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Halloween Time in the Gaslamp

The Gaslamp Quarter's history dates back to the late 1800's, so we should expect that a few ghost stories have been repeated over the years. Notorious wild characters like gunslingers, gamblers and prostitutes lived and died in the Gaslamp Quarter so it is very possible that their spirits live on in the dark recesses of our historic buildings. You'll be sure to find a ton of activities and costume contests at our many bars, nightclubs and taverns. We have more than 100 haunts nearby. You'll find wicked nightclubs, laid back lounges and just about everything you can imagine in between.

Keep an eye out for the new Halloween banners hung along Fifth Avenue and Market Street. This year, we have partnered with artist John Pelico of KillerPumpkins to bring you the spookiest banner program yet. John created the entire Gaslamp Halloween theme, which can be seen throughout our website and the district. 

John Pelico

KillerPumpkins creator/author and illustrator, John Pelico, graduated from Pepperdine University in Malibu with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art. He continued his formal training in illustration and design at the Art Center School of Design in Pasadena. Later he went on to work in the television industry for ABC and CBS studios before branching out on his own and starting his own company, PELICO and Associates.

But it’s John’s love for Halloween that truly inspires him. Being the Halloween enthusiast that he is has sparked his creativity and taken his talent to another level. He has created a signature look that is recognized throughout the industry and known by some as the “Disney of Halloween.”

As the spooky-brilliance of this artwork continues to thrive, it’s no doubt that his unique style will change the face of Halloween for future generations of Halloween fans, young and old alike.


Fun and Frightful Haunts in the Gaslamp Quarter


The Haunted Hotel

The Haunted Hotelnow through November 1, 2014, 424 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101: This creepy Gaslamp Quarter basement has been drawing crowds for over 20 years. Realistic Hollywood props, seasoned actors and stunning visual effects make for a chilling tour. This frightful scare is not advisable for children under ten or those with heart conditions, but not to worry - their actors can’t touch you. But that doesn’t mean they can’t scare you stiff.  They are open Wednesday through Sunday throughout the Halloween Season and on select Mondays and Tuesdays. They sell tickets at the local walk-up window, but you can save time in line by purchasing your tickets online in advance. Once you descend into The Haunted Hotel be prepared for nearly 20 minutes of terror!

More info: http://www.hauntedhotel.com

 2014 Monster Bash

San Diego Monster Bash: On Halloween Night, Friday, October 31st, from 6:00pm to Midnight, the freaks will be unleashed taking over the Gaslamp and East Village of Downtown San Diego, transforming over 8 blocks into the largest Halloween event in California. This Halloween extravaganza will feature some of the nation’s BEST live music and DJ’s so prepare to let loose all night long.  You better start planning your costume NOW for the well-known Monster Bash costume contest featuring an insane $5,000 cash prize!  You must be 21+ and have a valid photo ID to enter.

More info: www.sandiegomonsterbash.com

 Hitchcocktober at the Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15

Hitchcocktober at Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15, select screenings now through October 31, 2014, 702 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101: Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15 shows classic films the way they were meant to be seen – on the big screen and larger than life for their Forty Foot Film Series. On Tuesday and Saturday evenings at 7:00pm and Sundays at 1:00pm throughout October, they will be featuring creepy screenings by the late, great Alfred Hitchcock to get you in the Halloween spirit.

More info: http://www.readingcinemasus.com/special.htm

 Paranormal Investigations at the William Heath Davis House

Paranormal Investigations of the William Heath Davis House, October 31, 2013 and November 22, 2014, plus select dates throughout the year, 410 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101: The Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation calls the William Heath Davis House home throughout the year, but so do a handful of ghosts. This haunted house was recently featured on the Biography Channel’s “My Ghost Story” series. Explore the eerie depths with a professional paranormal research team and take a late night tour of this historic house in the Gaslamp Quarter. 

More info: http://www.gaslampquarter.org/ghost-tours-investigation-davis-house/

 Zombie Crawl

San Diego Zombie Crawl on Friday, October 31, 2014 is the #1 and most elite San Diego Halloween celebration in downtown San Diego. From 6PM until 2AM (starting at AD Nightclub905 4th Avenue), your ticket includes 13 welcome shots, and not one but TWENTY premier Halloween parties at the Top 20 nightclubs and bars in the Gaslamp Quarter. All 20 plush nightlife destinations are along the famous Fifth Avenue and within walking distance from each other. Every sizzling spot will be parting the velvet ropes, offering you free admission and a welcome treat.

More info: www.sandiegozombiecrawl.com

 Eat, drink and BE SCARY responsibly this Halloween in the Gaslamp Quarter! For more Halloween festivities at your favorite Gaslamp Quarter entertainment and restaurants, visit our Dining and Entertainment Directories. A number of our Gaslamp Quarter shops are selling Halloween decor, costumes and attire. Get a full listing of Gaslamp Quarter retailers on our Shopping Directory. More featured Halloween activities can be found on our sister site, GaslampLocal.com's Halloween Guide

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Where are you going to catch all the action? 

Let the Gaslamp Quarter be your sporting home away from home. We have a ton of sports bars & casual lounges and nearly every one features massive HD & wide screen televisions with state of the art sound, so you can't go wrong!  With over 150 restaurants including great pubs with easy-going fare, you're sure to find a seat at a friendly bar or the perfect spot for the whole team.  Many of our great locations feature the best in satellite sports programming packages, so you won't miss games from around the league or around the world!  We follow all the big competitions: MLB, NBA, NFL & NCAA, NHL, Rugby, Soccer, Formula One. So put on your favorite jersey - even if it's not a local jersey - and cheer your team to victory here in the Gaslamp Quarter! 

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Dublin Square sports traditional pub atmosphere with five large screen HD TVs and a state of the art sound system.  Enjoy hearty Irish breakfast on weekends from 7 am to 2 pm.  Showing all kinds of International Soccer, Rugby & all other US Sporting Events. The Dublin Square team will sometimes open up the Pub as early as 4am to feature a live rugby or soccer game. They're crazy about sports like that.  Call for details.


sports.football.tavern.jpgMany  Gaslamp locations are watching the NCAA Basketball tournament

GASLAMP TAVERN - Temporarily closed for renovation
 Located on the corner of 5th Ave. and E Street in the historic Gaslamp Quarter, Gaslamp Tavern is Downtown San Diego's neighborhood restaurant and bar.  It is the perfect place to meet up with friends, family and clients to enjoy a cocktail, cold beer and tasty "tavern style food"! Great place to watch games if you are looking for a fun atmosphere.

Learn More about GASLAMP TAVERN



 The Big game, Fire and Steaks! What more could a sports fan want? Except maybe some flat screen TVs and a 100' projection screen. Grab a spot at the grill and cook up your own choice cut so it's just the way you like it. Take advantage of super cool beer specials and enjoy the view of Alberto Vargas prints during the commercials!



They have 16,500 square feet of fun on two floors and can accommodate groups from 6 - 600 people.  Jolt'n Joe's can cater to any taste and budget from tacos to Lobster Thermador.  Their Party Center has a great Sports Grill, 20 Pool Tables and 2 ping-pong tables, and they even have a beach bar with authentic Mexican palapas!  Jolt'n Joe's has all the games all the time! You can watch games at the bar with all the locals or sit in your own booth and dial in your very own TV to whatever game you choose.



Voted as Gaslamp's "Favorite Pub/Sports Bar" at our annual Lamplighter Awards!

This place is happy to welcome your crowd to cheer on all kinds of sporting events.  Watch for Formula One races and NASCAR events. Join the San Diego Jet's Fans for NFL Game Day madness. Boilerbackers!. . . Henry's is also well-known for being Purdue Fan Headquarters!  Take advantage of their great Happy Hour or frequent pitcher specials on great flavors like Alaskan Ales, Stella Artois, Guinness, Newcastle, Stone IPA, Blue Moon and more!

Learn more about HENRY'S PUB
 Gaslamp Hooters - Sports Specials

Hooters Restaurant, is a family-friendly restaurant and sports bar, they are nearly world famous for their brand of food & fun, their signature chicken wings, cold beer & of course, the Hooters Girls! They feature all types of sporting events; NFL Sunday Ticket, NBA, NCAA March Madness, NHL, MLB, Texas Longhorns Fan Club, Steelers Fan Club, UFC, Nascar and PGA. Look for a wide variety of menu items & weekly specials including 'More then a Mouthful' Mondays- a cheeseburger & fries for $5.99 and 'All You Can Eat Wings' every Tuesday for $12.99!!

Learn more about HOOTERS


Lucky Bastard Saloon


With 38 giant screen TV’s Lucky Bastard Saloon is the ultimate bar to catch your favorite game. Owner and former Playboy Playmate Nicole Dahm serves up comfort food favorites, unique shots and an extensive local and import beer selection. On commercial breaks, pull up a saddle bar stool or challenge your friends to a free game of beer pong, pool or shuffleboard.




McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon is the premiere venue for all sporting events! Featuring over 40 HD TVs, a 133" projection screen, and a 2,200 square foot (open air!) patio complete with lounge seating and a private bar. With five sound zones, 16 draft beers and a 10,000 square foot venue, McFadden's gives you a front row seat to all of your favorite sporting events!
Join them for NFL Sunday's as your go-to San Francisco 49ers bar in San Diego and Notre Dame Football bar in San Diego! They offer great drink packages during all NFL and NCAA games, including: San Diego's LARGEST build-your-own bloody bar (with over 40 add-ins!), $18 Beer Towers, $3 ALL drafts$4 cocktails and a brand-spanking new brunch menu!



Sports at the Field Irish Pub in the Gaslamp
This heavenly slice of the Fair Isle features Ireland's GAA games and English soccer games.  They also show all Padre home games and Monday night football. Those in search of the San Diego's finest selection of imported draft beers, look no further.  It is also possible that they have San Diego's largest selection of single malt and blended whiskey. Irish, Scotch, Bourbon, and Rye - over 50 different labels in all. The best part is, as soon as you walk through the door you will be enveloped by the warm relaxing atmosphere of an old Irish country pub.

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The Tipsy Crow


Equipped with over 20 high definition televisions ON three levels, The Tipsy Crow is the place to go to catch all the NFL Action throughout the season. The Crow boasts a lengthy beer list featuring lots of local favorites from Stone, Ballast Point, and Coronado Brewing Companies. In addition to ten craft beers on tap, Tipsy carries over 50 varieties of craft brews in cans, bottles and bombers! To quench your NFL‐worthy thirst, enjoy $12 pitchers or $3.50 pints of Blue Moon and Magic Hat on game days! For those early morning match‐ups, try your hand at their $5 Bloody Mary Bar fully stocked with 50+ ingredients. During the season, the bar opens early at 9 AM on Sundays so you won’t miss a second of the action! It wouldn’t be The Tipsy Crow without their famous Drink Exchange, and a special version of this Buyer‐Based Drink Market begins at 5PM on game days.

Learn more about TIPSY CROW


Watch your favorite sports teams play on their BIG SCREENS and 20+ TVs.  After the game, spend an entertaining evening dancing to your favorite music videos mixed by DJs and listen to live music.  Socialize and enjoy drinks in the fun environment. Host your private event or party in the VIP room or in the Below Market Bar, featuring karaoke! 

Learn more about WHISKEY GIRL    





Bub's is a place where locals and visitors alike enjoy one-of-a-kind entertainment and food. Watch the game on our vast array of 50" plasmas or take shots on our in-house basketball court in between games of shuffleboard. Relax and sip drinks at one of the community tables or our giant circle bar. Indulge in some of our famous Lunch Lady Tater Tots or Steaky Steakums at the old school lunch counter or outside on our expansive wooden deck. A Chargers and Steelers joint, Bub's is proud to subscribe to NFL, MLB, NBA, College Football and Basketball and NHL packages.

Learn more about BUB'S AT THE BALLPARK


UFC fights in the Gaslamp

Looking for locations to watch the next UFC fight? or maybe some Boxing?
Here are a few locations that have told us they like to feature the fights!
Call them for more details like potential Cover Charges, Food & Beverage specials

Funky Garcia's Mexican Eatery & Bar / 619.233.8659
*shows the major events*

Gaslamp Tavern / 619.239.3339
*shows most UFC events*

/ 619.235.4668

*shows all UFC events*

Jolt'n Joe's / 619.230.1968
*shows all UFC events*

Lucky Bastard Saloon / 619.233.0023
*shows all UFC events*

McFaddens / 619.795.2500
*shows all UFC events*

T.G.I. Friday's /619.234.4393
*Shows some fight events* call for details

The Double Deuce / 619.450.6522
*shows all UFC events*

Wet Willies / 619.546.8747
*shows all UFC events*

For maps and location information >> GASLAMP SPORTS BARS LOCATIONS

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Gaslamp Quarter Association Committee Meetings / Dates & Schedule

Board of Directors
Special Events Committee
Land Use & Planning (LUP) Committee
Hospitality Committee

All meeting times and locations are subject to change. Call the Gaslamp Quarter Association Office in advance to confirm meeting details at (619) 233-5227 or alex@gaslamp.org.

 FY14 GQA Board of Directors

Board Meeting Agenda and Packet Materials – Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 12:30pm at San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter (660 K Street) | 22nd Floor:

*Packet materials available in Word document or other formats by request to the GQA Office at info@gaslamp.org.


Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - LOCATION CHANGE: Meeting held at Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown (530 Broadway, Sefton Room) - AGENDA
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - AGENDA
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - AGENDA
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - AGENDA
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - AGENDA
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - AGENDA
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - AGENDA
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - AGENDA
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 (TENTATIVE- Nov/Dec combined meeting)

Executive Committee:

Closed meeting, call for information

ByLaws, Policies & Procedures
Finance/Contracts subcommittee
Strategic Plan

FY15 GQA Special Events Committee

Reviews all proposed street/sidewalk/parking closures or impacts taking place in and adjacent to the Gaslamp Quarter as outlined by the GQA Special Events Policy. The Committee acts in an advisory capacity to the City of San Diego's Office of Special Events. The meeting itself is open to the public (GQA members or not), though only GQA member businesses that have been elected to the Committee may vote on events. Any GQA member business in good standing is eligible to be nominated to the Committee following six (6) consecutive meeting attendances. Meetings typically held at the Jolt'n Joe's on the third Thursday of every month at 3:00pm, unless otherwise noted. 


Thursday, January 16, 2014 - AGENDA - CANCELED DUE TO LACK OF QUORUM
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - AGENDA
Thursday, March 20, 2014 - AGENDA
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - AGENDA
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - CANCELED DUE TO LACK OF AGENDA
Thursday, June 19, 2014 - AGENDA
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - AGENDA
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - NOTE NEW VENUE: Jolt'n Joe's (379 4th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101) - AGENDA
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - CANCELED DUE TO LACK OF AGENDA
Thursday, October 16, 2014  NOTE NEW VENUE: Jolt'n Joe's (379 4th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101) - AGENDA
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Thursday, December 18, 2014

FY15 GQA Land Use & Planning (LUP) Committee

Strives to protect the integrity of the Gaslamp Quarter as a National Historic District. Acts in an advisory capacity to Civic San Diego in its review of facade, signage awning, sidewalk cafe, tenant improvement designs and storefront modifications as outlined by the Gaslamp Quarter Planned District Ordinance and Design Guidelines. The meeting itself is open to the public (GQA members or not), though only GQA member businesses that have been elected to the Committee may vote on projects. Any GQA member business in good standing is eligible to be nominated to the Committee following three (3) consecutive meeting attendances. Meetings typically held at the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter on the second Tuesday of every month at 3:30pm, unless otherwise noted. 


Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - TO BE HELD AT San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter (660 K St., 8th Floor in Room Presidio B) - AGENDA
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - AGENDA
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - AGENDA
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - AGENDA (Corona Room)
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - AGENDA (Corona Room)
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - AGENDA (Corona Room)
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - CANCELED DUE TO LACK OF AGENDA
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - AGENDA (Pacific Room)
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - AGENDA
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - CANCELED DUE TO LACK OF AGENDA
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

 FY15 GQA Hospitality Committee

Discusses promotional opportunities, issues programs and resources for Gaslamp Quarter businesses. Hosts best practices forums for bars, restaurants and nightclubs in partnership with SDPD/Fire Dept., as well as marketing/small business enhancement workshops and mixers. Meetings typically held on the third Tuesday or every month at 3:00pm. Locations vary to showcase a different hospitality venue each month. Interested in hosting our group for an upcoming meeting, workshop or mixer? Attendance ranges from 15 (regular business meetings) to 70 (best practice forums and workshops). Email GQA Member Services Manager Alex Ward at alex@gaslamp.org if interested. 


Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - To be held at Henry's Pub (618 5th Ave.) - AGENDA
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - To be held at Werewolf (627 4th Ave.) - AGENDA
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - To be held at Encore Champagne Bar and Dining Room (531 F St.) - AGENDA
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - To be held at Pinzimini (at The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, 910 Broadway Circle) - AGENDA
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - To be held at ginger's (at barleymash | 600 5th Avenue) - AGENDA 
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - PUBLIC SAFETY FORUM - All Gaslamp Quarter bar, nightclub, restaurant- and hospitality-based managers, security staff, etc. are welcome to attend this forum on best practices. We will be hosting representatives from SDPD, SDFD and ABC. - To be held at Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter (401 K St.) - AGENDA
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - To be held at Florent Restaurant & Lounge (672 5th Avenue) - AGENDA
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - To be held at Whiskey Girl (702 5th Avenue) - AGENDA
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - To be held at Dick's Last Resort - AGENDA
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - To be held at Horton Grand Hotel (311 Island Avenue) -  PUBLIC SAFETY FORUM - All Gaslamp Quarter bar, nightclub, restaurant- and hospitality-based managers, security staff, etc. are welcome to attend this forum on best practices. We will be hosting representatives from SDPD and SDFD - AGENDA
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Special thanks to these partners for hosting our meetings:

San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter Jolt'n Joe's
Courtyard San Diego Downtown Henry's Pub Werewolf Encore Champagne Bar & Dining Room   Pinzimini Downtown San Diego Restaurant
Ginger's Gaslamp Horton Grand Hotel  Florent  Dick's   Whiskey Girl

Questions? Contact the Gaslamp Quarter Association Office at (619) 233-5227 or alex@gaslamp.org

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