Seeking a rooftop bar with a phenomenal view with a moderate capacity where you can ‘get in’ without having to wait in line for an hour? Look no further. Located on the 22nd floor of San Diego’s downtown Marriott, Altitude provides the perfect view and atmosphere to keep bar patron’s spirits high. This plush rooftop bar gives customers access to good music spun by some of San Diego’s finest, and a great aerial shot of beautiful downtown San Diego’s skyline. This lounge is not limited to a night time time attraction; if people happen to drop by when the Padres are playing they can watch the game directly from this rooftop bar as Altitude looks directly into Petco Park from a bird’s eye view of live game action without the cost of admittance. With baseball season right around the corner this lounge is an excellent alternative to dealing with ballpark ticket prices or crowds.
Equipped with access to bottle service, fire pit and two full bars located at each side of this rooftop establishment, patrons of all ages and tastes flock to this now popular spot to enjoy drinks and live music provided by a DJ on just about every night of the weekend (see April DJ list photo for details). Whether a person is looking to hang out by the fire pit and talk business with coworkers or has come seeking a lounge type atmosphere without the overcrowded feel of a nightclub, Altitude provides a relaxing environment that tends to attract maturer crowds; this may be due to the fact that Altitude has all of the trimmings of the other popular hang outs in San Diego but without the pretentious attitude. This place is the perfect spot to hang out at all times of the night with its continuous blend of contemporary and vintage music that appeals to young and old. Altitude is also a popular destination for a person who may just be dropping by for a pit stop or leery of paying a cover charge at another popular nightspot; either way, any person that happens to stumble across this night time jewel will not be disappointed. Most week nights are also very enjoyable as its location on the rooftop has slowly attracted a large amount of word of mouth traffic to keep this once unknown bar flowing with customers. Awarded “Best Restaurant and Lounge Night Club” at the 2011 California Restaurant Association, this place is no longer a hidden gem; the best bet is to arrive before 9:30 pm to avoid waiting in any sort of line on Thursday through Saturday as this location is becoming more of a fixture for the San Diego Night Life scene.
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