Hours of Operation:









Thursday - Friday

3:00PM - 10:00PM
5:00PM - 10-00PM

Later after Theater



Happy Hour

Drink Specials

4:00 PM- 7:00PM


Bar Menu

4:00PM till 11:00PM in the bar.

Dobson's Bar and Restaurant is a hidden treasure in the heart of Downtown San Diego/Gaslamp Quarter.For the last 30 years, this has been the hot spot for business lunches and frequented by many local and nationwide celebrities. Paul Dobson, the namesake for Dobson's bar and restaurant, is one of America's few professional Bullfighters.

The food is California cuisine with a touch of Italian, French, Spanish and Asian cuisine. One thing that both local San Diegans and Zagat can agree on is that this is one of the top restaurants in San Diego. Due to the limited seating and popularity, reservations are highly recommended.

Zagat Survey 2004

Owner Paul Dobson "works a room better than Sinatra", which explains why this "local tradition" downtown remains, "after all these years", a "high-powered, hobnob spot"; the Cal kitchen "serves up delicious, innovative food, along with old standbys" ("have the mussel bisque and think of heaven"); some cavil about the "cramped" digs, but the savvy simply head for the mezzanine tables above the "lively" bar, which provides "a great view, like watching a soap opera" enacted by the suits and "city-hall crowd" at lunch and the "pre-theatre diners" at dusk.

San Diego Convention Center
We welcome all San Diego Convention Center attendees!  We are only a short walk from the Convention Center and a great location for your group's business lunch/dinner or for a fun evening when the day's work is done.
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    Bar & Restaurant

    956 Broadway Circle
    San Diego, CA 92101
    Tel: (619) 231-6771
    Fax: (619) 696-0861

    Email: marcos@dobsonsrestaurant.com