Theatre Box® Adds 5th & Sky Rooftop Gardens & Lounge

Theatre Box's 5th & Sky Rooftop Gardens & Lounge
Theatre Box’s 5th & Sky Rooftop Gardens & Lounge

Theatre Box®, the Gaslamp Quarter’s new luxury theatre, dining and entertainment complex, has announced the addition of a stylish new rooftop restaurant and bar: 5th & Sky Rooftop Gardens & Lounge. Opening this weekend, 5th & Sky will offer elevated cocktails and cuisine in a lush, Japanese-style garden setting.

A tunnel adorned with roses and flowers reveals 5th & Sky, which is surrounded by stunning views of downtown San Diego and the Coronado Bridge. The 5,000-square-foot open-air bar offers a picturesque setting to dine and lounge under cherry blossom trees, around firepits and next to a one-of-a-kind hand-painted mural by famed artist Kahori Maki. A sushi bar, patio-style seating and intimate bar offer a place to relax, socialize and take in the stunning San Diego skyline.

The menu, designed for sharing, offers fresh sushi selections and signature small plates. Sushi selections include the Gaslamp Roll, filled with crab, avocado and asparagus, topped with smoked filet mignon, avocado mousse, crispy shallots and Unagi sauce; Smoker Roll, cream cheese, avocado and smoked salmon roll topped with nori, smoked unagi and toasted sesame seeds; and Gaudy Roll, nori filled with crab and cucumber, topped with ahi tuna, salmon, Hamachi and avocado. Signature small plates include smoked filet carpaccio toast, grilled levain bread topped with carpaccio, crispy capers, baby arugula, lemon zest, citrus herb aioli and shaved Manchego cheese; pork belly and yellow watermelon pops with jalapeño-maple syrup; Hawaiian Bigeye tuna poke with mango, cucumber, seaweed cracker and house shoyu sauce atop sushi rice; and more.

Over-the-top cocktails are complemented by a curated wine list and local craft beer. Signature drinks include lychee martini, a combination of Belvedere vodka, yuzu, lychee and black cherry; spicy tamarind margarita, made with Don Julio Blanco tequila, tamarind vodka and lemon with Tajín rim; Oaxacan on Sunshine, a combination of Pierde Almas mezcal, Aperol, lemon and agave; and Double Black Smash, made with whisky, orange, fresh berries and basil; among others.

5th & Sky accommodates up to 200 guests and is open Thursday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to midnight and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Happy hour is offered from 4 to 6 p.m. daily, with half-priced cocktails and select appetizers. 5th & Sky will also set the mood for late-night energy, offering bottle service packages and hosting various live DJs Friday and Saturday nights.

Complete menus and more information about Theatre Box is available on the website at, and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @TheatreBoxSD.


Encompassing one city block at Fifth Avenue and G Street, the 73,000-square-foot Theatre Box® complex, a collaboration between TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. and Sugar Factory, was inspired by the movie-going experience and a traditional theatre box filled with various treats. The first phase of Theatre Box unveiled TCL Chinese Theatre’s first luxury dine-in cinema, Sugar Factory confections, retail, gelato bar and café, Sugar Factory American Brasserie and Chocolate Lounge. A stylish rooftop restaurant and bar, 5th & Sky Rooftop Gardens & Lounge, debuted in August 2019.

Theatre Box is located at 701 Fifth Avenue in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. More information is available by calling 619.814.2225, on the website at, and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @TheatreBoxSD.


Since 1927, TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX has been a home to some of the most important, star-studded, red-carpet movie premieres and special events, attracting Hollywood’s biggest and brightest talent to come watch their movies. The internationally-renowned theatre is recognized for its unique forecourt of the stars, featuring cement hand and footprints of Hollywood actors and actresses throughout the decades, from Marilyn Monroe and Brad Pitt to Tom Cruise and Sandra Bullock. In 2013, the main theatre relaunched to become the world’s largest IMAX® theatre. Every year, more than six million people visit the site, marking TCL Chinese Theatre as one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. More information is available on the website at, and on Facebook at, and Twitter and Instagram at @ChineseTheatres.


Sugar Factory offers a sweet escape with locations throughout the United States, including the newest restaurant locations outside of the Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas, in New York City on Broadway, in Bellevue near Seattle and in Pentagon City near Washington D.C. Other locations include the new Artisanal Donuts and Coffee Bar in New York, a goblet bar and retail location at the Miracle Mile Shops inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, retail stores at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, TCL Theatres in Hollywood, Union Square in Washington, D.C. and at McCarran International Airport at the D Gates. Additionally, Sugar Factory American Brasserie, complete with retail and the brand’s popular restaurant, can be found in New York City, Chicago, Pentagon City, Connecticut at Foxwoods Resort Casino, Orlando and South Beach Miami. The brand will expand into newer domestic markets this year with a planned opening in Century City Los Angeles, an opening in San Diego inside Theatre Box®, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, Midtown in Atlanta, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Biloxi in Mississippi, Mall of America in Minnesota, Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston and Bayside Market Place in Miami and additional Artisanal Donuts and Coffee Bars in New York. The brand reaches internationally with a retail store overseas in Bahrain and restaurants in Manila, Philippines, Festival City Mall and CityWalk in Dubai and its newest Dubai location in the Emaar Mall. Additionally, Sugar Factory NYC was listed “The Most Instagrammed Restaurant in the United States” in 2016 and Sugar Factory Ocean Drive was also the only Florida restaurant to make the list.

More information about Sugar Factory is available at, on Facebook, on Twitter at @sugarfactory and on Instagram at @TheSugarFactory.