There's a parking garage attached to the Q that has a walkway that goes over the street. I forget which street, but you'll see it if you circle the Q. Great place for drinks and bar food is the Winking Lizard. Look it up on Google Maps.
Stay out of alleys and "shortcuts" and stick to the main roads after dark. Some shady characters in those alleys. Of course if you park in the attached garage, you won't have that issue.