Best Rooftop Bars in San Diego, CA

Here at Hotel Republic, we enjoy an amazing right-in-the-heart-of-it-all location in Downtown San Diego. That means, for one thing, incredible access to some of the standout neighborhoods and attractions in America’s Finest City, from the Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, and San Diego Bay to nationally renowned Balboa Park.

That fabulous Downtown location, though, also ensures an incredible skyline backdrop for one of the best rooftop bars in the city: our very own Topside Terrace Kitchen & Bar!

Topside Terrace Kitchen & Bar: Wining, Dining, and Views Atop Hotel Republic in Downtown San Diego

Soak up the Downtown views—buildings aglow in rich Southern California sunshine in late afternoon, or the gleaming, exciting nighttime tableau—while tucking into some truly inspired fare and refreshing libations at Topside Terrace Kitchen & Bar.

Open daily for dinner from 4 to 10 PM—and also offering weekend brunch from 10 AM to 1 PM on Saturdays and Sundays—our rooftop bar and eatery well lives up to the top-class reputation of San Diego gastronomy.

The Topside Terrace menu is Baja-inspired coastal SoCal cuisine, beautifully evoking San Diego’s amazing Pacific setting and the region’s diverse, history-rich, and multicultural cookery traditions.

From Baja Shrimp Street Tacos, Crisped Brussels Sprouts, Spicy Chicken Wings, and Artisan Sourdough With Roasted Tomato & Tapenade to our Topside Angus Beef Burger, Steamed P.E.I. Mussels, and Veggie Burger, you’ll be treating your taste buds to an incredible journey at Topside Terrace Kitchen & Bar. And that journey ends on a splendid note thanks to our rooftop bar’s dessert menu, which includes everything from Peanut Butter Mud Pie to No Arros Con Leche Créme Brulée.

Throw in fine wines, zesty cocktails, ice-cold brews, and non-alcoholic beverages, and you’ve got everything you need to toast good company—and a swoony panorama of America’s Finest City!

Topside Terrace Kitchen & Bar Happy Hour

And don’t miss happy hour—aka Golden Hour—at Topside Terrace Kitchen & Bar, which goes down from 4 to 6 PM Sunday through Thursday and serves up great deals on our delicious eats.

Brunch at Topside Terrace Kitchen & Bar

Ease into the weekend in Downtown San Diego with brunch at Topside Terrace Kitchen & Bar, enjoying everything from the Acai Bowl, Hickory-Smoked Gravlax, or Bananas Foster French Toast to South of the Border Crab Benedict and Carne Asada Chilaquiles.

Dine in Style on the Hotel Republic Rooftop at Topside Terrace Kitchen & Bar This Summer

If you ask us, there’s no better place to be on a summer evening than our rooftop bar here at Hotel Republic! And if you’d like to arrange for a private-dining event, Topside Terrace Kitchen & Bar makes a fantastic venue: Get in touch with our team at, or fill out our online Request for Proposal form. Come dine with us at Topside Terrace this summer!


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