The Best Beach Bars in San Diego

Known for its miles and miles of scenic coastline, San Diego is a stunning Southern California paradise that welcomes visitors from all over the globe. What better way to enjoy the picturesque ocean views than from local restaurants and bars dotted along San Diego’s beaches? With many options to choose from, we’ve narrowed down the best San Diego beach bars to help you decide where to go.

OB Brewery

Situated on Newport Avenue, in Ocean Beach, OB Brewery should be at the top of your list. It was recently voted one of the best brew pubs in San Diego, and once you experience the friendly atmosphere, scenic rooftop views, and expertly crafted brews, you’ll understand why.

Location: 3.7 miles from the hotel

Wonderland Ocean Pub

With large windows showcasing the scenic views of Ocean Beach, Wonderland Ocean Pub is a local favorite for sunset watching. Enjoy the views, take in the laid-back neighborhood atmosphere, taste the coastal-inspired menu, and cheers to another day in paradise.

Location: 3.8 miles from the hotel

El Prez

Whether you’re watching a big game or looking to enjoy the scenic rooftop views, El Prez is a must. Offering a wide range of Mexican dishes, plus fresh and fruity margaritas, this Pacific Beach bar is a local hotspot. Catch a game inside the bar or head up to the three-story rooftop for scenic sipping.

Location: 7.5 miles from the hotel

Pacific Beach Shore Club

A well-known day-drinking hotspot, Pacific Beach Shore Club always draws a crowd. Its outdoor patio offers incredible views of Pacific Beach and is the perfect spot for enjoying a sunny day. Try the famous Red Bull-vodka slushies, which pack a punch and are sure to cool you off on a hot day.

Location: 7.7 miles from the hotel

Baja Beach Café

This boardwalk bar is steps from the Pacific Ocean, making it the closest beach bar to the water in the entire city. Baja Beach Café is known for its signature giant margaritas and tempting happy hour offers. Enjoy two-for-one drinks every day from 4-8 p.m. and every night from 10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Location: 7.7 miles from the hotel