Gaslamp Quarter Tour: Historic District Culinary Exploration
525 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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Mar 27, 2024
Good food, good vibes! - This tour was so much fun. Raul was an excellent tour guide & really helped create a fun & inviting atmosphere! I really enjoyed all of the food and drinks!
Review provided by Viator
Mar 17, 2024
Brothels Bites and Booze - What a great way to spend an afternoon. Amy was wonderful, friendly and knowledgeable. All the stops were great - even got some hot sauce from Mezza to bring home. They even accommodated my dietary restriction (cant eat pork) without any hassle. Interesting to learn some of the seedy history of San Diego :) Was having such a good time I didn't even think to take a picture LOL Definitely would do it again!!!
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Mar 10, 2024
Interesting stories and good food! - Aparna Rajawat is incredibly knowledgeable about the Gaslamp district. It was very fun hearing about the history. The food stops were superb.
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Feb 27, 2024
Great choice for food. ... - Great choice for food. Ana was very knowledgeable about the history of the area and made the experience enjoyable.
Review provided by Viator
Feb 20, 2024
Wonderful - Excellent guide group and experience highly recommend would do it again perfect way to learn the area
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Feb 14, 2024
Best way to become an expert on Gaslamp Quarter - Raoul was an excellent guide. He added valuable context as to the history and architecture in the Quarter. Food stops were all wonderful.
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Feb 5, 2024
Wonderful experience! - Our tour guide, Ben, was very personable and knowledgeable about the history of the Gas Lamp District. He shared fun stories and facts about different buildings and people. We stopped at three restaurants for a unique cocktail and food tasting. All were good. We ended with an ice cream treat. I would highly recommend this tour.
Review provided by Viator
Jan 29, 2024
One of the best food tours - The food and drink were excellent, and Ben's knowledge of the area, and his enthusiasm made the tour very special.
Review provided by Viator
Jan 22, 2024
We loved it! - Despite the rain, we very much enjoyed this tour. The food and drinks were excellent, with the Greek quesadilla being our favorite. Scott was a fabulous tour guide, filling us in on all the Gaslamp Quarter's history. We highly recommend this tour if you are looking for something fun to do in San Diego.
Review provided by Viator
Jan 6, 2024
Gas Lamp Quarter thru a few Restaurants - We had Ben as our tour guide and he did a great job. I particularly liked the Greek fusion restaurant and the Mexican restaurant. We also got a nice overview of old time San Diego history, and learned about the Gas Lamp quarter. Well done and definitely worth the time.
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up to 9 guests
April 2024