Whether it’s a warm summer’s
eve or time to take in a sunset,
enjoy these spots for drinks
with a view
This high-perched wraparound patio offers views of downtown, Point Loma and the
yacht-filled harbors. Sip a burnt orange old-fashioned or Thai gimlet while watching the
planes land and the sun set.
It’s an all-around elevated experience at this rooftop stunner with its striking architecture, cozy fire pits, progressive small-batch cocktails and inspiring views of downtown,
the Coronado Bridge and Petco Park.
A favorite tiki bar since the 1950s, this bayside gem has a giant deck and its own dock, so
you can arrive by sea and enjoy mai tais and pupus.
This Little Italy perch
has private cabanas,
swinging daybeds and
great views of downtown,
to enjoy with well-crafted
libations and delish eats
like bigeye tuna tacos.
Try a tableside pitcher of
Deb’s Coconut Margaritas, or
a horchata old-fashioned with
tequila infused with Mexican
cinnamon and vanilla beans at
this massive outdoor bar that
sports the best views of downtown San Diego.
SUN DECK BAR & GRILL
Overlooking one of America’s
finest beaches, this cocktail
lounge at the iconic Hotel del
Coronado calls for a Some
Like It Hot Margarita, a nod
to the Marilyn Monroe flick
that was shot here. Enjoy cozy
fire pits, live music and Yappy
Hour on Sunday afternoons.
This new Pacific Beach hangout hosts a nonstop party with
five bars, big screens, a deck
with fire pits and live DJs in a
dance club scene.
Carlsbad’s most vibrant spot is the
Tamarack View Deck, where you can
order up cheese and charcuterie
boards, sip slushy frosé (frozen rosé)
and enjoy the ocean breeze. There’s
tasty barbecue and a bounty of
local brews, too.
KITCHEN & BAR
This striking alfresco lounge at
Hotel Republic has great city
views, bottomless mimosa brunch,
yoga classes, sunset happy hours,
cocktails in cabanas and fire pit social
mingling under the stars at night.