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Hot Neighborhood: Gaslamp Quarter

A happening hub of all things cool

From a hopping nightlife scene to a burgeoning arts and culture landscape, San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter is an epicenter for all things fun. 

San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter is an epicenter for excitement, activity and exceptional eats and drinks. Head to this historic area to experience the unparalleled energy unique to this vibrant neighborhood.  

Nason’s Beer Hall

Where: 570 J St
The average sports bar doesn’t have flights of jerky (lemon pepper pork, and honey sriracha pork to name two) to pair with its kimchi-topped double beef hot dogs or jidori chicken wings. Far from average, Nason’s is located in the stylish Pendry hotel, but the public is welcome to wander in to catch a game, $5 happy hour draft beers, live music (Fridays), and chill out on their dog-friendly patio (treats included).

Sparks Gallery

Where: 530 Sixth Ave
The work of strictly Southern California artists is displayed in this historic building that hosts art talks and other events. Built in 1887, this gorgeously renovated structure, a former vaudeville theater and hardware store, is worth seeing alone to get a taste of the Gaslamp’s days of yore. 

Parq

Where: 615 Broadway
After hours on Friday and Saturday (occasional Thursdays and Sundays, too), the party jumps off right here at this restaurant-slash-nightclub decked out in vertical gardens featuring yucca. EDM, hip-hop and more pump until 2:00 PM. To get past the lengthy door line, avoid sportswear or sneakers; jeans okay, though. Pro tip: Spending more than $25 at the restaurant on food (drinks don’t count) nixes the $20-$30 cover.

Rooftop by STK

Where: 600 F St
Being downtown in the Gaslamp Quarter doesn’t have to mean being indoors. Not when you can lounge poolside on this rooftop deck. Look out over the Coronado Bridge, craft cocktail in hand. Stick around for weekend nights when the poolside vibes get ratcheted up as the space becomes an al fresco nightclub and lounge.

Prohibition

Where: 548 Fifth Ave
Behind the door labeled “Law Office” you won’t find Eddie O’Hare, Esq. but rather a hush-hush watering hole channeling times when everything (except getting a drink) was simpler. Make sure to wear your best pin-striped suit, fedora, and oxfords—or at least not baseball hats or flip-flops; house rules because they detract from the intoxicating fantasy of escaping into the past.

Coin-Op

Where: 789 6th Ave
No matter who prevails at Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Skee-ball, or 50 other arcade games, you can all partake of a menu of craft beer and cocktails and nosh on corn dog bites, chicken wings, and pizza.

The Nolen

Where: 453 6th Ave
Fourteen floors above Petco Park and Coronado Bridge, bask in the sunshine or the night sky at this stylish outdoor bar and lounge. Fire features warm things up at night; a fun, firey way to end a perfect day exploring the Gaslamp Quarter.

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