Vodka comes from fermenting grains or potatoes, just as wine comes from criticizing grapes until they cry. Drink your fruit and veggies with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $12 for a mixology class for one (a $25 value)
- $25 for a mixology class for two (a $50 value)
- $45 for a mixology class for four (a $100 value)
At 7 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month, head bartender Isaac Krejci teaches students to mix, shake and pour many of his signature cocktails. The curriculum combines behind-the-bar practice with behind-the-scenes stories from the Side Bar, and the class segues seamlessly into a Thursday-night party.
Maya Angelou knows why the caged bird sings, but at Side Bar the more relevant question is why the caged DJ spins. Suspended above the dance floor in the ultra lounge’s enormous birdcage, DJs flanked by sensual go-go dancers blast an onslaught of dance hits, a spectacle that has earned the club mentions by Us Weekly, 944 Magazine, and NBC San Diego. A series of smaller birdcages also dangle from the lofted ceiling, floating above a sprawl of mismatched leather booths and velvet couches. At the bar, head bartender Isaac Krejci crafts a steady stream of his signature cocktails, while staffers deliver bottle service to patrons in VIP booths. On breaks from the dance floor, night owls can recharge their robotic hip-swiveling leg braces with plates of bar food such as wings, specialty pizzas, and strombolis.