600 F St, San Diego, CA | Directions 9210132.713645 -117.159224
Neighborhoods: Central San Diego, Gaslamp, Central, Core-Columbia
Best night club in San Diego – Most people only write reviews when they hate places. I on the other hand, love Envy night club. It is the only night club in San Diego that has a Vegas feel to it. It is actually something different from the other played out clubs in SD. The rooftop bar Eden is great because they never let it get too crowded. Music in every single area of the club is amazing. I highly recommend this place if you're looking for a night of fun!
Overpriced and bad service – I went out with a group of girlfriends one night, expecting to have a great time. We paid cover, ordered drinks (which, it was something like $17 for a martini!?!!) and were having a blast (music was awesome). The place gets crowded, and the clientele is questionable.. It took forever to get a drink at the bar and when we did, the bartender could not have been more rude. Disappointed for the price.
Have a GREAT TIME anywhere else – An upscale club should be like shopping at Coach. You don't see the bags on top of each other. They are spaced out so you can appreciate each one. ENVY is like the discount CD bin at Walmart. As an upscale club you charge more so that you may make you money and provide an atmosphere. The atmosphere here was that of crowds corralled by velvet ropes. And the VIP's corralled inside the ropes were trapped by walls of humans unknowingly walking through the velvet ropes. You need to cross 4 velvet ropes just to get into the club, 2 outside, 2 inside.
Focus on what counts. Nice club. Treat it with the dignity the atmosphere you created deserves. You choose to focus on the profit associated with the legal capacity of the bar.
The Ivy Hotel's expansive rooftop sun deck doubles as a swanky lounge in the evenings with VIP cabanas and bottle service. – In Short
Taking a page from the South Beach book of nightlife, whispy palms and sheer white fabric adorn the The Ivy's rooftop oasis. Aside from one of the better views of downtown--you can see all the way from Golden Hill around to the Harbor--Eden also boasts one of the largest rooftop decks. Beautiful people pick and choose mingling scenes from the cabanas by the pool, the center bar/lounge or a covered DJ-and-dancing area.
Beautiful structures, lousy set-up – Having to pay a $20 cover each on top of a $200 dinner is a little frustrating. But we did it to get the whole experience. The roof top bar is a great space with good music and accessible heat. The number of VIP areas is a little obnoxious. By midnight only 1 of the couch areas on the west side of the roof was being used.
The lounge is beautiful. But the dancer set-up is horrific! Dancers can add a lot to the aesthetics of a club. They should be beautiful, pleasing to the eye and inspire the atmosphere. The dancers are more like circus freaks. The only inspiration they could provide was for eating disorders and Michael Jackson moves. We saw a girl on the roof who looked like an anorexic, epileptic belly dancer. And all three girls we watched in the lounge had horrible jerky moves and costume/hair malfunctions. The fact that they are so close to me and my drink made me weary of a health hazard. Having them dance on the table is an interesting concept, but they should be properly dressed for such a close encounter. Every single costume was misfit except the one on the epileptic belly dancer- from the sandals to the belts flipping around on the tops to the top bunching up under their breasts.
The downstairs club was the worst of the environments. The dry ice gas coming down in front of the back stairs made me choke. It?s reminiscent of the old Bitter End that used that regularly through out the night to cool off the dungeon. What are they covering up? It?s not an ugly area, so why cause a dry throat and irritated eyes upon my entrance? The thought of spending a portion of our evening in a gas chamber was scary. The lighting is a disaster. Every single light on the ceiling is positioned to shine right in my eyes. I definitely get the feeling like you invested in the roof and first floor and then the basement was an afterthought. Get rid of the powdery clouds and fix the lights and it will be a great match in the trio of environments.
Editorial Review – The Ivy's exclusive, four-level nightclub with a cigar bar draws top DJs and a VIP clientele with Benjamins to burn.
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