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

108 Reviews | San Diego, USA

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The Brothels, Bites and Booze culinary tour of San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter will take you back to a time of scandal and debauchery. Marvel at the antique architecture, learn about the early red light district, and sample flavors at 4 local establishments.


  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Free drinks included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour



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Average 4.33 out of 5 stars based on 108 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Kent C, Feb 2020 Verified
Ben did an awesome job educating and entertaining our group. The fun and drink choices were excellent.
Tom B, Feb 2020 Verified
What a fun afternoon- a little history, great bites, and some fun beverages! Dana was a great leader with interesting stories.
Dianna F, Jan 2020 Verified
Stephan was a great tour guide. We enjoyed the food and his very animated stories! We learned a bit about the city.
, Jan 2020 Verified
We took the 11am Friday tour. Our guide, Kirk, was entertaining, engaging, and informative. There were 4 stops, 3 of which also provided adult beverages. A fun way to learn about the history of San Diego and the Gaslamp District. Would absolutely take this tour again.
eileen h, Oct 2019 Verified
What a great food tour. We have go on this type of tour many times in other states. This was one of the best tours yet. The guide was so informative and gave us a great history lesson on San Diego up to its present revitalization. The food was fabulous and, as a person who does not eat meat, I was given the option for a vegan version of the offered dish at each stop. It was unusually hot weather and our guide made sure we were on the shady side of the street or in an air conditioned building. Very thoughtful of her. I would recommend this tour for everyone. Yes, there is walking involved but if I could do it anyone could!
Jill H, Oct 2019 Verified
This is an easy walk around the Gas Lamp District while learning the history of the area and sampling food/beverages of the local establishments. Our guide, Kirk, was a lot of fun and gave many recommendations for the rest of our trip. We enjoyed the food and beverage samples. A great tour!
Gemma H, Sep 2019 Verified
So this was a great 2hrs spent getting to know the history of the Gaslamp district. Our guide, Amanda, was incredible! Her knowledge and way in which she shared the stories of the past was so great! The places we stopped at for food and drink were delicious, it was great to experience such a variety on this trip. The restaurants and bars were set up well ready to accommodate our group. The trip flowed so nicely. Amanda was also very kind in sharing tips for where to go after. Loved learning about this area, highly recommend!
Bill B, Jul 2019 Verified
This tour was a wonderful way to see and experience the Gaslamp District of San Diego. Our guide Kirk was knowledgeable and fun to be around. The places we visited were ready for us and everything want seamlessly. The food was good, the history was excellant and the drinks were fun.
melorohrer2, Apr 2019 Verified
We had a great time on this tour. 4 stops with good food and drink. Tour guide Kirk was a friendly and informative guide.
BETH C, Dec 2018 Verified

Our guide, Stephan. was entertaining, knowledgeable, and friendly. The restaurants and bars we visited were varied and the food and drinks were great. I would definitely recommend this fun tour.

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