Gaslamp Quarter Tour: Historic District Culinary Exploration
555 Ratings
San Diego

The ‘Brothels, Bites and Booze’ gastronomic adventure through San Diego’s classic Gaslamp Quarter transports you to an era characterized by scandal and excesses. Be fascinated by the historic architecture, gain insights about the old red light district, and savor delicacies at four local spots.

Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Gaslamp Quarter - Often called the Historic Heart of San Diego, the Gaslamp Quarter is the main dining and entertainment district of the city. With more than 150 bars and restaurants and 94 registered historic buildings, this nightlife playground has a lot to see and do, as well as a fascinating past.

The Brothels, Bites and Booze tour will introduce you to the beginnings of San Diego as a port town

  • learn why it became one of the more notorious red light districts of its time, and find out how this once-undesired neighborhood became a fun and vibrant nightlife destination for both locals and visitors.

After meeting your guide, you’ll embark on a journey of scandalous tales, unique cocktails and local cuisine. On the tour, you’ll make new friends, hear interesting stories, sing karaoke and explore new tastes at local restaurants*.

What's Included
  • Drink samples
  • Food tasting
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Additional Information
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • There is a minimum of 4 passengers to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
209 Fifth Ave
Fifth Avenue
We meet guests under the Gaslamp Quarter Sign on the Hard Rock Hotel side of the street (209 5th Avenue)
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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May 28, 2024
Gaslamp Tour - I enjoyed this experience. Our tour guide Blue was amazing and very knowledgeable. The food, drinks and ice cream that were part of the tour were excellent. I would recommend the tour for anyone visiting San Diego!
Review provided by Viator
May 26, 2024
Our guide Kayleigh was... - Our guide Kayleigh was great and the other members of the tour were fun to be with. Good info and great food and drink!
Review provided by Viator
May 24, 2024
Yummy food and drinks! - Amazing food tour in the gas lamp district! You got a little taste of everything. Our guide was knowledgeable about the area and gave us some great recommendations. Would definitely recommend it!
Review provided by Tripadvisor
May 18, 2024
Guide, booze, and food was fantastic!! - Ben did a great job! We had a lot of fun with the other tourists too. I enjoyed learning about the history of the area and the food was fantastic.
Review provided by Viator
May 17, 2024
Excellent overall - We have been on several food tours and this was one of the best. Bleu the tour guide was excellent and knowledgeable. Food and drinks were very good and quite adequate portions
Review provided by Tripadvisor
May 12, 2024
A nice introduction to the Gaslamp area - The tour included a few different food and cocktail samples. It was very accommodating for people with food allergies/preferences. Magda was a great tour guide and shared much about the history of the neighborhood.
Review provided by Viator
Apr 29, 2024
Rich history - We enjoyed all of the history we learned about downtown San Diego. The food and drinks were amazing.
Review provided by Viator
May 28, 2024
not what iexpected - well to begin with we were almost canceled because not enough people. Our guide was very knowledgeable how ever had a strong India accent was hard to understand at times. the drinks started out good then went the other way.sameway with the food started out good then started to shrink just like the drinks 'the history of the Gaslamp was interesting. What was a little bit of a shock after wondering around in a strange town after ice-cream we were told that was it and we had to find are way on our own back to are hotel ,if i had to do it again probably would do something else .when we got back to the hotel we went to the wild hare and had another round of really good cocktails while we talked about our likes and dislikes and unfortunately the dislikes won
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May 2, 2024
My response. - More history would have been nice. This is all I want to say. I don't want to say anything more. Again, nothing further to say.
Review provided by Viator
May 20, 2024
Skip it - I’ve done many food tours and this was by far the worst one I’ve ever done. The guide was uninterested and interacted with the group very little. The stops on the tour were average at best. All the food and drinks were “sample” sizes. It was a poor value for the cost.
Review provided by Viator
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up to 9 guests
July 2024