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Apr 6, 2010 01:11 PM

Looking for a bar with outdoor seating-Not in the Gaslamp

Had a party a Lei Lounge last year...and looking to do something simliar this year. I was trying to think of a bar (not in the gaslamp--looking for a more laid back, cheaper ambiance) that has outdoor seating...

Does Small Bar have outdoor seating?
Does Tornado have outdoor seating?

Any other thoughts/suggestions are appreciated!

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  1. Jaynes Gastropub has a great outdoor area for a party.

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    1. re: stevewag23

      Oh, yeah, it has a great patio. If you don't mind the kitsch, Alcapulco's in Old Town has a large patio. Or, better yet, the 94th Aero Squadron has a patio that looks out onto Montgomery Field.

      94th Aero Squadron Restaurant
      8885 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92123

    2. Toronado and Small Bar have small patios. Small Bars only has a couple of tables while Toronado has several picnic tables. They might let you rent the back out, but it is walled up so there isn't much of a view.

      1. Arterra at the Marriott in Del Mar is not bad. Also I hear the Bali Hai has been remodelled but I haven't been there in years.

        Arterra Restaurant
        11966 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130

        Bali Hai Restaurant
        2230 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

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        1. re: wanker

          now that's an interesting "handle"

        2. Ritual Tavern, while beer only, has a really nice outdoor patio.

          Ritual Tavern
          4095 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

          1. Cantina Mayahuel has a nice patio

            Agreed on Ritual

            Starlite has a good patio but it's probably not any cheaper than the Gaslamp

            Urban Solace's patio is great but it's not really a bar if that's what you were looking for.

            En Fuego up in Del Mar has a nice patio but the food and drinks are pretty mediocre

            Urban Solace Restaurant
            3823 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104

            3175 India Street, San Diego, CA 92103

            Cantina Mayahuel
            2934 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116