- $25 for two tickets to the Rock 'n Roll Martini Party (a $50 value)
The Rock 'n Roll Martini Party takes place Tuesday, November 19 from 7 p.m–10 p.m at the Blue Martini Lounge. The event serves each attendee an intoxicating mix of live music and unlimited cocktail samples. 15 of the city's top mixologists show off their skills and hand out drinks. Each attendee then awards three voting cards to their favorite mixologists, who compete for a $1,000 prize. Meanwhile, Ashley Red and DJ Topsider fill the upscale venue with live music. Attendees should dress appropriately for a cocktail party or a nightclub event. Additional drinks and food will be available for purchase.
Cocktail City Vegas
The drinks at Blue Martini Lounge would be a draw on any night of the week, with guests sidling up to one of the four stylish bars to sip on an expertly mixed cocktail. On this evening, however, even the drinks get a boost, as Las Vegas' top mixologists assemble their artillery of potables for an intense battle of sips that's the brainchild of Cocktail City Vegas' party-planners. As the city's best bartenders shake and stir a melange of spirits in search of the best Absolut Hibiscus cocktail, they seem to move in unison with the evening's live music. They aren't dancing, though. High stakes guide each movement, as the next drink they pour could win them a prize of several thousand dollars—not to mention the distinction of being crowned champion of the Rock 'n Roll Martini Party.
This party isn't just for the competitors, though. The competition pays great dividends to attending guests; mixologists gladly hand out unlimited samples of their best cocktail creations in hopes of winning enough of the partygoers' voter cards to finally level out their wobbly coffee tables. Revelers, dressed to impress, dance to the sounds of cover band Ashley Red, and DJ Topsider keeps the tunes going between sets.
Newport Beach Beerfest
Newport Beach Beerfest Now in its fourth year, the Newport Beach Beerfest returns to Newport Dunes Waterfront Beach.
The Beer: You'll see plenty of familiar names at the Newport Beach Beerfest; the lineup of participating brewers includes west coast favorites such as California's Lagunitas Brewing Company and Oregon's Ninkasi Brewing, as well as internationally recognized brands such as Dublin's Guinness and Munich's Hofbräu München.
The Venue: The gorgeous waterfront bay located in Newport Beach.
The Entertainment: Black Eyed Peas Tribute Band headline the event along with two stages of cover and acosurtic bands.