Top 10 outdoor bars in San Diego

SAN DIEGO - Libations underneath a bright sun and a gorgeous breeze—now, that can be considered a dose of heaven.

Here are our top 10 picks for outdoor bars in San Diego County.

Station and Tavern

This South Park restaurant is popular for its burgers but should also be known for its comfy outdoor seating area. The restaurant's bar serves up local brews to a Boulevard IPA from Missouri.

Bertrands at Mr. A's

Situated in Banker's Hill, Bertrands at Mr. A's has one of the best dining views of San Diego. It's an upscale restaurant but foodies can find a deal if you stop by for happy hour from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday-Thursday.

C Level

Find paradise at this bar situated on Harbor Island. C Level offers guests a great view of the downtown skyline and the local waters. The restaurant also serves up happy hour deals 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

The Patio

The Pacific Beach restaurant offers a comfy patio dining area complete with plants and plenty of sunshine. The pork belly and mojitos are a must-have at this restaurant, which is within walking distance from the beach.  The restaurant has happy hour at 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.


If you're looking for sun fun and cheap drinks—you'll find it at Firehouse in Pacific Beach. The restaurant has an upstairs and outdoor dining area and serves happy hour at 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Pacific Coast Grill

Pacific Coast Grill is located in Cardiff and offers North San Diego County restaurant goers a heavenly beach-side ambience. PCG also has a wine list any restaurant can be proud of!

Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens

Sip (or chug) one of the most popular craft beers at Stone Brewing's Libery Station location, which opened in May 2013. The restaurant has a hefty list of beers, wines that guests can enjoy in a beautiful garden with ponds.

Public House

Public House is located in La Jolla in a craftsman-style home with a comfortable patio. The bar features all types of beers including limited releases. The restaurant has happy hour 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Friday.


Situated in downtown and overlooking the city's skyline, Altitude is probably one of the more underrated bars in San Diego. The rooftop bar is opened daily and has happy hour 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday and all day Sunday. Just be sure to check out bar's dress code before cruising over.

Pacifica Del Mar

This restaurant offers guests stunning ocean and village views. Even better, the restaurant has happy hour 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily. But be aware of crowds if you go during a peak hour.

What is your favorite outdoor bar in San Diego County? Tell us in the comments.

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