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New culinary spots are set to heat things up for downtown diners and coffee lovers

Downtown San Diego has two new options to get your dining/cocktail and coffee fix… and it’s all in one spot!

Spill the Beans and The Smoking Gun are located on the corner of Fifth and Market in the Gaslamp District.

The Smoking Gun features a Southern-inspired menu featuring local and sustainable dishes along with retro-inspired cocktail creations. The name “Smoking Gun” comes from the history of their basement space, which once housed a shooting range.

Here's a glance at its food & drink menu:

The Smoking Gun

555 Market St., downtown San Diego. (619) 233-3836 or

Open from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. weekdays and from noon – 2 a.m. on weekends.

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Spill the Beans is located in the adjoining building and brews its drinks from beans from locally-owned Dark Horse Coffee Roasters. Here's a glance at its menu:

Spill the Beans

555 Market St., downtown San Diego. (619) 233-3836 or

Open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends.

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Brian Holt is coffee drinker and burrito enthusiasts. Holt is a former TV news producer, he leisurely spends his days doing origami with dollar bills and trying new restaurants.

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