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The Nolen

Closed Now: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Open today: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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Angel & Alexa - Perfect Cocktail

In the midst of wild downtown, you find The Nolen tucked away inside the walls of a sleek hotel... read more

Reviewed November 18, 2018
htoohey3
via mobile
Great bar and fantastic staff

I would recommend it. I didn’t think it was overly pricey for what you got. The views were... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2018
Emma F
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The Nolen is a destination rooftop bar and lounge that honors modern, timeless cocktails and a renewed spirit of community. Named for John Nolen, a city-planning pioneer who mapped out much of San Diego's early landscape, The Nolen is perched on the...more
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453 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-7007
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Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

In the midst of wild downtown, you find The Nolen tucked away inside the walls of a sleek hotel. Take your first steps off the streets to find the elevator and ride up to the rooftop. As the doors open, you see wide open air...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank htoohey3
Tim B, Manager at The Nolen, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2018

Dear htoohey3, Fabulous to hear and read that the venue, menu line up, views, and our very own brilliantly talented team delivered an exceptional experience. Cheers and looking forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

I would recommend it. I didn’t think it was overly pricey for what you got. The views were incredible and they have heaters so you’re not cold.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Emma F
Tim B, Manager at The Nolen, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2018

Dear Emma F, Massive thanks for being our guest and delighted that the venue, menu line up, and team delivered excellence. Cheers

Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Lovely rooftop bar and lounge overlooking the city. Started our birthday celebrations here with Strawberry margaritas and sundowners before moving on for dinner. Our friends made table reservations to ensure we were well located for the views.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Escape-overseas
Tim B, Manager at The Nolen, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Dear Escape-overseas, Fabulous to hear that the venue view, sunset, and margaritas hit the spot. Cheers for being our guest and Happy belated birthday. Tim

Reviewed October 3, 2018

I have lived here for 15 months now and this is my first time going to The Nolan. *shame* It was a fun night out with a friend and all of her coworkers as we celebrated a birthday. The ambiance was smart-casual as described, and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Tim B, Manager at The Nolen, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

Dear TravleingLady86, Fabulous to hear that the first time to our amazing venue delivered the perfect five star experience, Looking forward to the next opportunity to welcome you back. Cheers Tim

Reviewed October 2, 2018

Made reservations three weeks prior and were given a table away from the view. Was told if we wanted a table by the windows we could only stay for an hour. Server was very good, but manager told us "doesn't matter when you make reservations"....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cathy J
Tim B, General Manager at The Nolen, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Dear Cathy J, I am terribly sorry for this recent experience and the way that my colleague seemed to of delivered the message or news to this situation, certainly not something we support or accept. Whether this was a system or human error regardless we...More

Reviewed September 17, 2018

My girlfriends and I had a Sunday Funday Brunch at The Nolen, and it will not disappoint! The view is very pretty and there is plenty of shade, so if you're not one for sitting in the sun, don't worry, they got you covered. When...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Tim B, Manager at The Nolen, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

Dear janicewren, Massive thanks to you and your girlfriends for popping up to the Sunday Requirement at the Nolen. Delighted and excited to hear that the team delivered excellence and the Nolen Breakfast Sandwich and Build your own Mimosa's with house made shrubs were your...More

Reviewed August 15, 2018

This is definitely worth a visit for some great views with food and drinks to go along with it. Prices during "sunset hour" (4-6 PM) are very good. My wife ordered a mocktail since she's pregnant, and I had a couple of beer; all were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nathan F
Tim B, Manager at The Nolen, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Dear Nathan F, Massive thanks for being our guest and delighted to hear that the Sunset Hours delivered brilliant food, fabulous refreshments, great views, and perfect August temperature. If we have the pleasure of seeing you and your wife again (Congratulations from the Team) and...More

Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

Went for the first time with my wife, and a couple of friends who had been here before. It was a great time! The bar is accessed through a side door located by the main entrance off the Courtyard Marriot. You just head up the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Tim B, General Manager at The Nolen, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

Dear Ahkilah A, Massive thank you for being our guest this past weekend and delighted that for the most part everything was brilliant. I have furnished your experience with the entire team to ensure that this is corrected from the menu items to the speed...More

Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

The food is pub/snack food, the service is excellent and the drinks are reasonable. A great way to cap off the evening.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JDA60
Tim B, Manager at The Nolen, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2018

Dear JDA60, Brilliant to hear that the roof top team delivered exceptional service to finish off your perfect evening in San Diego Downtown. Cheers and looking forward to seeing you again soon. Tim

Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Richard was awesome!!! This was such a cool place to experience - exciting drinks with great views. The staff was awesome.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Carlos A
Tim B, General Manager at The Nolen, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2018

Brilliant to hear and delighted that Richard and the team made your experience five dots. Cheers and see you soon.

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LOLO_2126
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Response from Escape-overseas | Reviewed this property |
It is a rooftop cocktail bar, and whilst we were there it was purely adults, clearly over 21. You will need to check with the management direct as to their rules for admission. If you are able to visit it is a nice place to... More
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Response from JDA60 | Reviewed this property |
Casual, jeans are fine.
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Response from Celticcutie | Reviewed this property |
We used Uber. Sorry but I’m not sure. As ? Petco Park ? was across the way , there should be parking nearby.
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