There’s nothing quite like tossing back a beer or sipping flavorful wine while under the brilliant pinks, oranges, and blues of a classic San Diego sunset. Swing by one of San Diego’s best rooftop bars and get a better understanding of why we’re okay paying sky-high rent prices.
A highlight of San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood is Kettner Exchange. It’s just around the corner from a few cheap Little Italy hotels, has a uniquely nautical vibe and high-powered telescope, and offers some seriously creative cocktails like the Artichoke Hold, Chartreuse Swizzle, and the Que Onda.
Offering an amazing view of the San Diego Marina, Glass Door sets a new standard for rooftop bars. Their menu offers just about every type of seafood that swims in the ocean, one-of-a-kind craft cocktails, and their panorama is truly unbeatable.
The rooftop bar of Hotel Solamar, a premier Gaslamp Quarter hotel, offers everything from a pool and cabanas to fire pits. You’ll be transported to a tropical paradise right in the middle of San Diego. Try the Red Queen, it’s a local favorite made with Bombay sapphire and jasmine tea syrup.
Altitude Sky Lounge
The breathtaking view from 22 floors up is only one of the perks of the Altitude Sky Lounge. In addition to a well-stocked bar and a rotating door of private DJs, you’ll also have the chance to participate in themed nights, upscale parties and other “to-do” events.
SummerSalt Rooftop Pool and Lounge
With creative cocktails and a fun, youthful crowd, SummerSalt is the place to see and be seen in San Diego. It even offers a pool for an evening soak, though you might want to wait 30 minutes after downing one of their special tequila mixes!
Part bar, part club, the Wood is where you’ll want to go to enjoy drinks, dancing and all other kinds of daytime or late-night fun. Located in Pacific Beach, the attire is casual with plenty of bikinis and board shorts roaming around in the warm weather.
When you’re throwing a few bathing suits in your luggage, don’t forget to add one or two nicer items—most of these places have a swanky vibe once the sun goes down. You also don’t want to forget to book a cheap hotel in Downtown San Diego, like the Pacific Inn Hotel & Suites. Our discounts and great, low rates means more money in your pocket for the fun stuff. We also keep fresh coffee and tea brewing 24/7, offer free Wi-Fi, and just recently remodeled our rooms to maximize space and comfort. Call 1-800-571-2933 to speak with a Reservation Manager for more information on rates and availability.