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Brothels, Bites and Booze: A Culinary Tour of San Diego's Questionable Past

Highlights
  • 2.5-hour food and walking tour of the Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego
  • Discover the seedy history of the Gaslamp Quarter
  • Enjoy food samples at five restaurants
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Brothels, Bites and Booze: A Culinary Tour of San Diego's Questionable Past
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Brothels, Bites and Booze: A Culinary Tour of San Diego's Questionable Past tour departing at 5:30pm
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Brothels, Bites and Booze: A Culinary Tour of San Diego's Questionable Past tour departing at 11am
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Overview
Explore the best eats in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego on a walking tour with an expert guide who shares the inside scoop on the district's hopping restaurant and bar scene. Sample delicious dishes at several eateries, sip drinks, and learn about the history of the district as you discover its latest incarnation as a top nightlife destination. Colorful stories shared by your guide make the history of San Diego come to life on this 2.5-hour tour.
What to Expect
After meeting your guide in the Gaslamp Quarter, set out on your food and walking tour of this vibrant nightlife district, which covers 16 square blocks in the the historic heart of San Diego.

Your guide outlines the scope of the impressive local restaurant and bar scene, and takes you into top eateries to taste their delicious fare. As you stroll at a leisurely pace, pass some of the 150 bars and restaurant, and 94 registered historic buildings in the Gaslamp Quarter. Hear about the origins of this neighborhood, including its notoriety for its red light district when San Diego started out, and illegal booze-running during Prohibition. The area has undergone significant renewal in the past two decades after falling into disrepair in the mid-1900s.

Expect to walk at an easy pace, stopping frequently to try various dishes at up to five eateries with enough samples to make up a full meal. Some of the places that you might visit include: Tin Fish, Meze Café and Grill, Bolillo Tortas, Rock Bottom, Heavenly Cupcake, El Pulpo, Cremolose, Bare Back Bar and Grill, and the Melting Pot.

Please note: restaurants may change and are subject to availability.
Reviews (121)
1 - 5 of 36 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago
Met all expectations

Visited four rest. which included drinks. The tour also included lots of information about some famous buildings and history of San Diego. Not to much, just right because of our tour guide Stefano who give us special attention and made us feel like family. Highly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gerald T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Expected More

We enjoyed the tour and the tour guide was very good. I found it quite over priced for what was included - only 4 stops, I guess I expected more for what we paid.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Samicat7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A great tour!

Amanda was great! All in our group really enjoyed the tour! I was a bit worried about how much walking would be entailed since one in our group is slightly limited. It wasn't a problem. The stops gave him the rest he needed to keep...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Tami U
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Not great

My husband and I did the booze, bites, and brothels tour a couple of weeks ago. It was not the best food tour I have been on. From the start, everything was late. We called multiple times, but got no answer, and our guide showed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Becki G
Reviewed 24 October 2018
A great tour with Amanda our guide.

A great tour with Amanda our guide. It was a fantastic introduction to San Diego, it's nightlife, it's food and its past. We didn't want the night to end.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Denis O
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