There’s no shortage of nightlife in downtown San Diego, but this doesn’t always mean hitting the clubs and bars. From exciting eateries to comedy clubs and venues, you’ll have no trouble staying busy on the weekends or coming up with something new to do with friends. Whether you’re visiting the area or are thinking about purchasing real estate in Columbia District San Diego, here are six of the best destinations for late night fun in the downtown area.
There are plenty of fun eateries in downtown to grab a late-night snack. One of the most popular is Searsucker in the Gaslamp Quarter. Searsucker bills itself as a social dining experience, and it lives up to the hype with a lounge and DJ combined with its signature late-night menu. On Fridays and Saturdays, Searsucker stays open until 1am and serves mouth-watering treats like duck fat fries and Philly meatballs.
2. Field Irish Pub
Let loose and experience something new at the Field Irish Pub in the Gaslamp Quarter. This authentic Irish Pub offers tasty Irish specialties like lamb shepherd’s pie, Guinness beef stew, and boxty, but it’s also a great entertainment destination. Stop in for live music and Irish dancing several nights a week.
3. False Idol
If you’re looking for a fun night but a little slower than the Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy is the place to be. False Idol is a creative Polynesian-themed speakeasy in Little Italy that will transport you to a tropical destination. As soon as you walk in, you’re greeted with tropical tunes and festive décor. False Idol is a great place to catch up with friends over a colorful cocktail.
4. Mad House Comedy Club
There’s no better way to let loose and have fun with friends than a late night out at a comedy club. Downtown San Diego is home to one of the best in the area: The Mad House Comedy Club, which features local and national comedians plus open mics every night if you’re feeling adventurous. There’s also a kitchen serving up classics like cheeseburgers, steak, tacos, and drinks. You can find the Mad House in the Gaslamp Quarter off 1st Street.
5. Onyx Room
The Onyx Room is one of downtown San Diego’s hottest nightclubs with world-class DJs and music genres ranging from 80s and hip-hop to electronic, party rock, and mash-ups. Located in the Gaslamp district, the Onyx Room has fun theme nights like Rumba Lounge Fridays to help you break away from the daily grind and unwind with friends.
6. The Casbah
The Casbah is the ultimate destination for checking out local and national indie and alternative rock acts. This intimate music venue in Little Italy has a nonstop schedule of concerts plus cheap drinks and pool tables. For such a small venue, the sound at The Casbah is clear and the stage is low for an intimate music experience.
Living in downtown San Diego means you’d have easy access to all of these late-night spots and many more. Whether you’re looking for lofts in East Village or condos in Little Italy San Diego, the real estate experts at 92101 Urban Living are here to help you find your downtown dream home. Give us a call at 619-649-0368 to schedule an appointment.