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A First Birthday With Tequila; A Southern-Style Anniversary; A Cocktail Book Launch

Rancho Bernardo Inn's restaurant rings in their first year, a country broil takes place in Golden Hill, and exclusive East Coast cocktails come to town.

RANCHO BERNARDO--Who says birthdays can only be celebrated for a day? AVANT, at Rancho Bernardo Inn, is celebrating their first birthday all month long, Oct 1-31, with tons of great daily specials. A special all-night happy hour on Tuesdays with $3 on-tap beers, $4 on-tap wines, $9 select cocktails and $7 select plates; Wednesdays will offer 50% off select bottles of wine with any entrée; and Friday through Saturdays you will enjoy live music from 4:30-6:30pm as well as 20% off any private party dining events. The AVANT team also recently returned from Guadalajara, Mexico with their own hand-selected barrel of Herradura Reposado tequila as a birthday gift to themselves, and to share with you! [EaterWire]

GOLDEN HILL--Neighborhood bar, Counterpoint, will be celebrating its 5-year anniversary this Sunday, October 26. Beginning at 2pm, they will kick off with a Low Country Boil which will channel the lively gatherings popularized in the south, complete with true Southern Style foods like andouille sausage, corn, potatoes, shrimp and bread--all for $18. Celebrations will continue throughout the week with $5 bourbon flights on Monday, a tap changeover on Tuesday, gin cocktails with Modern Times Brewery on Wednesday, and flights of barrel-aged cocktails on Thursday. [EaterWire]

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS--Join respected bartender David Kaplan of NYC’s famous Death & Co. bar as he joins us in San Diego on Sunday, November 2 for an exclusive appearance at cocktail hotspot, Polite Provisions, to promote his new book, Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails. Attendees of the event, which goes from 6pm to 9pm, will receive one copy of Kaplan’s new book, as well as complimentary signature cocktails from Death & Co. and appetizers from Soda and Swine. Tickets are available for $55 at Space is limited. [EaterWire]


830 25th Street, , CA 92102 (619) 564-6722 Visit Website

Polite Provisions

4696 30th Street, , CA 92116 (619) 269-4701 Visit Website

Rancho Bernardo Inn

17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive, , CA 92128 (855) 574-5356 Visit Website