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The 25th Annual Taste of Gaslamp presented by Karl Strauss is fast approaching this Saturday, June 15th from 1PM-4PM! Are you ready for this ultimate culinary excursion? General Admission guests can enjoy savory bites from 29 participating restaurants and 2 beer tastings at the Beer Garden. While VIP guests enjoy an additional 10 fine dining locations, featuring a bigger bite, cocktails, 3 beer tastings at the Beer Garden, goodie bag, and VIP after party at the Horton Grand Hotel from 4PM-6PM. With so many amazing bars and restaurants participating and ready to serve you delicious food and drinks, see below to plan out your Taste of Gaslamp Itinerary!

General Admission tickets are $35 pre-sale ($45 day-of) and VIP tickets are $65 pre-sale ($75 day-of). Purchase your tickets now at TASTEOFGASLAMP.COM before it’s sold out!


CHECK-IN: Begins at 12:00 PM at Gaslamp Square (in front of Tin Fish) – 538 L Street, San Diego, CA 92101

PARKING: 6th & K Parkade – 289 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101


1:00PM – 4:00PM | Pocket Park – 410 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 | 21+

GA ticket holders receive 2 tastings.

VIP ticket holders receive 3 tastings.


Look out for these sidewalk clings to know which restaurants are participating!

Pink shows they are a General Admission Location.

Yellow shows they are a VIP Location.


29 locations for both GA and VIP ticket holders to enjoy!

GA Tickets: $35 pre-sale ($45 day-of) | VIP Tickets: $65 pre-sale ($75 day-of)

American Junkie

Crispy Rock Shrimp

Location: 628 Fifth Avenue


Humbolt Fog Grilled Cheese on Homemade Focaccia with Heirloom Tomato Soup

Location: 600 Fifth Avenue

Brian’s 24

Pigs in a Blanket: Maple Breakfast Sausage wrapped in our Warm and Fluffy Miniature Pancake, topped with Maple and Chocolate Syrup.

Location: 828 Sixth Avenue

Cafe Sevilla

Award-Winning Paella Valenciana (Gluten Free) and Tortilla Espanola (Vegetarian)

Location: 353 Fifth Avenue

El Chingon

Badass Elote; chicken rolled tacos

Location: 560 Fifth Avenue

Gaslamp BBQ

Pulled Pork

Location: 524 Island Avenue

Gaslamp Fish House

Macadamia Nut Crusted Calamari

Location: 411 Broadway

Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

Mini sundae

Location: 643 Fifth Avenue

Havana 1920

Cubanita Empanada

Location: 548 Fifth Avenue

Henry’s Pub

Seared Lemon-Herb Chicken: Grilled chicken breast with veggies & basmati rice, topped with sautéed mushrooms in lemon-garlic cream sauce

Location: 618 Fifth Avenue

Ike’s Place

-Vegan 5th Ave Heartache: Vegan Turkey, Blink Sauce, Vegan Cheese.

-The Matt Cain: Roast Beef, Turkey, Beef Salami, Godfather Sauce, Provolone.

Location: 542 Fifth Avenue

Jolt’n Joe’s – Deck @ Lot25

Macaroni and cheese sticks

Location: 354 Fifth Avenue

Lima Restaurant

Peruvian Ceviche (fish), Anticucho (Beef heart skewers) and chicharron (peruvian braised and fried pork)

Location: 409 F Street

Machu Picchu

Ceviche and arroz

Location: 314 Fifth Avenue


Rose Cake with almond cream

Focaccia with pesto and crudo

Focaccia with potatoes and bacon

Location: 518 Sixth Avenue

Meze Greek Fusion

Keftedes: crispy beef patties, onion, fennel. Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus

Location: 345 Sixth Avenue

Patron’s Corner

Cochinita Pibil Bocoles

Location: 332 J Street

Royal India

Basmati Rice & Channa Masala

Location: 329 Market Street

Soleil @ K

BBQ bacon slider made with all natural beef, Carolina BBQ sauce, smoked mozzarella, pepper bacon, and tobacco onions 

Location: 660 K Street

Sugar Factory – Theatre Box

Rainbow Sliders

Location: 701 Fifth Avenue

The Dubliner

Shepherd’s Pie

Location: 554 Fourth Avenue

The Field Irish Pub

Granny Smith Apple Crumble with Vanilla & Caramel Sauce

Location: 544 Fifth Avenue

The Melting Pot – Gaslamp Quarter

Chocolate Fondue

Location: 901 Fifth Avenue

The Smoking Gun

Braised Lemon Chicken Drummettes

Location: 555 Market Street

Tin Roof

Hot Chicken Lollipop: Nashville hot chicken, pickle, ranch potato salad

Location: 401 G Street

Tocaya Organica

Zuma Tacos: tomatillo shrimp or vegan chicken, watermelon radish slaw and queso fresco.

Location: 755 Fifth Avenue

Tropical Savor Bar & Grill

Puerto Rican Rice

Location: 729 Fourth Avenue


Cheese and pepperoni pizza

Location: 840 Fifth Avenue

Whiskey Girl

Mango Jerk Wings

Location: 702 Fifth Avenue


10 VIP locations serving a bigger bite and a cocktail sample exclusive to VIP ticket holders!

VIP Tickets: $65 presale ($75 day of) | Limited to 350 Guests

Gets all GA Ticket benefits plus 10 additional locations, a Gaslamp Goodie Bag, 3 tastings at the Karl Strauss Beer Garden, and an exclusive VIP after party at the Horton Grand Hotel form 4PM-6PM!

Blue Point Coastal Cuisine

Bite: Sesame seared ahi tuna, seaweek and vegetable salad, wasabi emulsion soy caramel; shrimp and octopus ceviche on taro chip

Sip: Vodka Cocktail

Location: 565 Fifth Avenue

Callaway Winery

Bite: Light Bites, Cheese & Charcuterie. 

Sip: Wine

Location: 517 Fourth Avenue

Fogo de Chao

Bite: Beef rib sliders, Brazilian empanadas

Sip: Vodka Cocktail

Location: 668 Sixth Avenue

Lou & Mickey’s

Bite: Braised Meatballs in Gravy with Gouda; Mac n Cheese

Sip: Vodka Cocktail

Location: 565 Fifth Avenue

Moxy San Diego

Bite: Variety of the Moxy Naan

Sip: Moxytail

Location: 831 Sixth Avenue


Bite: House meatballs served with in-house marinara sauce and Italian seasoning

Sip: Vodka Cocktail

Location: 611 Fifth Avenue

Side Bar

Bite: Hot Damn Cauliflower

Sip: Tequila Cocktail

Location: 536 Market Street

STK San Diego

Bite: Lil BRG’s or Sliced Steak

Sip: Vodka Cocktail

Location: 600 F Street

The Butcher’s Cut

Bite: Spanish octopus

Sip: Whiskey Cocktail

Location: 644 Fifth Avenue

Volcano Rabbit

Bite: Aquachile de Mar w/ Octopus, Shrimp, Rock fish, Citrus, Tomatillo, Red Onion

Sip: Tequila Cocktail

Location: 527 Fifth Avenue


Taste of Gaslamp VIP attendees are invited to attend the VIP after party at Horton Grand Hotel. Admission includes hosted cocktail, complimentary food tasting and entertainment.

4:00PM – 6:00PM | Location: 311 Island Avenue

VIP Wristbands will be checked at entrance.


Open to all GA and VIP ticket holders that are 21+ years old. 

Show Taste of Gaslamp wristband for no cover charge!

First 100 Taste attendees receive a free drink ticket valid until 11PM.

Doors open at 9:30PM | Location: 454 Sixth Avenue