San Diego is now the craft beer capital of the country (take that, Portland), and its genesis may very well be Scott Blair's 75-year-old watering hole,...more
This nicotine-stained serious drinker's bar sits right next door to the Pantages Theatre. Rumpled hipsters sidle up alongside old-timers and knock 'em back. If...more
Across the street from the former Goldwyn Studio, this boxy red bar with an ersatz Chinese interior has been a favorite drinking spot for decades. There's still...more
One wall of this restaurant's expansive heated courtyard functions as a screen for art-house foreign films—but most patrons don't actually watch the...more
Once a 1920s dance hall, the Fillmore is decorated with concert posters dating back to its heyday in the mid-'60s, when legendary rock producer Bill Graham...more
EOS is a sleek party lounge that morphs into a dance club hosted by the area's hottest DJs around 10 pm. This place is one of downtown's scenier spots, but the...more
These days, anyone with a strainer seems to call him- or herself a mixologist, but the spirit slingers behind the bar at El Dorado Cocktail Lounge are the real...more
The Edison, an Art Deco–inspired cocktail spot housed in a revamped power plant, is what the Machine Age might have been if there were better couches back...more
A sophisticated lounge on the spot of the old Revolver, East/West has light bamboo floors and intimate seating on couches and plush chairs. The mixed drinks...more
The Sunday afternoon beer bust at the Eagle Tavern is—by far—the biggest daytime boy-bar scene in the city. Everyone from leather-clad biker dudes...more
Not a member? Join now | Already a member? Sign In
I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its
Mobile Terms and Conditions.
Create personalized postcards out of your favorite travel photos!
Get the latest destinations picks, hot hotel lists, travel deals and blog posts automatically added to your newsreader or your personalized homepage.
Condé Nast Web sites:
Nutrition Data /
Hotel Chatter /
Ars Technica /
© 2012 Condé Nast. All rights reserved
Your California Privacy Rights
The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast.
For more information, please contact us.
Send to your phone!