American Junkie will open in the Gaslamp in April. (Courtesy photo)

A fresh new restaurant/bar/nightclub is hitting the Gaslamp this month when American Junkie opens its doors at Fifth Avenue and Market Street. The concept, first opened in Scottsdale, Arizona, has additional locations in Newport Beach and Hermosa Beach.

American Junkie promises some unique interactive experiences for guests, including a photo booth, prize wheel and 40-foot projector wall, in a fun, unpretentious atmosphere. The new Gaslamp space is 6,000 square feet and will include two full bars, plus sidewalk seating. While the vibe will be relaxed during the day, at night it’s sure to be one of downtown’s hottest spots, with DJs every night, light show-like effects and a high-definition LED wall.

Expect a menu with high-end bar food and a cocktail menu with some specialty drinks, including a watermelon mule and “spark plug” drink made with cold brew. Happy Hour will be from 3- 6 p.m. every day and Taco Tuesday will offer all-you-can-eat tacos.

Look for a performance by Dirt Nasty to celebrate American Junkie’s grand opening, scheduled for later in April with more details to come. Learn more at and on Facebookand Instagram (@americanjunkiesd).