Every night at Fluxx is a different experience, what remains consistent are the drones of beautiful San Diego club and partygoers that flock to this extremely popular, hyper-sexed nightclub establishment every weekend. Awarded “best new nightclub in the nation”, by Nightclub and Bar Magazine, Fluxx certainly lives up to its billing. Located in the heart of San Diego’s nightlife community on 4th avenue, Fluxx has truly become the heartbeat of the Gaslamp district’s nightlife and entertainment scene. The décor and the ambiance of this nightclub make Fluxx the closest thing to a Vegas Nightclub that San Diego has to offer.
Loaded with an assortment of lights, LED fixtures, LCD projectors, a booming subwoofer, extravagant Las Vegas style VIP booths and a fog machine that completely covers the entire dance floor, this club is certainly worth the price of admission. The Fluxx experience includes anything and everything and has a wide range of themes that are constantly changing to keep people coming back for a new experience. The only thing hotter than this club is the entertainment itself featuring a plethora of themes and concepts which include Mermaids, ultra sexy go-go dancers swinging from the ceiling, fem fatale styled seduction, and an all-star cast of live entertainers. Regular performances by top-notch music guests and frequent visits by celebrity A-listers and some of sport’s superstars, keep this ever changing night club constantly radiating a buzz around it which keeps the line for this venue around the block on Thursday through Saturday nights. Fluxx has become the IT spot in San Diego and has earned all of the accolades and press that it has been receiving since they cut the ribbon on this club last spring.
If the name alone does not inspire a good time, Hard Rock nightclub’s rooftop and street level bars certainly will. The ultra swank FLOAT, voted San Diego’s number 1 rooftop bar and the downstairs all age friendly 207; viewed as the perfect habitat for a club goer seeking some of San Diego’s wildest club experiences, are two reasons to keep Hard Rock in mind when looking for a memorable night out on the town.
FLOAT, decked out with wooden floors, a fleet of flat screen televisions, fire pits, lavish cabanas and a large central bar fitted with royal Romanesque columns is ideal for individuals looking to be treated like movie stars or rock royalty. While 207 certainly has the make up of the complete night club experience; dance floor located next to a central bar, VIP booths with bottle service and hostesses that are very easy on the eyes, it is the properly named upstairs bar FLOAT with a vantage point looming over the Gaslamp District, that lives up to Hard Rock’s heavyweight club appeal that has people whom are willing to spend some money feeling like they are living in the clouds.
207 is a nice complement to the upstairs FLOAT and does not disappoint in any way shape or form; beautiful people flock to this rectangular shaped dance club with outside patio seating. Littered with aesthetic furniture throughout and the continuous live performances and appearances by Swayze, Busta Rhymes, Daniel Ocean himself, George Clooney and many others, 207 has an undeniably magnetic appeal. Consistently packed nights and swarms of attractive people looking to dance until the lights come on will find 207 earns its reputation as one of the top dance clubs in San Diego.
Walking down the steps leading into the Onyx Room the sound of pacifying soul can be heard bouncing off the walls of the dimly lit room with full bar and wall to wall Neo Soul enthusiasts. Offering a good turn out for any night in San Diego, the Onyx Room’s Neo Soul Night on Tuesdays is a great way to spend an evening laced with good music and great company. The DJ located downstairs keeps the vibe going with some of Neo Souls finest with the likes of Anthony Hamilton, Musiq Soul child, Raphael Saadiq and Lauryn Hill throughout the night until the show kicks off in the adjoining room located past the bar. Between the soul in the front room and the Neo Soul showcase of talented artists in the main performance area this night brings the perfect juxtaposition of soul and society. Talented artists like Jade Element led by vocalist Rebecca Jade provide the crowd with incredible live performances that match the talent and character of the front room where the DJ spins into the late hours of the evening. San Diego does not have many events like this that can offer a cool blend of smooth contemporary soul and a classy and sophisticated social atmosphere. Renditions from soulful singers such as Etta James were performed on key and could echo the Rock and Roll Hall of Fames Miss Peaches, in a way that would certainly leave the hall of fame vocalist smiling. Between the quality of live music and consistent reverberant applause and reaction from the 250 or so attendees on hand each Tuesday, Neo Soul Night is sure to be a repeatable and growing event that will soon become a staple of the downtown San Diego community. Make sure to dress to impress as Neo Soul Night is making a case for one of San Diego’s best-dressed crowds in a downtown establishment.
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. 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. 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 DJ on just about every night of the weekend. 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 older 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 “coolest places to get your groove on” by Stuff Magazine, 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.