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The 9 Best Bars Near Old Town, San Diego

Updated: May 2, 2022

Need a drink? These are our favorite cocktail, champagne, and dive bars in Old Town. We analyzed the top restaurant review sites and leading food blogs for the best bars in Old Town. Head to these watering holes for great live music, darts and strong drinks!

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Old Town Tequila Factory

Bar, $$, Old TownBar, $$San Diego, Old Town
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

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Sabor Brazilian Grill

Bar, Point Loma HeightsBarSan Diego, Point Loma Heights
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Aquarius Bar and Grill

Pub, Mission Bay ParkPubSan Diego, Mission Bay Park
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

The Cordova Bar

Bar, MorenaBarSan Diego, Morena
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Blanco Tacos & Tequila

Bar, $$, Mission Valley WestBar, $$San Diego, Mission Valley West
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

ARLO

Cocktail Bar, Mission Valley WestCocktail BarSan Diego, Mission Valley West
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

insideOUT

Bar, $$, HillcrestBar, $$San Diego, Hillcrest
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Mint Cafe & Lounge

Hookah Bar, HillcrestHookah BarSan Diego, Hillcrest
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.0

Mess Hall

Cocktail Bar, $$, Midway DistrictCocktail Bar, $$San Diego, Midway District
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

Why is this list better than others?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. For these results, 823905 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 10162 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 624 lists and articles from and others were carefully reviewed by boam. The restaurants you see have been featured in . Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Recurring questions

Oculto 477 is the highest-rated bar for a date night in Old Town.

Parking tips

Old Townis notorious for tricky parking. SpotHero is a digital parking reservation service that lets you pre-book a great parking spot.

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