Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego
When you are in Gaslamp District at nighttime don't miss Horton Plaza - it looks really pretty, more beautiful than at daytime, I suppose.
And it's less expensive to visit it at this time because all stores are closed so you can do only window shopping. The area (like the whole downtown) is patrolled by numerous policemen so don't be afraid of walking around - I felt safe there.
The Gaslamp district (in downtown) is where to go for some great nightlife! It's a hopping area, with the bright and the beautiful thronging the club scene. Just head to the area and walk around the streets - it's like a big party on weekends!
Dress Code: Not too formal, but not too casual either. Look sharp, and you'll do fine.
(HARD ROCK CAFE)
late night dancing, resident artists and micro breweries all contribute to the festive spirit of the area.
Shops and galleries of every variety are
scattered throughout the 21 block district.
Plan to spend the day, or spend the night......but plan to come back often!
Tour the Gaslamp Quarter district: photos, maps and information about clubs, shops and restaurants.
4th & B, good national acts. The Belly Up, awesome sound quality, good artwork and large dance floor. Oh, and if you have a dinghy, paddle up to Humphrey's by the Bay to catch a free live act...I saw Johnny lang awile back, almost sunk the boat with the rocking!
The music comes first.
Dress Code: Dude, it's Cali, dress casual
Gaslamp Quarter, Downtown San Diego. If San Diego has a night scene, this is where to find it. There are plenty of bars and restaurants to suit everyone. Stroll down 4th and 5th avenues until you find what you're looking for.
The Gaslamp Quarter contains sidwalk cafes and open air restaurants, jazz clubs, late night dancing, and micro breweries.
Dress Code: Casual to dressy. Some bars do not allow jeans.
I'm not into nightlife but there is a lot of stuff to do in the Gaslamp Quarter.
In the Gaslamp, there are a MESS of clubs and fine restaurants.
Dress Code: Dress code ranges.....If you're going to Dick's Last Resort, anything goes (I've never been there but I heard from people who have been there) and if you're going to the Old Spaghetti Factory, dress nicely as if you were going to church but it's perfectly fine to wear casual attire.
5th avenue downtown;an incredible atmosphere at night,you have the choice between all the discotheques or bars;and of course the strange open air downtown mall(picture)where I spent many hours every day
in this area you can feel safer than on the beach area,which has a rough atmosphere at night
My second Favorite place Down Town is Buffalo Joe's. I love it!!!
Buffalo Joe's is located on a corner and has windows all the way around so you can watch the action from the street (while you wait in line). A mix of bands plays to whatever's the trend of the moment. They have had swing dancing, retro '80s, but my personal favorite is Saturday night....'70s night...featuring the DISCO PIMPS. They rock. You will have the time of your life. Be prepred this place gets crowded.