Like Balboa Park, the Gaslamp District is tons of attractions rolled into one. Here, an afternoon full of sight-seeing transitions seamlessly into dinner, then a show, then a night of bar-hopping to top off an awesome day of cutting loose and enjoying yourself. It’s a fantastic place, an “urban playground” with all sorts of activities all within walking distance.
Speaking of bar-hopping, there’s a lot of competition throughout the quarter about who can mix the best drink and provide the best hangout. Here, we happily offer you an overview of the top-rated bars in the top-rated district.
Taste and Thirst
Taste and Thirst thrives in the competitive downtown environment by boasting a better product and a decent price. Their drinks and appetizers are delicious and, for a downtown scene, affordable. Their biggest draw is their happy hour—come in between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. for half-priced drinks and bargains on appetizers!
The Prohibition Lounge, while somewhat on the pricey side, is very popular for its fabulous drinks. It’s best to go on a night they have live music, as the people they bring in are top-notch. It may be small, but its popularity continues strong thanks to its music, drinks, and a speakeasy feel that distinguishes it from any other bars in town.
The Shout! House
The Shout House is a perfect fit for the Gaslamp District—food and an awesome show rolled into one! Dueling pianos rock the crowd with excellent music, featuring singalongs that really get the audience involved—and yes, they take requests! The drinks here never disappoint. The only downside is the wait time; this place can get crowded on a weekend, so call ahead if you can!
The Tipsy Crow
This old standby has its home in one of downtown’s oldest buildings, and the classic décor is just one of its many charms. One of the reasons The Tipsy Crow has been around so long is that the tri-level bar offers something for everyone. The Lounge Floor creates a posh environment to hang out and celebrate with a drink in hand; the Main Floor offers a casual place to chill and play some games, and The Underground lets you cut loose with dancing and DJs. It’s no surprise this bar remains popular among groups of diverse friends!
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