Five Unbelievably Fun Bars to Check Out in San Diego

If you’re a kid at heart or just enjoy having a great time with friends, San Diego is a destination that can’t be missed. Adult arcades, bustling bars, and dazzling desserts line the streets of our extravagant city. Don’t know what we mean? Discover the fun within our city limits with this list of five bars to check out in San Diego.

Happy Hour in a Trailer Park

Discover a different kind of dining experience at Trailer Park After Dark, located in the San Diego Gaslamp Quarter. Bring your friends and enjoy a 60s-, 70s-, or 80s-themed RV lounge for your entire party. Take advantage of the happy hour specials, available Tuesday through Friday from 5-7 p.m., including $3 Coors drafts and $5 well drinks.

Vintage Arcade Bar Vibes

Experience a blast from the past at the first arcade bar in San Diego. Grab some quarters and explore this Coin Op Game Room in North Park for a night of arcade games, craft beer on tap, and an array of delicious menu items to choose from. May the best player win! Stop in on the last Sunday of the month for free games all day.

Honest Cocktails and Elixirs

Hipster-friendly with old-timey vibes, Polite Provisions is a self-proclaimed “Manufacturers of Local Tonics, Elixirs and Cures”. Boasting draft cocktails, punch bowls and an old fashioned soda fountain, Polite Provisions is the only bar in the area to feature their menu as your own coloring book – the ultimate childhood pastime. The menu features over 80 drinks and has a labyrinth maze, crossword puzzle, and word games. For only $8, you’re welcome to take the menu home at the end of your evening – a portion of the proceeds benefit The New Children’s Museum.

Grab a Drink and Play Some Games

At Punch Bowl Social, a great time is waiting to be had by all. Choose from vintage arcade games, private karaoke, bowling, or enjoy a table game like giant scrabble or ping pong (perfect for large parties). The menu here is full of off-the wall items, including green chorizo fries, cauliflower nachos, chicken ‘n waffles, and more. Don’t forget the adult punch or their award winning Granpa Jack – a curious cocktail featuring Jack Daniel’s Cranberry Infusion, St. Elizabeth’s Allspice Dram, Orange Liqueur, and lemon juice!

Donuts and Beer

Head to Donut Bar San Diego every Friday and Saturday night to enjoy craft beer paired with gourmet donuts. Make sure to try out the local favorites, including the Classic, Homer’s Donut (a fresh donut topped with pink cake batter glaze and rainbow sprinkles), or the Unicorn Donut, which features cake-batter glaze, buttercream hair, and a handmade horn and chocolate ears.