Omnia Nightclub San Diego
Omnia Nightclub San Diego

I’m not much of a nightclub person, but I am a good friend. So when my friend called on a Saturday night to drag me off the couch to go out with her, I obliged. She had to go see about a guy, so I was being supportive. And that’s how I ended up at Omnia San Diego. Now, there were a ton of people there who were older than me and having a great time, so it can’t just be that I’ve surpassed the appropriate age for nightclubs. The popular electronic dance music (EDM) deejays, the Manufactured Superstars, apparently have a huge fan base because the house was packed. We ended up at a VIP booth, because ain’t nobody got time for a mosh pit. And well, after some time, I kind of warmed up to the music and started bobbing in place (while still sitting in the booth, obviously). Omnia opened last year and has a sister property in Las Vegas. Both locations are known for having big name deejays (think Calvin Harris). The downtown San Diego location definitely has a Vegas vibe to it—scantily-clad cocktail girls serving overpriced drinks, and a line out front filled with lots of high heels and low dresses. The men around me were enjoying themselves.

Once my friend duties were over, I was ready for some late-night grub. Mostly because my body was like wait, are we back in college again?! When you stay up past 1 a.m., I really feel like a fourth meal is standard protocol. And so we headed over to Don Chido for some Mexican food. Don Chido opened in the Gaslamp in 2014 and serves food & drink until 2 a.m. I love the spicy mi adelita margarita (chili-infused El Jimador tequila blanco, strawberry, rosemary, mango and chili) and all of the street tacos (homemade tortillas, yay!). Try the carnitas or carne asada tacos, but save room for the cinnamon churros with Abuelita chocolate – they might be the best churros I’ve ever had.

Salud to a late night out on the town!

Mi Adelita
Mi Adelita margarita at Don Chido