Talk about different: What used to be a Hell’s Angels hangout has now been transformed into one of the hippest and unique places in all San Diego. Beauty Bar in El Cajon features vintage hairdryer stations where patrons are treated to manicures and martinis. You read correctly. For only $10, sit back and get your nails done while sipping on one of the specialty, salon-themed cocktails. Go truly crazy and ask for a Prell martini (P.I.N.K. vodka, Midori, and pineapple juice). Make your nail appointments early, though, because around 9:30 pm nearly every night the outdoor patio opens up and live music plays — featuring some of the best bands around and DJs from all over the country. Home to one San Diego’s most diverse crowds, Beauty Bar is a pretty little diamond in the rough.
4746 El Cajon Blvd.
619-561-4746
www.beautybar.com