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

  • 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
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
USD 60.00
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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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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.
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1 - 5 of 18 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago
So much fun!

This was great. We had four meals and three drinks. The stroll started at a greek fusion restaurant (SO GOOD!) and then went to an irish pub, then a pizza parlor, then a french cafe. It was delicious, the guide (Stefan) was fun and knowledgable,...More

Thank Kathryn A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Brothels, Bites, and Booze San Diego

Super fun experience! Amanda our tour guide was fun and upbeat! She made an effort to get to know each one of us. Food was awesome - especially the Greek and Irish food!! On the downside, the pizza place we went to didn’t seem excited...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great food

Wife and I came to SD and had a wonderful time with Kirk as our guide. Drinks and food were wonderful and Meze by far took the trophy for best of both! I would highly recommend this tour and guide.

Thank Scott A
Reviewed 8 July 2018
Very interesting

We met our tour guide Amanda underneath the Gaslamp Sign in San Diego. She was friendly. Right away she let us know that this was not a tour for kids. The stops, greek, irish, mexican and french, were amazing, and so friendly. Especially the Mexican...More

Thank Bonnie B
Reviewed 19 June 2018
Fun Night

My husband and I really enjoyed this tour. Our guide, Stefan, was very knowledgeable and made the time go quickly with all his fun stories of San Diego's infamous past. We visited a good variety of eateries with tasty food samplings but we did think...More

1  Thank Janet W
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