Top Night Clubs in San Diego

Top Night Clubs in San Diego
Thanks to San Diego's warm weather, the nightlife in the city not only features typical indoor clubs with state-of-the art sound systems and DJs spinning hits, but it also allows for some outdoor options--like dancing on rooftops or at beach bars. There are even some great places for dancing to Latin music. If you're an outdoor enthusiast who's looking for the top nightclubs in San Diego, look no further than these four vibrant venues that always draw crowds.


Located in downtown San Diego in the Gaslamp Quarter, this club has been a top hotspot since 1999. It has even accumulated a list of Best Nightclub and Best Dance Club awards. You'll find a packed dance floor and top-name international DJs in the main room, which is known as Onyx. There's also a second room called THIN that is ultra contemporary and features unique sensory experiences along with couture cocktails. Live jazz is offered on Tuesdays, and you'll find hip-hop, top 40 and house music featured on Thursday through Saturday.

852 5th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 235-6699


This Gaslamp Quarter club is located in an old warehouse. The exterior is reminiscent of the time the area was known as a red light district. However, inside Stingaree is a stylish, state-of-the-art nightclub. It consists of three stories and boasts a floor-to-ceiling waterfall, along with a gorgeous rooftop area. Dark Nights is a popular ongoing event that's held every Friday on the rooftop.

454 Sixth Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 544-9500

Blue Agave

Ever wanted to cha-cha to salsa, merengue or bachata music? The Blue Agave is known for its Latin dance scene, and the club even offers free lessons until 10 p.m. A live salsa band performs every Friday night. You can strut your stuff on the indoor dance floor or let loose outdoors on the patio. Located inland near San Diego State University, the Blue Agave is not the most upscale club, but the atmosphere is exuberant and you'll appreciate the cheap drinks.

Blue Agave
6608 Mission Gorge Rd.
San Diego, CA 92120
(619) 521-3194

Club Tremors at Pacific Beach Bar & Grill

During the day, the Pacific Beach Bar & Grill serves up delicious salads, burgers and pizza. At night, it becomes a cool nightclub and outdoor lounge known as Club Tremors. The two-level dance floor is always packed because DJs are known for playing classic dance favorites and top 40 hits. Taco Tuesday is a popular weekly event, and live entertainment is featured on Sunday nights.

Club Tremors
860 Garnet Ave.
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 272-7278

Article Written By Yvonne Newman

Based in Las Vegas, Yvonne Newman spent 16 years writing for one of the city's popular visitors' guides. She has covered a variety of topics, including travel, shopping, sports and the arts. Newman is currently working on a book about tea houses. She earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Nevada and a master's degree in Anglo-Irish literature from Trinity College.

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