Lamplighter Awards

November 7, 2017 | 207 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

The Gaslamp Quarter Association is pulling out all the stops in celebration of the Gaslamp Quarter’s 150th Anniversary with a decadent evening of exquisite cuisines, inspired libations, unique fundraising, and live music set under the stars in the center of Fifth Avenue. Twinkling lights, hanging florals, and gold motifs of rabbits and carrots will adorn the sky as the sun sets on ornately decorated tables set with fine china for a three-course meal with wine and craft beer pairings. It is not every day that we can shut down the streets of the Gaslamp Quarter to dine, drink, and dance with abandon – now is our chance!

The evening begins at 5pm with hosted reception at the Hard Rock Hotel, with VIP guests including Mayor Kevin Faulconer, elected city officials, and the movers and shakers of San Diego. At 5:30 guests arrive for a silent auction of incredible auction packages along with appetizer selections from 10 Gaslamp Quarter eateries and beverage service.

Once the silent auction wraps up, guests will make their way to Fifth Avenue for an evening to remember. Dinner guests not only get to feast on spectacular menu items, but can make their way to the dance floor flanked by LED screens and a raised stage. An exclusive showing of the Rabbitville Rabbit statues will line the perimeter adding to the ambiance before being auctioned off in a live auction.

The proceeds from the Lamplighter auction benefit the Gaslamp Quarter Association, the official non-profit 501(c)6 trade organization of the Gaslamp Quarter. Your donation will help to raise crucial funds needed for the ongoing development of capital improvements and promotional programming for the Gaslamp Quarter. Past projects include the iconic Gaslamp archway, refurbishment of our brick sidewalks, the development of a sophisticated website (, and much more. Your contributions are wisely invested and leveraged to continue promoting and enhancing our amazing historic district!

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Gaslamp Quarter Lamplighter Awards Intro Film 2016 from Gaslamp Quarter on Vimeo.

Thank you to GSO Productions for bringing our vision to life in video.

Get Involved

Be a part of what makes not just this event – but also our Gaslamp Quarter community – extraordinary! Sign up today to support the 2017 Lamplighter Awards – contact Taylor with McFarlane Promotions at (619) 233-5008.

2017 Lamplighter Sponsorship Opportunities

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Congratulations to the 2016 Lamplighter Award Winners

2016 Design Award
Historic Horton Plaza Park & Broadway Fountain

2016 Armond Award for Lifetime Achievement
Behrooz Farahani
Bandar Restaurant

2016 Trailblazer Award
Tae Dickey

2016 Good Neighbor in Government Award
Officer Bruce Getz
San Diego Police Department

2016 Good Neighbor in Business Award
Anheuser-Busch; Southern Wine & Spirits; Young’s Market Company; and MillerCoors 

2016 Chairman’s Award
Cindy Blair
Urban Project Services

2016 Executive Director’s Award
The Free Ride Everywhere Downtown

Best New Gaslamp Restaurant/Bar

Best New Gaslamp Shop/Gallery
San Diego Trading Company @ Market Street

Favorite Gaslamp Area Hotel
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

Favorite Attraction
The Haunted Hotel & Great Room Escape

Favorite Professional Service Provider
RMD Group Consulting

Favorite Casual Dining
Union Kitchen & Tap

Favorite Fine Dining
Blue Point Coastal Cuisine

Favorite Quick Bites
The HUB Market & Deli

Favorite Dessert
My Yogurt

Favorite Sushi
Taka Sushi

Favorite Brunch
Rustic Root

Favorite Café
Park Place Cafe 

Favorite Pizza
Ciro’s Pizzeria & Beerhouse

Favorite Steakhouse
Fogo de Chão

Favorite American Cuisine

Favorite Asian Cuisine
Ramen Yamadaya

Favorite Indian Cuisine
Royal India Exquisite Restaurant & Lounge

Favorite Ethnic Cuisine
Meze Greek Fusion

Favorite Italian Cuisine
BiCE Ristorante

Favorite Mexican, Latin, or Spanish Cuisine
Don Chido

Favorite Seafood Restaurant
Tin Fish

Favorite Burger
Burger Lounge

Favorite Shopping – Health & Beauty
A Style Concierge

Favorite Shopping – Specialties & Services
Downtown Ace Hardware

Favorite Shopping – Accessories
Eyes on Fifth

Favorite Shopping – Footwear

Favorite Art Gallery
Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts

Favorite Shopping – Boutique
Dolcetti Boutique

Favorite Shopping – Gifts & Souvenirs

Favorite Convenience Store
The Emergency Room

Favorite Tattoo Parlor
Off the Wall Tattoos

Favorite Pawn Shop
Aztec Pawn Brokers

Favorite Lounge
Vin de Syrah Spirit & Wine Parlor

Favorite Hookah Lounge
Pasha Lounge

Favorite Pub
Henry’s Pub

Favorite Venue for Live Music
The Shout! House

Favorite Cigar Shop/Lounge
Gran Havana

Favorite Bar

Favorite Nightclub
Parq Restaurant and Nightclub

Favorite “Friend of the Gaslamp Quarter”
Allen’s Flowers & Plants

2016 Sous Chef Showdown Winner
Michael Mora
Rustic Root


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