Downtown After Sundown in the Gaslamp Quarter

DJs Schoeny and DJ Ayla Simone show why downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter is a true West Coast icon of awesome vibes: 16 walkable blocks with 180 restaurants, 50 bars and 10 nightclubs.

DJ Schoney Plans Your Night in the Gaslamp Quarter

Gaslamp Quarter

Start off with dinner almost anywhere in the Gaslamp Quarter. You’re guaranteed to find a restaurant that will satiate your appetite. After you’ve fueled up for the night ahead, start out slow at a lounge like SideBar around 8:30 or 9:00 PM. Relax for an hour or so before heading out to one of the smaller bars with live bands and/or DJs like Bootlegger or Florent. Now that you’re amped up for the night, dance into the early hours of the morning at one of the Gaslamp Quarters premiere clubs like OmniaFLUXX, or Parq.

More Hotspots to Check Out

  • Vin de Syrah features weekly wine tastings and specialty craft cocktails
  • Quartyard is a year-round outdoor hotspot hosting everything from indie bands to world-class DJs
  • Cake takes it’s inspiration from the 17th century Baroque style yet features the latest in technology including a one-of-a-kind 30-foot 4K LCD screen.
  • The perfect ending to any night is a slice at Ciro’s Pizza

Ultimate Night Downtown

Need to get it all in in one night? Local DJs Schoeny and Ayla Simone have come up with the definitive list of all the spots you should hit to get the most out of your sundown shenanigans. This list will guide a reader from happy hour to dinner, then maybe a craft cocktail lounge, a rooftop bar and finally a pulsing nightclub. Oh yeah, and there’s always time for a burrito after the bars.

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Brent Bernasconi

About Brent Bernasconi

I am a local San Diegan (though surprisingly, I do not know how to surf). While not at work, I enjoy biking, running, soccer, bocce ball, craft brew (I hope to make a batch of home brew one day), reading, movies, and a video game here and there. My goal is to set foot in as many states, countries and continents as I possibly can (I have hit 14 states, 9 countries, and 3 continents), though I will always call San Diego home. How would you describe your ideal San Diego day?So after a good night's sleep, first I would take the puppy for a nice long walk. Then I would pack the bicycle panniers with a picnic lunch for the wife and I and we would ride over to Mission Trails for some trail riding and then a lovely lunch under the shade by the river. After the ride home, a shower and a nap would follow. Once rested, we would head out to the Blind Lady and enjoy a local brew and some organic pizza.If you were invisible, where would you go?Area 51! I would love to know what they are doing that is so top secret.What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?So many choices, but if I have to pick one I would choose bikingrunningsoccerbocceball. Though sitting outside with a good book on a sunny day would come in close second.Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?Nothing could be better than a San Diego Craft Beer (Hess, Stone, Ballast Point, Automatic, and many many more) and a burger with onion rings and BBQ-sauce. Though you will often find me boiling some pasta with a glass of wine in my hand and Ratatouille on in the background.Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…A few albums by Jonathan Coulton, the ultimate geek musician. If you get a chance, listen to Code Monkey.If you like, you can follow me on Twitter @bernasconi.

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