Get out of the house and into the moment

We relish every opportunity to get people unplugged, out of their house and into the moment!


98 Bottles features an extensive selection of craft beer, fun wine and fine sake.

Join Us For Your Next Event

Interested in having your next event at 98 Bottles? Our split level venue can accommodate parties of all sizes and budgets!


There's always something happening in The Back Room...blues, jazz, sultry rock 'n roll, art, all the finest in live entertainment.

Rental Information

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For something fun and different, plan to host your next event at 98 Bottles, a venue brimming with personality & flexibility.  With warm, modern décor 98 Bottles features rotating artwork and colorful lighting creating a downtown loft feel.  The look is so appealing it was recently featured on the cover of San Diego Magazine.

About Us

98 Bottles is a venue that’s full of personality. It has a modern and casual, yet classy atmosphere that adapts well to any event. But no matter how cool the venue, it’s the people that make the difference.

At 98 Bottles, we pride ourselves on bringing a professional and personal touch to every event. We know how hard it is to plan a party so we work really hard to make your job as easy as possible. This is our home and when you are here, we want to make you feel like it’s your home too. In an age of growing technology that separates us from one another (at the same time it brings us together) we relish every opportunity to get people unplugged, out of their house and into the moment! Your party may be our next opportunity.

What Fits

Our split level venue provides several options for celebrations of all kinds. The Back Room, our intimate event & entertainment venue can accommodate up to 150 people depending on room set up and style of service. It’s perfect for mixers, fund raising events, seated dinners, buffets, meetings & presentations, film screenings, fashion shows, live music events, popup galleries, mini-trade shows and more.

For semi-private events we have the Upper Bar. This space is great for smaller gatherings of 20-35 people for birthday, engagement or anniversary parties, wine and beer tastings and other intimate events. Where else can you rent your own bar within a bar?

Another option is renting our entire venue for reunions, weddings, trade shows and any other blow-out celebration you are planning. Entire venue rentals are available for up to 216 guests.


98 Bottles is in the hip Northern Little Italy Art & Design District, conveniently located just off I-5 South, minutes from the San Diego Airport, Convention Center, San Diego Zoo, Old Town, SeaWorld & Petco Park. It’s easy to get here from all major freeways and there is ample street parking that is free after 6PM. Garage parking is available at the end of the block; self-park is $9 for 24 hours.

What We Offer

  • Modern urban design
  • Two fully functioning bars
  • Private event & entertainment space
  • Sliding Steel door storefront opening to outdoor patio
  • Complete sound system
  • Portable Screen and Projector
  • Low-top and High-top tables
  • Chairs and Stools
  • Comfortable couches
  • Upright Piano
  • Bar Shuffleboard
  • Custom-designed food menus
  • Hands-on, attentive staff

What’s Included

The Back Room & Full Venue rental rates include:

  • Set up and clean up
  • 1 dedicated server or bartender
  • Tables and chairs
  • Microphones
  • Microphone stands
  • Complete sound system
  • Portable Screen and Projector
  • Wireless internet access
  • China and flatware
  • Glassware

For info contact Jill Mesaros at or call (760) 815-1396.