The San Diego LGBT Pride celebration will return to Hillcrest this weekend with lively events spanning three days, including the famous Pride Parade. San Diego Pride 2017 will officially begin at 6PM Friday with the annual Spirit of Stonewall Rally at Marston Point – on Balboa Drive and 8th Avenue. Before heading up to the ceremony, why not have a quick sip and bite for happy hour at one of Gaslamp’s posh restaurants/bars.

Dusty Rabbit cocktail competition

Pick which “Dusty Rabbit” cocktail you would like to sip.  There are 24 different locations in the Gaslamp Quarter who have their own recipe for this fun cocktail contest, honoring the 150th anniversary.  Vote by posting a photo of your “Dusty Rabbit” cocktail and tag the location #dustyrabbit on your Instagram or twitter.  Or email your photo and location to for a chance to win a Gaslamp 150 package!  Complete with gift cards, a night stay at the Hard Rock Hotel, parking passes and more!!

The Nolen

The Nolen-  453 Sixth Ave- Take in one of the best views of San Diego at the Nolen.  Voted “Best Ambiance” at the 23rd annual Taste of Gaslamp, this is a wonderful way to pre- function the PRIDE festivities.

The Commons Bar

The Commons Bar- 901 Fourth Ave- Just kick back, unwind and let the friendly staff serve you!  The laid back and great food and drink location across from Horton Plaza Park is a perfect place to catch a bite before the PRIDE festivities


Werewolf – 627 Fourth Ave-  This could be the Gaslamp Quarter’s best kept secret.  With an eclectic menu, amazing food and a funky atmosphere, you just cant go wrong and can kick off your PRIDE festivities the right way!!

Check out more great places to eat and drink at