The Rail (Closed Temporarily)

95% love it
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Diverse dance bar
An upscale dance bar with themed nights, bottle service, brunch, and lunch.
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    • mrceenote
      mrceenote Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Don’t waste your time!!!?
      Wow.. My first time here and this bartender served me a drink and after I gave him a $20 for my $9 drink.. He threw my change on the bar in some alcohol spilled on the bar. I found it completely disrespectful and I called him on it!!!! I'm a 20 year Navy vet and I don't take disrespect lightly:. First and last time here.: Nick was nasty and shady.. Now I see why the bar is dying!!! Even though I paid $5 to get in here.. I will gladly walk away. Don't waste your time.. After speaking to management I was blown off with no apology.. This is not the place to bring family or friends cuz you will be embarrassed by the treatment.: PASS ON THE BRASS RAIL.: shes dying!!! In all fairness the owner tried to make it right with a free drink.

    • bobby54
      bobby54 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Nice Place For A Dance And A Nosh
      This place was pretty cool with a nice dance floor& some really good comfort food. We had fun here on a thursday night!

    • sexybaboy24
      sexybaboy24 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      exelent club
      exelent club exelent bartenders

    • RyanJensen
      RyanJensen Over a year ago
      Loves it

      love it
      great place for drinks!

    • fitandsolid
      fitandsolid Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Oldie, not always a goodie
      Just as the titular railing enclosing the sidewalk seating has been painted black, this oldest-in-town watering hole has lost some of its luster over the years. Still popular with ethnic-specific crowds on certain nights, and as packed as any 5th Avenue bar during events like Pride and City Fest, but on most nights the deserted dance floor is evidence of the disco migration to Mo's and Rich's over the years.

    • acdu06
      acdu06 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Cinco de Mayo was Fantastic!!!
      I went to San Diego looking for a memorable time and I found it here at the Cinco de Mayo Viva Mexico party!! The Latino dancers were HOTTTT!! I was in the club for about 30 seconds before guys were buying me shots. I'm usually not a big dancer (unless I'm drunk) but everyone was having so much fun I couldn't help to join in. I will be back ASAP.

    • slimrfun
      slimrfun Over a year ago
      Hates it

      What's with management?
      First night here, the dj went from lousy to good music swings. Then they suddenly closed - way early too. We went 3 more nights only to find them closed or closing. Who the fudge manages this place?

    • cesar1976
      cesar1976 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Brass Nights
      Saturday is night to go on on the weekends in SD for latino night madness. Manic Mondays is pure 80's flashbacks back to back and try Vaquero nights on Wednesdays with the Kalene Drag shows! Brass Rail is Brass Right!

    • nervish
      nervish Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Alcohol Madness !
      Vacationing SD last August. I cant recall what day but it was a weeknight. dollar wells or vodka - again- i dont remember ! My point is I was trashed by close and around 1am the dj did some down down retro flips. Cee you next time !

    • hillcrestpolice
      hillcrestpolice Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Avoid Avoid Avoid!!!!!!
      This gay local use to be pleasant. New management and staff are not gay friendly most of bar staff act as if they are doing the favor of serving you. and when you complain to management Richard. he will try to come on to you and offer you a free drink. wich is not the solution at all. this is only my expirience first time it happen maybe it was a bad day. second time my dumb ass really went back to feel like crap once more. they should just make it a str8 bar.

    • jpmacco
      jpmacco Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Not gay friendly
      Most of the staff is straight and many don't have an understanding of gay culture. Also, too much attitude among some staff members.

    • atomiccowboy
      atomiccowboy Over a year ago
      Loves it

      MONDAY Night is OFF THE HOOK!!!!!!
      I couldn't stop going on Monday nights! Great 80's music, full dance floor, and good pours. I lived in San Diego four months and made several "bar fiends" on that one night of the week. A must do if you are visiting! The kinda night where you can look over at a stranger and just start kissing without any ?'s--free love is back and rocks at The Brass Rail.

    • MrBear
      MrBear Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Monday is 80's Nite
      Monday is 80's night and is packed! 80 cent drinks! Yes, 80 cent drinks! Great music, and a hot local crowd. Other nights can be a little too latin for me.

    • dannyfey
      dannyfey Over a year ago
      Loves it

      well my friends and i usually go there on saturdays, there are new bar tenders who are really nice and try to serve u but they dont know how to make my drinks but thats cool cause theyre friendly, the staff they had before was rude and just because i did not tipped them the first few times i went to get drinks they did not want to serve me i mean wtf i dont have to tip if theyre rude and take for ever to get my drinks but that chengeg lol i just had to say it, over all its funn a place to chil meet people and enjoy the music

    • ssaz61
      ssaz61 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great Place for visitors
      I was in San Diego for the Christmas Holiday and visited Brass Rail. The bartenders were extremely friendly and the place was packed with hot latinos (saturday night). I don't think there is a better place to be in San Diego's gay community on a Saturday night! I'll definitely return again and again!