- 2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
The Brothels, Bites and Booze culinary tour of San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter will take you back to a time of scandal and debauchery. Marvel at the antique architecture, learn about the early red light district, and sample flavors at 4 local establishments.
- Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
- Step back in time on a history tour
- Free drinks included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Small-group tour
- Food tasting
- Drink samples
- Hotel pickup and drop off
The Gaslamp Quarter sign in San Diego
Wednesday to Saturday
Often called the Historic Heart of San Diego, the Gaslamp Quarter is the main dining and entertainment district of the city. With more than 150 bars and restaurants and 94 registered historic buildings, this nightlife playground has a lot to see and do, as well as a fascinating past.
The Brothels, Bites and Booze tour will introduce you to the beginnings of San Diego as a port town – learn why it became one of the more notorious red light districts of its time, and find out how this once-undesired neighborhood became a fun and vibrant nightlife destination for both locals and visitors.
After meeting your guide, you’ll embark on a journey of scandalous tales, unique cocktails and local cuisine. On the tour, you’ll make new friends, hear interesting stories, sing karaoke and explore new tastes at local restaurants*.
*Restaurants are not guaranteed and are subject to availability. Restaurants visited 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
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum age is 18 years
- There is a minimum of 4 passengers to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Our guide, Stephan. was entertaining, knowledgeable, and friendly. The restaurants and bars we visited were varied and the food and drinks were great. I would definitely recommend this fun tour.
Everything was very well done. Really enjoyed our guide's knowledge and friendliness. Learned a lot about the San Diego history and food/drink scene.
This was a great way to pass an evening, get an overview of the neighborhood and sample 4 great eateries. Stephan was an enthusiastic guide and made sure everyone in our group had a great time.
This was a fun tour. Our guide Stephen was a lot of fun and was very knowledgeable. As we walked along learning about the history of the brothels we stopped at various restaurants where we enjoyed food samples and drinks. We were with a great group of people and had a really good time. I would suggest this tour to anyone that wants to visit the Gaslamp Quarters and have a fun filled evening.
It was a fun walking tour of the Gaslamp district. Edwin was outstanding as our guide and storyteller. He was pleasant and knowledgeable of the area and San Diego as a whole. Each of our stops gave us quality food that is a good indicator of their fare. I would recommend this tour to everyone who visits or lives in San Diego whom would like to sample and learn what the best of the Gaslamp District has to offer.
Great, fun tour, with a great enthusiastic tour guide. Loved the 1st restaurant that we visited and would never have thought San Diego could have supported so many brothels!
A fun way to get an overview of the Gaslamp area! Good food and drinks.
It has been more than a year since we took this tour and we still talk about how much we enjoyed it! The food and drinks were great but the best part was the history and stories about the area that our guide shared with us.
Great knowledgeable guide. The tour took us to four different places which provided delicious 'bites' and a booze to compliment their offering. Between the different restaurants, we were treated to enthusiastic tales of the brothels as we were shown the different locations.
My advice, take the tour, but don't eat first...... lots of food and drink!
This is such an amazing area with a lot of interesting history. Our stops were diverse and we had plenty to eat.
The guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. There is plenty to see after the tour if you want to stay. we parked in a garage near the starting point. Go early because you have a lot of traffic in the area.
So much fun - Stephan was full of energy, information and fun. We had a wonderful group -
lovely people from San Antonio, terrific couple from North Carolina/Virginia area and 4 young
travellers from Belgium. Food was great - company lots of fun. Would highly recommend this for
an evening outing in San Diego. We went back to 3 of the 4 places to eat during the rest of our week's vacation.
Although we have stayed in SD many times - this was a highlight.
Great tour. My BF who had been stationed there didn't know half of these stories. Great food and a great deal.
High energy, knowledgable guide. A great way to learn not only some of the history of San Diego, but see many beautiful historic buildings. Our food stops were varied and the bites just right. Having a larger group 16 proved to be a plus as we got to know other folks from different states. And China! A great way to spend a few hours.
HAD A BLAST!!! If you live here or not, go on this tour! FOOD FUN AND COCKTAILS! BIANCA IS AH-MAZING!! We are native San Diegans and learned so much about our awesome city! Took a group of 8 of us for my hubs 50th birthday, soooo much fun!!! Don't hesitate!! BOOK IT DAN-O!!!