Brothels, Bites, and Booze: Gaslamp Tour in San Diego, California

Craft Beer
Local Food
City Tasting
Food Tour
Walking Tour
Meal, Tour guide
City, Historical
Minimum Drinking Age
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Activity Overview
Bites, Booze and Brothels is a fun and inventive tour that allows you discover the Gaslamp Quarter, the capital of America’s finest city. Taste what makes this metropolis one of the best destinations for shopping, dining and nightlife. This favorite Gaslamp Quarter food trip will not only please your taste buds but your inquisitiveness, too!

Your tour guide will offer an in-depth look of the red light district of San Diego and the ladies who rule the streets at that time. Scandalous accounts of the Prohibition-era gangsters and most trendy brothels and will make you wish for more!

Gratify your hunger at some point in our Gaslamp Quarter walking excursion as we stop at four popular eateries in the region. Cookery from all over the planet comes together to make an appetizing experience that is not like any other. The foodstuff on this sightseeing tour is adequate to offer a full meal for most people, so bring your craving!

The ideal match to an appetizing sampling of cuisines is a drink to accompany it. The Gaslamp Quarter is an abode to a tremendous amount of exclusive craft cocktail bars and leading microbreweries. Complete your Gaslamp Quarter food trip with a sample-sized, cocktail, brew or other invigorating treats for the entire San Diego tour. Join us for a nighttime of drink samplings, tasty food, and happy moments!

List of Restaurants
Ciro’s Pizzeria: original Ciro’s Pizzeria was opened in January 2003 in Gaslamp Quarter. Ciro’s dream is to offer quality pizza and other Italian meals with their exclusive style and New York finesse.

The Field: This Irish pub was literally shipped from Ireland and re-positioned in the center of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter.

The Oyster Bar SKC: Here you will get a flavor of New Orleans in San Diego. The ambiance is luxurious yet modest, the meal decadent yet simple, all staff is welcoming.

Meze Grill: The Meze Greek Fusion is a stylish Mediterranean restaurant serving up hummus, Greek favorites and home-made falafel.

Patron’s Corner: When you stop in tacos and margaritas, this contemporary Mexican restaurant is a beautiful place to eat!

Cute Cakes: This place is an old-fashioned cupcake shop offering yummy cupcakes.

Le Parfait Paris: This French pastry shop provides macarons cooked with the finest ingredients. Your lips will be smacking due to the excellent pastries.
  • A walking history tour of San Diego’s thriving New Town/ Gaslamp Quarter
  • Indulge your senses and taste original flavors from favorite restaurants.
  • Listen to stories about the scandals of the Stingaree District.
  • Learn some of the history that they don’t teach you in a classroom!
  • Enjoy enough delicious food for a full meal.
Not Included
  • Tip for your guide
max 15 people
Start Time
Weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday5:30 PM
Weekly on Friday, Saturday11:00 AM
2,5 H
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Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations made 2 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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Overall Experience
(5.0 of 5)
I went on the tour in downtown called Brothels, Bites, and Booze and it was great. We got to sample food and drinks from a variety of restaurants and were told some interesting stories of the history of the Gaslamp District. Both unique and fun I would definitely recommend this tour!
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Tastings Nearby
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San Diego, California, United States
5 Days, 4 Nights
Experience the land of tequila and mariachis with the first Tequila Tour Company ever from San Diego to Tequila, Mexico est. 2014. We operate tours to Guadalajara and the truly beautiful ... moresurrounding areas, Tlaquepaque, Los Altos, Amatitan and Tequila. Spend your days exploring these areas of Mexico with a true tequila aficionado, Juan Andres Ortiz the owner of the company.

Our Tequila Trail Tours are all-inclusive. Direct flight airfare round trip, Extremely unique 5 star Tequila Barrel resort lodging at the La Cofradia Resort, All meals included (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and comfortable, spacious transportation with a stocked bar inside for the entire trip in Mexico and a knowledgeable experienced driver that is reserved only for our group the entire time. This is an all-Inclusive tour that requires a minimum of 12 or more people in order to operate.

Tequilarias visited are: La Cofradia, Jose Cuervo, Herradura (all day tour), Tres Mujeres, Don Abraham, and San Matias, Sauza, and a few more with time permitting. These excursions include food, drink, and tasting. We also offer a shopping tour of Tlaquepaque, a very unique destination renowned for its art galleries, silver, and history. You will also get to experience downtown Guadalajara where we tour, shop and experience this cultural area of Mexico. Tijuana airport serves both departing and returning flights. Ensure to carry your Passport.

The only thing you will pull money from your pocket for would be, shopping (bottles of Tequila), tips, and extra alcoholic drinks with breakfast and dinner. Everything else is included! All drinks are included in all your tour tastings.

Tequila Trail Tour Itinerary

Day 1:
Meet around 7 am at CBX cross-border express, adjoining 2745 Otay Pacific Drive San Diego. Depart from Tijuana international airport. Precise times will be provided once reservations are guaranteed.

Arrive at Guadalajara at around 12-1:30 pm. Transfer to La Cofradia, our hotel located in Tequila Mexico, where we will spend 4 nights/5days. Check in by approximately 3pm. Our initial tour at La Cofradia includes tastings and concludes with a welcome dinner in their underground restaurant, to conclude we then visit Tequila Mexico to listen to local music with some tapas and drinks!

Day 2:
Breakfast at the Hotel at 8am. Kick-off the day by 10 am. Visit two tequilarias, Tres Mujeres, in the township of Arenales, and Don Abraham in the township of Amatitan Jalisco. Enjoy a tequila tasting and savor a delicious authentic Mexican- style lunch. Return trip to Tequila Mexico for Dinner, Shopping and a Grand Fiesta in the square! OLE!

Day 3:
Breakfast at the Hotel at 8am, as we need to depart by 9am on our agenda of the day.
Visit Los Altos town and enjoy tastings at San Matias. In the afternoon, we’ll tour Tlaquepaque renowned for Art galleries, and Shopping, here we’ll have dinner and drinks and of course Mariachis!

Day 4:
Breakfast at Hotel at 8 am. The day starts at around 9am with an ALL DAY ALL INCLUSIVE tour of Herradura that includes Lunch, Drinks, and Entertainment until 6 pm. Head over to the town of Tequila, Mexico, where we will view two tequilarias, Sauza and Don Jose Cuervo for drinks and snacks as well as more celebrations in the square!

Day 5:
Depart from the hotel and proceed to Guadalajara to the airport for the return flight. Breakfast and Lunch included on this day (Time permitting, touring Guadalajara and some shopping).
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San Diego, California, United States
2 Days, 1 Night
Our Grand Wine Tour offers you a chance to enjoy two days in Baja in the company of a professional and bilingual guide. You’ll experience a light-hearted and social ride through ... moreValle de Guadalupe, Baja Mexico and by visiting some charming wineries you can learn more about the culture of Mexico and winemaking. You will learn tidbits and nuggets of information that will inspire, educate and entertain you and your group! This will allow you to discover the Aha! In Baja! Our Grand Baja tour is truly THE ULTIMATE tour for any wine lover

Hands down dollar for the value we are the best at what we do as a tour company and we know and excel at guest relations from start to finish. Just read our reviews on all our social media 100% 5 stars. Ask our repeat customers too!


Tour Baja wineries in style for 2 days and 1 night.

Visit the museum of Vino and the convention center of wines in the Valle, if time allows.

Spend the night at a private Mexican B&B 5 star with comfort and view of Pacific Ocean.

Take in picturesque views.

Sample tasty wines with a meat/cheese/bread platter

Savor great food prepared by excellent world renowned chefs.

Taste chocolates & olive oil

Share the knowledge with other charming people

Enjoy a round-trip transfer in an air-conditioned tour vehicle

Explore the wine country territory of Baja and learn a bit about the culture.


Day 1

7:30-8: 30 am: Convene at Congress Café in Old Town, San Diego, California. Complimentary breakfast. Your host will provide the itinerary for the day and validate the genuine identification and papers for travelling to Mexico. Kindly ensure to bring a signed copy of the Release and Liability for each guest, and your passport.

9 am: Board and leave for Mexico. Transportation with an organized description from a Baja enthusiast. Viva la Mexico! Upon departure, a champagne toast is provided.

10:00-1pm: Arrive in Puerto Nuevo for a light-hearted 2-hour shopping experience. You’ll enjoy a lobster lunch in Puerto Nuevo overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

1:30 pm: Visit the oldest winery in the Valley, Santo Tomas with tastings and a behind the scenes tour.

4 pm: Tour the museum of Vino and the convention center of wines in the Valle, if time is favorable.

4:30 pm: Enter a five-star Mexican B&B for lodging (dinner not included).

Day 2

9-10am: Complimentary breakfast served at your five-star Mexican B&B.

10:00am-6pm: Head into the Valle de Guadalupe to enjoy a full day of adventure. Wine trail with visits to 3-5 wineries, if time permits, and one behind the scenes trip. (Lunch included).

6-9-pm: Travelling to the USA and border crossing. Border wait time can delay for up to 2.5 hours unless a Fast Pass is requested (Recommended). Just let us know at the time of booking.

9-10pm: Estimated time of return to Congress Café to conclude the tour.
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San Diego, California, United States
1 Day
Our same-day ‘pay-as-you-go’ group excursion will transfer you from our pick up location at San Ysidro, California, situated at the Tijuana border crossing. There is also ... morean additional pick-up point in Rosarita Beach.

Sit back and experience the travel as we guide you through a delicious exploration of Baja California’s wine country. We’ll take you south for an amazingly scenic drive to the Valle de Guadalupe, located in Northern Baja California, Mexico. Your guided tasting trip will break at three wineries that prioritize on award-winning handcrafted wines, and a relaxed stop for lunch where you can dine facing the vineyards. Tours are planned for wine and food lovers, and we’ve done all the arrangement and logistics task for you. You will learn tidbits and nuggets of information that will inspire, educate and entertain you and your group! This will allow you to discover the Aha! In Baja! If you are searching for transportation ONLY, this is the ideal package for you!

Hands down dollar for the value we are the best at what we do as a tour company and we know and excel at guest relations from start to finish. Just read our reviews on all our social media 100% 5 stars. Ask our repeat customers too!


Explore Baja wineries plus a chance for some shopping too!

Take in the charming views and majestic views of the Pacific Ocean and the Rustic valle.

Transport to an area where Lunch is available from a 5-star farm to table restaurant

Share the knowledge with other interesting people.

Relax with round-trip drive in a luxury air-conditioned tour vehicle.

Appreciate the wine country area of Baja (something a little extra on the way!)


8-9am: Meet and greet at the US/Mexico border in San Ysidro. Our expert and bilingual tour guide will welcome your group at a set departure point where we will walk you through the USA/Mexico borderline on our way to the transportation point. Your host will offer an agenda for the day and prove the appropriate papers and identification for accessing Mexico. Kindly ensure to bring your passport and a verified copy of the Release and Liability for each visitor.

9-10am: Board and depart for Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico’s Wine Country. Departure and drive plan may vary depending on the point of departure. Transportation with an organized description from a Baja enthusiast.

10:30am-12pm: Enter the first winery.

12:30pm-1: 30 pm: Arrive at the second winery.

2:30-3: 30 pm: Savor a gourmet lunch overlooking the vineyards of an award-winning restaurant.

3:30pm-4: 30 pm: Arrive at the third winery.

4:30pm-6: 30 pm: Relax and experience the delightful drive back to your tour’s departure spot (drive time is subject to change depending on your return location).

6:30-9-pm: USA and Mexico border crossing. Border wait time can last up to 2.5 hours.