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Brothels, Bites and Booze: A Culinary Tour of San Diego's Questionable Past

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    What to Expect
    After meeting your guide in the Gaslamp Quarter, set out on your food and walking tour of this vibrant nightlife district, which covers 16 square blocks in the the historic heart of San Diego.

    Your guide outlines the scope of the impressive local restaurant and bar scene, and takes you into top eateries to taste their delicious fare. As you stroll at a leisurely pace, pass some of the 150 bars and restaurant, and 94 registered historic buildings in the Gaslamp Quarter. Hear about the origins of this neighborhood, including its notoriety for its red light district when San Diego started out, and illegal booze-running during Prohibition. The area has undergone significant renewal in the past two decades after falling into disrepair in the mid-1900s.

    Expect to walk at an easy pace, stopping frequently to try various dishes at up to five eateries with enough samples to make up a full meal. Some of the places that you might visit include: Tin Fish, Meze Café and Grill, Bolillo Tortas, Rock Bottom, Heavenly Cupcake, El Pulpo, Cremolose, Bare Back Bar and Grill, and the Melting Pot.

    Please note: restaurants may change and are subject to availability.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    209 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
    Duration
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
    Inclusions
    • Food tasting
    • Drink samples
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • There is a minimum of 4 passengers to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This walking tour was so much fun!! Tour guide was knowledge about San Diego history every stop had great food and drinks !! I would do it again !!
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    My wife and I took this toor Saturday evening and it was fantastic. Mark was our guide and this man was funny, knowledgeable, and you could tell he truly enjoys his job. He made the tour very entertaining and a pleasure to go on. We highly recommend taking this tour it’s not
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    Response from bmj10, Owner at Brothels, Bites and Booze: A Culinary Tour of San Diego's Questionable Past
    Responded 1 week ago
    Hi there! It's so nice that you had a good time with Mark! We appreciate you choosing So Diego Tour for your Saturday night, and thank you for the love on Tripadvisor!
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    Kirk was an AWESOME tour guide! Loved the tour.....so much fun....& LOVED learning all the history! LOTS of food....enjoyed all 4 stops! Loved that we finished off with yummy ice cream.
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    Response from bmj10, Owner at Brothels, Bites and Booze: A Culinary Tour of San Diego's Questionable Past
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Thank you for joining us on tour! I'm so pleased to find that you had a great time with Kirk. We love him and his energy. Hope to see you again soon! -Bianca
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    Tour guide made it a fun night out. Friday night tour was group of 15. Good opportunity to meet people. Three restaurant stops, each include a shot and small appetizer. Last stop is a dessert place. Spend about 20 minutes at each place. Good history lesson of SD early years.
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    Response from bmj10, Owner at Brothels, Bites and Booze: A Culinary Tour of San Diego's Questionable Past
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    I'm so happy to find that you enjoyed our tour. The Gaslamp is certainly a fun place to explore with a lot of history and many, many bars and restaurants. We are happy to offer tours like this! Enjoy the rest of your time in San Diego! -Bianca
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    Amanda was great. Very knowledgeable about the area. The portions were adequate, plenty to fill you up. I would definitely take this tour.
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    Response from bmj10, Owner at Brothels, Bites and Booze: A Culinary Tour of San Diego's Questionable Past
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Thank you for joining us on the Brothels, Bites and Booze tour! Amanda is awesome, isn't she? I'm glad you had a great time...thanks for leaving a great review! -Bianca
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