There’s nothing unusual about a bar on the beach, but what about a beach in a bar? Called — not surprisingly — Beach Bar, this sandy stop atop the W San Diego roof is a casual outpost of funky faux tropical foliage (and some real green, too), sculptural foam furniture, and an inviting, massive fire pit. Oh, and the sand is heated, so no shoes necessary. Tip: Pick a cabana for privacy or hang out in the open to mingle with the beautiful people.
421 West B Street
(619) 398-3100
www.whotels.com/SanDiego