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Bars and nightlife in San Marcos

Top bars

Brewery
“They have a great beer tour. Beautiful gardens to sit back relax and enjoy a cold one.”
  • 80 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Something for everybody, Restaurant Row has an array of options for any foodie. Be sure to stop by Sublime Ale House during happy hour.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Urge Gastropub and Whiskey Bank converted an old bank building into an upscale craft brewhouse and restaurant. The former vault of the bank is now home to 101 Proof, a classic speakeasy with a hidden side entrance, and authentic decor reminiscent of the Prohibition era. The bar menu boasts a number of craft cocktails, like the flaming Boom Tiki Tiki made with ten ingredients, 40% alcohol and house-made grenadine. There are also single-barrel whiskeys and 10 types of Old Fashioned cocktails on the menu. 2002 South Coast Hwy.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Check out their Sunday brunch which includes a boat ride around Lake San Marcos. Great for kids & adults too!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“If you're lucky enough to be here on a Tuesday, you have to go to Booze Brothers. You'll probably see us there because of the famous Mexican Cuisine Food Truck. Order their King Tacos and Ol' Grandaddy's IIPA”
  • 6 locals recommend
Gastropub
“The bellows : is very nice either with a group friends or for romantic dinner. Not a chain ! Foodie restaurant with a nice warm industrial decor)”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
  • 3 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Restaurant
“Check out their Sunday brunch which includes a boat ride around Lake San Marcos. Great for kids & adults too!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Night Club
“This is the best spot for local wine! Cute, modern space with fantastic wine, great art, and super nice people.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Athletics & Sports
Café
“Coffee, bar, and lounge. This place just opened up in the new North City area across the street from CSUSM.”
  • 1 local recommends