Top 8 Best Rap / Hip-Hop Nightclubs in Gaslamp, San Diego, CA [2020 GUIDE]

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With over 32 venues in San Diego, there are many places to choose from whether you're looking for a crazy night out or a lounge atmosphere. Don't worry! We're going to list out the best clubs in Gaslamp, San Diego that you should definitely check out.

Parq

Best Rap / Hip-Hop nightclub in Gaslamp, San Diego!
Parq

Located in between 6th and Broadway in the Gaslamp district of San Diego, Parq SD gives their guests an unparalleled night of entertainment that is brought together by the efforts of the leaders in the restaurant and nightclub industries. At Parq you get treated with high quality VIP experience and bottle service as you enjoy and bump along to a Hip-Hop setlist curated by the minds of DJs Crooked, Hollywood, CLA, Dynamiq, Mustard and more as well as enjoy live performances by artists like Tyga or G-Eazy. Not to mention, the club has the newest and latest advancements in technology and entertainment to help them create an unforgettable experience with superior sound, lighting, and design.

  • 615 Broadway San Diego, CA 92101 United States
  • Gaslamp
  • 10 PM – 2 AM on Fri & Sat, occassional weekday events
  • Dress Code: Club Attire
  • $$

Bassmnt

Bassmnt

Bassmnt is the most electrifying underground nightclub to hit the San Diego Downtown scene. Raw and edgy, Bassmnt is a uniquely designed venue that perfectly blends together cutting-edge audio-visual technology with a rugged ultra-modern feel in an incredible historic property. The club is separated into three rooms of endless energy and intense musical pulse where the sickest EDM beats and Hip-Hop tracks are blaring as the guests of the club dance the night away. In all areas of the club, whether it is on one of the multiple dance floors or in the VIP sections, Bassmnt strives to provide its guests with the right blend of playful atmosphere, extraordinary touch of ambiance, and top notch hospitality.

  • 919 Fourth Avenue, Suite 100 San Diego, CA 92101 United States
  • Gaslamp
  • 9 PM – 2 AM on Fri & Sat
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

Side Bar

Side Bar

Side Bar is the exquisite hybrid of both an ultra-lounge and nightclub that is located in Downtown San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. At Side Bar you’ll get to choose between a late night on the dance floor with unexpected champagne showers and sparkling chaos, or a classy rendezvous with your friends, complete with delicious bites and libations. Whether you want to feel fearless and wild or are going for more of a sophisticated and chill vibe, Side Bar has the best of both worlds. Allow yourself to get lured in with subtle distractions, such as the unique collection of erotic paintings and décor. The custom-designed ambient lighting and unpredictable bottle parades will keep you yearning for more at the club. Side Bar offers an experience that is both stimulating and suggestive…it just depends on where you’re standing.

  • 536 Market St San Diego, CA 92101 United States
  • Gaslamp
  • 9 PM - 2AM Wednesdays - Sunday
  • Dress Code: Side Bar is an upscale nightclub experience, dress code is upscale casual. No hats or head coverings of any kind - No athletic shoes/wear or jerseys - No work boots of any color - No hoodies or sweatsuits - No excessively baggy clothes.
  • $$

El Chingon

El Chingon

The “Bad Ass” Mexican restaurant and bar revolution located in San Diego’s Historic Gaslamp Quarter takes its inspiration from Pancho Villa and the pistoleros of the Mexican Revolution. El Chingon is a restaurant by day which transforms into a high energy club after dinner - The restaurant features an exciting menu with both Mexican classics and alcohol all made with the best of the best when it comes to ingredients and spirits. Along with their curated selection of tequilas, mezcales and sotoles, they also have a carefully crafted drink menu that will pair perfectly with any menu item or stand boldly alone like the Mexican Firing Squad or the Battle of Juarez! From the authentic, traditional flavors of their delicious Mexican cuisine, unforgettable ambiance, and eye-catching décor, to the nightly entertainment and endless list of Tequilas and Mezcals, you will truly experience the definition of “Bad Ass” at this eclectic, fun, and authentic Mexican locale.

  • 560 Fifth Ave San Diego, CA 92101 United States
  • Gaslamp
  • Dress Code: Trendy to Strict
  • $$

Sevilla Nightclub

Sevilla Nightclub

Known as one of the longest running nightclubs in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, Sevilla Nightclub has remained a top destination for San Diego nightlife. This stand-out nightlife club delivers a unique atmosphere with the best in live entertainment including turn-table DJs and live bands nightly. They offer a top of the line sound/lighting system​, VIP bottle service amenities, intimate dance floor, plush lounge areas, a wrap-around bar and even dance lessons for patrons that take place earlier in the night.

  • 353 5th Ave San Diego, CA 92101 United States
  • Gaslamp
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

F6ix

F6ix

F6ix is setting out to redefine the hip hop venue image. Club-goers will experience the setting of a high-end, intimate nightclub with the sounds of bass-bumpin', booty-shakin', drop-it-like-it's-hot hip hop and Top 40's.

  • 526 F Street San Diego, CA 92101 United States
  • Gaslamp
  • Dress Code: F6 is an upscale Hip Hop club, so please dress in stylish attire. Absolutely no shorts, sandals, ball caps, athletic wear, or excessively baggy clothing will be admitted. The decision of the Door Staff is final. F6 reserves the right to deny entry for any
  • $$

Sunburn

Sunburn

It’s that time of year again…pool party season has splash-landed at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego! SUNBURN is back and better than ever. Grab your sunnies, your swankiest pool gear and your crew and meet us poolside for some hot fun at the coolest spot in downtown!

  • 207 Fifth Avenue (Hard Rock Hotel San Diego) San Diego, CA 92101 United States
  • Gaslamp
  • 12 PM - 7 PM Saturdays
  • Dress Code: Swim Wear
  • $$$

Atomic

Atomic

Located in the heart of the Gaslamp, Atomic explodes with an amazing sound and light show. The Venue possesses an intimate New York/San Francisco flavor with a casual theme. Atomic offers three unique levels that will get you an experience like no other.

  • 762 Fifth Ave San Diego, CA 92101 United States
  • Gaslamp
  • Tue - Sun 9:30 PM - 1:45 AM
  • $$

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San Diego Nightclubs FAQ

What time does the headlining DJ usually start performing in San Diego clubs?

The headlining DJ will usually start performing around 12:00 AM.

How long do DJs play in San Diego?

The headlining DJ or artist usually plays a 1 to 2 hour set.

What is the dress code like at San Diego Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs?

Guys can wear nice jeans and a form fitting plain t-shirt or a nice button down shirt. Girls can wear jeans or a comfortable but stylish dress if they prefer. Of course guys and girls can never go wrong with dressing up even more – there is no such thing as overdressing when it comes to clubs.

How can I get into San Diego Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs for free?

Some San Diego Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs have a free ladies guest list, and have a free even ratio guest list – free if you have the same number of girls (or more) in your party.

Keep in mind that many San Diego Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs are more exclusive and require bottle service to get in. You can sign up for the guest list on our events page.

How can I book bottle service for San Diego Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs?

You can book bottle service directly on Discotech by visiting the San Diego page.

How much is bottle service at San Diego clubs?

Bottle service and table minimums at Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs can get pretty expensive in San Diego, but every nightclub is different.

The best way to find out is to visit the events page and choose the event you're thinking of going.

Should I buy tickets to get into San Diego Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs?

If the nightclub has tickets, we recommend buying tickets during holiday weekends and for big name artists. The ticket line is generally faster and shorter than the guest list.

Many Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs in San Diego are bottle service only – meaning you must book a table reservation in order to get inside.

Which San Diego nightclubs play EDM and electronic music?

Check out the full list on our guide to the best EDM nightclubs in San Diego.

Which San Diego nightclubs play hip-hop?

Check out the full list on our guide to the best hip hop nightclubs in San Diego.