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Lamplighter Awards

               Save the Date for the Annual Lamplighter Awards - Tuesday, November 12, 2014

2013 Lamplighter Photo Gallery   Sponsorship Opportunities   Lamplighter Awards Invitation


Join us on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at RoofTop600 at Andaz San Diego (600 F Street, San Diego, CA 92101) as we celebrate the best of the best at the Lamplighter Awards, an ultra-exclusive VIP cocktail affair where the 2014 award winners will be announced. The night will be filled with delicious craft cocktails, hors d’oeuvres by the finest Gaslamp Quarter restaurants, exciting live entertainment, a live and silent auction, and the chance to claim your bragging rights by winning the coveted “Best of the Gaslamp” Awards. Nominations will be open soon, with official voting to commence thereafter. We are seeking help with securing sponsors and auction donations – can we count on you? For more information, please contact Laurel McFarlane at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (619) 233-5008.

2013 Lamplighter Award Winners

2013 Director's Award
Ingrid Croce, Croce's Restaurant & Jazz Bar
Gaslamp Quarter Pioneer and Icon


2013 Chairman's Award
Bud Fischer
The Mogul of the Gaslamp Quarter


2013 Design Award
Balboa Theatre
For Historic Preservation and Restoration
By Civic San Diego (formerly Centre City Development Corporation)


2013 Trailblazer Award
Katherine Stuart
For her ongoing entrepreneurial efforts to bring corporate events to the streets of the Gaslamp


2013 Armond Award for Lifetime Achievement
Bill Keller
For his many leadership roles in making the historic Gaslamp Quarter and all of downtown San Diego a better place for visitors, locals and merchants


2013 Good Neighbor in Business Award
David Cohn
For his steadfast commitment and support of the GQA and its initiatives to promote and protect the historic Gaslamp Quarter


2013 Good Neighbor in Media Award
Clear Channel Communications
For ongoing support of the GQA and its events that promote the Gaslamp to the Greater San Diego Region


2013 Good Neighbor in Government Award
The Honorable Kevin Faulconer
For his longstanding commitment to the Gaslamp Quarter neighborhood, the downtown Community and the Gaslamp Quarter Association

2013 Best of Gaslamp Award Winners

Best New Retailer, Spa/Salon, Personal Service
Style Lounge


Best New Gaslamp Venue
The Commons Bar


Chef of the Year
Kevin Templeton of barleymash


Favorite Gaslamp Area Hotel
Andaz San Diego - Hyatt Hotels


Favorite Gaslamp Spa/Salon or Personal Service
Rock Spa at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego


Favorite Shopping - Apparel
Urban Outfitters


Favorite Shopping - Accessories & Footwear
Urban Outfitters


Favorite Shopping - Best Art Gallery
Chuck Jones Gallery


Favorite Shopping - Specialties & Services
Downtown ACE Hardware


Favorite Shopping - Furniture & Home Décor
Urban Lighting


Best Customer Service - Retail
Allen's Flowers


Favorite Fine Dining


Favorite Casual Dining


Best Customer Service - Dining


Favorite American Cuisine - Contemporary or Californian Cuisine


Favorite Steakhouse
Donovan's Steak & Chop House


Favorite Mexican & Latin Cuisine
La Puerta


Favorite Seafood Restaurant
The Oceanaire Seafood Room


Favorite Sushi & Asian Cuisine
Bang Bang


Favorite Italian Cuisine
BiCE Ristorante


Favorite International/Ethnic Cuisine
Bandar Persian Prime


Best Burger
Burger Lounge


Favorite Dessert & Coffee
Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop


Favorite Quick Service / To-Go
Ciro's Pizzeria & Beerhouse


Favorite Entertainment - Tavern or Pub


Favorite Entertainment - Bar or Lounge
Side Bar


Favorite Entertainment - Venue or Live Music or Comedy
American Comedy Company


Favorite Entertainment - Nightclub


View more photos from the 2013 Lamplighter Awards courtesy of Dining Out Magazine: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.583116675071485.1073741950.103697136346777&type=1

View more photos from the 2013 Lamplighter Awards courtesy of John Hancock Photography and NBC 7 San Diego: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/entertainment/the-scene/2013-San-Diego-Gaslamp-Quarter-Lamplighter-Awards-231849591.html

 Special thanks to our wonderful sponsors and partners for helping us make this event possible:


Gaslamp Quarter US Foods Gaslamp.org

Anheuser-Busch Crest MillerCoors Southern Wine and Spirits Young's Market Co.

Rooftop 600Car2go Chemistry PR Aloha SDCR Enne Bi Communications



Appetizers Courtesy of:

Bandar barleymash Blue Point Coastal Cuisine Challenge Dairy Donovan's Fogo de Chao Gaslamp Strip Club Hennessey's Tavern

Henry's Pub Heavenly Cupcake Kamikaze 7 La Puerta Meze Cafe Sevilla The Melting Pot us foods 


How are the Lamplighter and "Best of the Gaslamp" Award winners determined?


The Gaslamp Quarter Association (GQA) posts the nomination survey on this web page and send it out to GQA member businesses via email and the Member e-Newsletter. Members have one week to go online and nominate themselves, each other, etc. Once the week is over, we tally up the nomination to create the final ballot. The final ballot is then opened up to the public to vote and sent out to our 15,000 dedicated subscribers via the “Gaslamp Insider” as well as promoted via social media. We encourage all businesses to campaign and ask people to vote for them. The public has one week to vote for the winners. The winners were then announced at the 19th Annual Lamplighter Awards Party on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at RoofTop600 at Andaz San Diego.

Questions about the process? 

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