The Space Pad

406 Mission Ave, Oceanside CA 92054
$$ Hawaiian

The Space Pad exists on the top deck of a tall tower above the surface of the alien planet Rillispore, a technologically advanced 1950’s Atomic Era styled spaceport. The Rillisporians made contact with Earth starting in the late 1940s and 50s in their flying saucers and found a beautiful planet with beautiful people and beautiful architecture. They were so impressed they decided to take the mid-century vibe of the 1950s on Earth back to their planet and incorporated it into their culture and advanced technology. The Space Pad is the Rillisporians favorite cocktail lounge located on their home planet and now decades later they’ve invited us to visit and share with us what they’ve been up to!

The Space Pad’s cocktail menu is curated by Cristian Diaz, a well-known bartender and mixologist in the Tiki community who’s been the Lead Bartender at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at Disney for over ten years. His recipes are innovative and envelope pushing with a heavy focus on molecular mixology.

We are currently open Fridays and Saturdays, 6pm - 12am.  We book reserved seating for 90 minute increments.   If you are more than 10 minutes late for your reservation, your seats will be allocated to customers on the wait list. Must be 21 or older. No pets allowed.

Reservations not available? Don't worry, we always set aside space to accommodate walk-ins.

Reservations

Booking Notes:

We book reservations in 90 minute increments. If you are more than 10 minutes late for your reservation, your seats will be allocated to customers on the wait list.

Business Info

  • Address: 406 Mission Ave, Oceanside CA 92054
  • Cross Street: Coast Highway
  • Location: North County Coastal | Oceanside
  • Cuisine: Hawaiian | Seafood |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Bar/Lounge
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash | Apple Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 7602311997
  • Features: Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Lounge / Bar,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Special Occasion, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

Photos

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Standing Room 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
The Space Pad Seating 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Thursday
Standing Room 5 p.m. - midnight
The Space Pad Seating 5 p.m. - midnight
Friday
The Space Pad Seating 5 p.m. - midnight
Standing Room 5 p.m. - midnight
Saturday
The Space Pad Seating 5 p.m. - midnight
Standing Room 5 p.m. - midnight
Sunday
Standing Room 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
The Space Pad Seating 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.79 out of 5 stars based on 223 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 29, 2023
Kevin K.
Such a cool little joint, definitely suggest a reservation as the standby can get crazy busy. The drinks are verrrry boozy so make sure to grab some food before or while you’re visiting. The bartenders are very knowledgeable and fun! This is a really fun little spot that everyone should experience at least once. Can’t wait to come back!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 22, 2023
Cynthia S.
The experience was great and the many specialty drinks were absolutely delicious.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 10, 2023
Jose C.
Experience was amazing along with the drinks. Bartenders were friendly and answering all of our questions about the drinks. Definitely would want to go back

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 08, 2023
Diana W.
I've gone twice now and both times were just so much fun. The atmosphere is lively, they have light displays that go with certain songs and it makes for a unique experience. Bartenders were engaging and definitely knew the drinks well to make suggestions and we were seated upon entering with reservation. I'll definitely come back, maybe next time I'll try the food it looks really good.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
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Jan 01, 2023
Jesse J.
We had a great time but we did find out after we went that they actually do Star Trek and Star Wars mini shows but they did not do them when we were there. Still loved it. The "Beam me Up" drink was a lot of fun!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Dec 29, 2022
Geneva L.
So much fun!!! Drinks were amazing too. Definitely one of our favorites and we have been to a lot

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 7/10
Dec 18, 2022
MEGHAN F.
Loved everything about it, from the awesome decor to the yummy drinks and food. They only thing I would say is the drinks are definitely on the expensive side most clocking in at $18 so just be prepared.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 28, 2022
Bonnie A.
So fun!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 23, 2022
Regina M.
Super cute vibe, staff was friendly and great drinks! Def plan to return

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 18, 2022
Christine L.
Space pad was smaller than we anticipated. But the vibe was fun and our service and drinks were excellent! We didn't have any food - just yummy cocktails. Still want to see what that thing on our table will do...

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 17, 2022
Erich C.
I must say we were quite worried about some of the negative Yelp reviews. Paying almost $20 per drink for mostly just ice didn't sound like the space experience we were looking for, but I have to enthusiastically say that either those reviews simply weren't true OR maybe we just got lucky to get the best bartender on staff (Tessa). We had reservations through TableAgent.com for 6pm on a Thursday, during which Sunset Market was happening on the streets around Kilowatt. It's a great day to come because we could eat food from around the world, then pop into The Space Pad for some cocktails. Though we had reservations, the two large booths were already occupied. Tessa asked if we cared to sit at the bar and there were five stools open so that was fine for us. In fact, sitting at the bar allowed us to chat with the bartender and she was fantastic! We were saddened to hear that she's leaving in like two weeks. We finally find one of the best bartenders in Oceanside (trust me, we've been almost everywhere here), and now she's leaving. Ugh. Our drinks were amazing. My Zombie was one of the strongest drinks I've had, soooo good! And it was not filled with just ice. It actually took me a while to drink that sucker down, and I'm a pro. It also came in a cool Tiki style glass. Some drinks came as a martini in a large coup style glass. These aren't the small dainty coup glasses you'd see in fancier places...these were large. And some came in a tall hurricane. Different glassware for different cocktails, the way it should be. The interior of this place is a trip. It's super cool...and I'm so glad they decided to do something with this space. The lights are dazzling, and there is periodically a little "show" that happens. Can't really describe it, you just need to see it for yourself. The drinks are not $20. They range from like $16 to $18 and they are ABSOLUTELY worth it. (Beers are $10) Dear Owner: please find a way to keep Tessa on st

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 12, 2022
Pam K.
Lots of fun! Great space, friendly service. Enjoyed my visit!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 02, 2022
Michelle H.
Loved it all !

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 15, 2022
Ron H.
The Space Bar is a very intimate and fun speak easy spot. The only downside is the drinks are expensive. Will I be back? Yes!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 25, 2022
Sydney N.
Unique and fun experience in outer space! Thanks for the awesome drinks!

Overall: 10/10
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May 24, 2022
Joshua W.
The service and bartender were excellent. They took excellent care of finding me a drink that would be safe with my allergies. We felt transported into another world and can’t wait to come back.

Overall: 10/10
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May 21, 2022
Janet C.
Such an incredibly fun place! Drinks were awesome and the service was outstanding!

Overall: 10/10
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May 10, 2022
Karin E.
We didn’t eat, but the service and drinks were phenomenal. I have already recommended to anyone who will listen and we will definitely be back.

Overall: 10/10
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May 08, 2022
Sharon B.
We didn’t eat so no idea how that would’ve been but drinks were very good! Kinda pricey. The decor is so hilarious - what artistic vision!! Very unique and quirky!

Overall: 10/10
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May 01, 2022
Lonna C.
Super fun theme! Loved it! The drinks were out of this world! Cheers!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 09, 2022
David H.
This is an amazing spot. You will definitely enjoy it!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Mar 19, 2022
Tom S.
We had a great time!Zack & Tessa were great!!!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
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Nov 27, 2022
Gail G.
Overall it was a great experience! Just wish they were open earlier. We will be back!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Oct 20, 2022
Taryn S.
Great service, cool experience. Saturn drink was the best!

Overall: 8/10
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Value: 7/10
Dec 20, 2022
Judy G.
The place is super cool. The decor is amazing. The drinks were good, but quite expensive. My only real complaint is that if you don't eat raw fish, you aren't eating. That being said, I would go back. I would just like to see some non sushi appetizers. The bartenders were very friendly, which we appreciated. It was a good time.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 14, 2022
Ramona L.
Cool little spot, something new to experience. The staff was awesome, drinks a little pricey and the floors were quite sticky and smelled a little like urine. Not sure if it was due the restrooms right outside in the hallway.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Sep 24, 2022
Betty H.
I know you advertise only 17 seats, but it still was smaller than I expected. And even though I saw the menu before we went, I decided to eat somewhere else. The decor was on point and fun. The drinks were fabulous, and so was our server, a young woman from Brooklyn whose name we promptly forgot right after asking her. I wish there was more of a hoo-ha made over the corridor entry, like asking for our tickets, or where our luggage is, etc.