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View Poll Results: Best nightlife district/neighborhood on the West Coast
Capitol Hill (Seattle) 35 26.72%
Ballard (Seattle) 9 6.87%
Pearl District/Old Town (Portland) 4 3.05%
Inner Southeast (Portland) 1 0.76%
Mission District (San Francisco) 27 20.61%
North Beach (San Francisco) 13 9.92%
West Hollywood/Hollywood (Los Angeles) 66 50.38%
Downtown LA (Los Angeles) 13 9.92%
Gaslamp District (San Diego) 26 19.85%
North Park (San Diego) 4 3.05%
Other (Please list) 8 6.11%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 131. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-27-2015, 11:05 PM
 
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Didn't read every post so not sure if someone else mentioned this, but can I say you left off some of the best nightlife districts in CA. Polk St and the Marina in SF. Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach in LA, and honestly possibly even Culver City (it doesn't compare to most other neighborhoods, but it's still quality). Hillcrest and Pacific Beach in SD.

But comparing SF nightlife to NYC nightlife is a flat out joke. SF has some of the worst nightlife I've ever experienced for a major international city. Don't get me wrong. It's good. But it doesn't compare to any other world class city. In the US alone, NYC, Chicago, Miami, LA, and DC are better. And overall compared to comparable countries, I find the US nightlife scene quite bland to begin with.
Sorry, but in no way is DCs nightlife better than SFs. Not even close. I think SF has better nightlife than Boston, Philly, etc. and several other peer cities. But of course it's not as good as NYC or probably LA.
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Old 03-28-2015, 01:27 AM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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Sorry, but in no way is DCs nightlife better than SFs. Not even close. I think SF has better nightlife than Boston, Philly, etc. and several other peer cities. But of course it's not as good as NYC or probably LA.
I know- DC nightlife? Give me a break. There might be a handful of places that have a dynamic vibe in the city but no way it compares to almost any other big city.
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Old 03-28-2015, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo - Kensington
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San Diego may not have the best nightlife scene overall but I think the Gaslamp District is probably the best nightlife district out of all of these for how concentrated and vibrant it is overall.
Exactly. Not sure how Capital Hill and the Mission got so many votes.
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Old 03-28-2015, 11:14 AM
 
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If Vancouver was put in the mix it would easily win IMO.
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Old 03-28-2015, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Gasplamp district in San Diego is for Midwestern conventioneers, recent emigres from Arizona and military transplants (mostly getting in barfights).

For grown-ups who can afford it, Manhattan Beach is probably the nicest place one can live and simultaneously enjoy nightlife without dealing with the detritus that normally accompanies a nightlife district. But that is a rather big condition......
I'd be hard pressed to believe that Arizonans are flocking to San Diego specifically because of its nightlife in the Gaslamp Quarter..lol.
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Old 03-28-2015, 11:53 AM
 
Location: The Bay
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Exactly. Not sure how Capital Hill and the Mission got so many votes.
Have you been to either of them?
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Old 03-28-2015, 11:55 AM
 
Location: The Bay
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I know- DC nightlife? Give me a break. There might be a handful of places that have a dynamic vibe in the city but no way it compares to almost any other big city.

I was just in DC this past thanksgiving. U Street in DC is very lively, a lot of the rest of that area seemed pretty sleepy at night though.
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Old 03-30-2015, 03:26 PM
 
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So what are your thoughts on the Louisville nightlife? Also noticed the obsession from anonelitist and few other bay area posters of trying to convince others that SF is a slice of New York, I don't get this obsession, of course some bay area residents are more level headed.
Honestly, for the size of Louisville and its general lack of publicity, the nightlife isn't bad. SF is better yes, but I'm here for professional school right now living off loans, so fun-ness wasn't a factor. When Louisville wants to really party higher than it actually can, everyone heads to Nashville or Chicago. It can hold its own though for how unknown it is. The value of the nightlife is much better and the bars and clubs are generally pretty cool with side and back patios, which in the summer is awesome. But no, Louisville is not better than SF. Is it bad? No. But as the anchor city of a region of 5mil+ people compared to a region of 1.2mil, I wouldn't expect Louisville to be better than SF.

And yeah. Don't get me wrong. SF is fun compared to other like-sized cities such as Boston. But on the west coast, LA is supreme and SF is nothing like NYC.
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Old 03-30-2015, 04:11 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Have you been to either of them?
I'm in the Mission quite often for nightlife, probably more than I like b/c the wifey loves it there as that is where she grew up....it's definitely very vibrant and packed but it really doesn't come close to the Gaslamp imo in that regard.
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Old 03-30-2015, 04:18 PM
 
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I love the Gaslamp District (I voted for it) but at the same time I can't help but feel the vibe is somewhat manufactured, as it is one of very few areas to congregate in.
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