Featured Nightlife & Entertainment

Fiesta Cantina
Hopping gay-friendly hangout with a beachy vibe boasts Mexican eats, lots of TVs & happy-hour deals. 
142 University Ave - 619.298.2500

Uptown Tavern
One of San Diego’s best happy hour hang outs, this unique location features creative dishes, cozy spaces, and great street side patio with fie pits.
1236 University Ave

Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage
Live shows, terrific comedy, and event better cocktails, Martinis is the best kept secret in Hillcrest. A mysterious elevator ride takes you to a terrific lounge and an exciting night out!
3940 4th Ave #200

Gossip Grill
One of southern California’s most well known and largest lesbian hot spots, Gossip Grill welcomes everyone to sip at the bar, dance the night away, or hang out around ultra cool fire pits.
1440 University Ave

Urban Mo’s Bar & Grill
Urban Mo’s sets Hillcrest scene with it’s creative spaces including wrap around bars, cozy dining area, street side patios, and a huge dance floor. Once you spend a night here, you’ll never be the same.
308 University Ave

The Rail
Open since 1960, buzzing gay nightspot boasts bottle service, bar bites, a patio & theme nights.

3796 5th Ave - 619.298.2233

Rich's Nightclub
Hillcrest's biggest dance club. Every week, dance your way from Wednesday to Sunday from 10 pm to 2 am.
1051 University Ave - 619.295.2195

#1 Fifth Avenue
Gay-friendly local's hangout boasts an easygoing vibe and a back patio with pool tables. Featuring $5 Stoli drinks on Wednesday's and the best sidewalk cruising!
3845 Fifth Ave - 619.299.1911

Number One Fifth

The Loft
A charming dive bar and the friendliest bar in San Diego.  Great place to meet locals, who have come here for the great attitude of the staff and its friendly atmosphere.
3610 5th Ave - 619.296.6407

Flicks San Diego is arguably the best San Diego Gay Bar in the heart of Hillcrest, one of the original video bars in the US, and home of welfare Wednesdays!
1017 University Ave - 619.397.2056

The Merrow
A Gaelic/Nautical inspired bar and live music concert venue, with regional and choice micro-brews. Neighborhood lounge committed to local art & live music!
1271 University Ave - 619.299.7372

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