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Top Nightlife Private Event Venues

When you picture your private event full of booming sounds, strobing lights and a high energy that keeps the party going all night, you think nightclubs. San Diego nightlife has always been a thriving industry, and we boast some of the hottest venues in the nation. Hosting your party at one of these notable spots can transform any corporate event into a night never to be forgotten.

Discover the top nightclub event venues in San Diego

Stingaree: A 2,000 capacity event center, restaurant and nightclub with a national reputation, Stingaree is the ultimate blend of high-style and hot ambiance. The San Diego supper-club is the best place to toast your employees in ultimate style, while staying on a smart budget. Planners can choose a menu ranging from tray-passed hors d’oeuvres to a five-course wine paired dinner, with an added option to create completely customized menus. Stingaree offers over 13,000 square feet of space for private parties and events, within walking distance of the Convention Center and downtown hotels. For more information, visit

Block No. 16: The expansive nightclub has more than enough space and resources to hold your next mega-event. Set up in East Village, this 20,000 square-foot venue is just steps away from Petco Park, the Gaslamp Quarter and the Convention Center. Features include a centrally-located bar, a stage with adjoining mezzanines and a catwalk above with views of the huge 35’ by 25’ LED screen. Block No. 16 is also connected to the Culy Warehouse, an empty event space available for all types of functions. The Culy Warehouse also adds an additional capacity of up to 600 guests – more than enough room for any large affair. Block No. 16 is designed with the expectation of hosting bands in every genre, including running live feeds of performances to the LED screens. Every seat in the house is VIP. For more information, visit (Main Image)             

Onyx: Both Onyx and THIN have represented San Diego nightlife for years with hot local DJs, international talent and world class service treating guests to only the best in nightlife. The event team can help plan occasions to fit a small group of 20 or as large as 550. They can also create custom cocktail menus, feature VIP bottle service, fashion shows and more. At Onyx Room, there are two distinct venues all within the confines of one unique space. THIN is the street-level space ideal for company parties, corporate events, private functions and more. THIN features digital cable music, a 144” retractable projection screen, DJ turntable, two full bars, large smoking patio and a private room considered VIP area. Onyx features two lounges – the front lounge is fit for a corporate party or intimate gathering and geared with a Plasma TV, DJ booth, sound system, 40-foot bar and more. The Grotto is a back theater area equipped with a 50 sq. ft. stage, two sets of turntables and stage lighting for all types of live and DJ spun music. For more information, visit

Sevilla Nightclub: Whether it’s a small, intimate event or a large celebration, Sevilla Nightclub in the heart of downtown San Diego has all the works. Sevilla Nightclub can provide various details in corporate branding as well as catering, valet service, audio and video capabilities and VIP services. Sevilla Nightclub offers an upscale interior, and a reputation in San Diego that’s been entertaining since 1987. It draws many fans of Latin and Spanish music and dance and is most loved for its Spanish flair found in food, décor and style. The facilities include a roomy dance floor, a plush lounge area and a unique atmosphere unmatched by any other clubs in the area. For more information, visit

More local nightclubs to host your private event include FLUXX, Side Bar, F6ix, 207 and Float, Bar West, Pussycat Dolls Dollhouse and Ivy Rooftop/Nightclub at the Andaz San Diego.

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