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Big nights can lead to big problems. You know it too well: the headache, nausea, sweats, shakes, dizziness, cramps and racing heartbeat. Hangover city. What causes this array of unpleasant side effects? When the body breaks down alcohol, it produces acetaldehyde, which can accumulate faster than...

  • Meet your bartender: Josh Kreps

    Meet your bartender: Josh Kreps

    While many locals might equate a night out in the Gaslamp with getting gussied up and waiting in line to enter an overcrowded club, Fifth Avenue's new Trailer Park After Dark offers an escape for those with more subdued tastes.  New to downtown's nightlife scene, the subterranean restaurant and...

  • San Diego hospitality firm to host Hurricane Harvey charity day

    Since news of its devastation first hit, many San Diegans have been looking for ways in which they can help those affected by Hurricane Harvey . For one San Diego hospitality firm, it's all about coming together for a day of community and support. On Friday, Sept. 8, Good Time Design, owned by...

  • PACIFIC is giving away 50 pairs of KAABOO tickets

    PACIFIC is giving away 50 pairs of KAABOO tickets

    During a special giveaway party hosted by PACIFIC and Omnia San Diego, guests have the chance to win one of 50 pairs of single-day tickets to the upcoming KAABOO Del Mar. From 8-9 p.m. on Thursday, enjoy a hosted bar, then, after all of the tickets have been given away, stay and enjoy the rest...

  • Meet your bartender: Zack Ball

    Meet your bartender: Zack Ball

    Since bursting onto the scene in late July, filling the Fifth Avenue building that long housed Maloney's Tavern, Queensborough Cocktail Lounge has been bringing a bite of the Big Apple to the Gaslamp. Taking its name from the largest and easternmost of New York City's five boroughs, the new two-level...

  • Top concerts this week (Aug. 28-Sept. 3)

    Top concerts this week (Aug. 28-Sept. 3)

    Top concerts coming to San Diego during the last week of August through Labor Day weekend include One Republic, Kaleo and Dada Life. 8.29 Idina Menzel   Make room for the Broadway superstar, singer and reason every human on earth knows the words to "Frozen's" "Let It Go." She hits San Diego on...

  • Omnia brings a bit of Sin City to downtown San Diego

    Omnia brings a bit of Sin City to downtown San Diego

    "A little party never killed nobody," and that's exactly what Omnia San Diego is hoping for when it hosts top DJ and Las Vegas headliner Kaskade on Friday night when he debuts at the downtown nightclub. Kaskade ( Steppin' Out and I Remember with Deadmau5), who marked his new residency at Omnia...

  • Popular South Park pub closes after 7-year run

    Popular South Park pub closes after 7-year run

    A once busy corner of South Park has fallen silent with the sudden closure last weekend of South Park Abbey, a popular neighborhood presence for the last seven years. The familiar indoor-outdoor restaurant and bar at Fern and Grape streets occupied a space that has continuously been home to a restaurant...

  • Newly opened speakeasy back on ice

    Carlsbad 's just-opened speakeasy The Charles Kenneth, has slipped back into history - at least for a while - as the now-shuttered basement bar works out permit issues with the state. The old-fashioned, 44-seat cocktail bar held its grand opening celebration on the evening of July 7, but within...

  • Even superheroes need to kick back with a cocktail

    Even superheroes need to kick back with a cocktail

    Costumed super heroes, zombie walks and celebrities fill the streets of downtown San Diego during Comic-Con . Among all of the revelry, superheroes, heroines and villains get a little thirsty. Local bartenders and mixologists put their expertise to work crafting an impressive array of comic themed...

  • Speakeasy reclaims its secret space in Carlsbad

    Speakeasy reclaims its secret space in Carlsbad

    Editor's note: Details are still emerging, but after our story was posted on Friday, July 7, and The Charles Kenneth opened that day, the speakeasy was closed down later that night. A manager at Land & Water Company, the restaurant above the speakeasy, said the team is working with officials to...

  • Red, white and boozy cocktails for 4th of July

    Red, white and boozy cocktails for 4th of July

    Ole 'Merica has been having a rough year. Political battles, environmental upheaval, global unrest, and the rollercoaster of health care are causing the national stress level to reach new heights. This Fourth of July, citizens need a big breather to sip a cocktail, remember why they love the country,...

  • Meet your bartender: Jordan Brownwood

    Meet your bartender: Jordan Brownwood

      Since its April opening in the North Park nook that formerly housed Claire de Lune Coffee Lounge, Tamarindo Latin Kitchen & Bar has already cultivated quite a following. And for one of the venue's accomplished bartenders, cultivation is nothing new. Born and raised in East County, Jordan Brownwood...

  • Firehouse American Eatery + Lounge celebrates 10 years

    Firehouse American Eatery + Lounge celebrates 10 years

    It may not look as it did when it first opened - especially after a major makeover in 2015 - but the original heart and soul of Firehouse American Eatery + Lounge remains as the Pacific Beach mainstay celebrates its 10th anniversary. Adjacent to working San Diego Fire Station 21, Firehouse brings...

  • Wild night in PB for popular actor

    Wild night in PB for popular actor

    On Monday, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, actor Miles Teller ( Whiplash, Fantastic Four, Divergent) was arrested and charged for public intoxication. The 30-year-old was reportedly approached by officers who said he had trouble standing on his own and nearly...

  • Top concerts this week (June 5-11)

    Top performers coming to San Diego this week include Sheryl Crow, Deorro, Biz Markie and Earth, Wind & Fire.   6.4&5 - Michael Franti & Spearhead It's been a long journey for Michael Franti, from the political rap of Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy to the universalistic sing-alongs of his work...

  • Top concerts this week (May 29-June 4)

    Top performers coming to San Diego this month include Modest Mouse, Lady Antebellum, Francesca Lombardo and New Kids on the Block with Boyz II Men & Paula Abdul . 5.30: Modest Mouse  Isaac Brock continues to lead this nearly 25-year-old indie rock outfit with original drummer Jeremiah Green still...

  • Meet your bartender: Luis Garcia

    Meet your bartender: Luis Garcia

    Luis Garcia grew up on the drinking-and-dining scene. "I've truly been in or around hospitality my whole life," he says. "My mom worked in the heart of the house for about 30 years, and my dad was front-of-the-house, serving. I've been exposed to it forever, which is one of the reasons why it's...

  • Take a spin: June EDM calendar

    Take a spin: June EDM calendar

    Top EDM and DJ shows coming to San Diego this month include What So Not, Party Favor, Deorro and NGHTMRE.   6/1: Mark Knight Knight, the founder of U.K. label Toolroom Records, released his 14-song full-length "A Year In The Life" in 2016 on his own imprint. The Grammy-nominated British DJ/producer's...

  • Top concerts this week (May 22-28)

    Top performers coming to San Diego this month include Rodriguez, Melissa Etheridge , Hardwell and LED USA. 5/22: Bryan Adams The Grammy Award-winning Canadian singer is one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, with sales in excess of 100 million records. He last released a studio album...

  • Top concerts this week (May 15-21)

    Top performances coming to San Diego this week include E-40, Chris Stapleton, Dash Berlin and Chris Brown . 5.15: Brother Ali  This month, the Minneapolis rapper released his sixth full-length studio album, "All The Beauty In This Whole Life." The 15-track collection was entirely produced by Ant...

  • Booze 101: All about tequila

    Booze 101: All about tequila

    Tequila: the source of giddy laughter, semi-hallucinations, and unfortunate fights. Its unique aroma and magical character should always be handled with care and when produced properly can be as fine of a sipper as a single malt scotch or small batch Bourbon. If all you've ever known is tequila...

  • ¡Viva Tijuana! Meet the master mixologist behind TJ's trailblazing speakeasy

    ¡Viva Tijuana! Meet the master mixologist behind TJ's trailblazing speakeasy

    Editor's note: ¡Viva Tijuana! is a multi-story series about the life and culture of San Diego's modern neighbor to the south. More stories from the series can be found in links below. When Prohibition passed into law in 1919, millions of Americans looking to wet their whistles had to score booze...

  • After death, Big Josh Foundation lives on to help others

    After death, Big Josh Foundation lives on to help others

      Waves of sadness came ashore at the news of the passing of San Diego's beloved gentle giant, Joshua "Big Josh" Gehlbach. After bravely fighting an aggressive and excruciatingly painful form of cancer, Josh succumbed to the disease on March 14, 2017. After impacting countless locals and tourists...

  • Top concerts this week (May 8-14)

    Top concerts this week (May 8-14)

    Top performers coming to San Diego this week include Cheat Codes, the 93.3 Summer Kickoff with David Guetta, DNCE, Backstreet Boys, and The Chainsmokers. 5.8: The Chainsmokers With a recent appearance on Saturday Night Live and their debut full-length "Memories...Do Not Open" topping charts across...

  • Salud to Cinco de Mayo

    Salud to Cinco de Mayo

    Margaritas and mezcal? Tequila and tank tops? It's Cinco de Mayo in San Diego and there is no place better to celebrate the festivities. From smoky to spicy with loads of flavors in between, here's where to go this Cinco for the best (and most interesting) cocktails. Curadero Ready to try an insect...

  • Top concerts this week (May 1-7)

    Performances in San Diego this week include Kiefer Sutherland, Leela James, Soulfly and Mariachi El Bronx. 5.2: Kiefer Sutherland  From 2002 to 2009, the "24" and "Lost Boys" actor ran the record label Ironworks. Last year, with an assist from Warner Bros. Records, Sutherland released his own debut,...

  • Where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in San Diego

    Where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in San Diego

    The fifth of May is quickly approaching, and if you're a local San Diegan that means celebrating Cinco de Mayo in full-force. Our city is thriving with an abundance of Mexican culture and heritage, not to mention our legit, near-the-border Mexican food and margaritas. If you're not sure where to...

  • Take a spin: May EDM calendar

    Take a spin: May EDM calendar

    Top EDM and DJ shows coming to San Diego this month include The Chainsmokers, Dash Berlin, Ghastly and Cheat Codes. 5.4: Mashd N Kutcher The Australian DJ duo released their latest single, "Pretend (feat. Park Avenue)" on Universal Music in March. It continues their trend of collaborating with...

  • Neighborhood celebrates 10 years with big anniversary bash

    Neighborhood celebrates 10 years with big anniversary bash

    Ten years ago, when East Village was at the beginning of its current transformation, Arsalun Tafazoli (now co-owner of Consortium Holdings) opened the doors of Neighborhood. Since then, the beer-forward bar and restaurant has won numerous awards, including a nod in 2009's "Top 200 Best Beer Bars...

  • Batter up for Petco Park-area restaurant deals

    While there is a lot of great food inside the park, here are some San Diego restaurants and bars offering great game-day menus to keep you full through nine innings. Social Tap Eatery is offering Padres fans game-day staples like Nachos ($10), Trifecta Wings ($11), Chicken Tenders ($10) and Pulled...

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