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Black Friday in the Gaslamp: Thanksgiving’s unofficial after-party


By Annie Abrahamson

When the feast has ended, and the leftovers are safely tucked in the fridge, San Diegans emerge from their food comas and head out to find the best sales in the city. Black Friday is the perfect opportunity to find retail and hospitality deals on merchandise, food/drink and experiences. Check out how these Gaslamp stores (and sooo much more) are wooing and wowing customers this shopping season.

Bubbles Boutique

Clothing, shoes, and accessories…oh, my! From November 29 – December 1, Bubbles Boutique is giving customers 25 percent off their entire purchase (regular-priced merchandise). Can’t make it to the store? No problem…Bubbles offer Facetime shopping, too.

226 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

El Chingon

Looking for some “bad ass” specials – look no further! El Chingon’s Fade To Black drink specials include 50% off all bottle packages, $5 glasses of Bad Ass Bubbly, and $25 Bottles of Bad Ass Bubbly! As an added perk, all apparel will be 50% off!

560 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

GBOD Hospitality Group

The hospitality group behind El Chingon, Havana, Meze, and Prohibition is getting into the Black Friday spirit with an awesome offer on gift cards! Buy $100 gift card and get $25 for yourself. Or get a $100 Stocking Stuffer gift card for $60!

515 Fifth Ave #200, San Diego, CA 92101

Goorin Bros

Long live the “hat people”! On Black Friday, get 30% off select hats and a free pin (select pins only) with the purchase of a hat!

631 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101


Get more bang for your dining-out buck with Greystone’s Black Friday offer. Receive a $20 bonus you for every $100 gift card you buy from now until December 1!

 658 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

Treat yourself to a staycation over the holidays at Hard Rock Hotel. This Black Friday, they are giving away rooms for $99! And the first people who book with the promo code BF2019 on November 29 and December 2 will receive a $50 food and beverage credit and free parking! Book here.

207 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Havana 1920

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and Havana wants to treat you after a day full of turkey! This Black Friday, get half-off breakfast items and $5 El Presidente cocktails from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

548 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Lucky Brand Jeans

This jean company aims to make jeans for free-thinkers, artists, and dreamers. Denim lovers can get half-off the entire store November 26 – December 1. 

621 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Meze Greek Fusion

On November 29, take a break from all that shopping, and dine at Meze for 30% off! (*Must show coupon.)

345 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101


Step up your sun-glass game with a new pair from Oakley! On Black Friday, receive 50% off all eye-wear and apparel. 

460 5th Ave Ste 2-113, San Diego, CA 92101

Osetra Seafood and Steaks

Give the gift of a good meal and enjoy a little something for yourself! Buy a $100 gift card from Osetra, and you’ll get an additional $20 (from now through December 31).

904 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101


Who doesn’t love a good cocktail after a busy holiday? Head to Prohibition for $5 Manhattans from 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.

548 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Reebok Fit Hub

For the shoe lovers in your life, Reebok’s entire store is 40% off! Expect even more discounts and door-busting offers on Black Friday!

450 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101


Young, adult, athletic, or leisure, Sketchers has shoes for everyone and every occasion. On Black Friday, get buy-one-get-on on all shoes and accessories! 

480 Fifth Ave #2-110, San Diego, CA 92101

Sole Concepts

Sandals, boots, and booties, the Birkenstock name has been around since 1774. Lovers of this brand will receive the biggest sale the store has promoted in 30 years: buy-one-get-one-half-off shoes (includes sale merchandise too)!

520 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Tocaya Catering

It’s the season for holiday parties and family get-togethers – which also means feeding large groups of people!  Choose the less stressful option and have your food catered!  From now until December 29, Tocaya Catering is offering 10% off orders of $300 or more with code HOLIDAYS10!

755 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Union Kitchen & Tap

Union has the perfect stocking stuffers for your holiday needs!  Get 30% off all in-store retail on Black Friday, or pick up a $100 gift card and receive a $30 bonus!

333 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Urban Outfitters

The one-stop-shop for trendy clothes, boho home decor, retro accessories, and more!  From November 27 to December 1, enjoy buy-one-half-off the entire store!

665 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101