Featured Bars in Pacific Beach

There are so many amazing bars and restaurants in Pacific Beach. Stay in Pacific Beach for your next San Diego vacation or staycation. Find Pacific Beach hotel deals!

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Upcoming Pacific Beach 21+ Events
Every Tuesday - Pacific Beach Farmers Market on every Tuesday. Find weekly farmers market goods. Great free event for all ages. Just buy whatever goods you want to buy between 2pm - 7pm. Address for GPS: Bayard & Grand St., San Diego, CA 92109

March 16, 2023 (Thurs) - St. Patty's Day Celebration at The Local Pacific Beach starts at 2PM. Address: 809 Thomas Ave., San Diego, CA 92109

April 1, 2023 (Sat) - Eggstravaganza Underwater Egg Hunt by Plunge San Diego in Mission Beach between 9:30AM - 12PM. There are different sessions for children and for adults. This costs money, which you pay Plunge.  As of March 30th morning when I checked, there were 22 General Admission tickets left. You can buy tickets from Plunge San Diego Reservation Page. Address: 3115 Ocean Front Walk, San Diego, CA 92109

October 7, 2023 (Sat) - Pacific Beachfest from 11AM - 7PM. Free, family-friendly, music-packed event. Address for GPS: 4500 Ocean Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109

To see a list of bars with weekly or regular trivia nights, go to the Pacific Beach Trivia section.

Happy Hour Every Day

Monday: PB Sushi 20% off sushi from 12pm - 7pm

Tuesday: Taco Tuesday All Day at World Famous Taco and Drink Specials at the Bar!

Wednesday: Zen 5 Sushi with happy hour all day for sushi rolls and half off appetizers. They have great sushi!

Thursday: Duck Dive Food and Drink Specials at 4-7pm

Friday: PB Ale House 3-6PM Hoppy Hour for beers and discounts on starters!

Saturday: Bub’s @ The Beach has Saturday College Football Specials during Saturday games

Sunday: Cabo Cantina 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM 2 for 1 Drinks on Sunday and every day!

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Duck Dive 

This is now the most popular bar in Pacific Beach after PB Bar and Grill closed down. Right by the water of the beach with good happy hour specials and good food, you'll find a lot of fun crowds here for a good time. It's also a great place to watch a sports game. 

Duck Dive Pacific Beach

JRDN at Tower 23

Inside the Tower 23 Hotel is a very beautiful beachfront restaurant called JRDN. They have an extensive wine menu, a large bar in front to serve you cocktails and beers and best of all, they have a fantastic view. You can sit in the patio and watch the waves. Below is a view you can expect sitting from inside the restaurant, next to the bar.

See more info and pictures of Tower 23 Hotel, a boutique beachfront hotel in Pacific Beach.

FireHouse American Eatery & Lounge

Make this your last stop between 10PM - 11 PM. Dress to impress. They have a rooftop and a dance floor that opens around that time on the weekends. If you have time for dinner beforehand, the food here is actually really decent! Regular events include Tamales Tuesdays and College Night Thursdays.

PB Shore Club 

Located on Ocean Blvd with the view of the ocean, this place is very popular for the college crowd. They have events going on year round. It's a very beach casual atmosphere. They have gold fish races every Wednesday night!

Top Bars to Watch the SDSU Aztec games in Pacific Beach

1. Duck Dive on Mission Ave- They have a lot of monitors and a lot of alumnus as well as SDSU students that hang out there as well

2. Bub's on Garnet Ave - This is a great dive bar with great food. They play the Aztec games as well.

3. Cabo Cantina on Garnet Ave - I actually suggest this place over Bub's. It's right next door too. They have a lot of monitors but their bathroom sucks! Big time! So if you pee a lot, stay away from here or go to Sinbad's to pee and then come back.

Top Ten Overall Bars in PB  - Our Pick!       

Duck Dive 4650 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA. 92109

Tavern at the Beach located on 1200 Garnet Avenue, Pacific Beach, CA 92109

Firehouse in Pacific Beach  722 Grand Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

PB Ale House   721 Grand Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

Thrusters Lounge   4633 Mission Blvd. San Diego, California 92109

710 Beach Club   710 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

The Local Pacific Beach  809 Thomas Avevue, San Diego, CA 92109

PB Shore Club   4343 Ocean Blvd. San Diego, CA 92109

Cabo Cantina    1050 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109

JRDN at Tower 23   1050 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109 

Pacific Beach Bars that Closed Down 

In memory of some of the most epic bars in PB, here is the list of bars and restaurants that used to be on the top 10 list and have now shut down.

Permanently Closed Bars: 
  • Typhoon Saloon 
  • Pacific Beach Bar & Grill
  • Bar West
  • Moondoggies
  • Miller's Field
  • Johnny V's
  • Plum Crazy
  • Sinbad Cafe & Hookah Bar
Permanently Closed Restaurants:
  • Zanzibar
  • Surfside Sushi
  • Kabuki Sushi
  • 976 Cafe
  • Green Flash
We are sad that they are gone but the memories that were made there will last a lifetime.