The Nolen

photo of a fire pit inside The NolenThe Nolen is a rootop bar offering a beautiful skyline view of downtown San Diego, and opened late last year. It is named after John Nolen, a city-planning pioneer for San Diego, and is located inside Courtyard by the Marriott San Diego Gaslamp, though the bar has its own separate street entrance.

I mainly was interested in checking out this venue for the view, and it did not disappoint. Here was the view from my table:
photo of the view outside The Nolen
The bar offers a large selection of cocktails, including more than a dozen Nolen originals. They also offer some wines, beer, and bites.

It was pretty dark when we went, so I only took a few photos.
photo of a cocktail served at The Nolenphoto of two cocktails at The Nolen
There was also a baseball game happening that night, so we got to see the fireworks show after the game.

Overall, this is a nice spot if you are looking for something with a view. The bar has a fairly mellow vibe and we were able to relax there for several hours without anyone rushing us.

Apologies for the shorter than usual post. I’ve been having technical issues with my computer which hopefully will be fixed soon. I hope everyone had a good weekend!

The Nolen
453 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

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