The Loft

88% love it
Heavy-handed bartenders
Emerging rock, global pop, indie-folk, underground films, late night DJ's, comedy acts, performing arts and more can be found in this mixed-crowd, UCSD dive bar.
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    • very clicky
      I've been going to this bar for well over 15 years. Lately it just has not been the same, the people especially the door guy can be very rude and unwelcoming.

    • jamesinsd
      jamesinsd Over a year ago

      Love me some Jeffrey.

    • xfugio
      xfugio Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Shit Hole
      I checked it out on 7/4/12, and I'll never go there again. A rough trade guy who bragged about "being in the can twice" got into an argument with another guy, and a fight ensued. They have no security personnel there, so you're on your own when trouble happens. The bartender did nothing to stop the fighting, I suppose he's used to such things happening there. The bartenders are unattractive poz-looking guys who don't get drink orders right -- I asked for no lime in my cocktail, and it came with a lime. All these things added up to an unpleasant experience Oh, and the owner is about 90 years old and he disrepects his staff by groping them all the time -- I thought I was gonna puke!

    • djmirod
      djmirod Over a year ago

      Dive bar where silver daddies are a plenty, A bit packed when busy, since its a hole in the wall with little room to roam. Pick a spot sit drink and CRUISE.

    • fitandsolid
      fitandsolid Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Professional drinkers
      By day, it's just the regulars, but at night, many others join them for very strong drinks and very drunk comrades belting out the random jukebox tunes from Lady Day to Lady Gaga. The extremely popular Hash House A Go Go restaurant is steps away, with eye-opening double-sized portions of incredible food for those who may need something to soak up all that Loft liquor.

    • sheryz
      sheryz Over a year ago
      Loves it

      jeff and the jello shooter guy
      jeff is HOT HOT HOT...the jello shooter guy is the friendliest and the best smile....we love jeffs tan line.hahahahahahaha i met my boy james there this place we will be back time and time again.........not a dive bar at all!!!!!!!!!!!!we had the best time ever...we love you jeff and patrick! love your albertsons girls.........

    • One4Fun
      One4Fun Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Fun Dive Bar
      Mostly a local hang out but quit fun:) Bartenders pour a Good Drink and Place get Busy at night:)

    • callitaday1
      callitaday1 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great people and good drink prices.

    • monogram7
      monogram7 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      A bit creepy but not as bad as it used to be.
      Improved and updated, this bar is a little better than it used to be. Still a nice local bar with somewhat friendly people. Never met any seriously hot men here but a nice place to talk to locals. I love talking to the old timers here. The old men are the most interesting people at this club. The young men are either scared and way too horny or really REALLY drunk.

    • gusthompson
      gusthompson Over a year ago
      Loves it

      The best bar in San Diego
      By far the best neighborhood bar on San Diego. The drinks are just strong enough to get you wasted on a budget. Andy, Gerald and Jeff are the best bartenders ever. A great place to watch American Idol.

    • Gaytravelers
      Gaytravelers Over a year ago
      Loves it

      cheap drinks, good drinks and FRIENDLY !
      This is how a bar is supposed to be... cheap drinks and GOOD drinks and staff is very friendly. They introduced us to almost everyone in the place.

    • kd92103
      kd92103 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great drinks - even better people
      I have been going to this bar for about 5 years, and yes, there are older men that hang out there, but who cares. The drinks are great, the people are friendly and the prices are fabulous. I have never seen a fight here, nor any bad attitudes. If you want a good drink and friendly people, go here for a drink (or 5).

    • Robwoo
      Robwoo Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Best dive bar around
      I love this place. It is the ultimate dive bar. Drinks are hella strong and cheep. Yep there is your stable old gay man at the bar. You have the young drunk ones plaing pool and goofing off and most of the time the bartenders are having as much fun as the quest. They always make you feel welcome, even if they dont know you and it is a great place to go when you feeling like showing up at a bar along. You always find someone to talk to and dont feel like you look like a hooker! LOL

    • jonboy
      jonboy Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Had a blast
      Just wanted to say hey guys its Jon from Chicago had a great time with yall and loved the company while visiting. Thanks to great staff, good music,and hot guys. See ya in a couple of weeks.

    • janman
      janman Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Dreery old men!
      I would have to agree that the place is a cramped place with old drunk ugly men! I think pecs is a much friendlier fun bar!