11 Must-Visit Bars in the Gaslamp

American Junkie

American Junkie is a modern interpretation of the traditional gastro pub, offering the best in food and cocktails. Located in the San Diego’s Historic Gaslamp Quarter.

Double Deuce

Double Deuce is a Country bar complete with mechanical bull and dancing on bars. Food offered through Jack’s Fire Pit, serving new American barbecue featuring pulled pork, sausage, BBQ shredded chicken, brisket, salads, nachos, quesadillas and more.

Fifth and Rose

The Pendry San Diego hotel bar, Fifth & Rose, is a classic cocktail bar in an elegant, chic, and comfortable room. A classic setting for a fitting drink, it is a place to engage in conversation, enjoy bar fare, and linger over the perfect cocktail.

Gaslamp BBQ and Sports Bar

Gaslamp BBQ, in the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, features succulent tri-tip, pulled pork, burgers, ribs, brews, blues, good food and great times.

Gaslamp Tavern

hand-crafted cocktails, local beers, and game day. Gaslamp Tavern is located in the historic Gaslamp District and is home to a flavorful & vast menu of food, a hefty list of booze, and lastly..a damn good time. They’re the kind of place where there are no sad hours, but only happy hours!


Ginger’s is an underground escape from the active nightlife found on Gaslamp’s hottest corner of Fifth and Market. With a vast selection of Gin and Vodka, Ginger’s believes that for conventional style and subtle sophistication, nothing beats a martini. The décor here is cozy, the lighting unique, the atmosphere dynamic and comfortable.

Henry’s Pub

As an 18-year resident of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, Henry’s Pub offers a variety of food, beverages, and entertainment across the board, providing something for everyone! Henry’s Pub & Restaurant is an American Pub with Finnish roots located in the heart of San Diego’s Historic Gaslamp Quarter. You’ll find crafted food from the freshest ingredients, an endless selection of local craft beers, and a specialty cocktail selection that’ll please anyone wanting to try something new.

Metl Bar, Restaurant & Cocktail Creamery

Metl is a casual American restaurant offering pub fare known for savory soups, stuffed pasta shells, juicy burgers and steaks, boozy ice creams and not-to-be-forgotten pies and bread puddings packed with flavor. Along with some of the best tasting and most affordable food in the Gaslamp, they have an outstanding collection of tequila and mezcals, as well as whiskeys and craft cocktails created by staff and by local bartenders in the community.

Nason’s Beer Hall

A new addition to San Diego’s iconic craft beer scene, Nason’s features an expansive selection of local and international beers, globally inspired comfort food, and vintage bar games. Its name pays homage to Nason & Co. Farmer’s Market, which occupied this unique space in the early 1900s.

Side Bar

A cozy New York-style nightclub and lounge with a glamorous yet intimate feel, the renovated space mixes bold theatrical features with playful feminine elements. Striking metallic finishes blend with warm coppers and avant-garde floral patterns. Shades of pink and an enchanting botanical feature evoke a whimsical garden feel, elegantly contrasting against steel screens and innovative lighting.


Taste and Thirst

Rollicking no-cover destination offers American comfort grub, mixed drinks & nightly specials.