Deal of the Day: Presidential Lounge

If you’re currently a student at a UC, you’re probably dreading the next two weeks. But with a little bit of research, I’ve found the perfect place for you to take the edge off and put yourself at ease before diving into finals. The Presidential Lounge is located only 10 minutes away from UCRiverside at the Mission Inn on 3649 Mission Inn Ave. So how ‘presidential’ are their deals? Good enough in this economy.

Happy Hour is from 4:00pm-6:00pm and starts up again from 9:00pm-11:00pm. They close at midnight which is pretty early but with finals just around the corner, you shouldn’t be out late anyways. The Presidential Lounge deal includes:

  • $3.50 Drafts
  • $2 OFF Well Drinks
  • 1/2 OFF Appetizers

It’s pretty small but I like the fact that it’s simple. Also, can you guess what’s featured here? That’s right! MARGARITAS! The Mission Inn Perfect Margarita (12.95) and The Partida Skinny Margarita ($9.50) are the ones you will want to try. They’re a bit pricey but I highly doubt you’ll need to drink much.

Since St. Patrick’s Day is just five days away. The Presidential Lounge will be featuring specialty drinks for this week only including the Apple Shamrock Martini, Peach Irish Kiss, Irish Jack Rose, St. Paddy’s Peach and an Irish Blond Cocktail. You can check out their other specials and lounge hours for the rest of the week on their website. So finish off the day, grab some friends, and head down the street for a great time.

Until next time… Cheers!

Anand, Social Media Marketing

Source: Mission Inn

Elephant Bar in the Room

While Elephant Bar is known for their amazing food and unfortunately high prices, their Happy Hour menu is something that’s friendly on your wallet. Most places don’t offer a large variety but here we get quite a nice selection. Non-alcholic specialty drinks start at $2.00 while what we really want, alcoholic drinks start at $3.00 and go to only $5.00.

For $3.00, you can get our most recommended drink, the House Margarita. Of course, if you aren’t looking for hard liquor, then a

domestic beer is just a couple words away. Then at $4.00, you can get yourself a nice Mojito or even a Mai Tai. Here, the list gets bigger as far as variety goes. Finally you top it all off with a Long Island or a SKYY infused martini for $5.00.

For the full list of drinks, click HERE.

On that list, you’ll also notice their appetizer specials as well as a Happy Hour Combo. For only $6.50, you get a burger, fries, and a domestic beer. You can upgrade the type of beer you like for $1.00-$2.00 more. Not bad if you ask me. The other great thing is that you aren’t limited to these deals by a certain day. You can enjoy them Monday-Friday from 3:00pm-7:00pm and 9:00pm-CLOSE seven days a week. So head over to 3775 Tyler Street, Suite A, Riverside, CA to get your drink on! But please remember to drink and drive responsibly so don’t get carried away by these low prices!

Until next time… Cheers!

-Anand, Social Media Marketing

Source: Elephant Bar

Great Thai-ms at Banana Bay

Let’s get out of the Inland Empire tonight and if the title didn’t give it away, Banana Bay is a Thai restaurant located at 18230 Colima Rd in Rowland Heights, CA 91748. I know… that’s a bit a far from my local suggestions but trust me, if you’re a fan of Thai food or want to enjoy a great happy hour, then this is the place for you.

Starting at 10PM-Close (Mon-Thurs: 1AM, Fri-Sat: 2AM), you can enjoy a large assortment of “2 For” deals. Let me give you an example. You can either buy ONE ‘Jack & Coke’ for $5.01 or TWO for $8.20. Yeah, these prices are a little weird but you’re still saving some money per drink and it’s even better if you’re splitting with someone. The “2 For” deals go as low as $7.29 ($5.00 if you want to include Jello Shots) and upwards of $9.11 for a ‘Hello Kitty.’ No idea what that is but it better be worth it. You can see the rest of the deals in the pictures.

No only are their drinks great but their food is amazing! I ordered the Combination Pad See Ew which not only filled me up but left me completely satisfied for being under $9. I gulped it down with a Thai Iced Coffee which was flavored perfectly, not too much coffee and not too sweet. After my meal, my friend and I decided to try a “2 For” deal and settled on the ‘Thai Tea Twister.’

Although it wasn’t bad, it was a bit much after already eating my meal and drinking a Thai Iced Coffee.  It was pretty sweet since it included Baileys, Amaretto, & Kahlua mixed with Thai Tea. Too much of this and you’re in for an awesome hangover. Maybe next time, I’ll order it at the beginning of my meal.

Anyways, if you don’t have plans tonight… get a group of friends together and head out to Rowland Heights. By the way, this place would be perfect for a date. Just a heads up.

Until next time.. Cheers!

Anand, Social Media Marketing

Gettin’ Loco at the Green Onion

The other night, I held a birthday dinner at The Green Onion Mexican Restaurant & Cantina located in Moreno Valley, CA. They were able to easily accomodate my large group of 16 and managed to maintain quality customer service throughout the night, which is impressive. So let’s get down to the nitty-gritty.

The food? AMAZING! I ordered a Chicken Burrito, “Wet” style with red and green sauce. The burrito was loaded with plenty of chicken, rice & beans. I was surprised that I was able to finish all of it considering the massive size. My friends ordered a variety of food including Steak Tacos, Shrimp or Chicken Fajitas, Chimichangas, and Enchiladas. Not a single complaint from anyone as everyone uttered the words, “I’ll definitely be coming back.”

Now if the food wasn’t enough of an incentive, the Margaritas were. I know, I know… more margaritas? But let me ask you this. How many places do you know that serve Margaritas by the pitcher? I’m assuming there aren’t much because they would have a tough time competing with The Green Onion. For $15 you get a large pitcher (bigger than what beer normally comes in) and it includes a straw. Yes, a straw for a pitcher (you can see it the corner on the picture to the right)! But if you’re with a group, like I was, just ask for a glass and you’re ready to pour the night away. I have to warn you, be careful! These margaritas definitely creep up on you. I’m sure my Patron shot didn’t help. Nonetheless, everyone that had one, was feeling pretty good afterwards.

So when you get a chance, get a group of friends together and head over to The Green Onion for some great food and even better Margaritas. Good times await at the Canyon Springs Plaza off the 60 Freeway at Day Street, Moreno Valley, CA 92557.

Until next time… Cheers!

-Anand, Social Media Marketing

Source: Green Onion

Drink of the Day: Incredible Hulk

Don’t you hate it when you get angry and turn green, clothes get ripped off, and are left with small purple shorts? I know I do.. but if you’re part of the lucky few where that doesn’t happen, then you can turn to my recommended drink of the day, the Incredible Hulk. Although it’s a simple recipe, the price may hurt a bit. The recipe includes:

  • 1/2 oz Hennessy Cognac
  • 1/2 oz. Hpnotiq Liqueur

While this is a shot recipe, you can definitely mix more to make a full glass. Just stir the two together (to taste) until it turns green and you’re ready to fight along side Iron Man, Thor, & Captain America. Okay, not literally.. so don’t go try saving the world.. but you should feel pretty powerful after a couple drinks.

Until next time… Cheers!

-Anand, Social Media Marketing

Source: DrinkMixers.com & GeekWorldRadio.com

Deal of the Day: Lounge Thirty Three

It’s President’s Day and we’re headed back to Lounge Thirty Three for their amazing happy hour special. Tonight is all about “MONDAY MADNESS” as it’s Happy Hour all night long. Lounge 33’s special includes: 

  • $1 OFF Domestics
  • $1 OFF Drafts
  • $1 OFF Well
  • $2 OFF select Martinis

So if you didn’t go here on Valentine’s Day, then you have a chance to redeem yourself. It doesn’t have to be February 14th to meet someone new. Time to get presidential!

Lounge Thirty Three is located at 3639 Riverside Plaza Drive Suite 530, Riverside, CA in the Riverside Plaza.

-Anand, Social Media Marketing

Source: Lounge33

Recipe of the Day: Whiskey Sour

Here at Liquor Cabinets, we don’t always expect you to go out to get a drink and have a good time. If you’re on a budget, maybe you just want “to kick off your shoes and relax your feet” with your friends. That’s why we are introducing the “Recipe of the Day” feature and I’m starting it off with one of my favorite drinks, a Whiskey Sour.

The recipe is simple:

  • 2 oz of your favorite blended whiskey
  • juice from 1/2 lemon (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp powdered sugar
  • 1 cherry
  • 1/2 slice lemon
  • Shaker

Shake blended whiskey, lemon juice, and powdered sugar with ice and strain into a glass. Decorate with the half-slice of lemon, top with the cherry, and serve.

That’s all there is to it. Now get your “fish face” ready as you’re in for a pleasant surprise.

Until next time… Cheers!

-Anand, Social Media Marketing

Source: Whiskey Sour & Bullz-Eye