Born and Raised: Roaring ‘20s meets modern pop culture at Born and Raised in Little Italy. Born and Raised is an upscale steakhouse that is known for their sophisticated menu and perfectly prepared steak. While the downstairs is stunning, nothing beats the beautiful downtown views and glamorous rooftop vibe they have created. If you are just having drinks, you can enjoy the fresh air and upbeat music, or if you are staying for a full meal, you can rest assured that anything you try will set your taste buds alive.
Fairweather: Looking for somewhere a little more laidback? Fairweather is located in East Village and it sits right over Petco Park, letting you get an up-close view of the game during baseball season or a concert if you plan it just right, no tickets needed. This local-loved rooftop bar brings you the tropical, chill ambiance that is perfect for a summer day and has cool and refreshing drinks made by their expert bartenders. If you drop by, try their perfectly whipped piña colada or a delicious Mai Tai. You can also order food like ceviche, burritos, and tacos if you are hungry.
The Nolen: Enjoy views of Petco Park and the Coronado Bridge and all the beauty in between when you have a drink at The Nolen. This rooftop bar is on the 14th floor at the Courtyard Gaslamp and is known for having one of the best views in the city. Their cocktail menu is a hit with delicious drinks like their popular Lover #1 which has vodka, pamplemousse, Damiana, lemon, and sparkling rose. Want to pair your drinks with some bites? They also have a fabulous menu with unique items like peach buratta and a whiskey shortrib flatbread.
Cannonball: If you love ocean views and sushi, Cannonball is the rooftop bar for you. Located in Mission Beach, this bar creates the perfect beach ambiance for a day by the water with comfy cushions, fire pits, and a glass perimeter that lets you take full advantage of the view from wherever you choose to sit. Cannonball is known for their refreshing craft cocktails like the Cactus Cooler and Sunset Collins and fresh sushi, sashimi, and nigiri options.
Kairoa Brewing Company: Go for the views, stay for the trendy University Heights vibes. This chill rooftop bar has a plentiful menu of draft beers, hard kombucha, ciders, wine cocktails, and seltzers. Making a morning of it? You have to try one of their brunch cocktails. You can also taste their New Zealand and Australian wines while you are there. If you are hungry, you will enjoy their beautiful plating and fresh New Zealand style food mixed with American classics. They even have a variety of vegan options on the menu.