The 5 Best Bars Near El Cajon

Updated: May 2, 2022

Need a drink? These are our favorite cocktail, champagne, and dive bars in El Cajon. After careful analysis of top articles and review sites, we know these are the best bars in El Cajon. Drop-in on the pubs for tasty bar snacks, jugs of frozen wine slushy, and an all-round good time.

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FireHouse Hookah & Lounge

Hookah Bar, El CajonHookah BarEl Cajon
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 5.0

Press Box Sports Lounge

Sports Bar, $$, El CajonSports Bar, $$El Cajon
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Lyft

    Top 10 Most Visited Nightlife Spots in El Cajon


URBN El Cajon

Bar, $$, El CajonBar, $$El Cajon
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2021

    Where to Eat in El Cajon

    Eater, 2021

Elicit Bar & Lounge

Bar, El CajonBarEl Cajon
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

La Barrita Bar

Bar, Spring ValleyBarSpring Valley
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

How does it work?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in El Cajon. We analyzed 10162 El Cajon restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 El Cajon restaurant reviews, and 624 lists and articles – looking closely at what Eater and Lyft had to say – and applied our boam magic. The restaurants you see have been featured in Eater - Where to Eat in El Cajon and Lyft - Top 10 Most Visited Nightlife Spots in El Cajon. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.


The Study Lounge and Elicit Bar & Lounge are the highest-rated bars that are good for groups in El Cajon.

The Study Lounge is a bar with a happy hour in El Cajon.

Elicit Bar & Lounge is the highest-rated bar for a date night in El Cajon.

Parking tips

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