Side Bar SD

Smart spot where fashionable types groove to DJ-fueled beats & sip specialty drinks on velvet sofas.

Venue Description

A cozy New York-style club with a glamorous yet intimate feel, the Side Bar is a mix of bold theatrical features with playful feminine elements. Striking metallic finishes blend with warm coppers and avant-garde floral patterns. Shades of pink and an enchanting botanical feature evoke a whimsical garden feel that will elevate any professional or social event.

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Side Bar abides as both an ultra lounge and nightclub, providing a dynamic aesthetic with classic sex appeal. A mismatched array of velvet burgundy couches is set beneath black sheathed crystal chandeliers. Cluster of thirty maroon birdcages dangle from lofted ceiling about the front lounge.

The focal point is the extreme birdcage in the back club that houses DJs and transforms into stage for go-go dancers to climb and tease the high-energy dancing crowd that gathers below.

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Venue Vitals

What To Know

Music: House, Hip-Hop
Best for: Groups, Singles
Capacity: 400

Average Line: 5-15 min
Price: $$ (Moderate)
Attire: Trendy, Dressy

When To Visit

Hours of Operation
Wed-Sat: 6pm -2am
Sundays: 9pm -2am

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Where To Go

NBHD: Gaslamp District
536 Market St
San Diego, CA 92101

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Expert Tips

Location: Side Bar is located at 536 Market St, corner of Sixth.
• The dance floor is smaller than average so do go early for a less packed venue during weekends.
• Must be within dress code every night.
• DJs mostly play Hip-Hop; except on Fridays, it offers house music.
Champagne Showers Available starting at $700-$2000.
Admission: Entry is at the door’s discretion with a varying cover depending on the day of the week.
Drink Prices: Expect to pay $12-18 for cocktails. $1000-$2500 for Bottle Service Packages. Bottles start at $350 and it goes up from there.
Best nights to go: The best nights are Wednesdays and weekends; with weekly parties on Sundays, Industry Night Wednesdays, Acoustic Thursdays, Ditch Fridays with music by DJ Kyle Flesch plus drink specials like $5 Draft Beers, $7 Wine by the Glass, $8 Specialty Cocktails, 50%-off Shareable Cocktails, and, of course, Saturdays.
Smoking: Yes. Outdoor Area / Patio Only.
Outdoor Seating: Yes.
Parking: Street.
Best table location: 2nd Floor Outside Cabanas; seats up to 15 guests.

Dress Code

How To Best Dress

Side Bar is an upscale nightclub experience, dress code is upscale casual. No hats or head coverings of any kind. No athletic shoes/wear or jerseys. No work boots of any color. No hoodies or sweatsuits. No excessively baggy clothes.