El Prez is the #1 Spot in Pacific Beach to Enjoy Amazing Mexican Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails and Rooftop Ocean Views
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.
Sometimes, the designers of rooftop spaces will sacrifice atmosphere in order to make a location look chic. Far too often 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. Margaritas and slushies rule here, and they make a mean Mai Tai.
How to book: Rooftop seats are available on a first-come basis.