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Best Bars in San Diego

This beer city really did not have much of a cocktail scene until fairly recently. Now it has some truly great bars.


1. Sycamore Den

Type: Medium Volume Bar
Location: 3391 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116 - map
Website: http://www.sycamoreden.com

This laid back bar is serving up some seriously great cocktails.


Sycamore Den

2. Polite Provisions

Type: Medium Volume Bar
Location: 4696 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92116 - map
Website: http://www.politeprovisions.com

One of San Diego's newest bars brought to you by the one and only Eric Castro.


Polite Provisions

3. Noble Experiment

Type: Low Volume Bar
Location: 777 G St., San Diego, CA - map
Website: http://www.nobleexperimentsd.com

This bar in hidden in the back of a restaurant call Neighborhood. Go inside to the back by the restrooms and Noble Experiment is behind a wall that looks like kegs. The interior is gorgeous with high ceilings and plush seating. One wall is covered in stacked gold colored skulls like Gold Bar in NYC. This bar mainly serves classics, but chat up the bartenders and they can make you original cocktails. While reservations are not required, they are a good idea.


4. Craft and Commerce

Type: Medium Volume Restaurant Bar
Location: 675 West Beech St., San Diego, CA - map
Website: http://www.craft-commerce.com

This gastropub servers some damn fine cocktails. A mix of classics and modern cocktail there is actually a section of beer cocktails which I particularly liked. Well worth you time and money as drinks I found to be extremely reasonably priced.