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9 Star Starred
The Gaslamp Quarter
Meet at the corner of 5th and L St., under the Gaslamp Quarter Arch 5th Avenue & L St. San Diego, CA 92101
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"Brothels, Bites and Booze -- At Night"
63 ratings
4.3 average rating
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14 events
8 reviews
8 stars
attended Jul 07 2011

Bianca is very knowledgeable and pleasant. Bites were plentiful and the drinks were excellent. Especially the margarita. Highly recommend!

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4 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 17 2011

Tall sailing ships in port; cobblestone streets; granite and red brick buildings; horse-drawn carriages; gaslamps and pianos tinkering away late at night. It's downtown San Diego, circa 1880's, in a section known as the Stingaree...continued

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3 reviews
4 stars
attended Aug 17 2011

A group of six of us had a great time learning about the "seedy" side of San Diego. We were surprised at the generous "bites" of food that were served to us and loved every morsel. We plan to return to some of the restaurants at a later date. ...continued

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Check out Goldstar member reviews of this tour’s daytime version.


Travel into a world of scandal and debauchery as a guide leads you through the streets of a famous Stingaree District, formerly known as one of the main red light districts in Southern California, with more than 120 brothels at one point in time. The tales of the past are funny and will blow your mind! Get to know the roots of why this area has only recently been safe enough to walk at night, and has become the main nightlife and dining destination in San Diego.

Your guide will take you to some of the most interesting restaurant/bars in the Gaslamp. Get acquainted with the nightlife of this fascinating district while you learn about its history. Each restaurant offers a unique taste of one of their specialties, and some of them also provide a small sample of one of their specialty cocktails. Taste one of San Diego’s most popular cocktails, delicious Mexican food, and check out some of the newest and hippest bars in the Gaslamp.


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