21st Birthday Suggestions! :D
I am new to Chowhound~ But I have always loved this website!
My 21st birthday is this Thursday (11/11)! Woo! But I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to what I should do at midnight of Thursday~ When I actually "turn" 21! And if anyone had any suggestions for the night of! Downtown SD? PB? Gaslamp?
I am in the La Jolla area, and was considering TGIF... but I heard the one here is not that great~
Any ideas? and thank you! :D
That is a great idea! You only turn 21 once and you should do it at a fun bar/restaurant. Craft and Commerce has good food and great cocktails in Little Italy.
If you want to stay in La Jolla (and by La Jolla I don't mean University City/UTC) go to Whisk-n-ladlle (fun bar) or the bar at George's California Modern.
TGIFriday's is, well to be honest, a cruddy chain. Why would you spend an important birthday at a chain that only attempts to be mediocre to suit the masses?
Yes, I agree completely with these suggestions. Either Starlite or Craft & Commerce would be great. Neighborhood/Noble Experiment would be good too.
This week is San Diego Beer Week so if ddalki_kiss is into beer at all he/she might want to look into some of those events. A few good options on Thursday:
Small Bar - Maui Brewing night - http://sdbw.org/events/1774/
30th Street Green Flash Progressive Dinner at Sea Rocket, Ritual Tavern, The Linkery, El Take It Easy, Blind Lady, etc. (this is a great option) - http://sdbw.org/events/2148/
Blind Lady - New Belgium night - http://sdbw.org/events/1704/
If you wanted to end the 30th street night with a PB scene you could end at True North - http://sdbw.org/events/2056/
If you want actual PB, the San Diego Taproom is having a sort of North County breweries night: http://sdbw.org/events/1911/
And last but not least, there's always Eleven since it'll be 11/11 - http://sdbw.org/events/1780/
And I just realized that several of these places might not be open after midnight. Are you looking for Wednesday night or Thursday night? I'm confused.
I'm sorry for the confusion but I was actually looking for both Wednesday night and Thursday night! haha
I heard about PB Bar & Grill, have you been?
I am not a huge fan of beer but I would like to try it out more, so these suggestions are great! Thank you! And I am a girl~ haha to clear up any confusion
I have been to PBBar and Grill for College Football Saturdays for the past 5+ years. The last time was this past Saturday for Brunch. The food here is very very good.
There are also various daily Specials. Wednesday is burger and beer for $5, Thursday is Sushi. http://pbbarandgrill.com/specials.html
There is one game every year which starts at 5:30 San Diego time and being there at 5:30 on a Saturday night is very crowded.
Please don't go to TGIF! And please don't stay in UTC! As long as you're not going for a 21 shots kind of 21st birthday, I would definitely go to one of the speakeasies downtown. Get a small group of friends, dress to the nines, and have some great cocktails at either Noble Experiment or Prohibition. At least, that's how I wish I would've spent my 21st birthday...
Happy 21st Birthday!
Party like its 1999...rooms at the US Grant Hotel on expedia are $139 for 5* hotel under deals on 11/11..then you can hang out in the Gaslamp with all your friends eating and drinking..
Tower23 in PB is another thought and drinks at JRDN and then bar crawl your way down Garnet..cab it all the way down to the Night Owl and you can make it a 'dive bar' crawl..
Another option is Vegas baby..
Report back and have a great time!