Comfort Suites San Diego Miramar
9880 Mira Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92131
Phone: (858) 530-2000
Fax: (858) 530-0202
Arterra is part of the San Diego Marriott Del Mar and opened in 2002. They feature over 300 wines to accompany their simple American fare. The menu is created with local produce, meats, and seafood to create a variety of tasting choices—vegetarian, chef's, and others, and entrees such as Miso- Apricot Glazed Mero, Dim Sum Tasting, Sesame Broccolini, Chilled Soy-Apricot "Shooter". They also offer a sushi menu, exhibition kitchen, and live entertainment on select nights.
Sister restaurant to Humphrey's by the Bay in San Diego, the Grill offers fine food perched on top of the Sheraton La Jolla Hotel. Light, open Asian-flavored decor provides a cheerful background for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The signature Prixe Fixe meal offers dramatic dining for two, beginning with a bottle of Chardonnay or Merlot, proceeding with a soup or salad course, a selection from eight entrees and a shared dessert. Entree choices include Halibut Macadamia, Prime Rib, Filet Mignon or the "Taste of San Diego" shrimp.
Part of UCSD community, this active space is a co-op that features hot new local acts and serves vegan food. With a homey, comfy atmosphere, this place has a youthful vibe but is very welcoming to everyone in the surrounding community. A popular meeting place for grassroots political activism, the space really feels more like a community center than a simple cafe.
The Loft at UCSD is an art center for shows and exhibitions. People with varied talents and interests often visit here for exhibitions and performances. From film screenings to live music performances and from art exhibitions to dance shows, all happen here. A visit to the Loft gives an idea of the latest on the art scene. Most shows are free to students.
This terrific bar and lounge features great music of all kinds from salsa to techno to jazz to R&B. Saturday nights are the most popular and fun, when a Latin dance called Salsa Rueda takes over the house. There is a different theme each night. Sunday nights offer an after-hours event from 3am-9am. If things get too hot and spicy on the dance floor, you can move to the outdoor area where tired dancers go to rest.
One of the best places to catch live music, Belly Up Tavern is located in Solana Beach, on Cedros Avenue, about 15 miles (24.14 kilometers) from La Jolla. Belly Up keeps an active agenda with a great variety of bands and acts from some of the most talented budding artists in the country. The space is small enough so that shows are fun and intimate, and at the same time, not so large that you feel lost in the crowd. The on-site bar keeps sensational drinks flowing, while the venue's restaurant serves a Bistro-style fare. Check venues website for most up-to-date event schedule. Belly Up also has a branch in Aspen, which offers programs parallel to the venue in Solana Beach.
This popular club draws an eclectic crowd since it has different features every night that it is open. Saturday nights are popular with 20-somethings because of the 80s retro band that plays all the favorites. The tunes are loud and the atmosphere is lively, making this venue more suited for dancing than for conversation. Arrive for Happy Hour, hosted from 5p-7p, and you will get to munch on the all-you-can-eat buffet.
Let the scintillating aroma, the lavish use of flowers, the minimal lighting work wonders for you at Zenbu Sushi and Bar. Try some of the popular dishes like the sea urchin, quail egg and the scallop. If you are in the mood to sip on a few cocktail drinks and dancing to the tunes of some popular DJs, then you can step into the lounge in the restaurant itself. Zenbu stands by its name, it means ALL—and voila! At Zenbu, you can binge upon the best of both Japanese and Asian cuisine plus a variety of beers at the bar.
Possibly the most authentic Irish pub in San Diego, this unpretentious neighborhood bar is gaining a reputation for good music and camaraderie. Like real pubs in Ireland, the music is often rock and roll or even blues. The walls are adorned with old road signs from Ireland, some of them brought back by an Irish priest who has a relative in the neighborhood. The full bar serves up imported beers. Guinness is still king here, though local boy Sam Adams offers some competition.
This club is a true chameleon. By day, it is an unassuming little bar, a perennial hangout for locals. But by night, the atmosphere is as heavily charged as any of the trendy nightclubs of the downtown swanky scene. Guests dance the night away with live bands on weekends (from country to techno to swing) and weekday night DJs presenting the best in hip-hop. No food is served, but a full bar offers wine, beer and mixed drinks.
The crowd is mixed up a bit at Club Kadan. You are likely to see your grandfather in one corner and your best friend in the other - or even hanging out together. Enjoy yourself and the laid back atmosphere.
Air Conditioned is that great neighborhood bar you wish you had nearby. Attracting a good mix of young, hip girls and boys on the make, Air Conditioned maintains a relaxed but fun vibe with padded walls decked out with retro movie posters, shag covered couches, and an illuminated U-shaped bar that serves good cocktails for relatively cheap. In the middle of the club is a small dance floor that packs in the people with happy feet. The rest of the club gets pretty crowded, too, so plan on going early if you want to snag a seat.