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#1 FIFTH AVE 3845 5th Ave—619.299.1911 This Hillcrest hangout is a perennial favorite among locals and boasts a great outdoor patio with large video screens, pool tables, dart boards and video games .It’s a great spot to meet friends—new and old.

BABYCAKES 3766 5th Avenue—619.296.4173 The celebration destination…cocktails, cupcakes & eye candy! Indoor bar/lounge, two patios, super friendly staff, stiff drinks and great energy. THE place for birthday parties or events! Check out CHURCH on Sundays—the fresh spot on Sundays! Hillcrest’s social hub-day & night!

BOURBON STREET 4612 Park Blvd—619.291.0173 This University Heights hang out is usually packed. There are a number of small connected buildings and patios with a different bar and atmosphere in each area. Video monitors show eye candy.

CALIPH LOUNGE 3100 5th Ave—619.298.9495 This friendly piano and karaoke bar attracts a mature crowd for the most part and offers entertainment each night at 9 p.m. A younger crowd is usually on hand for karaoke nights.

CHEERS 1839 Adams Ave—619.298.3269 This University Heights bar is a great place to meet new people, play pool, watch sporting events or just hang out with friends. It is also a friendly and uplifting place to enjoy the nightly drink specials with neighborhood locals.

FLICKS 1017 University Ave—619.297.2056 This video bar is a perfect place to stop for drinks with friends. Music videos and funny clips keep the at- tractive crowd busy. There’s a small patio area with tables out front so you can watch the boys go by.


3940 Fourth Ave, Ste 200—619.400.4500 A swanky cabaret lounge, in the heart of Hillcrest, that serves up some of the best martinis around from its extensive and innovative list. Check out their many Happy Hours too! Martinis Above Fourth also offers succulent dinner dishes and tasty appetizers along with some of the best live entertainment in town.

NUMBERS 3811 Park Blvd—619.294.9005 Here you’ll find different kinds of music from hip- hop to traditional dance/disco. There are two areas: one is a video bar, the other is the main dance floor.

PECS 2046 University Ave—619.296.0889 Just open the door at the “we’re open” sign and find a packed “cruise bar.” Pecs bills themselves as a leather/ Levis/bear bar, but you’ll find all types enjoying the juke box music and the outdoor patio bar.

REDWING BAR & GRILL 4012 30th St—619.281.8700 Join in on the excitement at North Park’s oldest bar. A fun and lively crowd, enjoy nightly drink specials along with pool, darts and karaoke.

RICH’S SAN DIEGO 1051 University Ave—619.295.2195 Rich’s is San Diego’s oldest and most popular dance club. On weekends you’ll find a large crowd dancing to the house and dance remix fare. Saturday nights offer a different theme each week.

SAN DIEGO EAGLE 3040 North Park Way—619.295.8072 The Eagle is San Diego’s only dedicated leather bar and is located in a great small space tucked away on a dark street in a North Park neighborhood. The staff here is incredibly friendly and willing to please!

SRO LOUNGE 1807 5th Ave—619.232.1886 SRO Lounge is a unique and stimulating place to mix with crowd of guys, gals, cross-dressers, transgendered folks.

THE BRASS RAIL 3796 Fifth Ave—619.298.2233 The Brass Rail is a fun dance bar with themed nights. Manic Mondays ‘80s night draws a large crowd and Saturday is Sabado en Fuego.

THE HOLE 2820 Lytton St—619.226.9019 A friendly neighborhood crowd with a leather/ Levi twist. Sunday afternoons are for the “Indoor/ Outdoor BBQ Beerbust.” Also, enjoy the contestants in Monday night’s “Wet ‘n Wilder” underwear contest.

THE LOFT 3610 5th Ave—619.296.6407 Since 1978 the Loft has refreshed a large cross- section of local gay patrons—as well as the many out-of-towners that San Diego attracts.

TOP OF THE PARK 525 Spruce St—619.291.0999

The penthouse bar of this hotel, which is adjacent to Balboa Park, offers a spectacular view of the park and harbor. It has a very popular social scene on Friday evenings from 5 to 10 p.m.

URBAN MO’S 308 University Ave—619.491.0400 Urban Mo’s offers a cheery atmosphere with differ- ent music each night of the week. Saturdays are the best-known night of the week here with country/ western music and line dancing. The crowd here is all about fun and is a great mix of men and women .

UPTOWN TAVERN 1236 University Ave—619.241.2710 Locally sourced food for neighborhood locals. Uptown Tavern’s menu is inspiring, doesn’t take itself too seriously, and is filled with fun flavors you’ll want to come back to again and again.

AUGUST 2012 | RAGE monthly 69

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