On Thursday June 18th, 5th street in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter kicked off their curbside dining. Shutting down the street for bars and restaurants to create more space for customers.

Pictured below is one of the unique set ups El Chingon has created! Other restaurants such as Barley Mash are also among some of the restaurants participating in curbside dining!

Every Thursday to Saturday, Fifth Avenue closes between G and L streets as a way to help break up potential overcrowding as downtown businesses reopen.

The street closures start at 11 a.m. on Thursday and Friday, with street dining running from 3 p.m.-12 a.m. on both days.On Saturday, the street closures begin at 8 a.m., with the street dining running from 12 p.m.-12 a.m.

With the stretch of Fifth Avenue shut down, restaurants and bars have been able to expand their patios into the street. Customers still have to wear face coverings or masks until they are seated.

The extra space means restaurants, already on razor thin margins, could serve their normal customer load.Restaurants and small retail establishments are critical to the social fabric of our great city. Curbside San Diego and programs like it will best allow for your businesses’ continued operation given the current physical distancing restrictions enacted in response to the pandemic. 

This innovative program will serve as a key part of Downtown’s economic recovery. The design and configuration of each Curbside San Diego location will be slightly different and responsive to each neighborhood’s unique needs.