Bars

  • Raise the bid at the annual Jingle Bell Bachelor Bash

    Raise the bid at the annual Jingle Bell Bachelor Bash

    The Junior League of San Diego is auctioning off bachelors as part of a fundraiser to support leadership opportunities for women. The annual Jingle Bell Bachelor Bash returns on Dec. 2 to San Diego for the 10th time. The night, hosted at at FLUXX Nightclub downtown, will have hundreds of women...

  • Polite Provisions is offering exclusive event featuring bartenders from Attaboy NYC

    Polite Provisions is hosting an exclusive bartender event featuring bartenders Sam Ross, Michael McIlroy and Andrew Rice from Attaboy who will be on hand mixing up cocktails made with Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch Whisky. The bartender event is Wednesday, Nov. 15 and features the signature Penicillin...

  • Meet your sommelier: Rafael Peterson

    Meet your sommelier: Rafael Peterson

    For nearly three years, local restaurant-goers have been anticipating the opening of Little Italy's latest addition, the 10,000-square-foot Born & Raised. From the cocktail bar and restaurant powerhouse Consortium Holdings, the swank steakhouse boasts a glistening chandelier, luxe leather booths,...

  • Hard Rock Halloween's Tragic Kingdom

    Hard Rock Halloween's Tragic Kingdom

    You might not look at certain beloved characters the same way after experiencing Hard Rock Hotel San Diego's epic Halloween bash. This year, five venues on three floors of the hotel will be transformed into a "Tragic Kingdom" for ghosts, goblins and sexy costumed revelers. The haunted fantasy will...

  • Queensborough transforms into haunted speakeasy for four days of Halloween

      Queensborough San Diego Cocktail Lounge is hosting a Halloween themed Speakeasy for four days featuring signature cocktails and musical guests.    

  • Gorgon City goes primal

    Gorgon City goes primal

    Matt Robson-Scott (aka RackNRuin) and Kye Gibbon (aka Foamo) formed Gorgon City in 2012. Two years later, the North London DJ and production duo's 13-track debut, "Sirens," premiered at No. 10 on the UK Albums Chart. Since then, they've done things like co-curated a compilation album with Pete...

  • 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...

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