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Nunu's Cocktail Lounge

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3537 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-5015
+1 619-295-2878
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 01:00
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287 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Went with friends for some drinks and food. Fun dive bar to hang out, watch a game and have a drink. The burgers and BLT Where good. Had a fun time..

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Thank A. Vinnie V
San Diego, California
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56 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Early Sunday morning, and hurting from the night before, I was driving up 5th ave. and I spotted Nunu's, A great bar with amazing food...I had the Double shrimp bloodly mary...make that 2...and after that and a made to order Bacon and eggs...well two hours later all better and ready to face the world...Loved it...

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Thank TheCaptainofDelMar
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Literally, this place has the best burgers I have ever had in my life, perfect patty, good condiments and all. Really need to try it to fully understand what I mean.

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Thank M0m01988
San Diego, California
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2014 via mobile

Cheap drinks, no-tap, but plenty of bottle. Tuesday, dollar off practically everything, all night. Excellent sports bar during the day. Modern Jukebox. 70's motife. Bar food kitchen open till midnight- recommend the veggie burger. Good place to stop on your way to/back from the gaslamp.

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1 Thank CharlieG69
Winter Haven, Florida
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

Just the place for a good drink and dark casual atmosphere. First time there, and was lucky enough to stop on a Tuesday when drafts were two bucks. Did not eat, but a lot of people were having what looked like a large, appetizing, meal and the bartender was mixing real, old time, cocktails. Don't see that too often any... More 

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Thank George B
Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

Been frequenting Nunu's whilst in San Diego for the past 3 years and in fact has been my first port of call after getting off the plane on each of those occasions! Just love the laid back atmosphere and friendly nature of the place! Feel completely at home even being a complete outsider with a British accent! Enjoyed introducing some... More 

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Thank Chris B
San Diego, California
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2013

Drove past Nunu's for years, and finally had to stop and explore their dark interior. What a great place to catch a game and relax. Our mixologist Jeremiah pours a mean "shrimp mary": pint glass double-pour bloody mary, with two giant prawns hanging of the rim of the glass, along with pickled green bean, pickled asparagus, and celery...yes, brunch in... More 

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1 Thank Mickey M
Phoenix, Arizona
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67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2012

Ever done the "every bar on the right/left" thing, that's how found this gemmy/germmy place, what fun, we did not eat, but the food looked great and smelled tasty. the crowd was very nice and even if you are a snob, this place has its charm

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Thank fancysky
Lexington, Kentucky
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2012

An old school lounge, with lots of regulars and good mixed drinks. They made us feel welcome and graciously accommodated our request for a certain basketball game.

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Thank JackAndJohn
San Diego
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2011

Came in here to meet up with some friends and fell in LOVE with this place. It is the perfect dive bar. It is not seedy or scary or anything like that but it is just happy and fun! You can chat with your friends, make new friends, keep to your self, whatever suits you! I did not order any... More 

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Thank Amanda B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 01:00
Monday
17:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 01:00
Thursday
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3537 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-5015
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-295-2878

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?