Best bars in Gaslamp San Diego
2. Re: Great Restaurants/Bars in GasLamp District
I live Downtown, too. I can't think of anyplace that "shouldn't be missed". I have places I go for different reasons. If I want a nice meal siting outside facing the boardwalk and marina I go to Roy's Hawaiian Fusion in the Marriott. If I want a good meal with a view of the Bay I like Top of the Market.
I was in the Gaslamp yesterday at Happy Hour. Happy Hours are big here. Some places even have late night HH's. There's a non descriped club that just started serving tacos. I have walked past it dozens of times and never noticed it before but they had a sign out that said 'taco tuesday'. So I stopped for a $2 carne asada taco and it was good. Worth telling someone to go there? Not really.
I can't give suggestions for music or nightlife like Elchevere but you might look at Croce's. It's due to close at the end of this year. I've had good food there and you get in the club for free with dinner.
I also like the food that I've had at HH's at Ruth Chris', Lou & Mickey's, Donavan's, La Puerta, La Fiesta.
Now if you make your way to close by Little Italy there are some restaurants that I like there and not just for HH (but they have good ones too.) Queensland Public House, La Villa, Prep Kitchen, Buon Appetito, Bencotto, Po Pazzo, Isola Pizza Bar.