The ULTIMATE SDCC 2022 Party List: San Diego Comic-Con’s After Parties, Concerts, Events & More!

The ULTIMATE SDCC 2022 Party List: San Diego Comic-Con’s After Parties, Concerts, Events & More!

It’s time for comic books and movies and geek stuff… and parties!

SDCC is back in person this year, and with it is a bunch of events to fill up your evenings. Hopefully safely! Stay safe. (Take COVID precautions seriously!)

Anyhoo, for SDCC 2022 we didn’t know what to expect from extracurricular events, but there definitely seems to be interest in putting a list together — so here we are!

First and foremost, visit our FACEBOOK GROUP. Friends have been posting events as they find out about them, and it’s been pretty quick! And join the SDCC parties Discord (run by us at SideQuesting)! meet other folks, and see the info as it goes up live! And special thanks to the Unofficial SDCC Blog for a lot of breaking info on the show!

If you have a party to share, post it in the comments below, use our Contact Form or shoot me a tweet @DaliDimovski! :)

The list is here, we’re adding to it fast and furious and hobbs and shaw. Come back often to see all of the additions and updates. We’re testing out a simpler spreadsheet style format this year, so let us know in the comments if this works better than in the past.

Enjoy!

We are *NOT* affiliated with SDCC. We just like to party.

 EventTimeLocationInformationTicketing
TUESDAYJULY 19
Comic-Con Comedy Kick-Off8PMAmerican Comedy Co (in the Gaslamp)
818 6th Avenue
San Diego
INFO | Hosted by the person who loves Comic Con more than anyone else in the world, Nathan Donovan!!! FREE DRINK WITH 2022 COMIC CON BADGE!$5 Happy Hour All Night
WEDNESDAYJULY 20
Night at the Comic-Con Museum6:30PM2131 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CAJoin us for an amazing night celebrating the induction of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man into the Comic-Con Museum Character Hall Of Fame!$250-$2500
Ready Party One: Love and Thunder, SDCC Kick Off Party!8PM-2AMParq Nightclub
615 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
Get ready to ragnaROCK at the iconic SDCC Kick-off event, back for its third year.$35-$275 Eventbrite
Super Heroes and Villains Themed Party9PM-1:30AMTORO Night Club
672 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
Join us as we welcome all Comic Con guests! Both dance floors open with all your favorite sounds!Free
THURSDAYJULY 21
"Shhhhhhhhhhhhh! A BNNY RBBT Experience"TOP SECRETTOP SECRETYou can expect the unexpected. Sights unseen. Sounds unheard. Experiences unexplored. You will get an email the morning of the event.$40
Voodoo Ranger Pirate Ship11AM-5PMMaritime Museum of San Diego
At Star of India Wharf
1492 North Harbor Drive
All beer proceeds benefit Stack Up. Travel from the Maritime museum to behind the convention center on this pirate ship!First come first serve, 60 people at a time
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves Tavern Experience12PM-10PMLocated at the Gaslamp District on the corner of 6th Avenue and Island AvenueA 20-minute immersive experience featuring Dungeons & Dragons characters, alcoholic and non-alcoholic "Dragon's Brew" and custom artwork by Boss LogicFree
5th Annual Afrofuturism Lounge2PM-10PMQuartyard
1301 Market Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Black Comic Creators, Artists, Writers, Designers, and Innovators Collide! Educational, entertaining, and informative space for creatives.$0-$20
Arcade1Up San Diego Comic Con Happy Hour6PMRouleur Brewing Company
2899 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
Join us for happy hour during San Diego Comic Con! Hang out with our team, have some beers, play free arcade games and enter to win some free stuff!Free!
#SavedDaredevil Fandom Without Fear Meetup6PM-8PMBasic Bar/Pizza
410 10th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
Team #SavedDaredevil is thrilled to be BACK at San Diego Comic-Con hosting another #FandomWithoutFear meetup for Daredevil fans this year!Free
Chuck Jones Gallery Comic-Con Pop Up6PM-9PM530 Sixth AvenueVirtual experiences and animation/comic artworkGallery info
Cosplay and Caricatures6:30PM-8:30PMEncinitas Community and Senior Center
1140 Oakcrest Park Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
This mixer will include an icebreaker, superhero treats and caricatures of all who attend. Costumes welcome!$0-$40
Attack of the Doc! Secret Early Test Screening7PMLandmark Cinemas
3965 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
Be the first to watch Chris Gore's documentary "Attack of the Doc" about the behind the scenes of G4 and Attack of the Show.Free
Ken Lashley SDCC Fanfest 20227PM-9PMFogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse 668 Sixth Avenue San Diego, CA 92101Looking to get a commission from the LEDKILLA at SDCC? Here's your chance. Have dinner with Ken Lashley to kick-off SDCC 2022!$500 Eventbrite
CosPlay Bowl7PM-11PMTavern+Bowl East Village
930 Market Street
Comic-Con weekend's best bowling event...featuring the first Silent Bowl CosPlay competition$20-$35
Pac-Man Celebration7PM-11PMComic-Con Museum
2131 Pan American Plaza
Come be part of the PAC-FAM and enjoy PAC-MAN WORLD Re-PAC game stations, PAC-MAN themed cocktails and food, exclusive photo ops with PAC-MAN, live DJ, giveaways and more!Free
w00t X: Celebrating 10 Years of w00tstout7PM-11PMStone Brewing Tap Room - Kettner
1202 Kettner Boulevard
#suite 101
To mark a decade of w00tstout, we’re throwing an epic yet intimate affair, with label artist Jim Calafiore!$85
Fandom Party7PM-11PMFloat at the Hard Rock Hotel, 207 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101Fandom is back in San Diego for Comic-Con to host one of the most sought-after events, partnering with premium streaming service Paramount+ and the graphic novel and collectibles publisher Z2 Comics.Ticket Info
Comic Con Theme Party at American Junkie7PM-2AMAmerican Junkie
628 Fifth Avenue
Comic Con Thursday Night Theme with NO COVER all Night or Guest ListFree!
Cosplay Karaoke8PM701 6th Avenue
San Diego
Win for Costume contests, enjoy your night singing, or just have a great time with friends!For table reservations call: 619.905.7349
Fatman Beyond @ Mooby's San Diego8PMTin Roof
401 G Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Kevin Smith and Marc Bernardin are bringing you all the pop culture news that's fit to print on the verge of San Diego Comic Con!$30 Eventbrite
"An Evening With Shatner" Rooftop Afterparty8PM-10PMTHEATRE BOX SAN DIEGO
701 FIFTH AVE. SAN DIEGO, CA 92101
Join legendary actor William Shatner as Legion M celebrates his iconic career.$140-$240
CBLDF Comic-Con Welcome Party8PM-12AMWestgate Hotel Terrace Under the Stars
1055 2nd Ave
The welcome party brings together all corners of the comics community, including retailers, publishers, creators, educators, and fans.Free for Members/Donation if not
Comic Con Radio's AFTERtheCON8PM-2AMBang Bang San Diego
526 Market Street
Info | Music, Guests, and more. Join us for a celebration of Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment.21+ Yrs Old
Club 90s Presents Stranger Things Night8:30PMHouse of Blues San DiegoStranger Things themed show.
18 AND OVER WELCOME WITH VALID ID.
$18-$35
Attack of the Doc! After Movie Meetup9PMU-31 Bar
3112 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92104
Come hangout with Chris Gore and Gary Buechler from Nerdrotic after the test screening of "Attack of the Doc"Free
FUKDWORLD Comic-Con Video Premiere9PMThe Chee Chee Club
929 Broadway, San Diego, 92101
Meet the creators, cast, and crew from San Diego's own FUKDWORLD Studios at the Video Premiere and Comic-Con After Party.Free
Major Lazer Soundsystem at Comic-Con9:30PMBloom Nightclub
919 Fourth Ave Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92101
Major Lazer and a superhero themed costume party!$50-$80
Lumpia with a Vengeance10PM-closeGaslamp Lumpia Factory
423 F St, San Diego, CA 92101
Mingle with the people behind the film, grab food and drinks, and more!Free
FRIDAYJULY 22
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves Tavern Experience10AM-8PMLocated at the Gaslamp District on the corner of 6th Avenue and Island AvenueA 20-minute immersive experience featuring Dungeons & Dragons characters, alcoholic and non-alcoholic "Dragon's Brew" and custom artwork by Boss LogicFree
Voodoo Ranger Pirate Ship11AM-5PMMaritime Museum of San Diego
At Star of India Wharf
1492 North Harbor Drive
All beer proceeds benefit Stack Up. Travel from the Maritime museum to behind the convention center on this pirate ship!First come first serve, 60 people at a time
5th Annual Afrofuturism Lounge2PM-10PMQuartyard
1301 Market Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Black Comic Creators, Artists, Writers, Designers, and Innovators Collide! Educational, entertaining, and informative space for creatives.$0-$20
Chuck Jones Gallery Comic-Con Pop Up4PM-9PM530 Sixth AvenueVirtual experiences and animation/comic artworkGallery info
4th Annual Comic Con Pub Crawl4PM-11PMTaste and Thirst
715 Fourth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
Calling all Zombies, Super Heroes, Anime Characters and the like. Join us as we parade thru the Gaslamp strutting our costumes enjoying laughs and drinks with our friends in a fun atmosphere.$10-$17
SDCC Middle-earth Moot5PM-8PMIn the Gaslamp Quarter - venue details will be sent to attendeesTheOneRing.net is delighted to invite you to join them and Prime Video in a very special anticipatory celebration of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power!Free!
The WeAudition ONES TO WATCH VIP Talent Party5PM-8PMWestBrew
701 Island Avenue
Join top film & TV talent for a red carpet party, hosted drinks & bites, & book signing by Erica Barry (Don't Wait, Create)$100
Top of the Bay Heroes Vs Villains5:30PM-10PMPorto Vista Hotel
1835 Columbia Street
5th Floor
San Diego's Hottest LGBTQ+ Happy Hour with a Spin! Dress up in your favorite Hero or Villain!Free
Comic Con | The UpsideDown-load6PM-11PMUltimate Skybox at DiamondView Tower
350 Tenth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
Be the first to step into The UpsideDown-load, a digital and darkened world that has taken over Gaslamp San Diego$140-$2500
Jay and Silent Bob Get Old @ Mooby's San Diego7PMTin Roof
401 G Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes sit down in the wake of San Diego Comic-Con to talk about fun stuff for fans to look forward to.$30 Eventbrite
Star Wars: Card Trader by Topps Meet & Greet!7PM-8:30PMOdysea Lounge
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
1 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
The Star Wars: Card Trader crew is hosting a meet-and-greet at San Diego Comic-Con!Free
Paper Girls Screening7PMRooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero
(Inside the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego)
1 Market Pl, San Diego
Be one of the first to catch the new show in this exclusive screening!RSVP
CRUNCHYROLL-HIME DANCE PARTY WITH DJ JUN INAGAWA WITH ATARASHII GAKKO! 7PM-9:30PMThe Rady Shell at Jacobs ParkA high-impact performance with anime inspired elements and dance crew!Free for SDCC badge holders
D23 Derezzed – A TRON 40th Dance Party7PM-11PMHouse of Blues – Music Hall, San Diego, CAWe invite users of all levels to celebrate 40 years of Tron at an epic dance party with D23: The Official Disney Fan Club.$45-$65 D23 Members Only
IGN presents The Callisto Protocol SDCC 2022 Party7:30PMHard RockIGN presents a party themed on the upcoming game!Contact Organizer for RSVP
The Walking Dead Fan Celebration at SDCC 20227:30PM-11:30PMHilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
401 K Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Join us for an immersive experience, honoring the series that changed television.Free (Must Register)
IMDboat Hosts A24’s “Bodies Bodies Bodies” Cast Party7:30PM-11:30PMIMDboat, 600 Convention WayIMDb will host an event celebrating the cast and filmmakers of A24’s “Bodies Bodies Bodies” onboard the IMDboat.Invitation Only
#FXSDCC Screenings - Little Demon & What We Do in the Shadows by FX8PM-10PMBayfront Park
1 Park Blvd.
Experience one night of hilarious fright. Visit the Little Demon Den for an exclusive screening of the series opener followed by the latest episode of What We Do in the Shadows on Friday, July 22nd.Free!
Comic Con Themed Bar Crawl - Friday Night8PM-2AMAmerican Junkie
628 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
A bar crawl for our Comic Con fans.$15-$35
Comic Con Radio's AFTERtheCON8PM-2AMBang Bang San Diego
526 Market Street
Info | Music, Guests, and more. Join us for a celebration of Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment.21+ Yrs Old
SDCC BURTON BASH: A Party For The Recently Deceased8PM-2AMSugar Factory American - San Diego
701 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
XLE Productions presents a Friday night San Diego Comic Con party for the more macabre fandom, brought to you by LEGENDS MAKEUP ACADEMY!$50
Lumpia with a Vengeance8PM-closeGaslamp Lumpia Factory
423 F St, San Diego, CA 92101
Mingle with the people behind the film, grab food and drinks, and more!Free
Comic-Con After Dark9PMDowntown Underground
1320 5th Avenue
Cosplay Friday!
Both 18+ entry 21+ Bar Area
$15-$30
Clerks, Too @ Mooby’s San Diego9PMTin Roof
401 G Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Clerks, Too LIVE @ Mooby’s San Diego with Kevin Smith and some Quick Stop counter jockeys!$30 Eventbrite
Comic-Con Yacht Party | After-Party Cruise9PM-11:30PMChere Amie Yacht
2803 Emerson Street
Comic-Con is back in San Diego and what better way to celebrate after the festivities than to let loose and party on a 90 foot yacht!$44.95 – $299.95
Locker-Room Comic-Con Edition9PM-2AMThe Merrow
1271 University Avenue
San Diego's monthly kink dance party. This month we celebrate San Diego Comic Con.$6
PICKLE at Comic-Con9:30PMBloom Nightclub
919 Fourth Ave Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92101
PICKLE and a superhero themed costume party!$10+
Cosplay @ Exposé10PM-1AMExpose
5520 Kearny Villa Road
San Diego, CA 92123
An epic SDCC After Party as Fight Capital NFT Presents Cosplay @ Exposé$0-$36
SATURDAYJULY 23
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves Tavern Experience10AM-8PMLocated at the Gaslamp District on the corner of 6th Avenue and Island AvenueA 20-minute immersive experience featuring Dungeons & Dragons characters, alcoholic and non-alcoholic "Dragon's Brew" and custom artwork by Boss LogicFree
The 4th Annual Super Awesome Boba Meetup with Adam McArthur and Friends!11AM-12PMLocation announced to those who purchase tickets, about 5-6 miles from the Con centerWho's ready to get their boba on and hang out with some amazing voice actors? The answer is YOU!$20
Voodoo Ranger Pirate Ship11AM-5PMMaritime Museum of San Diego
At Star of India Wharf
1492 North Harbor Drive
All beer proceeds benefit Stack Up. Travel from the Maritime museum to behind the convention center on this pirate ship!First come first serve, 60 people at a time
5th Annual Afrofuturism Lounge2PM-10PMQuartyard
1301 Market Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Black Comic Creators, Artists, Writers, Designers, and Innovators Collide! Educational, entertaining, and informative space for creatives.$0-$20
NatGEO & DenofGeek's Limitless Lounge4PM-7PMHotel Solamar | Pool DeckStop by for great food, drinks, games and more!RSVP - FREE
The CrossRip5PMThe Werewolf
627 Fourth Avenue San Diego, CA 92101
Join us for a Ghostbusters themed event, auctions, prizes, and help raise money for the Starlight Children's FoundationFree Cover, All Ages until 9PM
Chuck Jones Gallery Comic-Con Pop Up5PM-7PM530 Sixth AvenueVirtual experiences and animation/comic artworkGallery info
Sea Monster Saloon Aboard Star Of India5PM-10PMMaritime Museum of San Diego21+ Private Party on The Waterfront Aboard World’s Oldest Active Sailing Ship$50
Comicon Singles Cocktail Mixer6PM-12AM3656 Ruffin Road, San Diego CA 92123Mix and mingle with exciting singles on Comicon weekend.
Special prizes for the best costumes.
Ice Breakers & Social games
$15
The Dragon Ball Z Concert Experience - Comic Con International Premiere Edition7PMThe Rady Shell at Jacobs ParkCombining the senses and sounds of Dragon Ball Z, together with a world renowned orchestra and live vocalsInfo
The Adventure Zone LIVE!7PMBalboa Theatre
868 Fourth Avenue
Join the Family McErloy as they bring you a LIVE edition of their mega-popular Adventure Zone!$39
HEAVY METAL Presents MATT STEFFANINA | COMIC CON San Diego Yacht Party7PM-11PMCounty Pier
1800 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101
Come aboard the #1 Comic-Con Boat Party in San Diego!
HEAVY METAL STAGE feat. MATT STEFFANINA
$35-$500
COSPLAY BOAT Yacht Cruise7PM-11PMCounty Pier
1800 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101
Get aboard the #1 COMIC CON After Party Cruise in San Diego with Special Guests!$35-$500
Zmash Media's Comic Con After Party
7PM-12AM2222 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110Zmash will unveil our new graphic novels and our DJ will be spinning Mac Dre all night.$25 at the door
ULF at SundownSundownBalboa ParkA fun, free, giant lightsaber battleFree
DigitalLA's Comic Cocktails8PMCoin-Op Gaslamp
789 6th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
Join us for our annual Comic Cocktails in Gaslamp$0-$20
CBLDF Art Auction8PM-10PMSan Diego Hilton Bayfront in the Sapphire AB room
1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA
The auction is open to all — You do not need a Con badge to attend! Bidding will be available online, and Comic-Con attendees can also visit CBLDF booth #1918 to see auction art in advance.Open to All
Comic Con Themed Bar Crawl - Saturday Night8PM-2AMAmerican Junkie
628 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
A bar crawl for our Comic Con fans.$15-$35
Comic Con Radio's AFTERtheCON8PM-2AMBang Bang San Diego
526 Market Street
Info | Music, Guests, and more. Join us for a celebration of Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment.21+ Yrs Old
Lumpia with a Vengeance8PM-closeGaslamp Lumpia Factory
423 F St, San Diego, CA 92101
Mingle with the people behind the film, grab food and drinks, and more!Free
Hollywood Babble-On @ Mooby’s San Diego!9PMTin Roof
401 G Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman are spilling all the piping hot Hollywood tea LIVE at the Mooby's Pop-Up in San Diego!$30
SENPAI SQUAD EXPERIENCE9PMHouse of Blues San Diego
1055 Fifth Ave, San Diego
Featuring CAM GIRL, Seduza & Mana Soul$20-$50
DILF San Diego "HEROES & VILLAINS" by Joe Whitaker Presents9PM-2AMThe Rail
3796 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
KICK OFF the weekend the right way...in your JOCK at DILF at the RAIL on 5th!
A PRIVATE MEN'S EVENT BY MAN UPP PRODUCTIONS!
$15-$20
Glamourbomb Presents…The Comic-Con Show!12AM (Midnight)4746 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115-4517, United States“Rock, Shimmy, & Shake” is coming at you in the heart of San Diego Comic-Con weekend! We’ve got all the nerd sh!t that you’ll be having wet dreams about for daaaays!$5
SUNDAYJULY 24
Comic-Con Brunch2PM-7PMCasablanca Lounge
836 Fifth Avenue
Arrive in costume to get a free house shot!

Comics pizza contest. Come vote on your favorite comics with our Marvel vs DC pizzas.
Register for Free
Voodoo Ranger Pirate Ship11AM-5PMMaritime Museum of San Diego
At Star of India Wharf
1492 North Harbor Drive
All beer proceeds benefit Stack Up. Travel from the Maritime museum to behind the convention center on this pirate ship!First come first serve, 60 people at a time
COMIC CON Weekend Rooftop Pool Party at Andaz3PM-8PMThe Andaz
600 F street
Sunday to Sundown just got hotter celebrating COMIC CON Weekend!$10
SDCC Unofficial Blog Presents: GARYLYMPICS6PM-9PMGARAGE Kitchen + Bar
655 Fourth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
The Garylympics offers a chance to flex your convention fortitude with trivia, prizes (from some of the biggest companies at the con), games and more!$37-$70 Eventbrite
SDCC Unofficial Blog Presents: GARYLYMPICS6PM-9PMGARAGE Kitchen + Bar
655 Fourth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
The Garylympics offers a chance to flex your convention fortitude with trivia, prizes (from some of the biggest companies at the con), games and more!$37-$70 Eventbrite
Mark Gruenwald's Post-SDCC Eisner Hall Of Fame Induction Afterparty7PM-9PMKnowhere Games & Comics
125 Vallecitos De Oro
#J
San Marcos, CA 92069
Join Mark's incredible wife, Catherine Schuller, for an after party honoring the great Mark Gruenwald in support of The Mark Gruenwald Foundation with a big reveal of yet another amazing piece of Mark's legacy while raising a toast to the legend!Free

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