The Lowdown

Step outside to smoke. Smoking is strictly outlawed indoors in public places in San Diego, and since 2014 that includes e-cigarettes or vaporizer pens.

What to wear. In the Gaslamp, East Village, and some of North Park’s more upscale spots, dress code is strictly enforced: no flip-flops, ballcaps, jerseys, or shorts at any of the city’s swankier bars.

Last call for alcohol. The last chance for nightcaps is theoretically 2 am, but most bars stop serving around 1:30. Listen for the bartender's announcement.

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