Number One Fifth Avenue

92% love it
Local Hillcrest hangout
Enjoy the patio's video screen and pool tables or sidewalk cruise while sitting at the open windows facing 5th Avenue.
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    • djmirod
      djmirod Over a year ago

      My fav dive bar in Central Hillcrest. Cheap Strong Drinks. Great Patio, and awesome owner, Cheap Strong Drinks, definately worth repeating, Do not miss the X-mas Decorations, there to die for.

    • fitandsolid
      fitandsolid Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Dependable as ever
      This neighborhood favorite has never been "hip", yet everyone goes here occasionally. A great variety of seating exists, from the sidewalk views at the entrance to the horseshoe bar in the back patio, with the main lounge as inviting as most old-fashioned lounges where the bartenders have heavy hands. Weekends are extremely busy and happy hour is often dead, but even at its slowest, this reliable standard is a great hangout when you just want a drink without the dinner/dance/cruise element (well, maybe SOME cruising... especially on the back patio)

    • al_nm
      al_nm Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Fun place to hangout
      Kickass Bar! Joey our bartender rocked as did our waiter, the bar back, and doorman. The other buff bartender not so much not friendly or just shy we guess. First time to San Diego and Joey hooked us up with great drinks and lowdown of the area. Went down the street to another bar but quickly made our way back to this bar. Ended up making alot of new friends and will stop again next time were in San Diego. Go you'll have a good time!

    • slimrfun
      slimrfun Over a year ago
      Hates it

      No dance floor. So we didnt stay.

    • RhiannaRoberts
      RhiannaRoberts Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great time
      It was in July 2005 and we stopped by for a few hours. Friendly staff & patronage. Has a rear patio with a couple of pool tables. Always stop by when in San Diego.

    • Housebaby
      Housebaby Over a year ago
      Loves it

      A routine stop
      You will find me here at least 3 times a week. Great patio, cool games, awesome staff, fun clientele. Very diverse clientele also. From barely 21 to pushing 70. Best day drinking place EVER!

    • Great People & Great Place
      I really enjoy #1 on 5th ave. Great people & drinks! Check it out ! Thank You Michael Feels Good

    • Vinnie
      Vinnie Over a year ago
      Loves it

      I had a great time. Visitor to the city, the bartenders were very nice. Bouncer also was very attentive (and cute) and they all made me feel welcome. Will check it out next time I'm in San Diego!

    • sdjock
      sdjock Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Ok, no.
      Ok, you have got to be kidding me. This place is worse then a hole in the wall bar.

    • Philthy12
      Philthy12 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Always a good time!
      Love this place. Everytime I go to San Diego I go here. Very relaxed, the back patio rocks, the bartenders are very nice.

    • Diane
      Diane Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Good Hang Out
      This is a nice, small place to meet with friends in a casual environment. I like the back patio with lots of space to converse with good friends with out having to talk over loud music.

    • cmmolthr
      cmmolthr Over a year ago
      Loves it

      afternoon semi-regular here
      I sometimes stop in here on my way home from work, as I work a very early shift. Sometimes it's busy, but most of the time it's only been open a short while for the business day so I can always belly on up tot he bar for a cocktail.....nice place to relax.....a neighborhood bar with a feel all to it's own

    • ssaz61
      ssaz61 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      On of my favorite places to visit
      Every time I visit San Diego, #1 on 5th is on the agenda. This place is fun, down to earth, and the bartenders and staff are friendly and engaging. I highly encourage everyone to visit this quaint "cheers" style pub while in San Diego.

    • fengia
      fengia Over a year ago
      Hates it

      The front of this bar opens up to the street...the crowed is all of the same ilk 40 something and they all know each other...I couldn't strike up a conversation with's a little creepy.. people in California don't realize there is a world outside of California....

    • traveldude1
      traveldude1 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      nice place
      Just left San Diego, pleasant bar, nice bartenders and however the music is slightly dated.