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Bars and nightlife in University City, San Diego

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American Restaurant
“Beer - 100% Food - 100% (I would have posted a pic but I literally devoured my Bacon & Blue Cheese burger) Service - 120% The atmosphere was great and very relaxing with the choice where to be seatted. It was a nice sunny day and I had a wonderful place to eat outside at the patio. I would 100% recommend this place for a lunch, happy hour drinks, dinner or games with friendly and knowledgeable staff, you won't waste your money and time ;)”
  • 10 locals recommend
“One of San Diego's more famous brewery chains, this location boasts wonderful Japanese Gardens and waterfalls. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
“Brewpub chain serving house beers & upscale pub food & American fare in lively environs.”
  • 9 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“The happy hour is great with live music. I always get the flights & flatbread special and of course save room for a mini indulgence dessert.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Regents Pizza is great for when you're up late and you want some cheap, delicious food right outside your door.”
  • 14 locals recommend
“Must see speakeasy in UTC Mall. Reservations recommended. Craft cocktails and extensive collection of spirits. Be aware they do not serve food. On my must visit list because this is so much to enter and the atmosphere is a stunner the first time you walk in. Fun to sit in the corner with a partner and chat or plenty of room to hang around the bar with a group. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Upscale seafood and steak chain featuring half-price happy hours, a deep wine list and swanky surrounds. Open for lunch and dinner. Zagat rated San Diego’s Best Restaurant Service (within walking distance and 1 mile of the unit)”
  • 6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Family-friendly chain outpost pairs familiar pub fare with an extensive list of house brews.”
  • 1 local recommends


“Posh lounge atop the Hyatt Regency featuring a full bar, humidor & a patio with TVs & fire pits.”
  • 2 locals recommend