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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Humphrys by the Bay-Nights of Harbor Fun!


Humphreys by the Bay is nationally known for its concerts, live music, hotel, and restaurant accommodations. On Shelter Drive in San Diego’s beautiful bay front you can enjoy the sites of the marina while singing and dancing to the music all night long. Ranked four and five stars by hundreds of visitors it is a great place to spend an evening. Either lean back in your chair and enjoy a martini while watching the ships sail through the harbor or put on your dancing shoes and boogie until you drop. At Humphreys the choice is yours! 

Humphreys by the Bay lounge offers live dance music from some of the best artists in the area. With a spacious dance floor, plenty of seating, and walk out deck people come back over and over. The bar is long while the waiting is short. A great combination. Different size tables and chairs are spread throughout the lounge area so both couples and small groups can find seating without much difficulty.

After 10:00 pm the line to enter Humphrey’s becomes long. It typically takes about 30 minutes to enter so don’t expect to walk right in if you wait too late. If you come around 9:00 pm there won’t be much of a problem. Cover charges are $12 and drinks are approximately $6-$10 making them affordable. Marina parking is free in the evening and plentiful around the bay. You may need to walk the parking lot or thin sidewalk on busy nights to get to the entrance.

The bar tenders were friendly and easy to talk with. The facilities appeared clean and well maintained. The music was at an appropriate level even though long drawn out conversation would likely occur on the deck or in the entryway. Ages were generally 35 years and up. Don’t let the ages fool you as this crowd can dance while not bumping or spilling drinks on you.  The management appears to control the capacity so there is just the right amount of people for creature comfort. This improves the perceived values of service.

Rumor has it that if you eat in the restaurant you can walk right into the lounge with no waiting. Humphrey’s services breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Dinner prices are around $25 with small plates for around $15. They offer a large selection of wines that range from $8 a glass to $18 depending on quality and vintage. 

You will have fun at Humphreys and can choose to spend the entire night in the hotel if you desire. Better safe then sorry. Whether you are attending one of their concerts, getting something to eat, or seeking a night of dancing the atmosphere is very Californian in its orientation. Boats, bars, bashes, and bonanzas…how can you go wrong?

Humphreys by the Bay
2241 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106
619.224.3577

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