Cheers is an unpretentious neighborhood gay bar hosting seasonal events, serving daily drink specials.
Open Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
1839 Adams Ave.
Gossip Grill is Southern California’s only seven-days-a-week, Nicky-Award-winning women’s bar. Since 2009, Gossip Grill has blossomed into a full patio bar and restaurant with a dance floor.
Monday and Tuesday 2-8 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday 2-10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
1220 University Ave.
Hillcrest Brewing Company
Hillcrest Brewing Company is the world’s first gay brewery. It is famous for its handcrafted beer, stone oven pizza and to-go beer.
Monday through Friday opens at 2 p.m., weekends open at 11 a.m.
1458 University Ave.
InsideOUT is a casual elegant restaurant that is part of the MO’s Universe Group. The safe oasis is open for outdoor dining.
Tuesday and Wednesdays 4-10 p.m., Thursday 4-11 p.m., Friday 4 p.m.-12 a.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. brunch and 4 p.m.-12 a.m. dinner, Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
1642 University Ave. #100
The Hole in the Wall San Diego
The friendliest dive bar in San Diego has been open since 1924.
Thursday 4-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 4 p.m.-12 a.m., Sunday 12-8 p.m.
2820 Lytton St
Lips is the ultimate in drag dining, providing dinner and drag shows six nights a week.
Tuesday through Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 6 & 8:30 p.m., Sunday at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
3036 El Cajon Blvd.
A neighborhood gay bar with pool tables, karaoke and Saturday brunch.
10 a.m.-10 p.m.
3610 Fifth Ave.
Mo’s Bar & Grill
Urban MO’s is a hetero friendly gay bar with burgers in the heart of Hillcrest
Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-11 p.m.
308 University Ave.
Number One on Fifth
A gay dive bar with friendly staff and stiff pours.
Wednesday through Sunday 12 p.m.-1 a.m.
3845 Fifth Ave.
North Park’s premier neighborhood bar with pool, darts, digital jukebox and free wifi.
Sunday through Thursday 12 p.m.-12 a.m., Fridays and Saturday 12 p.m.-2 a.m.
2046 University Ave.
San Diego’s largest and most popular gay nightclub
Wednesday 8 p.m.-2 a.m., Friday and Saturday 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Sunday 7 p.m.-2 a.m.
1051 University Ave.
San Diego Eagle
An intimate leather gay bar featuring a pool table and events in a low-key atmosphere.
Monday-Thursday 4 p.m., Friday through Sunday 2 p.m.-2 a.m.
3040 North Park Way
San Diego’s first gay bar, The Rail opened in 1903 and moved to Hillcrest in the 1960s.
3796 Fifth Ave.
Additional LGBTQ-owned bars and restaurants
Deja Brew Lounge is a coffee house near North Park.
8:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
2528 University Ave.
Paru Tea Bar
This tea bar hosts memorable tea tastings for groups of all sizes. Some proceeds benefit AAPI communities.
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
3034 Cañon St.
Pop Pie Co. San Diego
Southern California’s go-to fast casual restaurant and artisanal bakery for all things encased in crust.
Sunday through Thursday 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
4404 Park Blvd.
Stella Jeans Ice Cream
Enjoy handmade ice cream and yummy waffle cones at this small batch ice cream shop using real ingredients.
Sunday through Thursday 12-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 12-10:30 p.m.
4404 Park Blvd.