Best San Diego Nightclubs
San Diego is known for its great weather, beautiful beaches, and laid back attitude. When the sun sets on warm San Diego, its inhabitants move away from playing in the shores and in the waters, to go deeper into town to enjoy some of the attractions to finish off their fun filled day. In San Diego, you’ll find a variety of nightlife and hottest dayclubs that you can enjoy no matter what type of a mood you are in.
The most common answers one might hear to the question of the “best nightclub” in San Diego are the largest clubs that shell out the most money to feature the biggest DJs and live performers. However, the best and hottest nightclub in San Diego – in terms of how much fun YOU personally will have – will of course depend on your music preference and budget.
To keep up with the constantly changing party scene as well as find the best San Diego clubs open near you, you can use the Discotech app – to search nightclub events by the specific dates you’ll be in town, and then buy tickets, sign up for guest lists, or even reserve tables if you’re feeling super-fancy. The app event info refreshes daily, pulling from various San Diego entertainment online resources including the official websites of the clubs themselves, so it’s always current, accurate, and in the know.
A couple things of note: 1) America’s Finest City is different from other cities in that the nightclub scene is practically dead from Sundays to Wednesdays. 2) Related to that, Thursday nights are much more lively in San Diego than they are in most other cities, owing to San Diego’s large population of twenty-something locals and transplants. After perusing the app to get ideas on where to go, don’t hesitate to ask a local friend – or reach out to our help line – for further guidance.
Arguably the best nightclub in San Diego, located in the heart of the Gaslamp district, the all new Nova San Diego pulls out all the stops when it comes to creating an enjoyable experience for its guests. The club was spearheaded by the Hakkasan Group who created Omnia based off of its namesake in Las Vegas. Now, run by Insomniac, the club regularly features the top EDM talent that attract huge crowds and is always known to be busy after dinnertime. With multiple levels and even a rooftop patio, you’ll want to get lost in the magic of Nova in the midst of the confetti and lasers.
Easily one of the most exciting underground nightclubs to appear on the downtown San Diego scene. Raw and edgy, this creative space flawlessly combines state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment with a rough ultra-modern vibe in a classy historic property. The club is divided into three rooms full of pulsing music and unending energy, where club-goers can dance the night away to the hottest Hip-Hop and EDM out now.
Located in between 6th and Broadway in the Gaslamp district of San Diego, Parq SD gives their guests an unparalleled night of entertainment that is brought together by the efforts of the leaders in the restaurant and nightclub industries. At Parq you get treated with high quality VIP experience and bottle service as you enjoy and bump along to a Hip-Hop or EDM depending on which room you are in. Not to mention, the club has the newest and latest advancements in technology and entertainment to help them create an unforgettable experience with superior sound, lighting, and design.
The doors of Bang Bang were opened last fall providing the public with an exquisite Asian-fusion cuisine and remarkable venue. The tunneled stairway entrance, reminiscent of a Tokyo subway station, will bring you into Bang Bang’s unique dimension to create a memorable experience with our excellent service, outstanding food and drink, and unparalleled hospitality.
Side Bar is the exquisite hybrid of both an ultra-lounge and nightclub that is located in Downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. At Side Bar you’ll get to choose between a late night on the dance floor with unexpected champagne showers and sparkling chaos, or a classy rendezvous with your friends, complete with delicious bites and libations. Whether you want to feel fearless and wild or are going for more of a sophisticated and chill vibe, Side Bar has the best of both worlds. Allow yourself to get lured in with subtle distractions, such as the unique collection of erotic paintings and décor. The custom-designed ambient lighting and unpredictable bottle parades will keep you yearning for more at the club. Side Bar offers an experience that is both stimulating and suggestive…it just depends on where you’re standing.