El Prez is the #1 Spot in Pacific Beach to Enjoy Amazing Mexican Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails and Rooftop Ocean Views
Sometimes, far too often, the designers of rooftop spaces will sacrifice atmosphere to make a location look chic. A rooftop will look awesome but be filled with stuffy people. That’s definitely not the case at El Prez. If you’re looking to let your hair down and have a good time, this is the spot. Five crafted margaritas headline the cocktail menu along with slushies and micheladas, and the bartenders make a mean Mai Tai.
How to book: Rooftop seats are available on a first-come basis.
El Prez really feels like two separate bars. The downstairs can be a bit clubby, and during football season it gets packed with people watching games while drinking aggressively. The three-story rooftop bar, however, is a completely different story and vibe—it has a laid-back energy with immaculate vistas and a carefree atmosphere. It’s basically impossible to have a bad time on the roof while the sun is up.