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The 7 Best Bars Near La Jolla, San Diego

Updated: May 2, 2022

Had a long day? These are our favorite La Jolla bars for a post-work cocktail and bucket of beer. We analyzed the top restaurant review sites and leading food blogs for the best bars in La Jolla. Drop-in on the pubs for tasty bar snacks, jugs of frozen wine slushy, and an all-round good time.

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Shack Bar & Grill

Sports Bar, $$, La JollaSports Bar, $$San Diego, La Jolla
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

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The Grass Skirt

Tiki Bar, $$, Pacific BeachTiki Bar, $$San Diego, Pacific Beach
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

    Best Bars in San Diego

    USA Today
  • Eater, 2020

    20 Essential San Diego Happy Hours

    Eater, 2020

Offshore Tavern & Grill

Sports Bar, $$, Bay ParkSports Bar, $$San Diego, Bay Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar

Wine Bar, $$, University CityWine Bar, $$San Diego, University City
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Javier's La Jolla

Bar, $$$$, University CityBar, $$$$San Diego, University City
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Fast Times

Bar, $$, Bay ParkBar, $$San Diego, Bay Park
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Cafe Bar Europa

Bar, $$, Pacific BeachBar, $$San Diego, Pacific Beach
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Why these restaurants?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 10162 San Diego restaurants, 823905 reviews, and 624 top lists and articles from the likes of USA Today and Eater. The restaurants you see have been featured in USA Today - Best Bars in San Diego and Eater - 20 Essential San Diego Happy Hours. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

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