Quality Inn San Diego Miramar
9350 Kearny Mesa Road
San Diego, CA 92126
Phone: (858) 578-4350
Fax: (858) 271-7572
Sister restaurant to Humphrey's by the Bay in San Diego, the Grill offers fine food perched on top of the Sheraton La Jolla Hotel. Light, open Asian-flavored decor provides a cheerful background for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The signature Prixe Fixe meal offers dramatic dining for two, beginning with a bottle of Chardonnay or Merlot, proceeding with a soup or salad course, a selection from eight entrees and a shared dessert. Entree choices include Halibut Macadamia, Prime Rib, Filet Mignon or the "Taste of San Diego" shrimp.
Part of UCSD community, this active space is a co-op that features hot new local acts and serves vegan food. With a homey, comfy atmosphere, this place has a youthful vibe but is very welcoming to everyone in the surrounding community. A popular meeting place for grassroots political activism, the space really feels more like a community center than a simple cafe.
This terrific bar and lounge features great music of all kinds from salsa to techno to jazz to R&B. Saturday nights are the most popular and fun, when a Latin dance called Salsa Rueda takes over the house. There is a different theme each night. Sunday nights offer an after-hours event from 3am-9am. If things get too hot and spicy on the dance floor, you can move to the outdoor area where tired dancers go to rest.
The Loft at UCSD is an art center for shows and exhibitions. People with varied talents and interests often visit here for exhibitions and performances. From film screenings to live music performances and from art exhibitions to dance shows, all happen here. A visit to the Loft gives an idea of the latest on the art scene. Most shows are free to students.
Arterra is part of the San Diego Marriott Del Mar and opened in 2002. They feature over 300 wines to accompany their simple American fare. The menu is created with local produce, meats, and seafood to create a variety of tasting choices—vegetarian, chef's, and others, and entrees such as Miso- Apricot Glazed Mero, Dim Sum Tasting, Sesame Broccolini, Chilled Soy-Apricot "Shooter". They also offer a sushi menu, exhibition kitchen, and live entertainment on select nights.
This popular club draws an eclectic crowd since it has different features every night that it is open. Saturday nights are popular with 20-somethings because of the 80s retro band that plays all the favorites. The tunes are loud and the atmosphere is lively, making this venue more suited for dancing than for conversation. Arrive for Happy Hour, hosted from 5p-7p, and you will get to munch on the all-you-can-eat buffet.
Possibly the most authentic Irish pub in San Diego, this unpretentious neighborhood bar is gaining a reputation for good music and camaraderie. Like real pubs in Ireland, the music is often rock and roll or even blues. The walls are adorned with old road signs from Ireland, some of them brought back by an Irish priest who has a relative in the neighborhood. The full bar serves up imported beers. Guinness is still king here, though local boy Sam Adams offers some competition.
This club is a true chameleon. By day, it is an unassuming little bar, a perennial hangout for locals. But by night, the atmosphere is as heavily charged as any of the trendy nightclubs of the downtown swanky scene. Guests dance the night away with live bands on weekends (from country to techno to swing) and weekday night DJs presenting the best in hip-hop. No food is served, but a full bar offers wine, beer and mixed drinks.
The crowd is mixed up a bit at Club Kadan. You are likely to see your grandfather in one corner and your best friend in the other - or even hanging out together. Enjoy yourself and the laid back atmosphere.
Air Conditioned is that great neighborhood bar you wish you had nearby. Attracting a good mix of young, hip girls and boys on the make, Air Conditioned maintains a relaxed but fun vibe with padded walls decked out with retro movie posters, shag covered couches, and an illuminated U-shaped bar that serves good cocktails for relatively cheap. In the middle of the club is a small dance floor that packs in the people with happy feet. The rest of the club gets pretty crowded, too, so plan on going early if you want to snag a seat.
Consistently voted best gay bar this is one of the most popular clubs in San Diego. The club celebrates alternative lifestyles and caters to upscale men who do not mind spending a little extra for the memorable environment. The decor is reminiscent of a hot club in New Orleans. Most of the folks who frequent this spot enjoy casual conversation, singing fun songs along with the piano and sipping cocktails. Expect particularly large crowds on Friday and Saturday nights.
This place has everything. Nearly every night, live music is featured with up and coming folk singers and bluegrass musicians plying their trade. On the rare evenings when there is no music, look for poetry readings, writing seminars or even swing dance lessons. On the menu, tea and coffee in all varieties are available. The menu also offers beautiful tarts, cakes, pastries and cookies, as well as grilled panini sandwiches and salads.