Gaslamp Tavern


Established in 2005, Gaslamp Tavern is a laid-back and “neighborly” sports bar located in the historical Gaslamp District of Downtown San Diego. With casual concepts booming, GLT is still one of the leading sports bar and grills in the area.

Whether it’s to catch the game, have a business lunch, or just people watch from the patio, GLT is the perfect place to kick back and pass the time. So come on in, and let us be the place where “everybody knows your name”!

Besides the very dedicated and friendly staff, Gaslamp Tavern offers the following:

  • 12 Flat Screens w/all the Sports Packages
  • Open Air seating with two patios
  • Full Service Bar
  • Casual dining with upscale bar food.
  • Happy Hour, Daily Specials, and Promotions
  • Live Music and DJ’s
  • Wi Fi, Internet Juke Box, and Buzz Time Trivia
  • Upstairs Mezzanine that seat up to 22 for private parties
  • Never a Cover Charge, UFC nights included.
  • Shirts, Tanks, Hats, Hoodies and the infamous Sunday Funday apparel

The Gaslamp Tavern opened seven years ago in Downtown San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter & quickly established itself as one of the premier sports bars. The Tavern boasts a full bar, including outdoor street-side patio & great daily specials. What sets the Tavern apart is its super friendly & experienced staff.

We spoke with bartender Kelly who was excited to give us the inside scoop. Kelly is a true Midwestern girl with a So-Cal spirit & contagious laugh. Her co-workers lovingly describe her as “a little cheeky and a lot chatty.” So when you come in to see her, be ready for a shot of fireball and some quality conversation.

VM: What is the best thing about working at the Tavern?
KELLY: Hands down, THE STAFF! We are all from different locals, so we’ve bonded and formed a family away from home. Plus, I can’t forget about our extended family….our regulars! We are lucky to have the most entertaining and loyal patrons. Without them, GLT wouldn’t be the same….with that said, here’s a little shout out to my corner crew (you know who you are)!

VM: With all the competition downtown, what sets the Tavern apart?
KELLY: We’re neighborly! We think of ourselves as the ‘’Cheers” of downtown. We take time to get to know you and make sure you’re taken care of…whether you’re a regular or an out-of-towner. Besides that, we have a down-to-earth staff, great live music & extremely reasonable prices.

VM: What’s the best time to stop by?
kelly: Sunday Funday!! You can’t beat $3 beers and $4 mimosas and bloodys. Plus, no matter what Sunday games are playing, our staff and patrons are having fun. During football season, look for me rocking head-to-toe Bears gear.

VM: So besides the prices and people, why should I stop by the Tavern?
kelly: We have an open-air patio that’s the best for people watching. And if watching sports is your thing, you’ll love our 12 high definition TV’s featuring baseball, basketball, hockey & football; Next Super Bowl, it’s the Chargers and Bears for sure. We also offer special drink prices for our fellow industry peeps. And hey, if you’re loyal to us, we’re loyal to you. We set up all our “frequent flyers” with a Synergy Card that gets you $10 off every $100 you spend.

VM: How does a neighborly sports bar compete with all the downtown nightclubs?
kelly: Even though we’re laid back, we still know how to get down! We never have a cover, even for the UFC fights! Plus, we have live entertainment almost every night, & DJ’s on weekends. So you can still come here & get your dance on…you’re just paying $5 for your beer instead of $10, & the entertainment is FREE!

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  1. Vincent Valentino, 7 years ago

    Always a great spot for a beer and a snack. Consistently good service by friendly staff, and excellent seating options make it so you’re always conveniently located close to the bar.


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