Restaurant Spotlight: Havana 1920

Restaurant Spotlight: Havana 1920

Team GQA got a chance to celebrate the flavors of Cuba at Havana 1920!

Newly opened in the Gaslamp Quarter is Havana 1920, the latest concept from GBOD Hospitality Group. The 80-seat quaint and richly decorated restaurant channels the Hemingway-era Havana and serves classic Cuban dishes cooked by Executive Chef Anthony Porras. Havana 1920 celebrates the personal heritage of Joe Santos, COO of GBOD Hospitality Group, whose grandparents migrated from Cuba to the United States. The décor, the aroma of delicious food, and the festive music made us feel as if we had been transported to Joe Santos’ grandmother’s house, ready for an authentic Cuban meal.

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What We Enjoyed:

Alex, Sherry and I were seated in their upstairs dining room decked out with vintage travel posters, 1920 Cuban cigar boxes, memorabilia and a table set with a decorative oil cloth.

  • To start, Alex, Sherry and I had a basket of crispy Mariquitas (Plantain Chips) lightly salted and with a side of Cuban Mojo Criollo and Havana Royale sauces.
  • Then, we ordered some bocaditos (bites), the Papa Rellena De Carne and the Empanada Vegetariana, that was also served with Cuban Mojo Criollo and Havana Royale sauces.
    • Papa Rellena De Carne (Picadillo Stuffed Potato) – Mashed potato fried to a golden brown and filled with seasoned ground beef and peppers.
    • Empanada Vegetariana (Vegetarian Turnover) – This crisp savory pastry was filled with portobello mushroom, spinach and cheese.
  • For an Entrée, Sherry enjoyed the Ropa Vieja (Shredded Beef in Tomato), known as the national dish of Cuba, made with peppers and onions cooked in tomato sauce. The Platillo was served with black beans and rice as well as fried sweet plantains.
  • Alex had to have the classic Cuban Sandwich with slices of slow roasted pork, ham, swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard on Cuban bread served with Yuca fries and their signature sauces.
  • I had the avocado salad, complete with HUGE Carribean avocados, tomato and onion on a bed of watercress, drizzled with EVOO, kosher salt and fresh lemon juice. I also drizzled a little of the delectable mojo criollo sauce on the bed of greens too.
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Havana 1920 boasts a robust bar program. Beverage Director and Lead Mixologist Ryan Andrews has curated a collection of more than 150 rums, including British Navy and hard-to-find Appleton Estate Joy. Manager Andrew Walsh gave us an amazing tour of the restaurant and taught us how to mix our own cocktails from their exquisite menu. Personally, it was fun, but I definitely have a new appreciation for the Gaslamp Quarter’s talented mixologists and bartenders! With Andrew’s guidance, I got through it, but I’m sure the mixologists of Havana 1920 would make their signature cocktails A LOT better than I did.

  • From their Bebidas menu I made the Hotel Nacional with Diplomatico 6yr. rum, fresh pineapple juice, fresh lime juice, apricot liqueur and R&D Aromatic #7 bitters.
  • Alex mixed the classic Havana 1920 Mojito. This refreshing cocktail included Havana Club anejo blanco rum, fresh lime juice, yerba buena (Cuban mint), fresh pressed sugarcane juice, sugarcane syrup, and club soda.
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Insider Tips:

  • As a decorative nod to their authentic Cuban roots, the restaurant’s tables and chairs are reminiscent of your abuela’s house. All of the mismatched dining chairs were sourced by Havana 1920 staff from all across San Diego’s flea markets and vintage stores.
  • Guests of Havana 1920 can enjoy live music every evening.
  • A rare collection of vintage Bacardi Bottles, 1920 Cuban publications, photos and trinkets are beautifully displayed in creative niches around the restaurant.
  • Back by the bar, there is a wall of Cuban cigar boxes that sometimes have little fun surprises in them. Make sure you look through them and see what you can find when you visit!
  • Right below the wall of Cuban cigar boxes are couches you can lounge on and play a game of foosball.
  • Havana 1920 also has 2 wonderfully decorated domino and cigar gaming tables on the outdoor patio.
  • Authentic Cuban bread is flown in from La Segunda bakery in Florida for the restaurant’s delicious sandwiches.

From music to décor to food and drinks to service, every guest is wrapped in the spirit of Cuba. Make a reservation for lunch, dinner, or cocktails today and experience a trip to Havana in San Diego! Havana 1920 is open from 11am-1am Daily.

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Havana 1920

Where: 548 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information visit: Havana 1920

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Gaslamp Quarter!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Gaslamp Quarter!

Valentine’s Day is coming up on Wednesday, February 14th! Do you have your plans ready to make your significant other feel special on this lovely day? Need ideas? Check out below for some wonderful specials businesses in the Gaslamp Quarter are having!

Cafe 21 Gaslamp District

This Valentine’s Day, do something a little different with us. We’re holding small-group classes to teach you and your loved one how to make your own organic glamorous cocktails and charcuterie board, fit for the perfect soiree!

Price includes your own seat and your partner’s spot in the class.

Our bar is intimate, so seats are extremely limited — only 5 couples per night. Sign up early to reserve your spot! Only one person in the party needs to register for the two of you. Price is $100 per couple and includes cocktails and charcuterie, provided by us, designed by you!

When: Wednesday, February 7 – Friday, February 9 5:00PM

Where: 802 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Cafe 21 Gaslamp District

Ciro’s Pizzeria & Beerhouse

You can never be too CHEESY on Valentine’s Day! Pre-order your heart shaped pizza before February 13th!

Call (619) 696-0405 for delivery or pickup.

When: Pre-order before February 13

Where: 536 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Ciro’s Pizzeria & Beerhouse

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2018 Galentine’s Day Cupid Bar Crawl

Inviting all LADIES, single guys and cool couples to celebrate friendships and (re)discover romance Galentine’s Day weekend! “What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh, it’s only the BEST day of the year!”

When: Friday, February 9 – Saturday, February 10

Where: Will Call & Kick Off at Vin De Syrah 901 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: 2018 Galentine’s Day Cupid Bar Crawl

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Pendry San Diego

Stay, Dine & Be Mine

Treat your special someone to a one-night stay, in-room movie, 2 tokens for use in our Moet & Chandon champagne vending machine, chocolate covered strawberries and a $150 dining credit for use at Provisional Kitchen Café & Mercantile.*

*Available for stays February 1 – February 28, 2018 only. Credit is for dining at Provisional Kitchen, Café & Mercantile; unused dining credit cannot be refunded or transferred. Guests must be 21 years or older to receive Moet & Chandon champagne vending machine tokens.

When: For stays between Thursday, February 1 – February 28

Where: 550 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Pendry San Diego

Cafe Sevilla

Celebrate Valentine’s Day & Eve at Sevilla

Join us this Valentine’s Day, February 14th, for a Romantic 4-Course Valentine’s Day Dinner & Flamenco Show Performance + Salsa Dancing Package for $89 per person. Multiple show times available.

Can’t make it on Valentine’s Day? We will also be celebrating on Valentine’s Day Eve, February 13th, with a Romantic 3-Course Valentine’s Day Dinner & Full Flamenco Show + Salsa Dancing Package for $69 per person (dinner menu also available on February 13th). 7:30pm showtime, doors open at 7pm.

On both evenings, you can pair your dinner with a $25 wine pairing flight or you can indulge in a bottle of Premium Champagne or Sparking Spanish Cava starting at $35. All dinner show packages include complimentary entry to our famous nightclub, where you can salsa dance with your partner from 8-10pm with club access thereafter.

We promise it will be “Love at First Bite!”

For reservations, please call 619-233-5979.

When: Tuesday, February 13 – Wednesday, February 14

Where: 353 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Cafe Sevilla

El Chingon

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is coming, so treat that special someone to our prix fixe “Puerto Nuevo Love Feast” dinner menu – This lover’s feast is only available on Valentine’s Day, so book your reservations today! Make a Reservation

When: Wednesday, February 14

Where: 560 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: El Chingon

Florent Restaurant and Lounge

Valentine’s Day at Florent

Spend a romantic night out with your loved one this Valentine’s Day at Florent Restaurant & Lounge. Chef Abe has created a special menu for the night with wine bottle specials to add on. Accompanied by an acoustic live set, this is one night out in the Gaslamp Quarter you won’t want to miss.

Call (619) 595-0123 or visit bit.ly/reserveflorent for reservations.

When: Wednesday, February 14 4:00PM – 10:00PM

Where: 672 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Florent Restaurant and Lounge

Havana 1920

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Havana 1920

Spend the most romantic night of the year in the most intimate setting in the Gaslamp. Havana 1920 will be offering a 3-course, prix fixe menu + champagne specials & specialty cocktail on Valentine’s Day.

3-Course Prix Fixe Menu | $38 per person

When: Wednesday, February 14

Where: 548 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Havana 1920

Osetra Seafood & Steaks

Eat Drink Love

Treat your love to a romantic dinner in the Gaslamp Quarter this Valentine’s Day. We’ll be offering a 3-course dinner with two complimentary glasses of champagne.

RSVP here: http://bit.ly/Osetra_Reservations

When: Wednesday, February 14 4:00PM

Where: 904 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Osetra Seafood & Steaks

Parq

Valentine’s Day 2018

Voted one of San Diego’s “Most Romantic” restaurants, there is no better place to bring your loved one than Parq Restaurant. Join us for a very special Valentine’s Day dinner and dine under the stars in our open air restaurant. You will be delighted by Chef Marcus Twilegar’s finest 3-course menu, featuring the freshest locally sourced ingredients available. In addition, enjoy a complimentary toast with dinner purchase. Call to make your reservations before we are sold out!

When: Wednesday, February 14

Where: 615 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Parq

Rustic Root

Valentine’s Day at Rustic Root

Celebrate your love on Valentine’s Day with our regular downstairs dinner menu or our exclusive three course Valentine’s Day special featuring Chef Marcel’s Parmesan Crusted Chilean Sea Bass.

Are you looking for a Valentine? Our rooftop lounge is keeping things casual with open air drinks and bites all night long.

When: Wednesday, February 14 5:00PM – 11:00PM

Where: 535 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Rustic Root

Tin Roof

Valentine’s Day at Tin Roof

Come solo or bring your sweetie for 1/2 price whiskey and 1/2 price bottles of wine! Live music by Kenny and Deez!

When: Wednesday, February 14 3:00PM

Where: 401 G Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Tin Roof

The Tipsy Crow

Mean Girls Valentine’s Day Party

Get in losers… we’re going to THE TIPSY CROW! Wear your best pink outfit on Wednesday, February 14th for a FETCH night of wine and rosé specials with the Mean Girls move on a loop throughout the venue for Valentine’s Day.

When: Wednesday, February 14 9:00PM – 2:00AM

Where: 770 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: The Tipsy Crow

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GARAGE Kitchen + Bar

Valentine’s Day

$15 Bottle of Champagne OR
$20 Bottle of Wine with Chocolate covered strawberries
NO DATE? NO PROBLEM! 51% OFF Happy Hour 4-7pm

When: Wednesday, February 14

Where: 655 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: GARAGE Kitchen + Bar

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Lou & Mickey’s

Valentine’s Day Celebration

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Lou & Mickey’s with a 3-course meal for $89 per guest!

When: Wednesday, February 14

Where: 224 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Lou & Mickey’s

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The Melting Pot – Gaslamp Quarter

Show Your Fondue-ness for the One You Love

Play Cupid on Valentine’s Day at The Melting Pot Gaslamp. We’ll be featuring a prix-fixe menu, specifically designed for this special occasion. Our regular menu will not be available during this time. Impress your Valentine with five courses of alluring fondue. This Valentine’s day Cupid’s got some new arrows!

Want to really surprise your Valentine? Order one of the special packages when making a reservation so we have it ready and waiting when you arrive at your table.

When: Wednesday, February 14

Where: 901 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: The Melting Pot – Gaslamp Quarter

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Queensborough Cocktail Lounge

What could be more romantic than hip hop, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries? Treat bae to a one of a kind Valentine’s Day next week. Don’t wait to make your reservation because supplies are limited.

For reservations, email reservations@queensboroughsd.com

When: Wednesday, February 14

Where: 777 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Queensborough Cocktail Lounge

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Salt & Whiskey at Horton Grand Hotel

Valentine’s Day Dinner

An evening spent with the ones you cherish most! Our Valentine’s Day Dinner is a three-course prix fixe menu for only $85 per person. There are two sittings, the first at 6:00 PM and the second at 8:30 PM. Both have courtyard seating available on a first come, first serve basis, so call to make your reservations early!

Reservations: (619) 544-1886
Sittings: 6:00 PM & 8:30 PM
Price: $85 per person

When: Wednesday, February 14 6:00PM – 11:00PM

Where: 311 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Salt & Whiskey at Horton Grand Hotel

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Searsucker San Diego

Valentine’s Day  in the Gaslamp

Grab your main squeeze for a night of playful cocktails, sweet treats, and dishes guaranteed to make you fall in love.

Executive Chef Tony Torres and Corporate Pastry Chef Becky Kastelz have crafted a divine, $85 four-course menu to get you and your boo in the mood to celebrate!

When: Wednesday, February 14 5:30PM – 10:00PM

Where: 611 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Searsucker San Diego

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Soleil @k at San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Soleil @k with a 3-course pre-fixe menu for $50 per person and enjoy complimentary champagne with dessert!

When: Wednesday, February 14

Where: 660 K Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Soleil @k at San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter

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Vin De Syrah

Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day treat your sweetheart to Syrah’s annual candle-lit 3 course wine dinner. With your own romantic table, dusted in rose petals and lit by hundreds of gently glowing candles, enjoy our sommelier tasting you through three amazing glasses of wine while our chef prepares a three course dinner. Starting at 7pm, this dinner will run about 2 hours and will be followed by live music by our very own Cassie B. If you are looking for a truly unique and truly romantic evening, this is the plan for you. This dinner is by reservation only, email jessie@syrahwineparlor.com for the menu and reservations.

When: Wednesday, February 14 7:00PM – 9:00PM

Where: 901 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Vin De Syrah

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Valentine’s Day Club Crawl San Diego

Join us for this special event Valentine’s Day Club Crawl! Mix and mingle with other singles at four different venues. We will be giving out green necklaces for singles and red necklaces for couples at check-in.

Party with 50+ other locals and tourists on this special event to four of the best bars and clubs that Downtown San Diego nightlife has to offer! Enjoy awesome drink specials, no cover charges and VIP express entry to all venues for an unforgettable night out in one of the most popular destinations in the Gaslamp!

Friday, February 16th lineup:

Analog Bar– meet 9:30pm check in / free welcome shot / $5 drink specials

Omnia – Massive Vegas-style club

Side Bar– Ultra club / lounge

Fluxx – San Diego’s top nightclub

21+ / dress code strictly enforced at most clubs. You may be turned away from event if you do not meet dress code requirements. Ladies – comfortable shoes recommended

Your best night out in Downtown San Diego!

When: Friday, February 16 9:30PM

Where: Check-In (Analog Bar) – 801 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Valentine’s Day Club Crawl San Diego

Ciro's Pizzeria & Beerhouse

Pendry

Cafe Sevilla

Florent

Havana 1920

Rustic Root

Tin Roof

Tipsy Crow

Lou & Mickey's

The Melting Pot

Salt & Whiskey

Searsucker

Soleil @k

Vin De Syrah

Cafe 21

Osetra

Parq

Garage Kitchen + Bar

Queensborough

El Chingon

Catch the Big Game in the Gaslamp!

Catch the Big Game in the Gaslamp!

The Big Game is this Sunday, February 4th! Many businesses in the Gaslamp Quarter are having viewing specials for all football fans to catch the game on the big screen with delicious food and drinks! Check out below to plan where you will go!

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Barleymash’s Big Game

It all comes down to this! The Philadelphia Eagles take on the New England Patriots Sunday, February 4th at 3:30pm and you know barleymash is the place to be! 🏈🙌

Be sure to get here early and Pre-Gam with Ramsey until kickoff 🍻

*** Seating is on a First Come, First Serve basis! ***

Where: 600 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: barleymash

The Tipsy Crow

The BIG Game at the Tipsy Crow

The Patriots are BACK in the Super Bowl! Don’t miss the Big Game on Sunday, February 4th at the Tipsy Crow. We’re throwing a BIG party for the New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles match up in the Gaslamp Quarter.

Enjoy our regular football drink specials, including:
• $4 Sam Adams
• $5 Kentucky Fire & Hornitos
• $6 Ketel One

And play the famous DRINK Exchange all day long! Stick around afterward for No Request Sundays in the Underground. We’ll see you all for an EPIC Sunday Funday on 2/4 at the Tipsy Crow!

Where: 770 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: The Tipsy Crow

Tin Roof

The best place to watch all the Superbowl action with 30 TV’s, giant projector screen, 100 oz beer towers, game day menu, giveaways & much more! Book your VIP table today-kaylyn@tinroofbars.com

Where: 401 G Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Tin Roof 

Florent Restaurant & Lounge

Super Sunday LII at Florent

Get pumped for SUPER Sunday at Florent on February 4th! Florent is home to the biggest LED screen in the Gaslamp Quarter. You’ll feel like you are IN the Super Bowl when you watch the big game on our 17 ft. screen with the surround sound. It will be a true Sunday Funday party with a DJ, the big game + the epic commercials. We’re bringing in couches to make the viewing party extra comfy at Florent!

Try Executive Chef Abe Botello’s game day food specials with a $5 Mission Drafts, $6 Tullamore Dew Shots and $7 Cutwater Cans (or a bucket of 6 for $30).

Food Specials:
• Loaded Nachos $12 // Chipotle Cheese Sauce. Smoked Pork & Beans. Spicy Guacamole. Lime Sour Cream. Salsa. Cilantro. Shredded Cheese.
• Smoked BBQ “Pig” Wings $12 // Smoked Pork Shanks. Carolina Style Mustard BBQ Sauce. Slaw.
• Loaded Brats $12 // Beer Braised Bratwurst. Hoagie Roll. Sautéed Peppers. Chipotle Cheese Sauce. Sauerkraut. Crispy Onions. Potato Chips.
• Pastrami Sliders $12 // Pretzel Roll. Sauerkraut. Cheddar Cheese. Fries.

Joining us in a large group? Foundation will be available for your own private party with endless drinks + eats. Inquire about our “Bottle Service Super Bowl Packages,” including bottles, drinks and food at info@florentsd.com.

Where: 672 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Florent Restaurant & Lounge

Whiskey Girl

Super Bowl LII at Whiskey Girl

Join us on Sunday February 4th for the BIG GAME action at Whiskey Girl! Doors Open at 11AM for a full day of drinking, giveaways & FOOTBALL!

In addition to the Super Square contest presented by 91X – San Diego, Whiskey Girl will be raffling off the a bunch of PRIZES with “Super DJ” Romeo!

A limited number of tables will be available for reservation. To reserve, please email info@whiskeygirl.com.

Where: 702 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Whiskey Girl

Parq Restaurant & Nightclub

Big Game Viewing Party

Come join us at the BIGGEST Super Bowl Party in San Diego.

We will be playing the game on our massive Ultra High Definition LED wall and offer amazing seating, great food, specialty cocktails and unparalleled entertainment!

Imagine one huge house party with the biggest TV screen in the city!

VIP Tables are limited and you can reserve with food and drinks delivered to your table.

Where: 615 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Parq Restaurant & Nightclub

The Double Deuce

Super NFL Sunday at The Deuce
BIG GAME CALLS FOR A BIG PARTY! Join us at your favorite Gaslamp Quarter bar for four rooms, two levels and
ONE KICK @SS P A R T Y!

THE NFL ACTION KICKS OFF AT 1:30 WITH AN ALL INCLUSIVE DAY – FOR ONLY $38 YOU GET ALL YOU CAN EAT AND DRINK!

All-You-Can-Eat Pizza
All-You-Can-Drink Features Drafts & Premium Liquor
All the BIG GAME action
A SUPER Sunday Funday!

Where: 528 F Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: The Double Deuce

Garage Kitchen + Bar

Join us for the Big Game. Enjoy half time games and giveaways, game day menu & great drinks specials. Every seat is a great seat.
NO COVER !! Open for Brunch at 9am.

Where: 655 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Garage Kitchen + Bar

Hotel Indigo San Diego – Gaslamp Quarter

Watch Super Bowl LII with us! Pre-game specials start one hour prior to game time and end when the final whistle blows! Buy any draft beer during half time and get two for the price of one!

Where: 509 Ninth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Hotel Indigo San Diego – Gaslamp Quarter

Nason’s Beer Hall at the Pendry

The Ultimate Viewing Party

Join us for brunch and The Big Game on Sunday, February 4th starting as early as 10AM! Receive tickets to our halftime raffle upon entry, and enjoy the big game with growler and food specials including a halftime-inspired cocktail!

For more info, and to reserve a table by emailing Nasons@PendryHotels.com

Where: 570 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Nason’s Beer Hall at the Pendry

Striders

Put this in your calendars! Super Bowl – We can’t wait for Super Bowl Sunday! Over 150 HD TV’s , 24+ beers on tap, and all the $5 Jameson shots you can handle – there’s no doubt we’re the best place in town to watch the Big Game! It’s happening Sunday February 4!

Where: 100 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Striders

Tin Roof

Florent

Tipsy Crow

Whiskey Girl

Parq

Double Deuce

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Garage Kitchen + Bar

Hotel Indigo

Nason's Beer Hall

Striders

San Diego Restaurant Week – January 21-28

San Diego Restaurant Week – January 21-28

Calling all friends, families, foodies, and fanatics alike- The most delicious week of the year is back to kick off 2018 and promise a New Year filled with flavor! The 14th Annual San Diego Restaurant Week returns Sunday, January 21st, through Sunday, January 28th, to take your taste buds on an edible extravaganza like never before. (And yes, it is just as good as it sounds.) Find out why San Diego Restaurant Week is the time to dine with over 150,000 fellow diners!

Switch up your style! With over 180 participating restaurants spanning across the county from the South Bay to East County and to the borders of Oceanside and Fallbrook to the north, Restaurant Week is the perfect time to explore the diverse and thriving food culture of San Diego! Branch out from your regular restaurant routine and take this 8-day opportunity to try a new restaurant or type of taste in your area.

Devour the 8-day deals. Though these restaurants are readily available to your appetite all year long, this foodie-favorited week offers an exclusive experience solely for Restaurant Week-goers. For 8 days only, restaurants throughout San Diego County will offer exclusive prix-fixe menu options to introduce you to some of the best California-based cuisine you can find. Choose between three-course prix-fixe dinner menus for $20, $30, $40 or $50 per person and/or two-course prix-fixe lunch menus for $10, $15 or $20 per person. Make your stomach and your wallet happy!

Life is better when paired. Discover a unique combination of deliciousness to take your palate on a mouth-watering journey throughout Restaurant Week! Wine AND dine during your meal with carefully selected wine pairings that add the perfect touch to your Restaurant Week meal. Curated to highlight the flavors in each dish, these pairings are a great way to elevate your dining experience.

Eat, Laugh, and Share!  What better way to re-connect with family and friends than with scrumptious courses and good conversation? San Diego Restaurant Week was created to unite loved ones over a common mix of hunger and curiosity. Treat yourself to an experience that extends far beyond the dinner plate as delicious food sets the scene to eat, laugh, and share! From appetizer, to entrée, dessert and libations, life is delicious!

SanDiegoRestaurantWeek.com is your go-to guide for creating a culinary roadmap! Feeling hungry, but can’t quite put your finger on what you’re craving? Check out the San Diego Restaurant Week website to browse menus, view galleries, bookmark your favorite hot spots, and make reservations! Utilize the search and map functions to sort restaurants by neighborhood, price range, or cuisine type!

Dine deliciously at over 180 participating restaurants offering three-course prix-fixe dinner menus for $20, $30, $40 or $50 per person and/or two-course prix-fixe lunch menus for $10, $15 or $20 per person from Sunday, January 21st through Sunday, January 28th.  The participating restaurants span across the county from the South Bay to East County and to the borders of Oceanside and Fallbrook to the north. Visit SanDiegoRestaurantWeek.com for more information, including a list of participating restaurants, or to make your reservations in advance!

See below for a list of participating Gaslamp Quarter restaurants!

San Diego Restaurant Week Lunch:

Blind Burro

639 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Dinner: $15

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Larry’s Deli

323 Seventh Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Dinner: $10

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Provisional Kitchen, Cafe & Mercantile

425 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Dinner: $20

SDRW Lunch Menu

Rei do Gado Brazilian Steak House

939 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Lunch: $20

SDRW Lunch Menu

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Salt & Whiskey

311 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Dinner: $15 / $20

SDRW Lunch Menu

Union Kitchen & Tap

333 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Dinner: $20

SDRW Lunch Menu

San Diego Restaurant Week Dinner:

Blind Burro

639 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Dinner: $20

SDRW Dinner Menu

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Blue Point Coastal Cuisine

565 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Dinner: $40

SDRW Dinner Menu

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De’Medici Cucina Italiana

818 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Dinner: $40

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Donovan’s Steak & Chop House – Gaslamp

570 K Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Dinner: $50

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Florent Restaurant & Lounge

672 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Dinner: $40

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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse

668 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Dinner: $40

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Gaslamp Strip Club

340 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Dinner: $30

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Greystone Steakhouse

658 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Dinner: $50 / $60

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House of Blues San Diego

1055 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Dinner: $30

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Lionfish Modern Coastal Cuisine

435 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Dinner: $50

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The Melting Pot – Gaslamp Quarter

901 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Dinner: $30

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Nason’s Beer Hall

570 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Dinner: $20

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Nobu San Diego

207 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Dinner: $40

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The Oceanaire Seafood Room

400 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Dinner: $40

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Osetra Fish House

904 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Dinner: $40

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Osteria Panevino

722 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Dinner: $40

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Provisional Kitchen, Cafe & Mercantile

425 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Dinner: $40

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Rei do Gado Brazilian Steak House

939 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Dinner: $50

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Rustic Root

535 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Dinner: $40

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Salt & Whiskey

311 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Dinner: $30

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The Deck at Moonshine Flats

335 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Dinner: $20

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The Nolen Rooftop

453 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Dinner: $30

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Union Kitchen & Tap

333 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Dinner: $40

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New Brunch Menu at Florent Restaurant & Lounge!

New Brunch Menu at Florent Restaurant & Lounge!

Downtown’s Florent has transformed its menu, from brunch to dinner, with the help of new Executive Chef, Abe Botello. Botello has brought his San Diego upbringing and over ten years of experience in the city’s top kitchens to Florent’s table. He is now reshaping the popular Gaslamp destination’s dining to inspire comforting tastes with elevated recipes.

 

The brunch menu, launched in early December, offers something for everyone with a unique mix of morning favorites. His Chicken & Waffles gives the breakfast staple an upgrade with duck-infused waffles, duck bacon, chive butter and 100% Vermont maple syrup. Other dishes such as Shrimp & Grits, Deviled Eggs with smoked salmon, Truffle Burger and his Marscapone & Blood Orange Toast are filled with vibrant flavors that wake the tastebuds. Foodies can start their morning on a sweet note with homemade Churros with Mexican chocolate or Cinnamon French Toast with cream cheese frosting.

 

No brunch is complete without morning libations! Drinks such as Cutwater Bloody Marys, in bloom kumquat-infused cocktails, and bottomless mimosas will complement the new menu.

At our root of Florent is San Diego’s Old City Hall building, established in 1874.  Now a restaurant & lounge, they pay homage to history while serving the city with an entertaining dining experience that comes with authentic old world charm. Florent is located at 672 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101.

Florent Restaurant & Lounge

Where: 672 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

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2018- Look and Feel Great in the Gaslamp!

2018- Look and Feel Great in the Gaslamp!

What resolutions have you made for the new year?  We can suggest coming to the Gaslamp Quarter where you, your family and friends can work out, or pamper yourself for 2018.

Reebok Fit Hub

New month! New year! New class schedule!

Go to Reebok Fit Hub for their energizing Boot Camp Classes hosted by 7 different personal training companies.  All classes are free, and with the completion of a class, you get 20% off of workout gear from the store.

Where: 440 5th Ave.

Run the Stairs

Fitness enthusiasts use the Convention Center’s grand staircase (that’s 100 stairs!) as part of their workout routines.  The Convention Center, prefers you use a stair climber, but if you do choose to use the stairs at the Convention Center, they want to make sure you’re doing it safely!

San Diego Convention Center asked fitness expert Pete McCall as a guest blogger to volunteer to share his expert advice for those exhilarating workouts!  Click here for his advice.

Where:  111 W Harbor Dr.

Performance Pilates and Fitness

Build a strong, lean and powerful physique!  Familiarize yourself with their studio and training options for just $15 for your first class!  Or take advantage of their $199 intro month.  This gets you unlimited classes or 4 private training sessions.  If you are brand new to pilates, the knowledgeable instructors recommend you take a private intro session for $35.

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Where: 560 6th Ave.

So now you have some workout ideas for the new year. How about a new hair do or special spa treatment in the Gaslamp Quarter?  Here are a couple options.

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Style Lounge Salon

At Style Lounge Salon they are there to listen to what each of their guests want and make magic happen!  Style Lounge stylists offer a variety of services to help keep their clients looking and feeling great.  They offer the latest trends in women’s and men’s hair styles.

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Where:  540 Sixth Ave

A Style Concierge

A highly skilled team of fashionistas await you at A Style Concierge located within the Dolcetti Boutique on 5th Avenue.  With an impressive set of scissor and style skills, each expert is equipped with the capacity to enhance any and every feature and bring out your inner-beauty using outer-beauty techniques.  After your treatment, you can waltz down the grand stairway and peruse the items at the swank Dolcetti Boutique.

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Where: 635 5th Ave

Th’s Nail & Spa

TH’s Nail & Spa has a variety of pampering services at their day spa.  Guests can indulge in their relaxing treatments, waxing and nail services.  You can spoil yourself from head to toe!

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Where: 953 5th Ave.

Suki Day Spa

Suki Day Spa is a promise of well being and beauty.  Located in a historic building of the Gaslamp Quarter, Suki Day Spa provides a comfortable, lounge-like atmosphere where you can relax, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine, and indulge in their professional health and beauty services.

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Where: 541 4th Ave.

Blo Blow Dry Bar – Gaslamp

Lush white chairs, sleek stainless steel and pops of pink, welcome guests!  Walk-in or book online, and their expertly trained Bloers (aka stylists) will transform your tresses right before your eyes.  You can be sure that their stylists will deliver by smoothing and sculpting your hair into runway ready locks in no time!

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Where: 435 Island Ave.

dearinger

At Dearinger Salon they specialize in promoting healthy hair.  They are against over-processing and over-styling hair.  The Stylists accomplish this by giving haircuts inspired from the natural texture and growth of their guests hair.  They also have lots of specials.  For instance, if you “like” their facebook page, get a coupon for a free milkshake!  Click here for all of the specials!

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Where: 307 Market Street

RevivaMed

Dr. Kian Smimi and Dr. Rya Kohani provide the best care and the most natural results in plastic surgery.  With many different procedures and services and for more information click here

Where: 711 4th Ave.