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Grand Opening party of The Smoking Gun, Fleet Week specials, and so many other things to do! What are you planning to do this weekend in the Gaslamp Quarter?

Thursday, October 12:

Fleet Week San Diego

The mission of Fleet Week San Diego is to honor and celebrate the men and women of the military through public events that entertain and alliances that support and thank these heroes. In honor of Fleet Week many Gaslamp Quarter businesses are offering discounts to all members of the military!

Cafe Sevilla (353 Fifth Avenue) – Receive 15% off entire FOOD bill for active military (Must show military ID) during San Diego Fleet Week October 11-17. Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion.

Ciro’s Pizzeria & Beerhouse (536 Market Street) – 20% off food and drink with Military ID.

Osetra Seafood & Steaks (904 Fifth Avenue) – 25% discount to all members of the Military.

Side Bar (536 Market Street) – No line, no cover with Military ID.

Searsucker (611 Fifth Avenue) – 10% off total check for active Military with Military ID October 11-17.

The Broken Yolk Cafe – Downtown Gaslamp

Dine Out of the Cure

For the fifth year in a row, we are proud to be participating in the Susan G. Koman, “Dine Out for the Cure!” Together, we can help breast cancer patients become survivors! Join us Thursday October 12th,  and enjoy a delicious meal at The Broken Yolk Cafe, and 20% of that day’s sales will go towards the cure for breast cancer!

When: Thursday, October 12 6:00AM – 3:00PM

Where: 355 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: The Broken Yolk Cafe – Downtown Gaslamp

The Smoking Gun

Grand Opening Party

Let’s FUNK all night!

The Smoking Gun has emerged as the HOTTEST and BADDEST place to party in the Gaslamp. And we want to make it official with a GRAND OPENING PARTY!

Join us on Thursday, October 12 from 9pm-close for a rip-roarin’ good time. We’ll take it back to the good ol’ days with a DJ and funk and all kinds of shenanigans. This is the party that you won’t want to forget, but might end up forgetting anyway! We’re going to FUNK the night up!

When: Thursday, October 12 9PM – 2AM

Where: 555 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: The Smoking Gun

Henry’s Pub

October Babies Celebration

21+ / 9pm to close

A night filled w/ friends, shots, bottle poppin, & crazy shenanigans!!!
*Birthday Shout outs 
*Request your favorite Jamz
**Registered Birthdays will recieve a Henrys Pub $50 gift card**

*** Please register your Birthday @ **** ( b-day reg )

Entertainment by SD’s finnest! – YODAH & Special guests

When: Thursday, October 12 9PM – 1:30AM

Where: 618 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Henry’s Pub

Friday, October 13:

Pendry San Diego

Spa Pendry Trunk Show

Spa Pendry’s debut Trunk Show will include artisan and gemstone jewelry from Amani Donyel (usually only sold in diamond stores), Empower Jewelry (F/W 2018), and Inspire by Kimberly. Designs include gold and vermeil necklaces and bracelets, gemstone bracelets, and pearl/gemstone malas.

We will also be featuring Raen sunglasses, including both their Parisian Collection and the new Fall/Winter Collection – some of which have not been seen yet.

Additionally, we will be offering special pricing on our VitaJuwel USAgemstone water bottles, biodynamic hair care by Intelligent Nutrients and organic sun care by COOLA.

Finally, for those more experience-driven, we will have our Aroma Bar with customized aroma bath salts for sale as well as complimentary chair massage and bit of vino & nibbles!

When: Friday, October 13 2PM – 9PM

Where: 550 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Pendry San Diego

Vin de Syrah

Unofficial My Favorite Murder Meet-Up

Syrah will be hosting it’s first ever unofficial My Favorite Murder meet-up on Friday, October 13th from 5-9pm! Join us for some hilariously named specialty cocktails like the Jeffrey Dahmer Palmer (our twist on an Arnold Palmer), F**K Politeness and Elvis Want a Cookie? (garnished with an almond cookie) to just name a few. And it’s all for a good cause! Syrah will be donating $1 to YWCA of San Diego County and Becky’s House (one of the largest providers for domestic violence services in San Diego County) for every themed drink sold. Donate $10 at the door and you will receive a complimentary glass of red or white sangria too. Please RSVP to to partake in all of the fun!

And for guests seeing the live shows at the Balboa Theater that evening, Syrah is just a block and a half away, so stop in and meet some other MFM fans (including our staff!). Murderinos unite!

When: Friday, October 13 5-9PM

Where: 901 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Vin de Syrah

The Oyster Bar SKC

Shuck Cancer

Hey San Diego! We’re proud to be carrying Pink Ribbon Oysters for Breast Cancer Awareness month starting this Friday! Let’s all help support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

When: Friday, October 13

Where: 551 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: The Oyster Bar SKC

Saturday, October 14:

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

Four Treasures of the Chinese Study

Saturday, October 14 2:00PM – 4:00PM – Opening Reception

Chuang Archive & Learning Center | 541 B Second Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

We are excited to host the grand opening of Four Treasures of Chinese Study. Experience a live demonstration with three local artists of traditional Chinese calligraphy and painting followed by light refreshments.

Guest Artists:

  • Check Ng 伍卓凡, calligraphy
  • Yuen Chik Tam 譚元稷, ink painting
  • Lily Yu 朱曼玲, chop engraving

Sunday, October 15 – December 17, 2017 – Exhibition On View

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Extension Building | 328 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101

The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum will showcase a collection of artifacts and art pieces representing the Chinese “Four Treasures,” which are: ink stickink stonewriting brush, and paper. These treasures are used in the study of Chinese calligraphy and writing. Pieces and personal effects from over 20 local artists will be on display.

Exhibition in collaboration with the Confucius Institute at San Diego State University.

For more information, please visit: Four Treasures of the Chinese Study


A Nightmare on 5th Street

Join us at Atomic every Saturday for a Halloween countdown party with VJ Weegee Diego!

When: Saturday, October 14

Where: 762 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Atomic

Dusty Rabbit Cocktail Contest & Giveaway

The “Dusty Rabbit” is a signature cocktail contest wherein merchants will honor the pioneering spirit of legendary founder, Alonzo Horton, who transformed “Rabbitville” into the thriving dining and entertainment district it is today! We’re challenging mixologists, bars, and restaurants from around the Gaslamp Quarter to create a cocktail named the Dusty Rabbit. Each location’s recipe is open to interpretation and may include any kind of spirit or alcohol uniquely reflective of the establishment.

Local mixologists are competing to develop our signature anniversary cocktail and we need your help to pick a winner! The Top 5 locations with the most engagement on Instagram and email will be served at our 150th Anniversary Birthday Party (Date TBD) and ticket holders to that event will then vote for their favorite Dusty Rabbit! By supporting your favorite Dusty Rabbit, you will also be entered for a chance to win a special Gaslamp Quarter 150th Anniversary Package!

When: now until Tuesday, October 31

Where: 24 Locations throughout the Gaslamp Quarter

For more information, please visit: Dusty Rabbit Cocktail Contest & Giveaway

Sunday, October 15:

downtown san diego gaslamp quarter cat cafe

The Cat Cafe

Sunday Evening Cats on Mats

It’s time for our bimonthly Sunday night CATS ON MATS session! Here’s your chance to enjoy a relaxing yoga session in the company of adoptable cats.

Your yoga guide, Laura McIntire, will lead you through a practice suitable for all levels. Throughout the event you’ll get the chance to interact with the kitties and some may even join you on the mat! A full espresso bar will be available after the practice as well as tea, and other drinks, and snacks.

Please understand that during this class, a photographer may be present. If you do not want your likeness used publicly, please let us know this at the beginning of the class.

Space is limited and reservations are required, so sign up today to ensure you have a spot!

When: Sunday, October 15 5:30PM – 7:00PM

Where: 472 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Sunday Evening Cats on Mats

10 Places to Watch this Season’s Football Games!

Football season is here again! Many businesses in the Gaslamp Quarter are offering specials during all football games and some are even home to a specific football team. Explore 10 great places to watch the football game this season and come enjoy the game with some delicious food and drinks with your friends and fellow fans!

For more information, please visit: 10 Places to Watch this Season’s Football Games!

Osetra Seafood & Steaks

Broken Yolk Cafe

The Smoking Gun

Henry's Pub

Pendry Hotel

Vin de Syrah

The Oyster Bar SKC

SDCHM Chuang Archive & Learning Center

SDCHM Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Extension Building


The Cat Cafe