Private Event Bookings

Old City Hall is conveniently located within walking distance to many well-known Gaslamp Quarter hotels and is a short cab ride from the San Diego Convention Center.

Unique to the Gaslamp Quarter with its rich San Diego history, the venue dates back to 1874 and is a historical landmark as San Diego’s original City Hall. The private, underground lounge allows guests to feel they have been transported back to the venue’s jail days with its original ballast point columns and newly discovered secret room.

The upstairs dining room offers hints of modern decor mixed with the building’s original architecture, featuring high ceilings decorated with Manzanita trees, a Brasserie bar overlooking 5th Avenue and a full service center bar featuring some of San Diego’s finest craft beers.

The Modern-American meets Global Gastro menu offers several fabulous dining options for your semi-private or private event. Our menu is sourced locally whenever possible and offers signature dishes based on seasonality.

Our lower level private room can accommodate between 25 and 100 guests and includes a full bar and DJ setup. The room is perfect for art shows, private corporate chef dinners or special events. To learn more about our private events options or to schedule a meeting for an event, please email 

A venue buyout can accommodate 100 to 400 guests.


Old City Hall, San Diego
: Corner of 5TH & G • 672 Fifth Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
TELEPHONE: (619) 595–0123


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