Quick Links

How gifting with Breakaway Experiences works - VIDEO

How to redeem your experience gift  - VIDEO

Breakaway Experiences Christmas Gifts and Christmas Presents



Gaslamp Quarter Historic Food and Drink Tour, San Diego

Embark on a guided walking food tour of the Gaslamp Quarter, full of cuisine, curiosities, and culture. Get ready to delve into downtown San Diego’s scandalous post Gold Rush history.
Where:San Diego, California
Age restriction:Minimum age for participation - 13 years
Price for:1 Participant
Availability:COMING SOON
Brothels, bites, and booze: a food tour of the Gaslamp Quarter’s questionable past.

This unique San Diego food tour is the best way to indulge in great food tastings while unfolding the city’s rich history. This tour combines unseemly history and storytelling with delicious, local bites and booze.

You’ll visit 4 popular restaurants for a dining experience composed of worldwide cuisine, brought to you by the tour operators favorite locally owned venues.  Plus, your food samples will be paired with the perfect “spirited” beverage.

The Gaslamp Quarter was once the infamous red-light district of San Diego. You will travel back in time and learn the secrets behind the district’s historic buildings. Your knowledgeable and entertaining guide will regale you with tales of what life was like for the women who once ruled the streets, along with heinous tales of the city’s most famous brothels and Prohibition-era gangsters! Learn the history you wont't be told about during your average San Diego tour!

This unique San Diego food tour is the best way to indulge in remarkable food tastings while unfolding the city’s rich history … and all of your food samples are paired with a taste of cocktails and local beers.

Tour highlights:

  • A tasty walking history tour of San Diego’s thriving Gaslight Quarter.
  • Learn some of San Diego’s history that they don’t teach you in a classroom.
  • Enjoy enough delicious food for a light meal (You shouldn’t leave the tour feeling hungry).

Your tour will visit 4 of the following tasty establishments: *

  • Meze Greek Fusion – Finely crafted Greek Cuisine with a Southern California twits.
  • Whiskey Girl – American classic and unique fusion dishes.
  • WestBrew  – Showcasing West Coast  beer styles and take pride in delivering delicious, clean brews to you!
  • Half Door Brewing Co. - Housed in a historic home from the 1890s, this brew pub serves a taster of their house-brewed beer and house-made sausage flatbread.
  • Cali Cream – Ice cream made in house, with unique and seasonal flavors with ingredients they source locally.
  • Madam Bonnie’s – Their menu centers around rotisserie-style cooking paired with best of San Diego’s local ingredients and inspired craft cocktails.

* Tour stops are subject to change.

What's included:

  • Preselected food at 4 participating restaurants with drink samples at 3 of the locations.
  • A passionate local foodie guide.

When:  Available year-round  with tours daily*
*Subject to availability.

Duration: 2.5-hours

Where: This tour takes place in San Diego, California  VIEW MAP

Need to know:

  • Please advise of food allergies or dietary restrictions when you reserve your tour time. The tour operator will try to accommodate restrictions as best as possible. They may not be able to accommodate all restrictions.
  • Minimum age for participation is 13 years.
  • The maximum number of participants is 15.
  • Proof of age may be required. Please bring government issued photo ID.
  • This tour will run rain or shine. Please dress accordingly for expected weather conditions.
  • The total amount of walking on this city tour should not exceed 1 mile. You will be walking several blocks at a time and stop to rest at a venue before continuing on.
  • This tour is wheelchair friendly.
  • Tour guide gratuities are not included, optional and always appreciated.

How To Book Your Experience

You Pick The Experience - They Pick When They Want to Do It