We don’t have to recommend spending time at a beach bar — we already know you will. We just want to make sure you see some of the best San Diego has to offer, so the staff at the San Diego Pacific Inn has handpicked 4 favorites to start.
1. Lahaina Beach House
Order a pitcher of cold beer and relax with friends after a day on the beach at this charming bar-slash-restaurant. The drink selection includes an assortment of tequila delights, and there’s also a patio where you can sit, enjoy your beverage, and watch the sunset. Keep in mind it’s cash only here and it can definitely get packed.
Try: The burritos and fish tacos get rave reviews.
Just blocks from the sand (and about 10 minutes from cheap hotels by the SAN airport), this rustic bar attracts a diverse crowd that ranges from college partygoers to gray-haired perpetual adolescents at heart. There are plenty of TVs for catching up on sports when you’re not people watching, and the beers are cold, the popcorn is free (should you need to get something in your stomach between refills), and prices are reasonable.
Try: The theme nights, including karaoke night and trivia night.
3. Firehouse American Eatery and Lounge
Although this local favorite is currently closed for renovations, it should be opening any day now. Firehouse is a previous “Best Beach Bar” winner, and will be serving up an all-new cocktail menu, delicious food, and tunes from top local DJs both inside and on the rooftop.
Try: Everything! The food and beverage menus will be brand new.
4. Guava Beach Bar and Grill
If you want to catch some of the game while taking a break from the beach, this sports bar is definitely the place to be when not riding the waves or soaking up rays. The service is friendly and there is a dartboard, pool table, and giant Jenga. The decent happy hour specials provide an added incentive to stop here.
Try: You can’t go wrong with some wings topped and a Bionic Beaver to wash it down.
Ready to spend a little time in the San Diego sun? We thought so! Give us a call at 1-800-571-2933 and reserve a hotel room in the San Diego Gaslamp Quarter today! As our guest, you can take advantage of our stellar location, flexible dates, and super-low rates! We look forward to hearing from you!