SRO Lounge

86% love it
For over 35 years
Popular gathering spot for parties/groups, SRO has an old school vibe, with dark red walls, mirrors, chandeliers, and drag queens.
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    • terrible managment
      I would never recomend anyone going to this bar due to the manegment kicking me out and using prophane language twords me for shaking the pool table I assume that this is a pool bar not to include it is a tiny bar single person restroom and gets over packed there is also no lock on the restrooms I don't like getting sexually asulted when I hafto pee.

    • djmirod
      djmirod Over a year ago

      Mainly known as a Tranny bar they open early in the AM and feels like you walked into a bar from the 1950's era of class. Very much a Mad Men feel minus the cigars, drinks can be pricey, no tap beer!

    • fitandsolid
      fitandsolid Over a year ago
      Hates it

      David Lynch-esque
      Slightly off-kilter, eccentric, sometimes downright bizarre, but mostly just a quirky dive bar, SRO Lounge is truly unique. Drag queens spice up the festivities many nights, but the clientele is never dull when the place is full. If the cantina in Star Wars were mixed with a John Waters setting and decorated like a downtown Vegas slot palace, the result might look like SRO on Friday and Saturday nights. At other times, it's not quite as avant-garde, but still more entertainingly odd (and occasionally creepy) than any gay bar in San Diego. Or maybe the entire Southwest.

    • CandiSamples
      CandiSamples Over a year ago
      Loves it

      A Fun Place to stand
      This is a fun bar you can be who you are, Hugs & Candi Kisses.

    • dominiquelove
      dominiquelove Over a year ago
      Loves it

      SRO Lounge a home away from home
      I have read the reviews and What I can say about the SRO is that for me it was a home away from home on Friday and Saturdays it is truley a place for the transgender world to go and feel acceptance and to many who feel they are transgender but have no clue as what way to go the girls there are very helpful resources. Ray ray the bartender is very kind and sweet and eager to make you feel welcomed he is also good about remembering your name so that the next time you come in you wont feel like a stranger. Girls there are the lerking men but i tried to take it as a flattering thing rather than make it a negative thing. over all SRO won me over I dont even spend much time in hillcrest anymore sro is my home away from home

    • kaiser1
      kaiser1 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      luv it
      very nice plce

    • One4Fun
      One4Fun Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Reminds me of a Brothal
      I'm had a Good Drunk Time Every Visit to the Place:~) Wish It was a bit closer to 5th st area. FUN!!!:)))

    • shawna_lynn
      shawna_lynn Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Dark and dingy
      If your a Trans-woman avoid it, it's a meat market. Was in one time and had a drunk guy lean over my shoulder and ask me back to his place. The other few times were not much better.

    • atomiccowboy
      atomiccowboy Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Fun Times, Strong Drinks, ask for bartender RAY!
      I lived in San Diego 4 months and found myself consistently drawn to SRO as a good place to start my night--or end it. You'll see trannys doing cartwheels, toothless men talking to themselves, a twink or two, pool players. You might feel almost afraid to go in as there are some panhandlers floating around the neighborhood, but it is safe, friendly--look for bartender Ray's infectious smile & Long Island--but most of all, entertaining. A FABulous dive!

    • cmmolthr
      cmmolthr Over a year ago
      Hates it

      The friday buffet is very much worth it, excellent food!! And the crowd is a misture of young and older, with a bit more emphasis on 1987, it was the first gay bar I entered without being with other people

    • fengia
      fengia Over a year ago
      Loves it

      I was there in the afternoon...the people were friendly and the bar tender was sweet...

    • jrigg3
      jrigg3 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      A REAL Cocktail Lounge!
      Step into the 60s with real cut flowers and lots of mirrors to admire...Best Happy Hour prices in town. Free buffet Fridays happy hour. Easy parking! Crowd is young and old alike. ANY music with world internet juke box.