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Neighborhood Guide: Gaslamp

Late-night clubs give way to trendy eateries and family-friendly culture in the 16-block historic quarter.

By Archana Ram

Neighborhood Guide: Gaslamp

Don Chido

Don Chido

Werewolf American Pub

SD’s answer to the quintessential London pub serves craft beer and pub grub. (The garlic wings are a crowd favorite.)

627 Fourth Avenue

The New Children’s Museum

The institution is all about hands-on education. Now on exhibit is Feast: The Art of Playing With Your Food. Also visit the Garden Project, an outdoor picnic and play area, where little ones can marvel at the museum’s fruit and veggie patches.

200 West Island Avenue

Café 21

Housed in the former Croce’s space, the new location of this organic eats-focused restaurant with Middle Eastern roots also promises cocktails and live music. Look for Zymology 21 to open this summer.

802 Fifth Avenue

Don Chido

In the former Fred’s space, executive chef Antonio Friscia’s new Mexican spot includes a tortilla station, 27-foot bar, and more than 100 tequilas, not to mention traditional eats cooked on a special Santa Maria barbeque grill.

527 Fifth Avenue

Neighborhood Guide: Gaslamp

Blind Burro

Blind Burro

Blind Burro

This lively Mexican spot serves up strong margaritas, fresh tacos, and a must-try “amigo hour” on weekdays.

639 J Street

Martin Luther King, Jr. Promenade

Bordering the edge of Gaslamp is this grassy, dog-friendly park and walkway, dotted with public art and quotes from MLK, Jr.

Parallel to Harbor Drive from Market Street to Petco Park


A darling boutique filled with special-occasion dresses, fragrant candles, fashion-focused coffee table books—and a few picks for gents.

635 Fifth Avenue

Moonshine Flats

This kitschy honky-tonk bar features live music, line dancing, and a new outdoor deck with lawn games and a pizza oven.

344 Seventh Avenue

Gaslamp This Month

Free yoga, Horton Plaza
Lululemon pop-up
9 a.m.

Sunset Poolside Jazz Series at the Westgate
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


Neighborhood Guide: Gaslamp

The New Children’s Museum

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