98% love it
Since 1983
With a great patio out front to take in the sun and do some people-watching, Flicks has been a favorite for over 3 decades in Hillcrest.


    • bchilin
      bchilin Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Just my favorite local watering hole!
      Always have a great time at this one! Fun environment where you know half the people there usually.

    • joeyaequa
      joeyaequa Over a year ago
      Loves it

      love it!
      great diversity in age range and events! the bartenders are very friendly too!

    • hburg82
      hburg82 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Mississippi Boys
      We visited on Wednesday Night had a blast meet some nice guys from San Diego. The place to be on a Wednesday Night.

    • fitandsolid
      fitandsolid Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Fun Video Hangout
      There aren't many seats at Flicks, which makes sense because the focus is on the videos and patrons, both of which rotate at a brisk pace most nights (and some days) at this long-time favorite in Hillcrest. Free food some nights, great drink specials most nights, and lots of fun, friendly guys -and some gals- out to have a good time, particularly on the often-boisterous patio facing the University Avenue foot/street traffic. Many squeeze into here before heading down the block to dance at Rich's, though quite a few stick around on busy nights like Wednesday's college-oriented party.

    • al_nm
      al_nm Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Was talked into going and left before we finished our 1st beer. 1 couple dancing on dancefloor 3 people at the bar and 10 people in the patio. This on a Friday nite??

    • champlainguy
      champlainguy Over a year ago
      Hates it

      What the???
      Just arrived in San Diego after traveling all day and what were we met with but a group of straight couples tying one on in a gay bar!! Did not leave a great impression for us gay guys.

    • hypnoticmix
      hypnoticmix Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great First Stop
      First time @ Flicks & First time hanging out in S.D. I went both Friday and Saturday night mid evening. Great social crowd definitely a healthy supply of hotties. Drinks at least those two nights were carefully measured but adequate. People were in general exceptionally friendly.

    • DrSpike
      DrSpike Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great Karaoke!
      Monday Nights are Great I always have a Terrific Time at Flicks

    • zapper299
      zapper299 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      This place was dead last night too...bartendar said 2 words, you would think with the amount of people in there, he would have had time to talk...

    • OutandAboutBio
      OutandAboutBio Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Mid day with friends, or warm up before the club!
      Before I write a review on a place I like to visit there many times over a period of time just to make sure my review is honest, complete and just. Ill go there to party. (get drunk duh) But also go out dance if there's a dance floor and just sip on a redbull and water. I try to meet all the staff or at least observe how they interact with each other and the patrons of the joint. So here we go. Flicks- is one of those places you may be driving by and not notice, but its worth taking a trip in. Even during the busiest times when its takes some time to get a drink. (be patient or order two!) The staff, bartenders, bar backs and security are over all just genuinely nice guys. Therese usually some sort of event held there on a daily basis weather its karaoke, or that sexy wet underwear contest. (Though the blue tarps have to go!) The bar itself is small with that cheers feeling as you walk in. The main bar is to the left spanning the entire length of the place and there's a satellite bar opposite with a pool table in front. Pretty much anywhere you are in the bar you can look up at a tv screen to catch that latest video or the must see tv event. I noticed theirs some sorta video gaming blackjack they offer, if your alone and just want to kill time with out being bothered, that may be for you. There's no dance floor, but that's okay! The atmosphere draws a crowd that geared for conversation or just about what ever your looking for. There's a patio off the street with a couple of tables and a heater but when it gets packed its standing room only! So over all for Flicks, Great staff. Drinks are good and priced to sell! The clientele is an even mix of your 20,30,40,50 somethings ready to have a chill good time.

    • Housebaby
      Housebaby Over a year ago
      Loves it

      I LOVE this bar
      So good when you just want to chill and have a drink talking with friends, or meet some new ones. Staff and patrons always friendly. Always something going on, be it football on Sunday, karaoke on Monday, SOUTH PARK, yes SOUTH PARK on Wednesday, a wet underwear contest on Saturday i think, or cheap drinks and free pizza on Friday. GREAT bar!

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    • Robwoo
      Robwoo Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great place to hang with friends
      Love goign to Flicks when I am in the mood for something kinda mellow. Always has a decent crowd without being to crowded ( minus welfare wednesdays). This is the perfect bar to go to to still hear music, meet cool people, and still be able to hang out and talk with your friends! There is a reason it has been in SD for soo long!

    • yojoe
      yojoe Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Good safe place to meet people. Nice ecclectic
      blend of music old and new, rock and electronic with videos and clips. The staff is friendly. The one drawback is it's kinda small. It would be 5 stars if it were a little bigger and had more pool tables.

    • jackblack
      jackblack Over a year ago
      Loves it

      great bar
      great clean bar, has NTN triva system installed now which gives us customers hours of entertainment. Great friendly good looking staff and drinks specials.