Why your nightlife agenda is our main priority:

From the Michelin Star bar to the lively rooftop, let’s get social.



Earn Your Star: Valle's El Sillón Bar Experience

When Chef Roberto Alcocer reimagined his Michelin-starred Oceanside fine-dining menu, he carved out space for another, slightly more casual affair. The intimate bar is playing host to that dream child, El Sillón at Mission Pacific Beach Resort. The four-course menu is an accessible way to discover Valle, hailed for its refined modern expression of Mexican cuisine. “Dishes strike a winning balance between tradition and creativity,” states the Michelin Guide. 

How it works: Each night, Alcocer selects four dishes from the dining room’s tasting room menu. The dishes will rotate nightly, while pairing from the rare-gem wine list are optional.  Reserve here. 


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Explore Your Evening: Set your expectations sky-high at The Rooftop Bar, featuring DJ nights and new-wave cocktails.

Rooftops are an indulgent perk that have come to personify the Southern California lifestyle. Back in 1999, The Standard invented the concept in LA. Ever since, hotels have gone out of their way to—yes, top one another. In Oceanside, The Rooftop Bar is a favorite hideaway for alfresco glamor and breathtaking California vibes. 

Tropical and intimate with nooks to toast and celebrate, the sixth-floor perch provides a lush stage to savor unlimited ocean views and premium cocktails. It’s also celebrity-approved. The VIP cabanas were filled with the cast and crew of “The Bachelorette” during filming here last year. 

At sunset, The Rooftop Bar evolves into a 21+ lounge.  Find your night, and find your tribe. 


Sunday: Reset Sundays 

Rejuvenate. Refuel. That’s the idea behind Reset Sundays, replete with a kick-back soundtrack ideal for soulful poolside lounging. The bottomless options are endless: Rosé, Mimosas, Bellinis, Sangria, Bloody Mary’s, or non-alcoholic drinks. Come reset with us. 11AM-5PM 

Tuesday: HIPP 

Consider it the locals’ night of fun for industry professionals who make Oceanside a unique destination. Hang poolside. Talk shop. Make new industry contacts. 11AM-11 PM

Wednesday: The Oceanside Cinema Club

The night sky is the ultimate cinematic backdrop for alfresco movie nights on The Rooftop Bar. Every Wednesday (weather permitting), we roll out the blockbusters. Grab a lounge chair—or reserve a cabana—and enjoy the show with a craft cocktail and a bucket of popcorn. 

Thursday: Cut Back

Vinyl lovers unite every Thursday for Cut Back, a sonic voyage back in time. The era: Dance club culture of soul, funk, and world boogie is resurrected and curated by accomplished DJ’s. 5-11PM. 

Friday: In Too Deep 

In Too Deep is Oceanside’s exclusive after-midnight Friday night party. Lose yourself in this intoxicating mix of house and electronic dance music artfully presented by rotating DJs. Get ready to lose yourself in the night that knows no boundaries. 7PM-1AM.

Saturday: White Horse 

From down-tempo poolside harmony to nighttime grooves, the rhythm is as thrilling as catching the perfect “white horse” wave. That’s the drive behind the line-up every Saturday where the mood builds from daytime to after-dark with electronic beats, disco grooves and world music. Pool: 1 PM–5 PM; Bar: 7 PM-1 AM

Want to host a private party? Inquire here.


Take a Surf Lesson: Minus the Actual Surfing Part

If the elevated POV isn’t enough to keep you entertained, learn a thing or two about San Diego’s storied local surf culture. The Rooftop Bar’s inventive cocktail menu is inspired  by the famous breaks along the San Diego coastline—from Oceanside to Ocean Beach. Each cocktail is named for a local spot, many of which are hailed across the globe. So, sit back and relax. The only test is how it tastes. 

The Break: Buccaneer is named for the beach just South of Oceanside Pier with the Buccaneer Café as the recognizable local landmark. The punchy beach break allows for some epic sessions at the right time of year.
The Cocktail: Uncle Nearest 1884 Whiskey, Cynar, Amaretto, sage and lime $17 

The Break: Terramar in Carlsbad is a no-frills beach featuring one of five point breaks in San Diego. When the surf is small, it’s ideal for mellow longboarders. And when it’s big? It’s a magnet for local talent. 

The Cocktail: One Vodka, Cointreau, Passion fruit purée, house made grenadine, lemon $17

The Break: Grandview is at the base of steep cliffs in Leucadia, a beach town with a “Keep it Funky” slogan. Pleasantly uncrowded, the beach staves off tourists with its steep staircase. 

The Cocktail: Plantation 3 Stars, Bacardí Cuatro rum, Grand Marnier, Cointreau, cinnamon, orgeat, orange, lime $17

The Break: Stonesteps affords only rare windows of surf for the persistent or lucky. Tucked away in a residential area of Encinitas, it’s worth checking off your list—and getting a stair workout at the very least. 

The Cocktail: Terramana Blanco tequila, guava, serrano, agave, lime $17

The Break: Moonlight, Encinitas. Year-round lifeguards and full-service beach amenities make this state beach North County’s most popular. It’s a front-row seat for SoCal style with throngs of local teens. 

The Cocktail: Fords Gin, Mionetto Prosecco, strawberry, hibiscus tea, lemon $17

The Break: Seaside in Cardiff is a big wide beach, which makes it ideal to kick back and watch legend Rob Machado and local groms surf their home break. The playful wave is  intermediate-advanced, ideal for regular surf contests here. 

The Cocktail: Fords gin, Mionetto prosecco, strawberry purée, hibiscus tea, lemon $17

The Break: Windansea, made famous by Tom Wolff’s The Pump House Gang, and Andy Warhol’s subsequent visit, this La Jolla surf spot remains an icon. Sure, the waves are unique and fun. Yet the craggy cliffside beach remains a draw for more than surfing alone with unrivaled people-watching. 

The Cocktail: Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Chareau aloe liqueur, Dolin Blanc vermouth, pineapple, cucumber, ginger syrup, lime $ 17

The Break: Bird Rock is a jewel box neighborhood south of La Jolla, and its thrilling break is mostly commandeered by locals. Beginners: Watch from the shore with Wayfarer croissants. 

The Cocktail: Casamigos Blanco tequila, Giffard Pamplemousse liqueur, grapefruit, pomegranate, agave, lime $17

The Break: Sunset Cliffs in Ocean Beach is a consistently fun reef break with a smooth bottom and groomed waves (thanks to kelp beds). Bonus: Panoramic views of the bluffs and lagoons. 

The Cocktail: Plantation 3 Stars rum, coconut, pineapple, cinnamon, lime $17