When crave to soak in the sun, but don’t feel like heading to the beach. Maybe you want the adult beverage, but you are in no mood to rub your shoulders with strangers at a party. If you want to be on top of the world, or at least the top of America’s most beautiful city, head straight any of San Diego’s rooftop bars and satisfy your cravings with a breath-taking city lights view.
This week, we want to feature the most amazing rooftop bars in San Diego.
Want to soak in the sunset and feel the beach breeze without getting your feet sandy? At Cannonball, the oceanfront sushi restaurant, there is no bad view. It doesn’t matter which seating you choose, the view from every angle is beautiful. Although a bit pricey, the cost of food is worth the large portions and stiff drinks. Cannonball offers you excellent food, excellent service, and excellent vibes.
Situated right in the heart of Gaslamp Quarter, Rustic Root offers an expansive deck with the street light view. The rooftop patio with a glass roof, so it is perfect for every season. Head here for rustic American cuisine and playful adult drinks. Mingle with strangers or just chill out with friends. Their modern décor accompanied with luxurious couches is sure to light up your mood in no time.
Visit Bertrand at Mister A’s primarily for the panoramic view of Hillcrest, Midtown, and Downtown. Sip your drink and become one with the city of San Diego. They serve lip-smacking American cuisine with French and Mediterranean influence. However, consider their strict dress code before an impromptu drop-in. Bertrand at Mister A’s desire to create a unique, upscale atmosphere in San Diego by restricting all their customers to follow their semi-formal dress code.
The twinkling stars, cool breeze, live music, city view and you. What more could you ask for? The rooftop by STK serves innovative Americano dishes with a touch of Southern California flavors. It is one of the liveliest places in Downtown San Diego. Go for their pool-side lounge, the couches with fire pits, or simply to enjoy their signature drinks. The rooftop by STK is always a good choice for entertaining out-of-town guests.
This hidden gem is tucked away by Petco Park next to Stone Brewing. To get to the bar, you have to make some crucial decisions. As you walk in you will find two doors: One door is labeled “No”. The other door is labeled “Yes”. You must make the right decision! The bar has a tropical, tiki theme perfect for relaxing and watching in a Padre game. We recommend going during happy hour from 4pm – 6pm.
The Nolen boasts its architecture prominence with pride. This high-rise bar has amazing interiors with a skyline view to offer. It has consistently ranked among the best bars in San Diego. The partial roof and partial open deck allow you to enjoy this place all day and 365 days a year. Their happy hour (4-6 daily) makes your pocket smile, with some crazy-good appetizers for only $6.
If you are a baseball fanatic who missed on grabbing the last ticket to the Petco Park stadium, worry not. Altitude Sky Lounge will grant your wish to watch the game live from their rooftop bar. Opening daily at 5 pm, the bar opens at 1:40 pm on Sundays and 12:40 pm on Thursdays especially, for the Padre home games. That’s not all. Altitude Sky Lounge lets you overlook the San Diego Bay and 13 other interesting sites including the Point Loma, Coronado Bridge, Coronado Island and more. This elite rooftop bar allows enjoying a night of dance and drinks.
Photo source: Nan Palmero
If it’s not just the rooftop bars but the city of San Diego that you crave, your hunt for a shelter in this beautiful county is easy. Just contact Claudette Cooper at (619) 825-1974, today.