In support of her high-decibel new album, Rihanna kicks off her hotly anticipated LOUD tour with emphatic gusto and a sizzling roster of special guests. Like an art show at a sundae bar, the LOUD tour floods the senses, enchanting audiences with lavishly designed sets, myriad costume changes, move-busting dancers, and Rihanna's songbook of Grammy magnets. Crooner Cee Lo Green augments the songful offerings with his own vocal talents, and Roc Nation rapper and rhythm scientist J. Cole further helps resuscitate ear drums traumatized by the outside world's blaring car horns and shrill howler monkeys.
The bottle service and decadent cuisine attract their own legions of fans, but U-31 Bar is perhaps best known for its dance floor. That's where DJs and bands catalyze all-night parties practically every single night of the week. From Rad Karaoke Tuesdays, to live sets from the likes of The Disco Villains and Audrey Napoleon, U-31's agenda book is almost always full. This affords party lovers ample opportunities to meet, mingle, show off their new club duds, and acclimate the horses they ride everywhere to the presence of strobe lights. While nocturnal revelry is U-31's specialty, many visit for the grub, such as burgers, steak fajita nachos, and deep-fried pizza. Yes, deep-fried pizza?the slice, already topped with bacon and extra-sharp Monterey, is battered and fried to order.
At Mad House Comedy Club, audiences sip on cocktails and feast on pub grub such as house-smoked pulled-pork sandwiches and grilled cheeses stuffed with crab meat, all while nationally touring comedians split their sides with calculated punch lines. Throughout the dining room and performance area, pictures of beloved comedians inspire comics to rise to the hilarious heights of Bill Cosby, Rodney Dangerfield, and Ingmar Bergman and his angst-riddled dummy, Skippy.
As they grip the microphone and pace before the red curtain, The Comedy Palace?s standups execute quips, rants, and anecdotes they?ve honed on such outlets as Comedy Central and late-night television. Viewers can munch on finger foods, Greek dishes, burgers, and pages from a full menu of cuisine, whether they're watching a national headliner's set or a barrage of open-mic up-and-comers.
Actor, comedian, and humanitarian Chris Tucker steps off the big screen and onto the massive stage of the San Diego Civic Theatre, racking up belly laughs with his raucous, adults-only standup routine. A former Def Comedy Jam all-star, Chris boasts impeccable comic timing, unpredictable delivery, and a caffeinated chipmunk voice, all of which have worked to shape a career loaded with inertial success. The performer is famous for his kung-fu verbosity in the Rush Hour franchise and his pivotal role as Smokey in Friday, both of which helped him become an A-list celebrity. Returning to his live-performance roots, Chris unloads a cannon of material, slaying audiences with lightning-fast quips, high-pitched observations, and tips on surviving brunch with Jackie Chan.
Casual American fare can be found at The Tipsy Crow. For your viewing pleasure, The Tipsy Crow also stocks TVs in the bar area. If you have a large group out celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or other milestone, The Tipsy Crow is a great pick for large parties with its spacious layout. There's often a DJ spinning as well, and patrons are encouraged to step out on the dance floor. Guests may have a hard time conversing, as the restaurant is rather noisy.
The restaurant's "rush" is all weekend long, so diners should be prepared to wait for a table. The Tipsy Crow welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie.
Guests take to street parking at The Tipsy Crow's 5th Ave spot.
Prices are downright affordable at The Tipsy Crow, with most items well under the $15 mark.