The Nolen
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The Nolen

The Nolen Story
The Nolen

The Story

The Nolen is a destination rooftop bar and lounge that honors modern, timeless cocktails and a renewed spirit of community. Named for John Nolen, a city-planning pioneer who mapped out much of San Diego's early landscape, The Nolen is perched on the 14th floor rooftop of the newly constructed Courtyard San Diego Gaslamp/Convention Center. Local and visiting imbibers can take a quick elevator ride up to discover a spirited escape from downtown that offers sweeping city views and a contemporary interpretation of the classic speakeasy.

The Nolen Venue
The Nolen

The Venue

The Nolen is an elevated escape from downtown that offers spectacular city views from the Coronado Bridge to Point Loma and beyond, with the San Diego skyline in full view from every seat. A bar first and foremost, The Nolen offers spirit-forward drinks, from throwback cocktails to riffs on recipes past and present, in a sophisticated social atmosphere. It's named for John Nolen, a city-planning pioneer who mapped out much of San Diego's early landscape, and the cocktails are an homage to turn-of-the-century barmen. We invite you up to the rooftop to experience unparalleled views of downtown and modern, timeless cocktails.

A View Inside

The architecture and design of The Nolen is the creation of San Diego-based Bluemotif Architecture (Juniper & Ivy, The Crack Shack, Catania, Kettner Exchange). The Nolen’s open-air design boasts sweeping downtown views and a warm, sophisticated social atmosphere. Take a look.

Big Bay Boom brought to you by the most amazing seats at The Nolen!

Not only will The Nolen be the BEST place to watch the 6 fireworks shows of the Big Bay Boom, but also the best place to have a themed cocktail – and you can take an elevator ride to your comfy hotel room. 

Book a room at the Courtyard San Diego Gaslamp/Convention Center and receive a complimentary ‘Merica Cocktail! (Just show us your room key)