If you have to go, you might as well do it in style. San Diego’s creative commodes may have gotten snubbed in Cintas’ annual America’s Best Restroom contest, but we won’t let our city’s best bathroom contenders go to waste.
San Diego is flushed with great loos.
Bang Bang, 526 Market St.
Arguably the most famous local bathroom, the Ryan Gosling-themed masterpiece at this downtown sushi restaurant and nightclub might have you saying, “Hey, girl.” The walls are blanketed with photos of the A-list actor wearing everything from tuxes to T-shirts. Gosling apparently got wind of the motif and once commented on social media, “#Disturbing… Really?”
Mothership, 2310 30th St.
Even the restroom at this buzzy, space-themed restaurant in South Park is out-of-this-world. Customers have said the glowing red stalls remind them of the Death Star from “Star Wars,” or perhaps what it feels like to be inside a UFO.
Miss B’s Coconut Club, 3704 Mission Blvd.
The Caribbean restaurant in Mission Beach gives a cheeky historical nod in one of its restrooms: The wallpaper features images of Marilyn Monroe and President John F. Kennedy.
The Invigatorium, 631 Ninth Ave.
The zany decor at this coffee, breakfast, and lunch spot flows into the restroom. The wallpaper features strawberries and cockroaches, which is strangely not as revolting as it sounds — especially against the chic fixtures.
Morning Glory, 550 W. Date St., Ste. C
This trendy brunch restaurant in Little Italy gives patrons a chance to reflect in its bathroom. It’s completely covered in mirrors and features a Japanese toilet, keeping the Instagram-worthy energy going… everywhere.
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