Neighborhood Guide: Gaslamp
Late-night clubs give way to trendy eateries and family-friendly culture in the 16-block historic quarter.
The New Children's Museum
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
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
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
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
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
Sunset Poolside Jazz Series at the Westgate
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.