After a busy and productive day of meetings in San Diego, attendees need to relax, unwind, and network with potential clients. San Diego offers many creative after-hours clubs, bars and lounges, but its sky-high venues are where events become extraordinary. With spectacular views of the glistening lights of downtown San Diego, sunsets over the Pacific, or waves crashing along the shores of La Jolla, these rooftop venues leave an impression well beyond the spur-of-the-moment selfie.
Rooftop Meeting Venues
Living up to its name in more ways then one, Altitude Sky Lounge lays claim to being the highest of all San Diego’s rooftop bars. Perched atop the San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter at 22 stories above street level, Altitude offers fantastic views of downtown, San Diego Bay, and Petco Park. It’s the ideal place to network with clients while watching a Padres game or relax with a beer and take in the sights.
Raise your glass to that recently-closed deal and sip in style with a spectacular view 40 stories above San Diego Bay atop the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer dramatic panoramic views of the city below, Coronado Island and beyond.
Nestled on the 3rd floor rooftop of the Renaissance San Diego Downtown Hotel in Little Italy, this bar is a visionary fusion of extraordinary cocktails and glittering views. Here you’ll find an ambiance that combines coastal chills and downtown thrills with cozy fire pits and laid-back lounging space. Make the night special with clients in a private cabana and toast to the nightly Sunset Ritual by the bonfire.
The exclusive Andaz San Diego is home to downtown’s the largest rooftop bar. Whether you want to shake it all night to the beats of hand-picked guest DJs or relax by the pool against the stunning backdrop of the San Diego skyline, the Andaz’s RoofTop600 has you covered. Ramp it up a notch and order bottle service delivered to your private cabana and close the deal!
SummerSalt Rooftop Bar and Lounge
Not to be outdone, the Palomar San Diego also offers a rooftop bar. Hosting some of the hottest events in town, the SummerSalt Rooftop Bar and Lounge lets you rock the night away, cool off in the pool, or relax while sipping their signature cocktails.
Located on the fourth floor of Kimpton’s Hotel Solamar in downtown San Diego, LOUNGEsix is a rooftop oasis where sexy singles sip fresh fruit cocktails and lounge by a sparkling pool and roaring firepits.
Elevate your perspective and raise a glass. The Level 9 Rooftop Bar at Hotel Indigo has a way of capturing the vibe that only the Gaslamp Quarter offers. It’s a picture-perfect place to unwind and relax with new connections, because nothing goes better with cocktails and conversation than a stunning sunset over San Diego.
Opulence reaches an entirely new level. A lush oasis in the open skies of San Diego awaits, overlooking the city’s historic Gaslamp Quarter. An interweaving of street scene and serene, this lavish private conservatory offers a cool lounge setting. This is a place to see all — and be all, too.
Nestled in an oasis-like setting atop the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, Float has it all: the fire pits and pool, the gorgeous views, amazing cocktails, copious amounts of flat-screens, non-stop action, and private cabanas.
Sitting atop the Porto Vista Hotel, Glass Door offers an craft cocktails, craft beers menu and cuisine influenced from every major culinary capital in the world all served with a panoramic view of the San Diego Marina and aircraft landing at San Diego International Airport.
Little Italy’s only open-air rooftop lounge offers a unique variety of libation options in its cabanas including, boutique wines, craft cocktail decanters, individual classic cocktails and private, self serve beer taps located right inside private cabanas.
Western Metal Rooftop
Once inside Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres, visitors can enjoy the nuances of this outdoor ballpark as well as sweeping views of the city. The historic Western Metal Supply Co. building is a signature feature of Petco Park. This historic brick building is actually part of the playing field, doubling as the left-field foul pole. Enjoy sky high views of the city and treat clients to a ballgame at the same time. It’s a guaranteed home run!
Nestled in the East Village above the Rare Form Restaurant & Delicatessen, Fairweather’s patio bar pays homage to San Diego’s amazing climate with “drinks from sunny places” including daiquiris and piña coladas and mai tais and zombies.
Bertrand at Mister A’s
For a more relaxed rooftop experience try Bertrand at Mister A’s offering panoramic views of Downtown, Balboa Park and San Diego Bay. Known for good food, old school elegance and a great happy-hour, Mr. A’s is a fine spot to schmooze your high-brow clients.
Farm fresh local food paired with a unique menu of craft cocktails served atop the Gaslamp Quarter’s only rooftop restaurant.
Take in panoramic views of downtown, the Coronado Bridge and Petco Park while sipping on a craft cocktail and nibbling on comfort-food-inspired plates with a selection of greens, flatbreads and snacks.
Rooftop By The Beach
Considered one of the region’s best rooftop dining, grab a bite alfresco at the Ocean Terrace & Bar overlooking the picturesque La Jolla Cove. House specialties include a range of unique vodka infusions and new twists on the traditional, like the California Caipirinha.
Dukes La Jolla
Duke’s La Jolla is named in honor of native Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku, an Olympic swimming and water polo medalist and the father of modern surfing. Overlooking the La Jolla Cove, Duke’s serves genuine, friendly hospitality with contemporary interpretations of traditional island plates.Invite clients to experience the small-town charm of La Jolla, just minutes from downtown.
Catania San Diego
Located on the top floor of the newly redesigned La Plaza center in La Jolla, Cantania San Diego authentic Italian coastal cuisine, Italian-Inspired cocktails, and fine wines in a relaxed, yet elevated setting featuring panoramic ocean views of La Jolla Cove.
Sushi with a splash! Besides the delicious California cuisine Pacific Rim influences and sushi, this oceanfront restaurant is also serving up one of the best views in Mission Beach! It’s never been more enjoyable to sip on refreshing seasonally inspired beach craft cocktails while soaking up the essence of the beach.
Amplified Ale Works
An ocean-view gastropub and craft brewery serving fresh Mediterranean-inspired dishes along side craft beer and wine.