Another Mardi Gras is fast approaching and San Diego has some of the best parties this side of the Mississippi. Mardi Gras is French for ‘Fat Tuesday’ and refers to the Carnivalesque celebrations – as well as the last night of eating rich, fatty foods – that take place prior to the fasting season of Lent. Festivities usually include a variety of various food and drink, the donning of brightly colored masks and costumes, dancing, sports competitions, and parades. There are a few cities that are particularly known for their extraordinarily extravagant celebrations, such as Mobile, Alabama, New Orleans, and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
There is no better way to enjoy the nightlife in La Jolla than to go where the locals go. From swanky lounges to casual sports bars, there are options to meet every vacationer’s needs. In close proximity to hotels in La Jolla, vacationers have easy access to a variety of nightclubs and live entertainment venues frequented by La Jolla locals.
Excelsior Club and Lounge is the ideal location for vacationers looking for a luxurious night out on the town. A popular spot for La Jolla’s upscale nightlife, the nightclub offers full-service VIP amenities, catering to each individual guest. Visitors can dance under dim lights on the lower level or admire the panoramic ocean views from the lounge on the second floor. The club also features an outdoor patio for sultry conversation and sipping on cocktails.
BarFly is another option located in the heart of La Jolla. This one-of-a-kind venue is a dance club, restaurant, and lounge all in one. Featuring fire pits, go-go dancers, and DJ’s spinning a variety of hip-hop, dance, and techno music, the venue provides non-stop excitement and entertainment. Perfect for large groups or special occasions, BarFly contributes to the lively nightlife scene with premier bottle and VIP service.
For a more laid back experience and a delicious restaurant in La Jolla, Prospect Bar and Grill offers a casual, but elegant environment. The restaurant also provides a full menu highlighting a wide range of cuisines. Featuring more than 20 high-definition plasma televisions, Prospect Bar and Grill is ideal for the chic sports enthusiast. For those a little less interested in sporting events, the coastal location offers beautiful outdoor scenery, a classy vibe and live entertainment.
Vacationers in search of a night of laughter are sure to enjoy The Comedy Store. Located in downtown La Jolla, the venue presents the best and brightest comedic talents from across the nation. With new headliners weekly, visitors can look for their favorite comedians and book tickets online in advance.
La Jolla is the ideal vacation destination combining an authentic Southern California beach vibe with urban downtown flair. When planning your vacation, use our hotel directory to assist you in choosing from the various La Jolla hotels near popular nightlife and attractions.