Tivoli Bar and Grill

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The bar's exterior in 2016
The bar's interior, 2016

The Tivoli Bar and Grill is the oldest bar in San Diego, California, located at 505 Sixth Ave. in the Gaslamp Quarter.[1] It opened as a saloon in 1885.[1][2]

Between 1872 and 1885, the building housed a boarding house, a feed store, and a blacksmith shop,[3] and the nine apartments above the bar were once used as a brothel.[3]

The bar retains its original wooden bar and back bar, and the first cash register to be installed is still on display.[3] Wyatt Earp was once a regular at the bar.[3]


  1. ^ a b Sauer, Kelly (9 May 2014). "East Village bar faves". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  2. ^ Maher, Mackenzie (23 October 2014). "6 Dive Bars That Have Been Around Longer Than 30 Years". Eater San Diego. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Holtz, Natalie (19 November 2014). "9 of the oldest bars in San Diego". Thrillist.com. Retrieved 6 November 2016.

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