With a year round warm climate and relaxing oceanside vibes, San Diego is pretty much a perfect rooftop city. But which is the best rooftop bar in San Diego. This compete guide will help you find out, packed with all the info you need about each elevated venue: opening hours, dress code, pics, maps and much more.
From stylish rooftop lounges in the Gaslamp and Downtown district, to relaxing terraces in La Jolla and Pacific Beach. Just scroll down and find the San Diego rooftop bar best suited for you. let find out The Best Rooftop Bars in San Diego below with us now.
The Best Rooftop Bars in San Diego
The Nolen Rooftop Bar
Modern and trendy, The Nolen rooftop bar offers spectacular city views, from the Coronado Bridge to Point Loma. Located 14 floors up in the Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego, The Nolen specializes in stunning and well crafted cocktails. A true paradise for cocktail lovers, with selections ranging from timeless classics to Nolen Originals. Complemented with a set of delicious bar bites, beautiful in design, and a sophisticated and swanky lounge in ambience, this is a perfect spot for a fun night out with a group of friends.
Altitude Sky Lounge
Altitude Sky Lounge is a stunning rooftop bar in San Diego, that with its double terrace setup offers one of the most impressive views the city has to offer. From the larger main terrace you can catch beautiful sunsets over the ocean and Coronado Island, and also see into the Petco Park arena where the baseball team Padres play. And from the smaller terrace on the opposite side you get lovely vistas over the San Diego skyline.
Decorated with lounge sofas, some cosy fire pits, a large bar and front row bar stool seats right at the railing, Altitude Sky Lounge comes with a vibrant, sophisticated atmosphere, perfect for fun after works or just some relaxed lounging. The Altitude rooftop bar offers a nice selection of wine, beer & cocktails allong with bar bites like flatbreads and burgers.
Level 9 Rooftop Bar
Level 9 Rooftop Bar is a classic and lovely lounge spot, located on the 9th floor of the fabulous Hotel Indigo in the Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego. From the Level 9 terrace you get a spectacular view of the San Diego skyline and also the PETCO Park baseball stadium. The wooden deck rooftop terrace is open-air and very charming, decorated with a mix of classic lounge sofas and bar stools, cosy fire pits and a cool looking outside bar.
From the rooftop bar you can order delicious and imaginative signature cocktails, exciting crafted brews on tap and more regular ones in bottle and some tasty bar bites, most of them perfect to share. Open nightly, with a sophisitcated and softly vibrant ambience, the Level 9 Rooftop Bar San Diego is a great spot for pre dinner cocktails or just a nice outing with some friends or your loved one, enjoying drinks, bites and the fantastic view.
Catania La Jolla
Catania is a charming and genuine Italian rooftop restaurant and bar, located on top of the La Plaza shopping center in La Jolla. Stylish and modern in decor, the indoor reastaurant expands to a lovely rooftop terrace with both dining area and a more narrow part where you find the cool, dual indoor outdoor bar. While the location is not beachside, you still get a nice view over the ocean, and the sunsets are beautiful.
Catania La Jolla is open seven days a week and offers authentic Italian coastal cuisine for lunch, dinner and desserts. All food is made from scratch and with lots of love. The rooftop bar also has clear influences from Italy, with an Italian wine & craft beer program and cocktails like Italian Mule and Amalfi Coast.
Mister A’s is a rooftop restaurant located in downtown San Diego, just west of Balboa Park, and this may very well be the best place in the city to combine fine dining with views to die for. Long time runner and famous for it’s attentive service, fantastic food and beautiful views, the terrace at Mister A’s offers suberb views over the San Diego skyline, Balboa Park, Coronado Island and the San Diego Zoo.
You can also catch the airplanes landing and taking of from San Diego airport, really cool. Open for lunch on weekdays, dinner all days, Sunday brunch and light bar bites in between, Mister A’s offer Modern American cuisine in a fine dining setting. Enjoy your food in the classic and stylish indoor restaurant, or even better, out on the rooftop patio. For lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, reservations are highly recommended. Otherwise, try your luck at the terrace lounge and bar, preferably around sunset, for some bites, cocktails and fantastic views.