Elevate your next date night with these moody San Diego spots
There’s nothing like a dimly lit spot for a romantic and intimate date. These gorgeous San Diego watering holes are the perfect spot for a cozy and sophisticated date night. The stunning decor and delicious cocktails will make your date night feel picture perfect.
1. Convoy Music Bar, Kearny Mesa
This beautiful Tokyo-style listening bar will surely become a new favorite! It’s an excellent option for vinyl enthusiasts since they have an outstanding collection of unique gems! Their drinks are delicous, and the decor throughout is beyond amazing!
Location: 4646 Convoy Street, San Diego, CA 92111
2. Raised By Wolves, University City
This is one of our favorite San Diego spots for good reason. The cool lounge environment and its speakeasy bar make the perfect elevated night out. They have amazing cocktails and an extensive drink menu. Fun
Location: 4301 La Jolla Village Dr. Ste 2030 San Diego, CA 92122
3. Room 56, Gaslamp
Room 56 is an experience. Its slick entrance gives you the authentic speakeasy vibe! At 20 bucks per drink, they are on the pricier side, but you’re paying for the experience and a fantastic beverage! This is a true bar, so make sure to have eaten beforehand so your date isn’t hangry by the end of the night.
Location: 831 Sixth Ave San Diego, CA 92101
4. False Idol, Little Italy
False Idol is a quintessential San Diego tiki bar. This spot is a very popular date spot, so be sure to book your reservation well in advance. We recommend the iconic Luau Scorpion! This sharable drink is a whole party. The drink will be accompanied by thunderstorm sound effects, and it will be lit on fire! It’s typically for four people, but if you ask, they could send you a half order for 2.
Location: 675 W Beech St San Diego, CA 92101
5. Polite Provisions, University Heights
Polite Provisions is a charming Apothecary-Esque 1920s-inspired spot. They have fabulous drinks and specialize in unique whiskey cocktails that will keep you coming back for more! You and your inner flapper will have a hoot of a time at Polite Provisions.
Location: 4696 30th St San Diego, CA 92116
6. Realm of the 52 Remedies, Kearny Mesa
This gorgeous Chinese medicine apothecary-themed speakeasy is ideal for those wanting to enjoy delicous and quality food and drinks. The ambient lighting makes you feel like you’ve just walked into a film set! What a perfect backdrop for a memorable date.
Location: 4805 Convoy St San Diego, CA 92111
7. Noble Experiment, East Village
This speakeasy is a great place to impress your next date. Be sure to make a reservation because the wait time could be up to two hours. Once seated, the bartender will discuss what flavor profiles you prefer and recommend accordingly. The quality is top-notch, and the decor is outstanding.
Location: 777 G St San Diego, CA 92101
8. Starlite, Middletown
Once you see the stunning chandelier at Starlight, its name will be made apparent. They serve solid food options, though on the slightly smaller side. Their drinks are lovely, and the atmosphere is top-notch. The service is very friendly and accommodating. If you don’t have a reservation, you can usually find a few seats at the bar or in the back bar.
Location: 3175 India St San Diego, CA 92103
9. Sycamore Den, Normal Heights
This beloved neighborhood bar serves fantastic craft cocktails with a darkly lit yet casual fun going vibe.
Location: 3391 Adams Ave San Diego, CA 92116
10. The Lion’s Share, Downtown
This is your spot if you’re looking for a cozy restaurant with delicous food and an easy-going vibe. The Lion’s Share is more eclectic than hip, but its moody eclectic decor, and delicous food make for a lovely night out.
Location: 629 Kettner Bvd San Diego, CA 92101