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Up All Night: Best Late Night Bars near AV8


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May 14th, 2018

As we have blogged about once before, nightlife is magnificent in Little Italy. However, not every single bar is open that light. Additionally, there are some places that are more suitable for a great time past 12 o’clock.  That said, here are the top late night bars to keep your night going past midnight near AV8.

Late Night Bar #1: Waterfront Bar & Grill

Waterfront Bar and Grill late night bar

First up, Waterfront Bar and Grill. Located at 2044 Kettner Blvd, this late-night spot is open from 6 AM to 2 AM. We highly suggest hitting up Waterfront for a more casual night out. Titled as San Diego’s oldest tavern, Waterfront is also a great spot for those of you who get hungry after having a drink or four. That in mind, definitely dive into their hot wings. Seeing as how this bar gets packed from the hours of 9 PM to 12 PM, stopping by around 1 AM is perfect.  

Late Night Bar #2: Aero Club Bar

Next up, the Aero Club Bar. Like Waterfront, it is a dive bar. Also, Aero Club Bar is open from 2 PM to 2 AM. One of the greatest parts of Aero is that they have the largest selection of whiskey. In fact, it is the number two whiskey bar in the nation. The atmosphere here is very comfortable as well. Dimly lit with Christmas lights hanging above, Aero is a great spot to wind down after midnight. However, we highly suggest keeping the party going here with their jukebox. Whether you are interested in discovering all sorts of whiskeys until the early morning or want to dance it out to classic tunes from a jukebox, head on over to Aero and keep the good times rolling.

Late Night Bar #3: Rooftop Bar

Rooftop Bar late night bar

Last but certainly not least is the Rooftop Bar. Located in Downtown Little Italy at the W Hotel, this is the spot to visit on a night where you are getting all dressed up. A bit pricier than the first two dive bars, Rooftop is open from 3:30 PM to 1 PM. Additionally, Rooftop has a much more mellow atmosphere. So when the wild night winds down but you are not ready to head home, head on over. With a scenery and decor to die for, there is no better place to wrap up a wonderful night out then at the Rooftop Bar.


As you can see, there is no shortage of bars. Even more, there are tons to dive into past midnight. Whether you are bringing in the weekend on a Friday night or celebrating something special, stay out late, explore the city, and close out your night at one of these Little Italy late night hot spots.

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