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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Let the Good Times Roll this Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp Quarter!

Let the Good Times Roll this Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp Quarter!

2018 is officially here and it’s time to let the good times roll, or as the Cajun expression goes, “laissez les bons temps rouler”!  The Historic Heart of San Diego is shaking things up by playing host to busking performances from Circus Mafia and lots of specials in member businesses throughout the district on Saturday, February 10th and on Fat Tuesday, February 13th! So why not take in Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp Quarter for an amazing experience unlike any that came before it! Check out below to plan your magnificent celebration!

Circus Mafia

Saturday, February 10 & Fat Tuesday, February 13

Get excited! Look out for performers from Circus Mafia throughout the Gaslamp Quarter this Saturday, February 10th and Tuesday, February 13th! From jugglers to acrobats to stilt walkers and more, they will be entertaining guests throughout the district!

Saturday, February 10th: A few performers will be around the Gaslamp Quarter on Saturday from 4-5PM and then performing at the Mardi Gras Beads, Bites and Booze Tour at their secret after party!

Fat Tuesday, February 13th: On Fat Tuesday from 5PM-10PM, Circus Mafia buskers will be out in full force at different locations along Fourth and Fifth Avenue between K and E Street, and popping in different restaurants for surprise entertainment for guests!

Share your videos and photos with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter by tagging us @gaslampquarter and hashtagging #GaslampQuarter!

Circus Mafia is an internationally travelling circus performance and production company, based in San Diego. With one-of-a-kind  interactive stage performances, circus workshops, themed entertainment and continuous guest entertainers, circus mafia seeks to create a memorable experience unlike any other! 

Saturday, February 10:

Mardi Gras Beads, Bites & Booze Tour

Don’t want to wait until Fat Tuesday to get your Mardi Gras festivities started? We have you covered! This tasting event with a NOLA touch is set to take you on a tantalizing tour of delicious Mardi Gras inspired bites and sinful sips throughout Downtown San Diego. Indulge the offerings from some of the Gaslamp Quarter’s finest hotspots all while collecting BEADS, BEADS, and more BEADS just in time to deck yourself out for Fat Tuesday. Tickets for this delicious self-guided stroll start at just $25!

USE CODE GQA FOR $5 OFF TICKETS AT SDMARDIGRAS.COM!

When: Saturday, February 10 1PM-5PM

Where: Check-In (Florent Restaurant and Lounge) – 672 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: Mardi Gras Beads, Bites & Booze Tour

Fat Tuesday, February 13:

barleymash Barley Gras Party

Barley Gras in the #Gaslamp

No Block Party? No Problem! Fat Tuesday in the Gaslamp is unlike any other day and this year and we’re bringing the BIGGEST Party of the year to barleymash! The night will feature:

🦀 Gumbo & Shrimp Po Boys
🎷 Live Saxophonist Jason Whitmore
🍹 Special Hurricanes, Sazeracs, & Frozen Irish Coffees
🎤 Mardi Gras Karaoke @ ginger’s | 9pm
🔊 DJ Chris Cutz

No reservations required. We’ll see you soon!

When: Tuesday, February 13 7PM

Where: 600 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: barleymash Barley Gras Party

El Chingon Mardi Gras with GORDO

Mardi Gras is here, and there’s no better way to celebrate Fat Tuesday than with beats by DJ GORDO!

Come try out our Mardi Gras-themed Bad Ass Taco of the Month- Shrimp Po Boy! In the mood to let loose? Speciality cocktails Hurricane Becky and our custom Fat Tuesday Margarita will get you in the mood to dance!

Are you a VIP? For table and bottle service inquiries please contact: vip@elchingon.com.

When: Tuesday, February 13 8PM-2AM

Where: 560 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: El Chingon Mardi Gras with GORDO

The Smoking Gun Fat Tuesday Crawfish Boil

Fat Tuesday Crawfish Boil

This Fat Tuesday, The Smoking Gun Presents a $25 All You Can Eat Crawfish Boil!

🍹 Hurricanes
🥃 Sazeracs
🍻 Abita Beer Specials

Fro $25, how much Crawfish do you think you can eat?

When: Tuesday, February 13 4PM

Where: 555 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: The Smoking Gun Fat Tuesday Crawfish Boil

Tin Roof Fat Tuesday

$5 Hurricanes, Shrimp Po Boys & Live Music by Calphonics!

When: Tuesday, February 13 8PM

Where: 401 G Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: Tin Roof Fat Tuesday

Captain Morgan’s Mardi Gras Ball at The Red Room Nightclub at Storyville

Join Captain Morgan, Ketel One Vodka, Crown Royal, Smirnoff Cocktails, and Don Julio for a Mardi Gras Ball on Fat Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 that you won’t ever forget! 

With more than 18,000 square feet of nothing but party, The Red Room Nightclub isn’t pulling any punches for this Fat Tuesday! With three brand new venues coming to the Gaslamp Quarter representing everything New Orleans, you can rest assured that there CANNOT BE ANOTHER MARDI GRAS PARTY LIKE THIS ONE ANYWHERE IN THE CITY!

Costume and Masks are not required… BUT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! Costume Contests will be held throughout the evening so come ready to party like your really in New Orleans!

When: Tuesday, February 13 7PM

Where: 379 Fourth Avenue, Club Level | Second Floor, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: Captain Morgan’s Mardi Gras Ball at The Red Room Nightclub at Storyville

Toscana Cafe & Wine Bar

Mardis Gras is right around the corner! Please join us on February 13th to try our delicious, Mardis Gras inspired menu and beverages! Make your reservation today so you don’t miss out on the fun! http://toscanacafesd.com

When: Tuesday, February 13

Where: 238 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: Toscana Cafe & Wine Bar

All American Burgers

All American Burgers is going all out for Mardi Gras! Come enjoy the festive environment with a fun photo booth and lots of delicious food! Tag #AABMardiGras to share your pictures with us!

When: Tuesday, February 13

Where: 409 F Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: All American Burgers

Analog Fat Tuesday w/ DJ P3RC3PTION

Celebrate Fat Tuesday in Gaslamp with Analog! Doors open at 7:30pm, $1 Welcome shots for the first 100 people after 9pm! DJ P3RC3PTION will be spinning for you all night and catch a special performance by JF & Biggie Babylon.

When: Tuesday, February 13 7:30PM – 2AM

Where: 801 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: Analog Fat Tuesday w/ DJ P3RC3PTION

Henry’s Pub Mardi Gras

Celebrate Mardi Gras at Henry’s Pub with music by DJ Yodah and DJ Havok and drink specials!

21+| Dress up

When: Tuesday, February 13 7PM – Close

Where: 618 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: Henry’s Pub Mardi Gras

Club VIP 2018 San Diego Fat Tuesday Masquerade

Celebrate Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp Quarter at San Diego Fat Tuesday Masquerade! For the 1st time in 20 years, enjoy a rare FREE access to party in the district! (Reason: the ticketed block party & parade is pausing in 2018 to gear up for a grander celebration on March 5 in 2019!) On this day of SINdulgence, we invite you and your krewe for a mega Masquerade presented by the most spirited bars and clubs along the famous 5th Avenue!

When: Tuesday, February 13 5PM

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

For More Information, Please Visit: Club VIP 2018 San Diego Fat Tuesday Masquerade

McFadden’s Mardi Gras Weekend

Fat Tuesday Deals!

$2 Tuesday!  From 8pm-10pm enjoy house cocktails and domestic draft beers for Just $2!!

When: Tuesday, February 13

Where: 731 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: McFadden’s Mardi Gras Weekend

Hotel Indigo Mardi Gras 2018

Grilled Jerk Chicken, with Cajun rice & beans $16.50

Habanero Shrimp Gumbo, with Chicken, Shrimp, Spicy Sausage, Peppers, Habanero, Thyme, Onion & White Rice $13.50

Bourbon Gras-Tini, Apricot, Apple & Blackberry Infused Bourbon, Lemon, Agave & Ginger $12.50 (includes fabulous beads!)

Served in Table 509 from 11am – 10pm and Level 9 Rooftop bar from 5pm – 10pm

When: Tuesday, February 13 11AM – 10PM

Where: 509 Ninth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: Hotel Indigo Mardi Gras 2018

Trailer Park After Dark

Celebrate Mardi Gras at Trailer Park After Dark with Mardi Gras related drink specials as well as music by a DJ!

When: Tuesday, February 13

Where: 835 Fifth Avenue, Lower Level, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: Trailer Park After Dark

Myst Lounge

Enjoy Happy Hour prices all night!!  Specials on cocktails and bites along with 20% off hookah

When: Tuesday, February 13

Where: 756 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: Myst Lounge

The Field Irish Pub Live Music by Eric French

Guitar slinger / songwriter rock n’ blues set off by an introspective acoustic streak.

When: Tuesday, February 13 8:30PM

Where: 544 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: The Field Irish Pub Live Music by Eric French

American Junkie

$5 all you can eat tacos/ $5 Margaritas/ $3 Coronas

When: Tuesday, February 13

Where: 628 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: American Junkie

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

Things to do in the Gaslamp: January 19-21

Things to do in the Gaslamp: January 19-21

Playoff football games, Monster Trucks, and delicious food!  There are so many  things to do in the Gaslamp Quarter! Are your plans ready for this weekend?

Friday January 19th

Toscana Cafe & Wine Bar

Cabi conventioneers!  Toscana Cafe & Wine Bar made a special pink signature cocktail just for you!  Grab your Cabi cocktail and dine deliciously at the Toscana Cafe & Wine Bar.

Where: 238 5th Ave

El Chingon

DJ Kaos

Fridays are just BETTER at El Chingon! Kick off the weekend tonight with beats by DJ KAOS!
In the mood for bottle service? Book a table or bottle service reservation by contacting vip@elchingon.com!

When: 11AM-2AM

Where: 560 5th Avenue

Fluxx Nightclub

Eric Bellinger

When: 9:30PM-2AM

Where: 500 4th Avenue

Florent Restaurant & Lounge

Redemption Fridays feat Jukebox Productions

Start the new year with “Redemption Fridays” featuring Jukebox Productions at Florent! Enjoy this live band with infusion of DJ performing dance hits from the 90’s and 2000’s. The best way to get you up and dancing into the weekend in the Gaslamp Quarter! After a long period where DJ’s and frat bands have reined supreme over the Gaslamp Friday night club scene, Florent Restaurant (formerly Jimmy Loves) has turned the tables on the Table turners!

When: 8:30PM-1:00AM

Where: 672 5th Avenue

Cafe Sevilla

Enjoy Tapas and the music of Joef from the Gypsy Kings at everyone’s favorite Spanish restaurant!

When: 9:30PM-12:00AM

Where: 353 5th Avenue

 

Saturday January 20

Havana 1920

Grab a delicious Cuban meal from The Havana 1920 dining room which is now open for lunch!  So sit down, relax and get your Cuban foodie fix!

When: 11AM-3PM

Where: 548 5th Avenue

Chinese Historical Museum

Lecture featuring Dr. Sheldon Lou

This Saturday Lecture will feature special guest and author Sheldon Lou, who will discuss his extensive travel in China and the dramatic changes in the Chinese economic and political landscape.

His memoir, Sparrows, Bedbugs, and Body Shadows, published by University of Hawaii, tells compelling and sometimes humorous stories about his life and lives of many workers, farmers, students, teachers, and intellectuals in China from 50s to 70s, such as the crazy sparrow eradication campaign, women raped by village officials, farmers starved to death, the fascinating story of his uncle, a devoted Buddhist educated in Germany, and more. They show how ordinary Chinese lived, eventually survived, or perished, in those turbulent years, and what physical and spiritual forces led them to perform unimaginable deeds. It is important to think what we can learn from that period of the Chinese history.

When: 2PM- 4PM

Where: 404 3rd Avenue

Searsucker

Cans n Jams

San Diego Beer Lovers, rejoice! On the third Saturday of each month, Searsucker is partnering with a local brewery to bring you an afternoon of Cans & Jams.
This month, Searsucker is thrilled to have Modern Times in the house with plenty of swag giveaways and discounted cans to go around. Kick back and sip their local craft varieties as you jam out to live music from Le Chateau and grub on Happy Hour Eats.
They’ll even have Modern Times’ limited, SPECIAL RELEASE can for January: City of the Dead NITRO (stout with cocoa nibs / almond / sea salt).
FEATURED DRINK SPECIAL:
$6 16oz. cans of Modern Times
*You can leave feeling extra good that $1 from every can sold will be donated to The AjA Project, for their efforts in providing photography-based educational programming to displaced and under-served youth.

When: 2PM-5PM

Where: 611 5th Avenue

Callaway Winery Gaslamp Quarter

Callaway Wine Membership

The New Year is a time for new beginnings… so forget the gym membership and get a wine membership!

When: Open every day 12PM- 9PM

Where: 517 4th Ave.

Monster Jam

Monster Jam

Monster Jam® is the most action-packed live event on four wheels where world-class drivers compete in front of capacity crowds in both monster truck racing and freestyle competitions. Celebrating 25 years of adrenaline-charged family entertainment, Monster Jam combines spontaneous entertainment with the ultimate off-road, motorsport competition. Monster Jam features the most recognizable trucks in the world including Grave Digger®, Max-DTM, El Toro Loco®, Monster Mutt® and many more. Monster Jam events leave you on the edge of your seat as these competitors thrill fans with jaw-dropping displays of gravity-defying feats. Note: Costumes not permitted for guests 14 years & older.

When: 7PM-9PM

Where: Petco Park 100 Park Blvd.

Fluxx Nightclub

DJ Shabazz

When: 9:30PM- 2AM

Where: 500 4th Avenue

Sunday January 21

Florent Restaurant & Lounge

Football Brunch

Florent is home to the biggest LED screen in Downtown San Diego. Whether it’s a big Sunday night football game, or multiple games going on during the day, our 17 foot screen will make you feel like you’re in the action. We also have multiple TV’s surrounding the bar to show any and all the Sunday football games!

Florent is the perfect stop for early morning games on the weekend and brunch! Our brunch menu does not disappoint. Offering a variety of plates, with everything from classic eggs benedict to pb&j stuffed french toast, there’s an option for anyone in your party.
Bringing a big party to eat brunch, drink and watch your favorite team? Make sure to reserve online or call (619) 595-0123. Cheers to football season!

When: 9:30AM-

Where: 672 5th Avenue

El Chingon

Sundays at El Chingon

Sunday Funday is better when it’s at El Chingon! Get ready for a full day of beats by Ankit, DJ Shadowman, and Decon! Check out their awesome drink menu and get ready for a Sunday Funday like you’ve never experienced!

When: 11AM- 2AM

Where: 560 5th Avenue

 

 

 

Smoking Gun

Smoking Gun

Photo booths, shuffle board, ping pong, and now a NEW pool table!  Smoking Gun is a perfect place to play games and enjoy amazing food and craft cockails!

Where: 555 Market Street

 

 

 

Rockin’ Baja Lobster

Rockin’ Baja Lobster

Just like the graphic says, sunny San Diego uses salt in a different way!  Try a delicious meal and a salt rimmed margarita at the Gaslamp Quarter’s Rockin Baja Lobster!

Where: 318 5th Avenue

 

 

 

Cafe 21

Cafe 21 Live Music

End your weekend right with some sangria and rumba! There is no cover, however, dinner reservations are recommended. Make your reservation at cafe-21.com or by calling (619)795-0721.

When: 6:30PM-9:30PM

Where: 802 5th Avenue

 

 

 

The Field Irish Pub

Na Scealaithe

Take in performances by ” Na Scéalaithe ” The Storytellers. Stop by The Field and enjoy Dance, Art and Culture!
Call 619 232 9840 to make your reservations!

When: 6:00PM

Where: 544 5th Avenue

 

 

 

The Field Irish Pub

Smoking Gun

Rockin Baja Lobster

El Chingon

Cafe 21

Toscana Cafe & Wine Bar

Fluxx Nightclub

Cafe Sevilla

Oxford Social Club

Florent Restaurant and Lounge

Callaway Winery Gaslamp Quarter

Searsucker

Chinese Historical Museum

Havana 1920

Petco Park

New Designated Driver Program Launches in Gaslamp Quarter

New Designated Driver Program Launches in Gaslamp Quarter

Gaslamp Quarter Designated Driver Program

We’re teaming up with Recording Artists Against Drunk Driving, Coca-Cola, and Lyft to reduce drunk driving in the center of San Diego’s nightlife scene.
The Gaslamp Quarter Designated Driver Program encourages residents and the 10 million annual visitors to the historic Gaslamp to plan a safe ride home in advance,designate a driver, or take a Lyft.
In addition to providing pre-planning resources, majority of Gaslamp Quarter establishments are rewarding designated drivers with special offers. Specials will vary by location.
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Don’t Miss the Rabbits of Rabbitville at Sparks Gallery Thursday, January 25th 6PM-9PM

Don’t Miss the Rabbits of Rabbitville at Sparks Gallery Thursday, January 25th 6PM-9PM

The Gaslamp Quarter Association and Sparks gallery, 530 Sixth Avenue, are pleased to announce a special exhibition of ten fiberglass rabbit statues and their artists on Thursday, January 25th from 6PM-9PM.  The seven-foot-tall rabbits were commissioned in May 2017 to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Gaslamp Quarter’s original settlement. The reception will have ten of the fifteen sculptures on display, the artists who created them, refreshments, and an appearance of an exotic live rabbit from the San Diego House Rabbit Society.  Guests are encouraged to RSVP on the gallery’s website, click here or call 619-696-1416.

150 years ago, the area that is now the Gaslamp Quarter was jokingly nicknamed, “Rabbitville” after its chief inhabitants. The “Rabbitville” exhibition honors the pioneering spirit of legendary founder, Alonzo Horton, who transformed Rabbitville into modern San Diego. Local artists who have participated in the creation of these unique sculptures are, Erick Diaz, Carly Ealey, Matt Forderer, Mario Herbelin-Canelas, Tasha Hobbs, Monty Montgomery, Rebecca Nuvoletta, Kelly Schott, Lee Sie, Sarah Soward, Steven Van, Siks 1, John Wismont, and the staff at Warner Bros. Television marketing division.

“It is remarkable that in only a century and a half we were able to grow into the commercial core of America’s eighth largest city,” says, Michael Trimble, Executive Director of the Gaslamp Quarter Association. “Alonzo Horton was a visionary leader who set a precedent of hard work and determination still very much alive in the Gaslamp Quarter. We have been so impressed that the “Rabbitville” exhibitions have educated and inspired the next generation of pioneers in San Diego.”

 

The Gaslamp Quarter Association is working in conjunction with the Downtown San Diego Partnership Clean and Safe program to make this unique public art installation possible. “Rabbitville” received its initial funding from the DSDP Clean and Safe Board of Directors whom allocate money to each Downtown neighborhood for placemaking projects. The Clean and Safe team has assisted in the installation and ongoing maintenance of “Rabbitville” as well as monitor the safety of the art throughout the program.

The Gaslamp Quarter Association is also partnering with Sparks Gallery for this event.  Sparks Gallery has not only restored the 1887 Sterling Hardware Building, but also was an integral part in submitting artists to be considered for this historic public art project.

Sponsoring a Rabbit. Each rabbit has a sponsor or patron.  Currently, nine have been generously sponsored by Coca-Cola, Ghirardelli, Hard Rock Hotel, The Pendry Hotel, Warner Bros. Television, Pacific Magazine, The San Diego Padres, District #3 Councilmember Chris Ward and John Ramirez.  The other 6 have yet to be adopted for $10,000 each. Sponsors enjoy a range of promotional benefits, including, but not limited to, recognition on a commemorative plaque and possession of the rabbit upon completion of the program at the end of May 2018. Proceeds from sponsorship will help fund new enhanced lighting in the Gaslamp Quarter. “Sponsoring a rabbit is a great way for someone who loves San Diego history to also help fund a project that will increase public safety and beautify the historic Gaslamp Quarter,” says Michael Trimble. “We are hoping to repair and replace the decorative lights throughout the district.”