Rooftop bars San Diego

A complete guide to the 12 best rooftop bars in San Diego in 2018.

So, which is the best rooftop bar in San Diego? Here you'll find the best San Diego rooftop bars with all info you need about each place. Opening hours, dress codes, pics, maps and much more. San Diego is a perfect city when it comes to great roof terraces. The warm climate, ocean and skyscrapers combines in a great way. Here you can find both luxurious rooftop swimming pools and fancy restaurants in the sky. Scroll down and find the San Diego rooftop bar best suited for you.

Level 9 Rooftop Bar
Hotel Indigo
Rooftop bar San Diego Level 9 Rooftop Bar in San Diego
$$$ 509 9th Ave
Located on the rooftop of the Hotel Indigo. From this rooftop bar in San Diego you get a spectacular view of the city skyline and the bas...
  • Highlights
  • 9th floor
  • Signature cocktails
  • Petco Park views
  • Fire pits
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ALTITUDE Sky Lounge
baseball view
Rooftop bar San Diego ALTITUDE Sky Lounge in San Diego
$$$ 660 K Street
Stunning terrace bar in San Diego overlooking the city skyline. Here you can also see into the arena where the baseball team Padres...
  • Highlights
  • 22nd floor
  • Fire pits
  • Petco Park views
  • Nice ambience
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The Nolen Rooftop Bar
magical sunset
Rooftop bar San Diego The Nolen Rooftop Bar in San Diego
$$$$ 453 Sixth Ave
A lovely and modern roof terrace in San Diego, with spectacular city views from the Coronado Bridge to Point Loma. From the roof...
  • Highlights
  • 14th floor
  • Crafted cocktails
  • Panoramic sunset views
  • Relaxed & stylish
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The Rooftop by STK
Andaz Hotel
The Rooftop by STK in San Diego
$$$$ 600 F Street
A rooftop bar in San Diego located on the 7th floor at the Andaz Hotel. Here you get an absolutely magical 360-degree view of the San Diego...
  • Highlights
  • 7th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • Panoramic views
  • Signature cocktails
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Cannonball
sushi
Cannonball in San Diego
$$$ 3105 Ocean Front Walk
This is a superb sky lounge in San Diego if you like sushi and panoramic ocean views. Cannonball can boost with one of San Diegos best...
  • Highlights
  • 2nd floor
  • Signature cocktails
  • Ocean views
  • Beach club-feel
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Catania
La Jolla
Catania in San Diego
$$$ 7863 Girard Ave
Catania is a rooftop bar in San Diego with a genuine and good Italian restaurant. The rooftop is located in the area called La Jolla near the...
  • Highlights
  • 3rd floor
  • Italian restaurant
  • Sunset views
  • Great atmosphere
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Mister A's
fine dining
Mister A's in San Diego
$$$$ 2550 Fifth Ave
Mister A´s is a rooftop restaurant located in downtown San Diego with views to die for. This may be the best fine dining with a view in the who...
  • Highlights
  • 12th floor
  • Italian restaurant
  • Panoramic views
  • Great food
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Kettner Exchange
two levels
Kettner Exchange in San Diego
$$$$ 2001 Kettner Blvd
A classic San Diego rooftop bar with great design and atmosphere. The restaurant boast two levels of outdoor and indoor drinking, both fo...
  • Highlights
  • 2nd floor
  • Handcrafted cocktails
  • Great ambience
  • Weekend brunch
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Upper East Bar
rooftop pool
Rooftop bar Upper East Bar in San Diego
$$$ 616 J Street
A rooftop bar in San Diego located on the 4th floor you’ll find this nice spot. Here you'll most probably meet people who are 30+. Relax...
  • Highlights
  • 4th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • Signature cocktails
  • Newly re-styled
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The Rooftop at Hotel Republic
relaxed
The Rooftop bar San Diego at Hotel Republic
$$$ 421 West B Street
A relaxed roof terrace in San Diego with comfortable and spacious lounge couches, fireplaces, cabanas and...
  • Highlights
  • 2nd floor
  • Contemporary cocktails
  • Topside yoga
  • Weekend brunch
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Float
Hard Rock Hotel
Rooftop bar San Diego Float in San Diego
$$$ 207 5th Avenue
Located at the Hard Rock Hotel on the 4th floor you find this large rooftop bar in San Diego with swimming pool, lounge area, couches and...
  • Highlights
  • 4th floor
  • Night time DJs
  • Swimming pool
  • Festive atmosphere
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City info

Rooftop bar San Diego

Rooftop-grade: 8/10
Prime season: all year
Residents: 1,3 millions
Climate: subtropical steppe

Which are the best rooftops in San Diego? This complete guide will help you find the best rooftop bars in San Diego. The temperature here is between 15-25 degrees celsius all year round, resulting in that the best rooftop bars in San Diego can stay open all year.

The downtown San Diego rooftop bars are often luxurious, with magical views of the city skyline. From some terraces the view is often over the baseball stadium, so you might actually catch a glimpse of some live baseball.

Given the nice climate, the city's skyscrapers and the fantastic atmosphere in California, San Diego is a superb city regarding rooftop bars.

The roof terraces in San Diego are very popular, and you do best in booking a table in advance when trying to visit any of these view spots.

At our map on this site you can find the best rooftop bars in San Diego that are closest to your location. A typical San Diego rooftop is located at a hotel or restaurant, with a locely ocean view.

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From the blog

Review of The Nolen Rooftop Bar

Read our review of The Nolen Rooftop Bar. We had a fantastic evening here with lots of food, drinks and breathtaking views. One of the best rooftop bars San Diego has to offer.

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Sunset at Altitude Sky Lounge

The Rooftop Guide visited Altitude Sky Lounge for some cocktails, food and wonderful sunset views. Read all about it here.

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7 amazing hotels with rooftop

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City info

About San Diego

San Diego is located in southwestern California right on the Pacific Ocean and the border with Mexico. It counts as America's 8th largest city. Given the proximity to Mexico, the Mexican culture has put a bit of a mark on the city. In the southern parts of the city, Spanish is the most common language.