If you’re looking for great places to meet single cougars in San Diego we have several different places around town you should check out. Not only is our town known for its charm, but it’s also home to some of the most charming mature women if you know where they like to hang out. And that includes plenty of hidden cougars bars in San Diego!
From downtown to Del Mar there are a lot of cougars who are looking for guys, both younger and older, to have a little fun with. These are our favorite bars in San Diego as well as other spots well worth your time to check out. San Diego women aren't shy but they don't always make it easy for you!
The Best Places to Find Cougars in San Diego
San Diego, and the towns around it, are known for having some of the hottest cougars in America. Del Mar, for instance, which is 20 minutes outside San Diego, is called a cougar den despite how small it is.
This means that almost every San Diego bar you'll step in will have cougars. However, some are far better than others. And that's what we're here for.
Below are a few lists of the best cougar hubs in the city. But first, let's start off this list with one of the best places in the entire city to meet mature women. This is where you should go if you want to have some fun tonight.
The Oxford Social Club defines San Diego style
We all enjoy throwing back brews on our favorite pub, but that’s no way to meet San Diego, single women. It’s time you break away from your local pub and spent some time experiencing fine sophistication. If you’re looking to meet some ladies with class and style – and who are also hot – visit the Oxford Social Club. No other nightclubs in town are this slick.
The venue calls itself “nightlife elevated,” which is a pretty apt description. With its mix of luxurious couches, leather chairs, and exotic lights, it’s like a Bond villain secret lair. We mean that in the best possible way. This is one of the most spectacular lounges and event spots in the city. Not to be missed, we promise you.
If you just want to jump in bed try AFF, a solid San Diego cougar dating site (try it free)
If you are just looking for some short-term sexy fun there are really only two apps worth thinking about. The first is Tinder which is solid if you want to meet women under 30 and you also happen to be very good-looking yourself. The other is AFF (which has a great free trial).
AFF is the best option we have found to meet cougars in San Diego that want to skip the dating and get down to business. This site is all about sex and connecting two people who are looking for the same thing.
If there is one app you should try it’s this one. We have yet to find another app that has more women that are actually looking to come over to our place and not just looking for attention. It is really easy to waste a TON of time on other apps messaging girls who have no desire to actually meet a guy in person, they just want a little ego boost. AFF is the opposite.
When you want to get first-rate results and meet the most cougars for bedroom fun AFF is going to deliver for most guys.
We spend a lot of time trying out all the popular apps and sites every year to find out what is working. For most guys, we think that this is going to be your best option. Nothing is guaranteed of course but your best chances are here.
eHarmony is great for meeting women interested in the physical side of dating but it tends a bit more toward actual relationships. Give AFF's free trial a shot and see what we mean.
They have over 50 million active users and have been around since 2006. No other site or app has as many women 30+ looking for fun.
For a relationship, eHarmony is the best cougar dating app in San Diego (try it free)
We love a good San Diego cougar bar as much as the next guy. But there are times when you just want to hang out at home while meeting hot older women. There are also a lot of San Diego cougars who just don't spend any time in bars and clubs any longer. eHarmony (which has a great trial) really helped us out.
While there may be a ton of apps out there, none of them are as good as eHarmony when it comes to helping you meet single women. We've spent a lot of time rating and ranking over 100 different cougar dating sites and apps and this is what we really like about it:
Many San Diego cougars are REALLY open to dating younger guys (and older guys)
A lot of women out there feel like there's a social stigma against dating younger guys. It's totally fine if a guy dates a younger woman but when a woman dates a younger guy it's different.
Because of this, a lot of women who are interested in dating younger guys don't advertise it, even on dating websites or when talking to younger guys in public.
With eHarmony, every woman is interested in guys of various ages. You 100% know that every woman you message wants to meet up with guys in your age range. It makes the process so much easier and more enjoyable.
It saves a ton of time and money
Spending any amount of time in a bar is expensive and you never know if any attractive single women will even show up. If you want to make the most of your time and money a quality dating site or app is the best way to go.
You have to change your approach to change your results!
You shouldn't completely stop going out but being able to meet women 24/7 regardless of where you are is extremely powerful!
Do yourself a favor and give eHarmony's free trial a shot here. It's easy to get set up and it is the best option for making a big improvement in your dating life that we've found. Try it!
Fluxx is everything you expect from a dance club in San Diego
If San Diego is known for one thing, it’s being a party city. This sizzling beach metropolis has some of the best clubs in all of California, with the sexiest ladies in attendance. We could honestly write about a slew of them, but we have to recommend Fluxx. From Thursday to Sunday, there are few places in the entire city that are partying as hard.
Meeting a fine cougar at Fluxx is all about showing up and making your presence known. The place is always overflowing with exceptional talent. Don’t be silly and get distracted by the go-go dancers and bartenders in their underwear. The real fun is on the dance floor where the hottest single women are expecting you.
Top San Diego Cougar Bars and Cougar Clubs
San Diego is one of the busiest cities in America. It has more residents than in Latvia and Estonia (1.4 million), so the nightlife here is always packed. However, keep in mind that picking up cougars is kinda different than approaching younger women.
For instance, some cougars (many) don't often come to bars outside their town/neighborhood, no matter how fancy they are. It makes sense cause not all women at the age of forty (and beyond) will drive 30 minutes back and forth just to party. Maybe once every couple of months, but that mostly is due to age and life responsibilities.
So, be willing to listen to some names here that may be unpopular among teens, but definitely have some of the hottest cougars in San Diego.
These our favorite cougar dens in San Diego:
- Saddle Bar - 123 Plaza St, Solana Beach
- Jimmy O's - 225 West 15th St, Del Mar
- Beaumont's - 5662 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla
- Club M - 12000 Carmel Country Rd
- Red Tractons - 550 Via De La Valle, Solana Beach
- False Idol - 675 W Beech St
- The Charcoal House - 9566 Murray Dr, La Mesa
- Noble Experiment - 777 G St
- OMNIA - 454 Sixth Ave
- Onyx Room Nightclub - 852 Fifth Ave
- The Whiskey House - 420 Third Ave
- Nunu’s - 3537 Fifth Ave
- Sycamore Den - 3391 Adams Ave
- Pal Joey's - 5147 Waring Rd
- Belly Up - 143 S Cedros Ave, Solana Beach
The Apps Dating Coaches Recommend Most To Meet Cougars
More and more older women are only using apps and sites to meet guys, especially younger guys. You need to be on at least one or two apps now if you want to get the best results you can. These are the apps that give normal guys the best success meeting cougars:
|Site||Our Experience||Our Rating||Free Trial Link|
Best Hookup Site Cougars
|Try AFF For Free|
Best For Relationships
2nd Best For Hookups
Meet Cougars in San Diego During the Day
Shopping malls, grocery stores, gyms, yoga studios, and coffee shops...These may not sound like your favorite pick-up places but these venues are often loaded with tons of San Diego cougars, especially during the day.
Personally, I love approaching women during the day because it saves much of my time. You can easily find time to talk to women while hitting the gym, grabbing coffee, or buying some food. You don't even have to suit up because most men are afraid of walking to a hot woman (young or old) and tell her they like her.
Also, many women like being approached on the street. Of course, you may get some resistance, and a few "sorry, I have a boyfriend" thrown at you but many will comply and give you their number if they find you genuine.
You just need to be a little bit braver than usual. You can even do a few warmups before talking to women. Ask for directions, talk to a few cashiers and give a person or two compliments. That will get you ready when the right woman appears.
These are our top choices for meeting San Diego cougars during the day:
- Del Mar Plaza - 1555 Camino Del Mar
- Westfield UTC - 4545 La Jolla Village Dr Ste E-25
- Level Four Pool Deck and Lounge - 1047 Fifth Ave #101
- Stone Brewing Beer Gardens - 2816 Historic Decatur Rd UNIT 116
- George's at the Cove - 1250 Prospect St, La Jolla
- Fashion Valley - 7007 Friars Rd
- F45 Training La Jolla - 7743 Fay Ave, La Jolla
- Del Mar Race Track - 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar
- The Little Yoga Studio - 702 Ash St
- San Diego Fitness -4206 Sorrento Valley Blvd STE E
- Dark Horse Coffee Roasters - 3260 Adams Ave
The Guide to Cougar Dating in San Diego
Did you think we'll let you leave after we told you where to find them? Of course, no. We have another guide for where to take San Diego cougars on dates, and we divided it into three parts depending on your goal and her blueprint.
People have different goals when it comes to relationships. Some men are into flings and don't wanna do what takes one date in three. Whereas some men aren't too bold to sleep with women from day one or the woman is a little bit conservative or wants more than just a one-night stand.
So we based our picks on the different types of women you will meet and tried our best to give you a wide variety of choices to pick from. From cool lounges to comedy clubs...every possible dating venue is covered here.
If you just want to keep it casual take her to a lounge
Why a lounge?
- Shows her you got money (which matters to many cougars)
- Fun enough to have a romantic time but not so noisy that you barely hear each other
- You will always find a nearby lounge so taking her home won't be a problem (assuming you played the date well)
You can also do bars, but it has to look good, less noisy, and preferably close to your place. Bars are even better than lounges because they save you a lot of money, especially if you date a lot of women.
Here are our favorite lounges and cool bars to take a San Diego cougar on a date:
- Veranda Fireside Lounge - 17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr
- Starlite - 3175 India St
- Solare - 2820 Roosevelt Rd
- Level 9 Rooftop Bar - 509 Ninth Ave
- Upper East Bar - 616 J St #101
- Kettner Exchange - 2001 Kettner Blvd
- Bleu Bohème - 4090 Adams Ave
- The Nolen - 453 Sixth Ave #7007 (Thursday – Saturday)
- Herb & Wood - 2210 Kettner Blvd
For serious relationships: Try a comedy club, piano bar, or fun activity
It can be a bit distracting to take a woman to a concert or a comedy club on the first date.
Because you'll compete for her attention with some comedian. Still, these places are cool when you're taking things slow (or maybe after you've already slept together).
Below are some of my favorite venues to share a cool experience with a San Diego cougar:
- Comedy Heights - 4590 Park Blvd
- La Jolla Cove
- American Comedy Co. - 818 Sixth Ave
- Harbor Music Hall - 1506 India St
- San Diego Zoo - 2920 Zoo Dr
- Sunset Cliffs Natural Park - Ladera St
- Balboa Park - 1549 El Prado
If she’s a foodie, then an upscale restaurant might be the place
If you ask me, I will always prefer a restaurant over a movie date. Not cause I'm a dive or I like wasting my money. But because I can always turn a restaurant date into a more intimate experience that possibly ends with us playing "hide the zucchini."
Restaurant dates are typical for those who are into fine dining - there's no shame of that. Some women think it's a way to size up a man's wallet, and some just like paying hundreds of dollars on a few samples. Again, everyone has their taste, which is why we made you this list of San Diego's best upscale restaurants for dating cougars:
- Truluck's - 8990 University Center Ln
- Wine Vault - 3731 India St
- Juniper & Ivy - 2228 Kettner Blvd
- Eddie V's - 789 W Harbor Dr Suite 158
- Mister A's - 2550 Fifth Ave 12th floor
- Salvatore's Cuicina - 750 Front St
- Fleming’s - 380 K Street at, Fourth Ave
- Baci - 1955 Morena Blvd
A map of all the best cougar dating spots in San Diego
We made it easy for you and built a map of the best cougar spots in San Diego.. all in one place. Pick the ones that resonate with you and go have fun....and don't forget to email us your results.