego Club Crawl
This is the best rated club crawl in the city and is perfect for international and local club crawlers as it is a cost-efficient way to enjoy a spectacular night out. They have an average size of 50-100+ people in each group. They include clubs like Fluxx, Parq, Sidebar and Bassmnt. They keep an eye out for new and upcoming nightclubs and keep changing their club crawl venues to make sure that it is eventful each time. You get to visit 4 different clubs at the price of one and also get discounted drinks at some of the venues. They also arrange private club crawls for birthdays and other events. The tickets are limited so make sure you book your tickets in advance.
Ticket Price: $ 30
Location: 628 Fifth Ave, San Diego
You will definitely have an amazing time in San Diego but make sure to be responsible too. Research where, when and how to go to places before you head out the door and don’t forget to dress your best!