The Governor of California’s current COVID-19 health order forbids outdoor dining through December 21, 2020. As such, Gaslamp Quarter patios and Parklets are closed for now.
Gaslamp Quarter restaurants will open for indoor and outdoor dining one day soon. Until then, find takeout and delivery options here.
Outdoor Dining in the Gaslamp Quarter
On-trend humans have been dining outdoors since before roofs were invented, but the Gaslamp Quarter’s new outdoor-dining experience raises the bar(s) sky-high. Come see what’s new and happening now.
When visiting the Gaslamp Quarter, please practice social distancing and follow San Diego County health guidelines regarding face coverings during COVID-19.
Wednesday through Sunday through the end of the year (see schedule below), the Gaslamp Quarter Association presents Curbside Gaslamp. Socially distant but emotionally close, this five-day weekly event closes Fifth Avenue in the Gaslamp Quarter to vehicular traffic — paving the way for in-street dining and shopping.
Fifth Ave. is closed to vehicles from L St. to Market St. on Wednesdays, and from L St. to F St. on Thursdays through Sundays.
McFarlane Promotions produces this large-scale event, which has nearly 50 Gaslamp business participating (see list below) each week. Aperol, the Italian aperitif liqueur, donated the hundreds of umbrellas that provide shade for guests while adding a sense of unity and community to the entire event.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer says, “The Gaslamp Quarter is the heart of San Diego, where businesses pledge to keep you safe.”
Weds., Thurs., Fri.: 3 p.m. – 11 p.m. (last seating 10 p.m.)
Sat.: 12 p.m. – 11 p.m. (last seating 10 p.m.)
Sun.: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. (last seating 10 p.m.)
Atomic, American Junkie, Asti Ristorante, barleymash, Café Sevilla, Chocolate Cremerie, Cuban Cigar Factory, El Chingon, Eyes on Fifth, Fifth & Rose, Gaslamp Burger, Gaslamp Pizza, Greystone Steakhouse, Henry’s Pub, Huntress, Lionfish, Lumi, Maryjane’s, Metl, Myst, Nobu San Diego, Olala Crepes, Old Spaghetti Factory, Osteria Panevino, Pizza on 5th, Provisional, Rockin’ Baja Lobster, Rustic Root, Saltwater, Sugar Factory, Tacos el Gordo, Taka, The Butcher’s Cut, Tipsy Crow, The Field, Toscana, Union Kitchen & Tap, Urban India, Whiskey Girl
Parklets and Sidewalk Patios
Gaslamp restaurants have extended their patios onto the sidewalks and beyond, creating inviting atmospheres in parking spaces (aka Parklets) and transforming the streets of the neighborhood into a magical culinary and (socially distant) social affair seven days a week.
These brand-new Parklets and Sidewalk Patios (see July 24 photo gallery) line the streets of Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Aves., plus cross-streets throughout the Gaslamp Quarter every day.