San Diego, California: Sleazy Bar Seen in Top Gun

1986 Tom Cruise movie, directed by Tony Scott, featured this dive bar in several scenes. Gutted by fire in 2008, reopened with even more Top Gun Bar fervor.

Kansas City BBQ

610 W. Market St., San Diego, CA
Kansas City BBQ. On Market street, near the waterfront and Harbor Drive.
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Top Gun bar.

Top Gun Bar

Bar where scenes from Top Gun were filmed. "Take me to bed or lose me forever."

[Karren, 10/29/2015]

Hey, isn't that the piano that the doomed "Goose" played?

Top Gun Bar - Kansas City BBQ

"Home Of The Sleazy Bar Scene In Top Gun"...Good food, this is a restaurant and bar. Plenty of "artifacts" hanging around, including an assortment of bras hanging from the bar ceiling. Ask the staff how they got there. Displays include bottles of Cobra wine from Thailand and Viet Nam (there is a cobra in the bottle), the hat Tom Cruise wore in the movie, a door from an SDPD car showing the effects of different caliber bullets, Flags from around the world, much more...If you go tell the bartender that Big Sam, Big Rick's brother sent you...

[Sam Farris, 11/18/2002]

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