Whether it’s catching rays on that perfect sunny day, watching the sunset as you sip your Sea Breeze, or dining under a blanket of stars, patios make for a great experience. Need a date location or brunch spot for a group of friends? We’ve got you covered with this list of five amazing beach patios, one to fit every style.
Sandbar: Killer tacos and refreshing cocktails, a patio downstairs and Sky Bar upstairs – it’s all just steps away from the excitement of Belmont Park making Sandbar quite the spot for daytime or night. This laid-back sports bar has a relaxed vibe, perfect to end a long day or the beginning of a rowdy one. Try the Ti-Juan-A Taco, with pork adobada, roasted pineapple, cilantro and onion.
Sandbar Sportsbar & Grill, 718 Ventura Place, Mission Beach (sandbarsportsgrill.com)
Pacific Beach AleHouse: Craft beer mastery meets culinary excellence. Choose the downstairs patio to be part of the Grand Avenue action or grab a table upstairs and look out at the beach… steps away from the sand. We suggest the Bourbon Chicken Pasta – crimini mushrooms, crispy pancetta and bourbon cream? Yes!
PB Alehouse, 721 Grand Avenue, Pacific Beach (pbalehouse.com)
Pacific Beach Shore Club: Even CLOSER to the beach, Shoreclub is “where Grand meets sand,” and where fun people meet each other! With its amazing ocean view and schooners filled with their signature RedBull vodka slushy (a must-try), this bar embraces the California surf culture to its fullest.
PB Shore Club, 4343 Ocean Boulevard, Pacific Beach (pbshoreclub.com)
Woody’s: What could be better than coffee and breakfast on the beach?! Well, açaí bowls, of course. Woody’s offers you a front row ticket to the constant show of passersby on the boardwalk, so you can silently referee the volleyball game or casually observe as a first time rollerblader wipes out.
Woody’s, 4111 Ocean Boulevard, Pacific Beach (857-272-3138)
The Wood: The half-inside, half-out bar has created a name for itself as a three story party tower. It boasts fifteen 50-inch hi-def TVs and rooftop patio with an incredible view that spans from the beach to downtown. Decidedly a Packers bar, every sports event is covered from College Game Day to UFC. If you’re feeling a little wild, try the Tequila Pasta.
The Wood, 4190 Mission Boulevard, Pacific Beach (thewoodsd.com)