Skip the sea and hit the bars for World Oceans Day


This year, head downtown for World Oceans Day to support the coast without a trip to the beach. Join eco-conscious San Diegans at the “Turtle Crawl,” a bar crawl through Gaslamp supporting sustainable straw use to save ocean critters.

For the event, GBOD Hospitality Group has teamed up with San Diego-based Numis Global, a company focused on replacing plastic with biodegradable options such as The Blue Straw. Guests will sip cocktails out of the corn-based alternative, eliminating any guilt of hurting sea turtles while celebrating.

Start out the crawl at 2 p.m. at Taste & Thirst, 715 Fourth Ave. Then follow the crowd to El Chingon, Havana 1920, Prohibition and Meze Greek Fusion.

Guests will spend an hour at each location, which offer $5 drink specials from Kona Brewing, Azunia Tequila, Brugal 1888 rum, and Rum Haven. Each spirit company will also host activities and games such as flip cup, corn hole, beer pong, giveaways and a raffle.

Wrap up the event at Petco Park, where the San Diego Padres take on the Washington Nationals at 7:10 p.m.

Tickets are $20 online and include a free drink, swag, and one upper-section ticket to the Padres game. A portion of the event proceeds will benefit Wildcoast, a charity that works to preserve, protect, and promote the oceans and coastlines.

Turtle Bar Crawl

When: 2 p.m., June 8
Where: Various bars and venues in Gaslamp