Restaurant Spotlight: American Junkie Makes It’s Debut In The Gaslamp Quarter!

Brand new to the Gaslamp Quarter, American Junkie opened up a couple weeks ago on 5th Avenue. This hip hangout is a classic eatery, serving a “modern American tavern menu” plus classic American cocktails, craft beers made in the USA, all American whiskeys and bourbons and wines primarily from California vineyards. The spacious venue also features a slew of big screen TVs for sports viewing and hosts DJs at night. Alex and Erin from the Gaslamp Quarter Association stopped in to check it out!

Housemade Guacamole
sweet corn and avocado ceasar
Housemade Potato Chips

What we enjoyed:

  • Alex enjoyed the housemade guacamole with avocado, orange, blistered jalapeno, cotija, and lime served with chips, and award winning salsa brava! The salsa brava won best salsa in Arizona 3 years in a row!
  • Erin enjoyed their sweet corn and avocado ceasar salad, made with sweet corn, avocado, romaine, kale, cotija, crunchy tortilla strips and jalapeno lime cilantro dressing.
  • Both Alex and Erin shared a bowl of their homemade potato chips garnished with parmesian cheese, scallions and white truffle oil and served with a housemade carmelized French onion dip
Honey Jalapeno Burger
Spin the wheel
All American Burger
Taco Bar
Taco Bar
photo booth

Insider Tips:

  • Chef Hector Cruz makes everything from scratch with fresh seasonal ingredients and re-created the menu inspired by the 3 other American Junkie locations in Arizona, Newport Beach and Hermosa Beach.
  • If you would like one of their burgers or sliders, the beef patties are handmade with 1/3 brisket, 1/3 80/20 chuck and a 1/3 rib meat
  • They “always have the newest San Diego brews!”
  • Get $5 ALL YOU CAN EAT TACOS from 5pm- 10pm every Tuesday!
  • Lots of TVs to watch the big game including 3 huge television projections on the wall!
  • You can spin the wheel, located above the bar, and participate in all kinds of fun activities. Or take a photo in the photo booth! These activities make a memorable night out after you have enjoyed a cocktail from their specialty cocktail menu!
  • Monday’s guests can enjoy $1 sliders, $5 mules. You can’t beat that!

American Junkie is open 7 Days a week

Monday 3pm-12am / Tuesday 3pm-2am/ Wednesday 3pm-12am/ Thursday 3pm-2am/ Friday 3pm-2am

Saturday 11am-2am/ Sunday 11am-2am