Try These World Class Cocktails
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Try These World Class Cocktails

Brought to you by USBG World Class Sponsored by Diageo and

The USBG World Class Finals have come to an end in San Diego. Before the Global Bartender of the Year is announced, check out local bars serving up signature cocktails featuring the spirits the finalists have been working with. Each drink highlights impressive World Class—and mouthwatering—spirits.

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AD Nightclub

1.  AD Nightclub

This boutique club draws seriously impressive acts and provides an unparalleled experience. But the star of this surprisingly intimate spot might…
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Altitute Sky Lounge

2.  Altitute Sky Lounge

Its location on the 22nd floor of the Marriott Gaslamp Quarter justifies the name of this chic and exclusive club. It…
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Bull & Grain

3.  Bull & Grain

The food and drinks at this new American restaurant are handcrafted to expand and appeal to your senses. Enjoy the experience…
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El Chingon

4.  El Chingon

You only have to make one stop to enjoy authentic Mexican food and excellent cocktails. This spot is earning by buzz…
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Fifth & Rose

5.  Fifth & Rose

You won’t be blamed for wanting to linger over your drink at this classic, elegant cocktail bar. Everything from the fresh…
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6.  Florent

This luxurious restaurant and lounge offers contemporary American cuisine by day and high-energy DJ sets by night. The multiple floors provide…
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Greystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood

7.  Greystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood

This elegant steakhouse calls itself “wildly original.” The exotic game, fresh seafood and above-and-beyond service live up to that description. And…
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Lion Fish

8.  Lion Fish

This fresh-catch restaurant is eccentric but not excessively so. There’s a constantly rotating sushi menu, classics like seared scallops and signature…
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Nason's Beer Hall

9.  Nason's Beer Hall

This new addition to San Diego’s iconic craft beer scene offers a menu that’s way more than a draft list. The…
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The Oceanaire Seafood Room

10.  The Oceanaire Seafood Room

It’s hard to pin down why this seafood restaurant is such an ideal spot for so many different occasions. It could…
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Parq Restaurant & Nightclub

11.  Parq Restaurant & Nightclub

Leaders in the food and nightclub industry came together to form this hot spot. The sound, lighting, design and, of course,…
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12.  Polite Provisions

The menu at this stylish bar may change daily, but you can always sip beautiful and delectable craft cocktails. The open…
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The Shout! House

13.  The Shout! House

Tons of people are singing the praises of this popular bar and not just because of the dueling piano singalongs. It’s…
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Social Tap San Diego

14.  Social Tap San Diego

This is a sports bar for the more discerning fan. The food is made from scratch, the beers are from local…
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STK San Diego

15.  STK San Diego

Behold the idyllic and panoramic views at this elegant rooftop bar. Keep in mind, however, that there’s plenty else to enjoy…
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Sunshine Company Saloon

16.  Sunshine Company Saloon

Enjoying the sunset on the patio at this lively bar is a popular local pastime. But the drink specials and featured…
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Tony's Martini Bar

17.  Tony's Martini Bar

You might not be impressed by this old-school hangout on first glance. But few bars can match the history, character and…
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Union Kitchen & Tap Gaslamp

18.  Union Kitchen & Tap Gaslamp

A seasonal menu and extensive selection of craft brews make this a dining and drinking destination. The space seamlessly blends rustic,…
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US Grant Hotel

19.  US Grant Hotel

This hotel has been a national icon and Gaslamp District fixture since 1910. But the lounge has recently been restyled, combining…
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Waterfront Bar & Grill

20.  Waterfront Bar & Grill

San Diego’s oldest tavern opened right after Prohibition and hasn’t slowed down since. Check out the extensive menu of delicious pub…
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21.  Werewolf

Delicious and innovative menu items don’t break the bank at this bustling hangout. You can join the bar’s Whiskey of the…
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West Coast Tavern

22.  West Coast Tavern

Set in one of North Park’s most historic buildings, this laid-back tavern has become a go-to spot for locals because of…
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Whiskey Girl

23.  Whiskey Girl

More than 70 types of whiskey are offered at one of the Gaslamp District’s longest-running bars. And the selection of food…
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