Island Vibes at Mai Tai Bar

Overlooking the gorgeous Rainbow Harbor at The Pike in Long Beach, Mai Tai Bar brings the island vibes into a hip and modern venue with live music.  Whether you’re looking to relax in their open air patio overlooking the water and groove to the best in contemporary island music by Long beach’s hippest bands, it is always a fun time there.  Sip a chilled mai tai and watch the sunset on the harbor as live music or a hot dj heat up the night!

Mai Tai Bar is definitely a place for the friends to hang out and have a great night out in the town on the pier.  On a weekend night, there is a $5 cover charge and it can be overcrowded, but the friendly bartenders hook it up the alcohol with their not-so-bad prices.  When the dj spins, the latest music are being played, but Mai Tai Bar loves to take it back and play the “oldie, but goodie” songs from the 90s and early millennium, which always gets the crowd dancing.  Mai Tai Bar’s customers are always there looking for a good time.  So as long your looking to have a fun night or a good dinner, this is place guarantees Aloha happiness!  Also, below is a list of their happy hour menu:

Happy Hour is from Monday to Sunday 4pm-9pm!

$5 Appetizers:

House Special Calamari

Chicken Chinois

Firecracker Shrimp

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Shrimp Ceviche

 

College Night Thursdays with Student ID:

DOMESTIC BEER – 2.50 pints / 6 pitchers

SELECT IMPORT / PREM. DOMESTIC – 3 pints / 9 pitchers

NEW CASTLE – 4 pints / 12 pitchers

STELLA ARTOIS – 4 pints / 12 pitchers

SPECIALTY DRINKS – 4

Icy Mai Tai

Aloha Tini

Hpnotiq Breeze Martini

Peach Elixir Martini

Plantation Tea

Long Beach Iced Tea

Mandarin Sweet Tea Cooler

On the Hook Martini

Cucumber Melon Crush

Red Sangria Cocktail

HOUSE WINE – 3

 

Cheers,

 

Hala, Social Media Marketer

Source: http://www.maitaibar.com/long-beach/happy-hour.php

 

 

Deal of the Day: Johnny V

Alright Liquor Cabinets readers and fans, it’s Friday and it’s that kind of night. Did you have a long week? No worries because I got you a deal of the day that will start your weekend off right.

Down in Pacific Beach tonight is a special night at Johnny V because DJ Dave is in the house, drinks are cheap, and the food prices are unbelievable. Between 4pm-10pm drink deals are $2 wells drinks, $2 domestic drafts, $3 house wines, and 1/2 off most other drinks. Also with every purchased drink you get to choose one appetizer from 15 different selected appetizers for FREE!

If you can’t find the time to head to Johnny V from 4pm-10pm, don’t stress because between 9pm-CLOSE offers $2 wells drinks and 16oz domestic pints.

No cover charge. DJ Dave dropping the beat. Huge dance floor. Cheap drinks. You already know it’s going to be a poppin’ night.

Cheers!

Christine, SEO/Analytic 

The Edison: “A Hidden Gem”

Have you ever wanted to go back in time? To a different place, a different era. To experience a culture very different from your own. To get completely lost in a moment, to forget where you are, what day it is, and to simply enjoy and reminisce upon the past. Well, have I got the metaphorical time machine for you! The Edison in downtown LA, deemed “One of LA’s Swankiest night spots” by Conde Nast Traveler, is an inexorable treat. A feast for the eyes, ears, and taste-buds, this unique “industrial cathedral” is set in LA’s first private power plant which was built in 1910. This place will literally sweep you off your feet and transport you to a different era. The Old Hollywood Glamour atmosphere invites guests to dress the part and have a simply lovely time. 

This place is a bit pricey, but they have a spectacular Happy Hour which is Wed-Fri, 5-7pm. You can indulge in up to 40% savings on selected drinks and food items. Take advantage of their 35 cent martinis and $5 food specials such as the sliders with fries.

They also have special events, performances, and you can even host your own party. On a Wednesday or Thursday, to reserve a table the “per person minimum” is only $25. This minimum jumps up to $50 on a Friday or Saturday (and don’t forget about the 18% gratuity), but I must say this is one place you just HAVE to experience.

I went with a group of friends and we reserved a table in the Tesla Room. I ordered “The Mistress” which is a vodka drink with hibiscus liquor and other exotic flavors (as shown in the picture to the right, it’s the pretty pink drink), “The Edison” which features bourbon and pear brandy, and the “Eye of the Beholder” which is a blend of tequila, lemon, and jalepeno (a spicy, unique cocktail indeed). We also ordered some of their absolutely delicious food. I had the fresh baked Bavarian pretzel which is served with a fluffy white cheese sauce for dipping. Some of the other things ordered include the Truffled Mac n Cheese and the Corn Fritters.

As if what we ordered wasn’t enough, we had to get a bottle of Absinthe from the Absinthe Fairy. A lovely young lady wearing gilded fairy wings wheels around a cart of diverse bottles of absinthe (featured in the photo, it’s the bottle topped with the cork) available for purchase. So, we all shared a shot of absinthe and it really set the night off.

This place is truly something memorable. It is literally hidden in an alley, so be sure get directions ahead of time. If you are ever in downtown LA or just want something fun to do check out The Edison, see what all the buzz is about! It is located at 108 W 2nd St #101 Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Also, check out their AMAZING website. If my post doesn’t get you in the mood to visit this extraordinary place, the website definitely will. Check it out! http://www.edisondowntown.com/

I definitely want to go here again soon and hopefully you will want to experience this place too!

Cheers!

Angela Wagner, Editor

Source: http://liveentertainmentla.com/2011/11/edison/

http://www.edisondowntown.com/

Deal of the Day: Corkbar

Its a beautiful Friday and it is time to get your cork on at one of the hottest wine bars in Downtown Los Angeles!

Corkbar seeks to re-create LAs wine experience. With over forty red wines by the glass alone, Corkbar’s extensive wine list has something for every palate. From dozens of choices in each category of Chardonnay, Rosé, Merlot, Syrah, Zinfandel, Albariño, Pinot Gris, Viognier, and more, there is literally a wine for every occasion. Also offered are a dozen artisanal beers, such as Alesmith Brewing Company’s India Pale Ale made in San Diego (Bloomspot.com).

Select wines are $8, $2 off draft beers, and that is just the beginning! So head on over to Corkbar for Happy Hour! Monday thru Friday, from 4pm to 7pm. Draft beer discounts, half-off appetizers, wine specials, and more! Lastly, on March 5, Corkbar will be celebrating its 3rd year anniversary with Happy Hour all night!

Cheers,

 

Hala, Social Media Marketer

Source: http://www.corkbar.com/index.cfm?contact

Ju So Yummy!

Shout out to all the locals and college students in Riverside who love pizza and a thirst quenching drink…because Jafang  Pizza is the place to be!  With its delicious handmade pizzas and unlimited amount of options for drinks, Jafang’s has become one of my favorite hot spots in Riverside.   What makes this place even cooler is that you are allowed to play beer pong.  So if there is no party and want to play beer pong, just grab a drink at Jafang’s and play with your friends.  The great playlists they play makes it almost feel like you are literally at a party =)

Also, I got to try their Ju So Peachy cocktail and it was amazingly good.  The fruitiness mixed with Soju, a Korean vodka, makes this drink a one-of-a-kind!   Jafang’s has a variety of Soju cocktails to pick from if beer is not an option for you.  So grab some friends and head over to Jafang Pizza for a good and delicious time!

HAPPY HOUR!

Monday – Saturday 3-7pm • Thursday – Saturday 3-7pm and 10pm-12am

25 cent Wings

$2.5 Domestic Pints

$8 Domestic Pitchers

$3.5 Import Pints

$10 Import Pitchers

http://www.jafangpizza.com/

Cheers,

Hala, Social Media Marketer

Drink of the Day: Scooby Snack

It’s Friday, Friday!! I am excited for this glorious day with no school and only 4 hours of work. Even though I doubt I will be doing anything it’s still a fabulous Friday! What better way to start off this long weekend than with one of my favorite drinks…the Scooby Snack.

Recipe:

1/2 oz Malibu® coconut rum
1/2 oz creme de bananes
1/2 oz Midori® melon liqueur
1/2 oz pineapple juice
1 1/2 oz whipped cream

To make this tasty treat you mix the rum, creme de bananes, Midori, and pineapple juice in a shaker with ice. Next, add the whipped cream and shake well. Strain into glass and shoot!

Have a wonderful Friday everyone and be sure to check back this weekend for more fun ways to spice up your life!

Cheers!

Angela Wagner, Editor