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


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

Drink of the Day: Creole Mama

If you are religious, than it’s time to get your Mardi Gras on because Lenten Season begins tomorrow!  If not, than let’s just say, Mardi Gras is another excuse for you to go wild!  This Fat Tuesday, I highly advise you to celebrate this day out in the town or on the couch with a  Southern-style cocktail that is rich, yet twisted with a hint of sweetness that’ll put you under its spell.  So let this Creole Mama rock your world!

Creole Mama Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz bourbon
  • 1 ½ oz Madeira wine
  • 1 tsp grenadine


Stir with ice and strain into a glass. Top with one green and one red cherry.


-Hala, Social Media Marketing

Source: Kristian-Richards

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

Deal of the Day: Chili’s Grill & Bar

Now that it’s everyones favorite day of the week, it’s time to find out where you’ll be headed after school or work to let loose. Today I’m going to recommend Chili’s Grill & Bar, located just minutes from UCR’s campus at 12525 Frederick Street, Moreno Valley, CA. Although they do not have a special specifically for Monday, they do have a pretty decent Happy Hour menu and some great food. If you head over to Chili’s anywhere from 3:00pm – 7:00pm or 9:00pm-close, you’ll find a large array of deals located in their bar area. Here’s a list of their specials:

  • Large Domestic Beers: $3.99
  • Small Domestic Beers: $2.99
  • Super Premium Draft: $1.00 off
  • Margarita: $4.50
  • Premium Margarita: $5.99
  • Well Drinks: $3.75
  • Specially Priced Appetizer Menu

As you can see, you really only benefit from the domestic beers and well drinks but one thing is for sure.. their margarita’s will have you feeling pretty tipsy by the end of the night. It seems like restaurants are removing their daily specials but I’ll be searching for one next week. Until then, “I want my baby back, baby back, baby back… ribs.”


Anand, Social Media Marketing


$1 Bowling on Mondays

Monday nights at Brunswick Bowling in Corona feature bowling for only one dollar per game, per person! They also have special promotions including $1 hot dogs and $1 small sodas. I went last night with seven friends and we only paid $24 dollars for the eight of us. That price included shoe rental and two games! It is definitely an inexpensive way to have a great time on a Monday night.

Not only do they have great deals on food and bowling, but they also have some good drink specials as well. They offer yummy shooters like Kamikazzees or Pixie Sticks for only $2 each! While a pitcher of beer is about $11 bucks, the tasty shooters and $4 well drinks will definitely satisfy your drink craving for a little less money. Not to mention you get a fancy yellow wristband to sport as well! 😉

So next time you have a bad case of the Mondays, head on over to Brunswick Bowling and have a great night without breaking the bank!




Margarita Mondays


Ughhhh.. The dreadful start of the week, Mondays. But never fear because we are here to make sure that you start the week off right. And what better way to do that than to drink the night away at Acapulco where it’s Margarita Monday. Get your Agave fix for a mere $2.50 for house margaritas and $2.75 for fruit margaritas. If you come in during Happy Hour from 3:00pm – 7:00pm, you can also enjoy reduced priced admissions (in the Cantina only). So for about $10-$15 you can get a few drinks, some tasty mexican food, and still have enough money left over to leave a generous tip. The closest Acapulco Restaurant to UCR is located at: 12625 Frederick St. Moreno Valley, CA.

Until next time… Cheers!

Source: Acapulco
Picture: TheGreatPlate