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:
$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.
So by now you’re probably wondering, “What am I going to do tonight? I don’t have a date.” Well just think of it this way, what would you being doing on a typical Tuesday night? If you normally just stay home or do something crazy like study, you could do that… or you can be a little adventurous and get out.
You can try hitting up a local bar like Killarney’s Restaurant & Irish Pub located at 3639 Riverside Plaza Dr. Ste 532 Riverside, CA where they will be having an “Anti-Valentine’s Day Party.” And if you’re really looking for some excitement, get there before 8:00pm for Speed Dating.
If you want something a little more laid back, you can try Lounge Thirty Three located at 3639 Riverside Plaza Dr. Ste 530 Riverside, CA where it’s Tuesday Boozeday. $5 Bud Light tall cans while a DJ spins your favorite alternative music. Lounges are a great place to meet new people and have conversations so you might want to check it out.
My final suggestion would be to call up all your other single friends (I mean, you can’t be the ONLY one… right?) and do something together. Ladies… get all dressed up with your friends and hit the town. Make those guys turn their heads as you walk past them. Fellas… as Barney Stinson from How I Met Your Mother would say, “SUIT UP!” Anytime you’re out with your guy friends, you’re bound to have a good time, not to mention everyone could use a wing man.
Of course, you can always stay home and watch Twilight or The Notebook… but that’s no fun.