Rooftop Bar + Lounge

The Nolen

The Nolen rooftop bar and lounge is a downtown San Diego destination for local and visiting imbibers alike. Enjoy our modern, yet timeless cocktail menu while taking in all the beauty of America’s Finest City—including spectacular views into Petco Park and all the way to the Coronado Bridge. The Nolen San Diego’s open-air lounge is a quick elevator ride up to the 14th floor at the Courtyard Gaslamp. We invite you to enjoy the season and our brand new summer food and drink menus.

In light of the current situation, The Nolen will begin operating at 50% capacity, separating tables 6 feet apart, and enacting additional stringent sanitation and distancing measures. Click here to see our Health and Safety Program details.

East Village SD

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453 Sixth Ave #7007,
San Diego, CA 92101

Opening hours:

Monday – Sunday 5 P.M – 10 P.M.

Sunday 11 A.M – 2 P.M.

Food & Drinks

Nolen Favorites

Drink Slide Drinks at the Nolen Rooftop in San Diego Swimsuit Season | Vodka Shaken // Strained // Collins Glass This light, low calorie cocktail combines the soft & bright flavors of fresh squeezed cucumber & citrus with floral notes & hints of almond from orgeat syrup & subtle sweetness from jasmine green apple kombucha.

We add a touch of yellow chartreuse which comes from the French Alps and is made by Carthusian monks with over 130 secret herbs & ingredients. They slightly change the recipe every year so that it cannot be replicated and stays a secret, held only by these French monks since 1737.
Food Slide Three Enjoy crispy tots at the Nolen Rooftop CRISPY TOTS Chili Mezcal Salt // House Sauce Our spin on the classic tater tot is a crowd pleaser while still paying homage to the nostalgic snack your mother served you as a kid. We oven roast our tots instead of frying them and then serve them crispy, piping hot, and dusted with our house made salt which is steeped and evaporated with Mezcal and dried ground chili flakes. Drink Slider 2 Drinks at the Nolen Rooftop in San Diego Bronarmy Navy | Bourbon & Cynar Shaken // Double Strained // Coupe Glass The “bronar”, as it’s been affectionately referred to, is one of our most popular cocktails and has been featured on three of our previous menus. This silky-smooth bourbon & citrus cocktail is complex, sweet & savory and will leave you with a velvety mouth feel finish. It features Cynar (an artichoke liquor, believe it or not) which has inspired a cult following among only the most knowledgeable spirit aficionados because of its versatility & distinct flavor. Food Slide Two The food is delicious at the Nolen Rooftop CHILI GLAZED MEATBALLS House-Made Meatballs // Fresno Chili // Tomato Glaze // Idaho Wheel Originally, this dish was created at one of our sister properties in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. Codenamed “Nuggs” for the nuggets packed full of flavor, our chefs at The Nolen have taken the original recipe and added Fresno chilis for an herbaceous spice with sirloin, fennel mirepoix, herbs, spices, & tomato. Drink Slide Three NOLEN SMASH | REPOSADO TEQUILA Shaken // Dirty Pour // Rocks Glass The Nolen Smash appeals to any true tequila drinker. It is bold and big in flavor from healthy portions of all the ingredients – lemon, agave, ginger liquor, & basil. The smooth sweetness from the agave is contrasted by the bite of ginger from Barrow’s Intense ginger liquor which uses heaps of fresh ginger to give a bold & intense taste. Food Slide Three The food is delicious at the Nolen Rooftop BEER BRAISED SHORT RIB SLIDERS Short Rib // Blue Cheese // Crispy Shallots // Pretzel Bun Inspired by our frequent travels to the Garden Isle of Kauai, Hawaii, this recipe uses an Aloha Shoyu & Sriracha sauce. We then pulse apples, ginger, and garlic together and add them to the sauce and marinate our short ribs in this Hawaiian-style concoction overnight. Food Slide Three Enjoy TUna Poke at the Nolen Rooftop TUNA POKE Smashed Avocado // Seaweed Salad Green Sriracha // Wonton Crisps Hawaiian Bigeye Tuna has a wonderful mild flavor and tender texture making it perfect for poke or sashimi. The Tuna Poke is our take on the classic Poke Tower. With the addition of creamy avocado, crisp seaweed salad, and wonton chips, we have created a wonderful blend of textures and freshness
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