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Rich's San Diego turns 30!

Rich's San Diego turns 30!

San Diego's largest, most popular LGBT nightclub, Rich's San Diego, will celebrate its 30th anniversary this Saturday, Oct. 9!

In typical Rich's style, the club will throw a party featuring top-notch talent, entertainment and more! Everyone 21 years and older is welcome.

For 3 decades, Rich's has stood strong as a place for San Diegans to dance, enjoy entertainment, enjoy strong drinks, celebrate, and since the COVID-19 pandemic, to eat, too!

Rich's has innovated throughout the years, always featuring the latest lighting and sound technology, that has been upgraded throughout the years. The nightclub features a front room with a full bar that typically has a DJ playing hip-hop music where revelers can dance underneath an older version the Hillcrest sign that used to hang over University Ave. In the large main room, guests usually can enjoy techno and dance music to the backdrop of a large LED video wall, laser light shows, and more. There are multiple VIP booths for bottle service guests as well.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Rich's transformed its parking lot into the "Rich's Gay Lounge" which helped sustain the business when the nightclub could not be open. The outdoor lounge included tables, comfortable booths with firepits, cabanas, and a large video wall. Guests were able to order a delicious selection of craft drinks as well as a food menu provided by LeStat's Hillcrest. The outdoor lounge has remained since the nightclub re-opened so guests have the option of enjoying the indoor nightclub, quieter outdoor lounge, or both.

Rich's has always been a charitable supporter of the community, regularly providing financial contributions to causes such as AIDS Walk, the LGBT Center, Being Alive, the Imperial Court de San Diego, and so many more. The nightclub also often provides its space for charities to host fundraisers, and for community leaders to host celebrations. Rich's is also known for lending its audio-visual equipment and staff to community events outside of its space. 

This Saturday's anniversary party will include live performances by RuPaul's Drag Race stars Violet Chacki and Rosé, and be hosted by Carson Kressley. Popular DJs John Joseph, Taj, Jon Williams, and K-Swift will keep the crowds dancing all night long. 

The nightclub will open at 9 pm with afterhours until 4 am (alcohol service stops at 1:55 am). The outdoor lounge will be open from 7 pm to midnight. Tickets are highly recommended for this event, and those who buy pre-sale tickets will get express entry. Purchase tickets here.

Rich's is located at 1051 University Ave. in Hillcrest.