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Take a Break At One of the Gaslamp Quarter’s Rooftop Bars!

Take a Break At One of the Gaslamp Quarter’s Rooftop Bars!

In the Historic Heart of San Diego the Gaslamp Quarter has not only world class  dining and nightlife, but one of the only places you can view the San Diego Skies at a rooftop bar!  Do yourself a favor in the next few weeks, set a date at one of these stunning rooftop locations.


Altitude Sky Lounge- Marriott San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

Perched 22 stories above the historic Gaslamp Quarter, Altitude Sky Lounge is an elite rooftop bar in San Diego, pairing stunning panoramic views with a sleek, modern atmosphere complete with a blasing fire pit and can’t miss happy hour.  The bar offers bottle service; a fine selection of wine, beer and cocktails, an impressive array of appetizers, flatbreads, burgers and more! Guests can take in Coronado Island, The Coronado Bridge, Point Loma, and even Petco Park for a superior viewing of a Padre’s game.

Altitude Sky Lounge Hours of Operation

Open daily at 5pm- For Sunday 1:40pm Padre home games as well as 12:40pm Thursday games, Altitude will open at 3:00PM

The Nolen

The Nolen is a destination for both local and visiting imbibers alike – an open-air rooftop bar and lounge that honors modern, timeless cocktails. Named for John Nolen, a city-planning pioneer who mapped out much of San Diego’s early landscape, our cocktails are an homage to turn-of-the-century barmen. Take a quick elevator ride up to the 14th floor to discover a spirited escape from downtown that offers sweeping city views, inventive libations and a relaxed culinary experience.

The Nolen’s open-air rooftop bar provides an elevated escape from downtown, complete with bar, dining and lounge seating that offers spectacular city views of Petco Park all the way to the Coronado Bridge and beyond. A bar first and foremost, The Nolen offers spirit-forward drinks, from classic cocktails to riffs on recipes past and present, in a sophisticated social atmosphere. The food menu offers a variety of bites, with ‘The Sunday Requirement’ brunch menu delivering comfort food favorites. The Nolen invites you up to the rooftop to imbibe and relax, experiencing The Nolen’s unparalleled views and unmatched social setting.

The Nolen Hours of Operation

Sunday Brunch- 11AM- 2PM Sunday – Thursday 4PM-12AM Friday and Saturday- 4PM-1AM


Rustic Root

The Rooftop Bar is your perfect spot to socialize, sip craft cocktails and dine under the stars, reveling in San Diego’s weather.  The expansive deck flaunts market street lights with a modern yet whimsical décor in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter.  Mingle with friends and intriguing strangers alike for Happy Hour, Dinner or Brunch on the open-air rooftop.  Taste one of their timeless cocktails, seasonal specialties or have a craft cocktail shot, and go wherever the evening takes you.

Rustic Root Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday
4PM – 2AM

Saturday – Sunday
9AM – 2AM


The Pool House

Boasting some of the best views in the Gaslamp Quarter, The Pool House at Pendry San Diego is a premier rooftop lounge, embodying the essence of the Southern California lifestyle. Light, contemporary, and open-air, the indoor/outdoor space is perched above the Gaslamp’s famed 5th Avenue and plays host to relaxed daytime and evening events featuring a signature bar and cocktail experience for poolside guests.

The Pool House Hours of Operation

open to the public daily for lunch from 11am-5pm.

FLOAT- Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

FLOAT is set atop the Hotel overlooking the Gaslamp Quarter. A stylish oasis in the afternoon around the pool evolves into fire pits and DJs at night.  Private poolside cabanas feature lounge seating and flat screen TV’s, and are able to be reserved day and night. Whether the sun is up or down, there is something to fit every mood and satisfy every impulse at FLOAT.

FLOAT Hours of Operation

Sunday-Thursday: 11am – close
Friday & Saturday: 11am – close
(weather permitting, hours of operations subject to change)


Fall Football Watching in the Gaslamp!

Fall Football Watching in the Gaslamp!

Football, Football!   As we reach into the back of our closets to reunite with our favorite jersey, many local watering holes in the Gaslamp Quarter are getting into the spirit with some awesome food and drink specials to support your favorite College and NFL teams!


600 Fifth Avenue

Football fanatics can join barleymash to watch their favorite teams each Sunday starting at 9am for chances to win awesome prizes like an iFly Indoor Skydiving Adventure for two, gift cards, Beats Wireless Headphones and more! To be eligible for the grand prizes – an Apple iPad Pro and Nike Black Vapor Untouchable Elite Custom Jersey – which will be announced week 17 of the season, you must check-in for a minimum of at 10 out of the 16 weeks of football!

On Sundays, barleymash will also feature a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar to enjoy with any of their delectable brunch dishes. Try the colossal-sized Sin-A-Bun drizzled with brown butter, cream cheese and chocolate hazelnut sauce, or opt for the Eggs and Meat, served with a brown ale biscuit and roasted potato hash.


Coyote Ugly Saloon

820 Fifth Avenue

Root for the Green Bay Packers on this 100th season of the franchise at Coyote Ugly Saloon.  $8 Cheese Curds, $7 Brats and $3 Bud Light.  Shot specials when the Packers score!



Jolt n’ Joes

379 Fourth Avenue

Jolt’n Joe’s is the best place to watch  football  this season! Ccome enjoy the game with some delicious food and drinks with your friends and fellow fans!

La Puerta

560 Fourth Avenue

Root on your favorite team! Happy Hour 3-7PM ½ off drinks and apps. Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 9am-3pm. Also, La Puerta’s kitchen does not close until 1am nightly, so get your midnight snacks.


Nason’s beer hall

570 J Street

Enjoy Saturday and Sunday football with a special Tailgate Brunch.  On Sunday’s root on your favorite team and relish their all day happy hour with $5 select drafts, $6 cocktails & wine, $7 totchos, flat-breads and more


Smoking Gun

555 Market Street

Ball Hawkin’ Football Specials! On Saturday & Sunday enjoy these specials, Drinks (served ‘til 5PM) $8 Boilmakers, $10 smoking michelada, $20 bucket of beers

Go for two (served until 2PM) $25 The Big Game Breakfast- smoking michelada & the American breakfast, $15 The Hail Mary- Famous breakfast sandwich & bloody mary.  $15 Bacon & Eggs & Kegs- bacon, eggs, modelo or corona.


Tipsy Crow

770 Fifth Avenue

Home bar to the New England Patriots! Watch the team try and defend their Super Bowl title!  Sunday Funday!  Enjoy $5 20oz. drinks including Bloody Marys, Blueritas & Mimosas from open to 5pm on the main.  Top off the weekend with No Request Sundays in the underground, where they bring you local DJ’s bringing the beats & the Party Exchange happening at 9pm.



Union Kitchen & Tap

333 Fifth Avenue

Calling all Cowboy Fans! Watch the Dallas Cowboys and enjoy promotions and the game. Union Kitchen and Tap is excited to get back into the football mode.💙

Volcano Rabbit

527 Fifth Avenue

NFL Sundays at Volcano Rabbit has a lot of drink specials for every football fanatic like: $5 Stella / 10 Barrel Drafts, $7 Grande Stella / Grande 10 Barrel, $5 Bud Light Bottles / $20 buckets, $8 Don Julio Margarita, $10 DJ Grande Margarita, $7 Bullit Bourbon, $7 Tito’s, $2 Red Bull Bump, $7 “Sailor, I Hardly Know Her” (one of our Specialty drinks with Red Bull), Tito’s Bloody & Mimosa Bar (until 2:00pm)


Whiskey Girl

702 Fifth Avenue

Catch all your SDSU Aztecs, USC Trojans, and UCLA Bruins football at Whiskey Girl. Start of Saturday, college mornings with their new brunch menu and bottomless mimosas!!! Cheer on your alma mater and follow them on their way to the championship game.


The Shout! House presents Next Stage Music Education Program

The Shout! House presents Next Stage Music Education Program




Next Stage is a six week music education program,
with a series of masterclasses in a small group setting, that leads to a final performance onstage at the Shout House.

The students  become a band, all working together to put on an amazing final show.
This is your opportunity to perform on stage at The Shout! House, being coached by one of the best entertainers in San Diego.
It’s educational, challenging, but most of all fun!

WHEN: Sundays 2-5pm Starting 9/8, Final Performance 10/13

WHERE: At The Shout! House


An eager audience is watching you and waiting with hushed anticipation. You feel the adrenaline rush through your entire body as you prepare to play the first note. The music takes over and you forget all about nerves and get lost in the powerful, beautiful sounds you are creating. Time just floats  — you’re suspended in the moment — and you transcend into a space of unbound expression. The final note fades and is replaced by the roaring sound of cheers and applause reverberating throughout the entire room. You look down and see pure happiness on people’s faces and you feel that happiness magnified within yourself to the highest degree.



Jon Coyle, Piano Player at the Shout! House is the teacher at Next Stage Music education program. He has been fortunate enough to experience what was  just described many times in his life.  As much as Jon loves performing, he has an equal passion for sharing this gift with others. Many of you out there have music inside you and it’s longing to be heard. Creating moments of magic through music requires dedication and hard work. And doing the work to become great calls for more than just a strong desire to succeed. It requires having a teacher who inspires, challenges and believes in you.


There’s a lot of interest so if this sounds intriguing, click below for more info, pricing, and to set up an audition/ meeting.

Dine around the World on Fourth Avenue!

Dine around the World on Fourth Avenue!

Do you wish you could travel and feast on delicious food from all over the world? Do you miss the authentic local cuisines you tried while on vacation in Peru? Italy? Brazil? Food is such an important aspect of travelling that allows you to experience the real, authentic side of a culture. It has the ability to shape your traveling plans and create some of the best memories. Traveling around the world may be difficult, but you can get a taste of it on Fourth Avenue in the Gaslamp Quarter with cuisines from all over the world!

Bandar Persian Prime Restaurant

Persian Cuisine
Bandar’s menu offers a classic variety of Fresh Prime Steaks, World Famous Chicken, Seafood, Vegetarian and classic Persian specialties. All entrees are charbroiled and prepared with the freshest ingredients, while being low in fat but flavorful. Bandar is best known for its use of fresh, gluten free, healthy ingredients and bold complex flavors. Dining at Bandar is truly inspiring from the stunning ambiance to the variety of signature entrees.
Where: 845 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

La Puerta

Mexican Cuisine

TACOS, TUNES, & TEQUILA… that’s what we’re all about. We’ve always envisioned La Puerta as a hangout for people who want to be treated with a high level of hospitality while enjoying quality Mexican food and drinks in a fun atmosphere. Our Sinaloa inspired family recipes demand we make nearly everything on the menu fresh daily and we never use artificial flavorings or enhancers.  Whether you’re enjoying our Carne Asada tacos or our fresh-squeezed margaritas, you will be shown sincere appreciation for your business and a genuine good time.

Where: 560 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

The Dubliner

Irish Pub
The Dubliner, formerly known as Dublin Square, has been a Gaslamp favorite since 2001. The bar is a twin (sister pub) of Tynan’s Pub in Kilkenny, Ireland, and everything inside (from the wooden bar top to the tables and chairs) was handcrafted in Ireland and shipped across the pond to be assembled here in San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter.
Where: 554 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Juan Tequila Bar & Restaurant

Mexican Cuisine
Juan Tequila explores upscale flavor combinations that have become hallmarks of our Mexican cuisine. Relying on ancient and modern techniques and cross-border ingredients, our nuevo approach offers a variety of small plate selections and larger entree dishes. Come savor our specialties, such as our Hongos Mexicanos al Mezcal, Birria Tacos, and many others.
At Juan Tequila, you’ll discover a new twist on Baja California’s version of “straight up” classy!
Where: 535 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Lima Peruvian Food & Cocktails

Peruvian Cuisine
Peru meets California with Lima Peruvian Food & Cocktails on the corner of F Street and Fourth Avenue. A traditional Peruvian restaurant located in the Gaslamp Quarter, the heart of downtown San Diego. We celebrate the diversity of our culture by sharing authentic and regionally influenced Peruvian cuisine. This is accompanied by delectable Peruvian food, in a casual, comfortable and colorful environment.
Where: 409 F Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Las Hadas Bar & Grill

Mexican Cuisine
Las Hadas is a family owned and operated Mexican restaurant in the Gaslamp Quarter. Our cuisine, a fabulous mixture of music and cocktails is the formula to a memorable night. Las Hadas is the perfect combination of innovation and tradition cultivating the American culture to that of Latin America.  Stop by and become a part of the family!
Where: 558 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101


Italian Cuisine

Welcome to our home, your home, where we eat Italian food the Italian way. Let’s keep this tradition going! The reputation for excellent cuisine, top-notch service, the quality and freshness of ingredients, are the reasons we are so proud of our restaurant.No matter whether you are a seasoned food lover, a curious beginner, or somewhere in between, for the love of food, give us a try! You are welcome – it is our pleasure to serve you.

Where: 835 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Rei Do Gado

Brazilian Churrascaria

Rei do Gado has the only Mesquite charcoal grill in San Diego with authentic Churrascaria serving San Diego since 1999. Dining at Rei do Gado, you will experience authentic Brazilian vibe with our premium meat selections, seafood bar, fresh salad & hot dishes, heavenly desserts, and our signature drinks. Churrascaria is a restaurant serving various cuts of meats, grilled in a skewer which originated in Southern Brazil for centuries. Book a party at Rei do Gado and Enjoy a trip to Brazil without leaving San Diego!

Where: 939 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Roma Mia

Italian Cuisine

Roma Mia brings authentic Italian cuisine to the city’s historic Gaslamp District, with innovative flavors, locally sourced ingredients, and fresh takes on traditional fare. Roma Mia offers both outdoor dining and private dining, and is the ideal venue for pre-theater dinners, birthday dinners, private events, holiday parties, and guest speaker dinners.

Where: 825 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Tacos El Cabron

Mexican Cuisine
We started our business with the vision to bring authentic Mexican Street Tacos to the downtown San Diego market in the heart of the Gaslamp!  Our business has developed a reputation for having one of the best Adobada and Spicy Shrimp Tacos in all of San Diego, and have an amazing catering service where we bring our Taco Cart and cook on site!
Where: 532 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Tropical Savor Bar & Grill

Latin Caribbean Cuisine
Tropical Savor Bar & Grill is an island-themed venue that serves a menu of Latin Caribbean cuisine with authentic dishes from Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Trinidad, Cuba and Jamaica – including their food specialties. The authentic Latin Caribbean cuisine restaurant is decorated on its patio with a thatched awning and grass green accents.  On the inside, the walls are adorned with Carnival Masks, parrots, and there is even a waterfall making guests feel like they are spending time in the Islands.
Where: 729 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Gaslamp Chefs represent San Diego on Food Network’s Chopped!

Gaslamp Chefs represent San Diego on Food Network’s Chopped!

Executive Chef Kevin Templeton of barleymash and Executive Chef Colten Lemmer of Union Kitchen & Tap represented San Diego in their first ever appearance on Food Network’s Chopped! If you are not familiar with the show, Chopped is an American cooking television game show that pits four Chefs from around the country against each other as they compete for a chance to win $10,000! Both Chefs did an amazing job in the “Epic Burgers” episode that aired on Tuesday, August 6th, where they each cooked up creative burger-themed appetizers, entrees and desserts with surprise ingredients. Our talented Gaslamp Quarter Chefs both made it to the finale with Chef Kevin coming out as the Chopped Champion!

downtown san diego gaslamp quarter food network's chopped executive chef kevin barleymash cbs8
downtown san diego gaslamp quarter food network's chopped executive chef colten union cbs8
downtown san diego gaslamp quarter food network's chopped executive chef colten union and executive chef kevin barleymash cbs8

Following their Chopped episode premiere, Executive Chef Kevin Templeton faced off against Executive Chef Colten Lemmer once again in a mini ‘Chopped’ battle during the 8 a.m. news hour at local news station CBS 8, with anchor Jenny Milkowski. The two chefs recreated their episode on the Food Network show, creating burgers with surprise ingredients from both each other and the news anchor. Who knew Doritos in a burger could be so tasty?

Check out the CBS 8 segment:

Your Next Food Adventure:


Located in the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp district, barleymash is the fun, high-energy downtown restaurant and bar that celebrates the richness of American culture through its appetizing and progressive bar fare. Both the restaurant philosophy and menu offerings draw heavily from two barroom staples: beer and bourbon. 

Where: 600 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: barleymash

Union Kitchen & Tap

Inspired by San Diego’s appreciation for craft beer and craving for fresh, creative cuisine, Union Kitchen & Tap is uniquely suited to provide guests with the best of both worlds. Located in the heart of San Diego’s Historic Gaslamp Quarter, Union Kitchen epitomizes the Southern California lifestyle with great music, a stylish yet relaxed atmosphere and of course, a full suite of local craft beer selections. Our relentless pursuit to showcase San Diego’s finest craft beers and premium whiskey brands is evident upon entering the front door.

Where: 333 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: Union Kitchen & Tap

Gaslamp’s Executive Chefs set to compete on  Food Network’s Chopped!

Gaslamp’s Executive Chefs set to compete on Food Network’s Chopped!

Tune in to Food Network’s Chopped this Tuesday at 9PM and watch Gaslamp’s great culinary minds at work!  Union Kitchen &Tap’s Chef Colten Lemmer, and barleymash’s Chef Kevin Templeton will compete on one of Food Network’s most popular shows!  If you aren’t catching it at home, Union Kitchen & Tap, Smoking Gun, and barleymash will be having viewing parties……show them some Gaslamp/ San Diego pride, and root them on!



600 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Watch Chef Kevin Templeton at his home turf!

Union Kitchen & Tap

333 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Watch Chef Colten take on the other Chef’s for this special Food Network’s Chopped Episode at 9PM


The Smoking Gun

555 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101

Watch this special episode of Food Network’s Chopped where Gaslamp’s culinary geniuses work their magic!