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San Diego’s best Gay Bar since 1983

If you are looking for a place to meet and make new friends, enjoy drinks, dance, and be yourself, come hang out at Flicks! For over 36 years, San Diego’s best Gay bar (so we’re told) has been a Hillcrest staple on the main drag of University Avenue, and a place where everyone is welcome.

San Diego’s Best Gay Bar

One of the original music video bars in the United States, Flicks is more than just a video bar, gay bar, or sports bar – we try to be one of the best gay bars in Hillcrest, San Diego! 

Here you can meet people of all ages and backgrounds, make new friends, play pool, dance, share common interests, and just…well…hang out, have a drink, and have fun!

Flicks has always been right in the heart of the Hillcrest (San Diego’s gay district) on University Avenue.

Stop by Flicks today – we’d love to meet you and your friends!

Friendly Faces & Stiff Pours

We may be a bit biased when we say this, but we think we have the best staff that any gay bar could possibly ask for.  Let’s be honest for a second – who doesn’t like to look at a friendly face while receiving a stiff pour?

The Flicks crew are friendly, welcoming and ready to pour your favorite drink (with a heavy hand) whenever we are open. 

So stop in, say hi and meet our team – we’d love to get to know you, make you a cocktail, and maybe even convince you to enter the underwear contest on Saturday nights!


More than just friends.

At Flicks, you find more than just friends – you find family. The type of relationships that go beyond the fun times at the bar.

Whether it’s challenging each other to be the last person standing, battling it out for the karaoke crown, or betting on who will be the first to go out in drag, you will find your ride-or-die family in the people you meet at Flicks.

Show your athletic side.

We know that some of you think drinking is a sport (and we don’t disagree!), but why not show your athletic side and join one of our sports teams? 

Flicks proudly sponsors multiple teams in local gay leagues, everything from softball to kickball, football and other fun sports where you can be athletic, meet new people, and most importantly – HAVE FUN!