Gaslamp

Visitor Information

The Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego-Center is a major reason that tourists flock to San Diego.  The 16.5 block neighborhood is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and contains 94 structures that are historically and architecturally significant. The district now houses over 70 restaurants and nightclubs as well as movie theaters, shops, offices, galleries, apartments and lofts.  There are over 350 businesses in the Quarter.

The area has had many names over the years--Rabbitville, Flea Town, New Town San Diego, Davis Folly, Stingaree, Chinatown and SOB (South of Broadway).  Alonzo Horton built a wharf at the foot of Fifth Avenue and promoted the area as the business district for his new town. The district's fortunes rose and fell according to San Diego's prosperity.  It's reputation as an unsavory, lawless red-light was well-earned during several periods of its history.  Ultimately though the area just slid into disrepair and decay.

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Gaslamp Businesses

Gaston & Gaston

1010 Second Ave., Fl. 24
San Diego, CA
  • Legal Services

Knox Attorney Services

2250 Fourth Ave., Ste. 200
San Diego, CA
  • Asset Searches
  • Attorney Services
  • Blueprint Services
  • CD-Rom Services
  • Copy Services
  • Courier Services
  • Demonstrative Evidence
  • Document Depository
  • Investigative Research
  • Litigation Support
  • Process Services
  • Skiptracing
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Movie Theaters

701 Fifth Ave.
San Diego, CA, 92101
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA, 92101
1875 El Prado
San Diego, CA, 92101
1788 El Prado
San Diego, CA, 92101
475 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA, 92101

To find a movie theater outside this area, check the Source Movie Section.

Upcoming Events

Classic Cinema Wednesday Films Festival

Wed, Apr 23
Central Library
San Diego
Opening the series, the classic lawyer comedy film “Adam’s Rib” will screen on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the New San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common. The Library’s “Classic Cinema” movie showcase highlights the best movies that are considered “classics.” Audience discussions will often follow the screenings. These events are FREE and open to the public.  April 2 — “Adam’s Rib” (1949) — With husband and wife lawyers Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn.  April 9 — “12 Angry Men” (1957) — With Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, inside a tense jury trial.  April 16 —“Anatomy of a Murder” (1959) — With James Stewart and Lee Remick, directed by Otto Preminger.  April 23 — “Inherit the Wind” (1960) — With Spencer Tracy and Fredric March.

ASLA-SD Meet the Fellows

Wed, Apr 23
6:00pm 8:00pm
NewSchool of Architecture & Design
San Diego
During Landscape Architecture Month in April, the San Diego Chapter of ASLA has planned a social event where you can meet and talk to our local ASLA Fellows! This event will also profile our new subcommittee of Emerging Professionals who have recently embraced the profession. Don't miss this great opportunity to network with other professionals and hear our Fellows speak about the profession and milestones in their career.

Lawyers Club Monthly Luncheon: Bring Your Child to Work

Thu, Apr 24
12:00pm 1:15pm
The Bristol Hotel
San Diego
Balancing the demands of practicing law with those of parenthood is a juggling act and it's not uncommon for attorneys to wonder if their child will be permanently scarred when they have to miss the occassional baseball game or bedtime story due to work obligations. Join us as we attempt to debunk those fears and hear from children (both young and adult) of attorneys about how they really feel about growing up with lawyer parents. Following the luncheon attendees and their children are invited to attend a mock trial in the courtroom of Hon. Joan Weber, followed by a tour of the holding cells and courthouse! $25, Lawyers Club members; $14, children; $40, non-members; $20, students, $40 at the door, space permitting.

Spring Mixer

Thu, Apr 24
5:30pm 7:30pm
Higgs, Fletcher & Mack LLP
San Diego
Meet and mingle with fellow Ethnic Relations & Diversity Committee (ERDC) and San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) members for drinks and appetizers, and find out how you can become involved in ERDC and the SDCBA. Driving directions can be found at http://www.higgslaw.com/contact_map.htm. Attendees park for free in the building and the parking entrance is on State Street.

16th Annual In the Company of Women Luncheon

Fri, Apr 25
Marriott Marquis and Marina
San Diego
This spectacular event will include the prestigious Tribute to Women & Industry (TWIN) awards, recognizing outstanding professional women in San Diego. This signature event raises critical financial support and awareness for the YWCA's comprehensive domestic violence and homelessness programs, including Becky's House®, Passages, and Cortez Hill Family Center.
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