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American Comedy Co. - SanDiego.com Editor's Choice for Date Night Destinations

American Comedy Co. - SanDiego.com Editor's Choice for Date Night Destinations

San Diego visitors and locals are lucky when it comes to great destinations for date night. There are countless oceanfront restaurants to choose from, beautiful beaches with unforgettable sunsets, nightclubs and cocktail lounges perfect for a steamy night out. But, what if you want to do something different? Something a little out of the ordinary - Something to make the night a memorable one. A San Diego comedy club is the way to go and American Comedy Company has a cool underground environment with food, drinks and comedians that will have you falling off your chair you’re laughing so hard.

Located in the urban Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego, the American Comedy Company is barely noticeable except for it’s staple flag outside the door. Just north of F street on 6th Avenue, the American Comedy Company is near heavy hitters like Quality Social and the popular San Diego hotel, Andaz, but manages to maintain a sort of speakeasy feel about it. The exterior is subtle, door is slightly hard to find and venue is underground creating a dark and intriguing environment.

My date and I decided to check out this San Diego hotspot for a fun Friday night. As we arrived at the American Comedy Co., we headed downstairs, underneath the streets of the Gaslamp to this awesome venue. It was dark and intimate with a small bar in the back, tables and chairs all around and cool orange mood lighting. Our server came over quickly to take our drink order (there is a two drink minimum) and we decided to get some hors d’oeuvres. The menu had everything you could want for a fun night out, from mozzarella sticks to Philly cheese steaks. As we were relaxing and enjoying the ambiance, the place started to get packed and the energy increased. You could see everyone was amped about the comedians and ready for the show.

The stage was charming and small with a basic microphone and stool. There was nothing fancy about it, exactly the kind of vibe you’d want for a comedy club. A host came out and introduced a few opening acts, one of which made the entire place erupt in laughter. Rachel Feinstein was the main act and once she came out, we were thoroughly warmed up. She was hysterical and the intimate environment made the jokes that much funnier, because every person in the house could see her facial expressions and body language. From jokes about her mother’s “aggressive turquoise” to boyfriends from the deep south, she had us roaring the entire night.

Throughout the show, our server never missed a beat. She somehow managed to wiggle her way through the crowd to our table and checked on us often without distracting from the show. The cool urban environment, intimate venue and awesome service make American Comedy Co. a San Diego nightlife venue worth visiting. It’s a great way to get out and enjoy San Diego without getting into the wild club scene or sometimes overwhelming downtown restaurants.

American Comedy Co. provides a fun alternative to date night in San Diego where couples can enjoy some tasty food, have a few drinks and laugh hysterically in a hip underground venue. For couples looking for something different and unique to do on their next date night, I definitely recommend a trip to the American Comedy Company where you can get up close to some big name comedians and make it a night to remember. That’s why SanDiego.com has named the American Comedy Co. an Editor’s Choice for date night destinations in San Diego!

Contact American Comedy Co.:


818 B 6th Ave. San Diego, CA 92101