Age of Prohibition and Speakeasies in the USA... Tijuana was the escape to legal liquor and outings. On this tour we take part of what was taboo and what is taboo all in one day!
In the 1930's megastars like Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, Humphrey Bogart and others would cross the border to live freely going out to enjoy cocktails with dinner... and a cigar. On this tour we enjoy a currently 'taboo' Cuban cigar, in the same place these stars did, enjoying the salad that was created due to a last minute shortage by the owner of his restaurant. Additionally, we partake in the other game of sport, billiards, made famous by Minnesota Fats and Paul Newman in the Hustler, at a pool hall frozen in time. FInally we go to the only rooftop; building where we can see the view of old TIjuana enjoying some of the best home made craft brewed beers in all of the Californias.
Its a tour you will find nowhere and which you will have plenty to share with your friends about, with plenty of photo ops.
Tour starts at Avenida Revolution's famous Cigar shop to discuss Habanos and cigar etiquette, where everyone chooses your Cuban cigar of the day.
Then walk down world famous Revolucion Avenue to the origin of the Caesar salad... Caesar Cardini's 1930's style restaurant that is frozen in time... to have a classic Margarita, Martini or craft cocktail and smoke our cigars welcomedly on the reserved, opulent, open air patio people watching on world famous Revolucion Avenue. The salads are prepared right at your table as it was done for Bogart and Bacall in the 1930's prohibition era.
Afterward, its on to some serious billiards at a discrete, classic pool hall with regulation tournament size pool tables. No cheating here - as these tables are likely bigger and more difficult than your local bars pool table! Enjoy, finish your cigar if you have not yet... and watch out for sharks!
Finally head back to Revolution to the recently opened only craft brewery with a view of all downtown and San Diego for a flight or few beers to cool down.
***IF YOU HAVE 8 OR MORE PEOPLE WE WILL ACCOMMODATE YOUR SCHEDULE. PLEASE GO TO OUR CUSTOM TOURS SECTION AND SEND US A MESSAGE REQUEST WITH DATES DESIRED.
Cuban Cigar of the day
Caesar salad, appetizer and craft cocktail
Tournament 8-ball and/or 9-ball pool at classic pool hall with bucket of beers
Flight or 2 beers at brewery
Bajas Best tours host meets you at pick up location at the border. and safely walks with you through customs. At the end of the tour the Baja Best tour host returns to the new border crossing.
Start time 2 pm to 9 pm
1930's:: Fedora, Sports Jacket
ADD-ONS (day of)
Tequila at Table (Price Varies)
8 OR MORE PEOPLE? BOOK THIS TOUR NOW THROUGH OUR CUSTOM TOURS PAGE!
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
This is an 18-and up only event.. Passports are mandatory regardless of age.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
If driving, take either Interstate 5 or 805 south and get off at the last exit, but be careful not to miss that last exit and actually cross into Mexico. Park at lot next to Jack in the Box, take a left at the exit and a right at the next light. Get out and walk toward the east side of the trolley. We meet in front of the McDonalds next to the trolley at 1:45 pm.
If taking the San Diego trolley get off on the last stop San Ysidro on the Blue Line. weekends the last downtown-bound trolley departs San Ysidro at 12:58 a.m. More info at sdmts.com.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What's the refund policy?
Baja’s Best Tours tours are nonrefundable regardless of notice. Tickets are transferrable from person to person, however. Baja’s Best Tours assumes no responsibility for anyone denied entry to Mexico or reentry to the United States nor provides refunds due to unexpected or unforeseen complications with passports, visas or any other migratory procedures. For more information regarding passports and visas, please refer to the official website of your country's embassy in Mexico or the United States. Baja’s Best Tours assumes no responsibility for delays in planned tour itineraries or delayed returns to the U.S. due to northbound border waits.