Dress Code In San Diego
Though San Diego is largely considered a beach city, the clubs that dominate 5th, the main hub of downtown, still require their patrons to abide by a dress code that could be considered similar to that of Las Vegas nightclubs.
After a day cruising the beach, the glittering lights of The Gaslamp Quarter in Downtown San Diego are calling your name. As you dust the sand from, well practically everywhere, you’re appraising your outfit choices for a night on the town. Though San Diego is largely considered a beach city, the clubs that dominate 5th, the main hub of downtown, still require their patrons to abide by a dress code that could be considered similar to that of Las Vegas nightclubs. Besides, after a long day in the sun and surf, it feels good to clean up and sip a drink that isn’t covered in sand and salt… unless you are shotting tequila, of course.
Dress Code For Guys
Athletic apparel We know these days Jordans and Yeezys (or many athletic brand shoes) can cost a small fortune. That being said, it doesn’t matter how expensive or fashionable they may be, most athletic sneakers are not permitted in many of the clubs that grace San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. If you’re wanting to avoid dress shoes completely, go for converse or vans- anything that looks clean and classy with a nice pair of jeans or chinos. Besides, one cocktail spilled on those fresh all-white Air Force Ones and your night is ruined- so why risk it? Boots Most clubs frown upon Timberlands and Lugz, or any type of steel toed work boots. Cowboy boots are a grey area- it might be worth calling ahead to any venues you think you might be stopping by to confirm their specific policies. Shirts These days it is hard to ensure everyone rocks up for a night out in slacks and a button down shirt, so most places allow anything from a slim fit, plain v-neck to polos or button downs. T-shirts are usually a no go, especially anything with large graphics. Pants Jeans are always allowed, but make sure they are not overly baggy or torn. If it looks like two people can fit into them, or a belt is the only thing keeping you from exposing yourself to the entire club, your pants are probably a no-go.
Dress Code For Ladies
Listen, girls can get away with a lot these days. Less is always more on night out, but make sure you’re leaning toward the classier side of that notion. Avoid beach attire Don’t rock up in a swimsuit cover up over your bikini or board shorts that hang below the knee. If guys can’t rock that look, you can bet they won’t allow girls to. Shorts These can’t be overly ripped or torn denim (or any fabric) and must still be considered classy-casual at the least. Tops Loose or offensive graphic tees should be saved for bar hopping in the beach areas, though no one likes aggressively obvious or rude statement tees- so maybe save those for nights at home. Shoes Flip Flops are largely not permitted due to the fact that venues can be known to serve drinks in glassware. Sandals with a strap around the heel or wedges/heels are fine. Athletic sneakers are still a negative for girls, and even that award winning smile won’t win over a bouncer when it comes to violating dress code. We know California is laid back, but their nightclubs are still on par with the best in the country. In fact, more and more clubs are cropping up in San Diego, and they are sure to blow you away. As in any city that boasts a high end venue, it is always best to dress to impress. Besides, in a state filled with movie stars and any other famous people you can think of, who knows who you might run into- or if you might be spotted as fresh talent.