P66

P66
HOURS:
MONDAY: Kitchen 11am-3pm / Bar 5pm
TUESDAY-FRIDAY: Kitchen 11am-9pm / Bar 10pm
WEDNESDAY Jam Session: Bar stays Open Late until 11:30pm
SATURDAY-SUNDAY: Kitchen 10am-9pm / Bar 10pm
BRUNCH Brunch items served on Saturday & Sunday from 10am - 3pm
PHONE 619-696-1966
ADDRESS 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park 92101
*Hours subject to change due to special events
RESERVATIONS Info Here

UPCOMING CLOSURES:
Saturday, August 6th ALL DAY

100 BEST BEER BARS IN AMERICA

Congrats to our bother an sister bars making the Draft Magazine
100 Best Beer Bars in America every year they've been open. 
Cheers!


Live Music July 2016


 --------- WED 7/20/16 ---------
GILBERT CASTELLANOS presents...
Young Lion Series 6-8pm
and... WEDNESDAY JAZZ JAM 8:30-11:30pm
Note, we will be moving inside the Copley Auditorium for the summer.
Same schedule, just inside.

--------- FRI 7/22/2016, 6-7:50 --------- 
TRIO GADJO

--------- SAT 7/23/2016, 6-7:50 --------- 
THE RED FOX TAILS

 --------- WED 7/27/16 ---------
GILBERT CASTELLANOS presents...
Young Lion Series 6-8pm
and... WEDNESDAY JAZZ JAM 8:30-11:30pm
Note, we will be moving inside the Copley Auditorium for the summer.
Same schedule, just inside.

 --------- FRI, 7/29/2016, 7-9pm --------- 
EUPHORIA BRASS BAND
FOOD TRUCKS ON PLAZA

 --------- SAT 7/30/2016, 7-9pm --------- 
7TH DAY BUSKERS

--------- SUN 7/31/2016, 6-7:50pm --------- 
UP TOWN RHYTHM MAKERS

Live Music through 7/10

 --------- WED 6/22/16 ---------
GILBERT CASTELLANOS presents...
Young Lion Series 6-8pm
and... WEDNESDAY JAZZ JAM 8:30-11:30pm
Note, we will be moving inside the Copley Auditorium for the summer.
Same schedule, just inside.

SAT 7/1/20166-7:50pm

SAT 7/2/2016, 6-7:50pm

SUN 7/3/2016, 6-7:50pm
TRIO GADJO

Sun 7/4/2016, 2-4pm
SLIM JENKINS
San Francisco’s Slim Jenkins is a celebration of great American roots music and its tradition of innovation and energy. Harking back to the heyday of hot jazz and blues, Slim Jenkins evokes a world of seduction and mystery, love and betrayal. Sultry and smooth, or jumping and hot, their music keeps the dance floor energized and alive.

Wed 7/6/2016
GILBERT CASTELLANOS presents...
Young Lion Series 6-8pm
and... WEDNESDAY JAZZ JAM 8:30-11:30pm
Note, we will be moving inside the Copley Auditorium for the summer.
Same schedule, just inside.

FRI 7/8/2016, 6-7:50pm
The Mighty 388's

SAT 7/9/2016, 6-7:50pm
FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY
with THE BED BREAKERS

Sun 7/10/2016, 6-7:50pm
UP TOWN RHYTHM MAKERS

The Jam Moves Inside



San Diego Jazz Fans,

The Jam Moves Inside!

As we move in to summer, Balboa Park is filled with bustling activity, both day & night. Hundreds of thousands of tourists flock to the Park for its Museums and beautiful gardens. The Old Globe kicks off their outdoor season in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Weddings are happening throughout the Park. Balboa Park After Dark with The San Diego Museum of Art’s $5 discounted admission on Friday evenings and Nighttime Zoo draws thousands. And the jazz flows from Panama 66 every Wednesday night until 11:30pm.

Yes, the jazz! If you've ever walked through the park during a Wednesday night Jam Session you know that the sounds of jazz can be heard echoing throughout the trees. It's electrifying. But to be a good neighbor to all means finding the best way to co-exist, and so for a three month period starting Wednesday, June 22nd we will be moving the Jam Session inside the spacious San Diego Museum of Art's Copley Auditorium for the summer.

This move will allow us to keep the Jam going all summer without impacting any of the other amazing happenings in the Park. And everything you expect from a night out at Panama 66— the incredible cocktails, the all-local beer selection, the fine wines, plus our hand-crafted menu featuring our own house smoked and cured meats and freshly baked breads— all of it, will be available inside. Additionally we will be able to continue to grow the jam, without being affected by the increasing summer crowds that will be flock to Panama 66 after the Museums close for the evening. So, to ensure the Jam has ample space and to ensure that the fans can enjoy the music without interruption, we will take full advantage of the 300+ capacity auditorium we have just behind the glass doors. This is another amazing opportunity to keep jazz alive — and growing — in San Diego. We appreciate all the help and cooperation our partner, The San Diego Museum of Art, has offered and we look forward to an exciting summer of Jazz in Balboa Park.

#BALBOAPARKAFTERDARK JUNE 15-24

 --------- WED 6/15/16 ---------
GILBERT CASTELLANOS presents...
Young Lion Series 6-8pm
and... WEDNESDAY JAZZ JAM 8:30-11:30pm

 --------- FRI 6/17, 7-9pm --------- 

 --------- SAT 6/18, 9-11pm --------- 
It's going to be a wacky day.
We will close at 3pm for a Wedding
And then re-open at 7pm for...
Live On-Air Broadcast at 10pm
More details on the way.

 --------- SUN 6/19, 6-8pm --------- 
Presents a Benefit for
Raising funds to help her to attend Berklee College Summer Program


 --------- WED 6/22/16 ---------
GILBERT CASTELLANOS presents...
Young Lion Series 6-8pm
and... WEDNESDAY JAZZ JAM 8:30-11:30pm
Note, we will be moving inside the Copley Auditorium for the summer.
Same schedule, just inside.

FRI 6/24/20166-7:50pm

SAT 6/25/2016, 6-7:50pm

SUN 6/26/20166-7:50pm

#BALBOAPARKAFTERDARK JUNE 1-15


All Ages. Free.
Click on band name for more info...

 --------- THU 6/9, 6-8pm --------- 

--------- FRI 6/3, 7-9pm --------- 

 --------- SAT 6/4, 6-8pm --------- 
SARAH BLACK (of Abstrack)
A Night of Soul

 --------- WED 6/8/16 ---------
GILBERT CASTELLANOS presents...
Young Lion Series 6-8pm
and... WEDNESDAY JAZZ JAM 8:30-11:30pm

--------- FRI 5/27/2016, 6-10pm ---------

--------- FRI 6/11/2016 ---------
CLOSED FOR WEDDING

 --------- WED 6/15/16 ---------
GILBERT CASTELLANOS presents...
Young Lion Series 6-8pm
and... WEDNESDAY JAZZ JAM 8:30-11:30pm

 --------- FRI 6/17, 7-9pm --------- 
BESOS DE COCO

 --------- SAT 6/18, 9-11pm --------- 
We will be closed 3-7pm
And then re-open for...
KSDS JAZZ 88.3 Presents 
EUPHORIA BRASS BAND
Live On-Air Broadcast

 --------- SUN 6/19, 6-8pm --------- 
GILBERT CASTELLANOS
Presents a Benefit for
ZION DYSON
Raising funds for her to attend Berklee Summer Program

WEST WING 50TH


Monday, 6:00 p.m. 

The Museum first opened its doors in 1926. After 40 years of bringing art to San Diego, the Museum's flourishing permanent collection began to outgrow exhibition space. Plans went underway to double the size of the Museum and expand the vaults and galleries for the growing permanent collection and traveling exhibitions. In 1966, architects Robert Mosher and Roy Drew completed the creation of the West Wing—in addition to more gallery space, and the James S. Copley Auditorium, it is now home of the Research Library, Panama 66, Bibliotique, and the May S. Marcy Sculpture Court and Garden. 

Join us as we celebrate 50 years of the West Wing with:
  • Complimentary hors d'oeuvres from Panama 66 (cash bar)
  • Docent-led tours of the Research Library and Sculpture Garden
  • Live music from San Diego Music-award winner Gilbert Castellanos
  • Historical insights from Docent Manager and Museum historian Dr. James Grebl
  • Historic photo montage documenting the expansion of the West Wing
  • Take a trip down memory lane and join us as we commemorate this historic architectural milestone.
And mark your calendar to see Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture, opening November 5, 2016. This is the first major retrospective in two decades of Louis Kahn, the American architect whose monumental & visionary work is evident in one of his most important projects, the Salk Institute in La Jolla. 

This is a free event. Registration is not required. Cash bar. 

#balboaparkafterdark May



All Ages. Free.
Click on band name for more info...


--------- FRI 5/13/2016 ---------
CLOSED FOR MUSEUM EVENT
--------- SAT 5/14/2016 ---------
ZOO CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION IN THE PARK
--------- SUN 5/15/2016, 6-9PM ---------
UP TOWN RHYTHM MAKERS
--------- MON 5/16/2016 ---------
--------WED 5/18/16 ---------
GILBERT CASTELLANOS presents...
Young Lion Series 6-8pm
and... WEDNESDAY JAZZ JAM 8:30-11:30pm
--------- FRI 5/20/2016, 7-9PM ---------
THE BEDBREAKERS
--------- SAT 5/21/2016, 7-9PM ---------
ARMISTAD CUBANA (From Cuba)
--------- WED 5/25/16 ---------
GILBERT CASTELLANOS presents...
Young Lion Series 6-8pm
and... WEDNESDAY JAZZ JAM 8:30-11:30pm
--------- FRI 5/27/2016, 7-9pm---------
MISS ERIKA DAVIES
--------- SAT 5/28/2016, 7-9pm---------
YPSITUCKY
 --------- Sun 5/29/2016, 6-8PM ---------
MAR PICAO 

#balboaparkafterdark April/May


All Ages. Free.
Click on band name for more info...

--------WED 4/27/16 ---------
GILBERT CASTELLANOS presents...
Young Lion Series 6-8pm
and... WEDNESDAY JAZZ JAM 8:30-11:30pm
--------- THU 4/28/2016 ---------
CLOSED FOR MUSEUM EVENT
--------- FRI 4/29/2016 ---------
CLOSED FOR MUSEUM EVENT
 --------- SAT 4/30/2016, 7-9pm ---------
CEDRICE AND THE ADDICTION
Featuring Cedrice Ce from Abstrack the Band
--------- Sun 5/1/2016, 6-8pm ---------
VIMANA
Featuring: Dusty Brough, Julien Cantelm, and Paul Bertin.
--------WED 5/4/16 ---------
GILBERT CASTELLANOS presents...
Young Lion Series 6-8pm
and... WEDNESDAY JAZZ JAM 8:30-11:30pm
--------- FRI 5/6/2016 --------- 
Sorry, but we will be CLOSED from 2pm-7pm for a Wedding
We will re-open at 7pm
BESOS de COCO 7:30-9:30PM
Check our twitter and instagram for rain updates!!
 --------- SAT 5/7/2016, 7-9pm --------- 
STEPH JOHNSON
 --------- Sun 5/8/2016, 6-8PM --------- 
MOTHERS DAY with MAR PICAO 

#balboaparkafterdary April

--------WED 4/13/16 ---------
GILBERT CASTELLANOS presents...
Young Lion Series 6-8pm
and... WEDNESDAY JAZZ JAM 8:30-11:30pm
--- FRI 4/15, 7-9pm --- 
UPTOWN RHYTHM MAKERS
--------- SAT 4/16, 6-10pm ---------
Record Store Day with...
& Vinyl by DJ King Dutty, before and after.
--------WED 4/20/16 ---------
GILBERT CASTELLANOS presents...
Young Lion Series 6-8pm
and... WEDNESDAY JAZZ JAM 8:30-11:30pm
--------- FRI 4/22/2016, 7-9pm---------
--------- SAT 4/23/2016, 7-9pm ---------
--------- SUN 4/24/2016 , 3-5pm---------
TRIO GADJO (Claudia Gomez's Bday)
--------WED 4/27/16 ---------
GILBERT CASTELLANOS presents...
Young Lion Series 6-8pm
and... WEDNESDAY JAZZ JAM 8:30-11:30pm
--------- THU 4/28/2016 ---------
CLOSED FOR MUSEUM EVENT
--------- FRI 4/29/2016 ---------
CLOSED FOR MUSEUM EVENT
 --------- SAT 4/30/2016, 7-9pm ---------
CEDRICE AND THE ADDICTION

UPCOMING CLOSURES

THE WEDDING AND EVENT SEASON IS UPON US:
Yep, there are a few weddings and special events coming up this Spring that will be closing us down. 
APRIL: Thursday, 4/28 & Friday 4/29
MAY: Friday 5/6 (closed 3pm-7pm) & Friday 5/13
JUNE: Saturday 6/11 & Saturday 6/18

#balboaparkafterdark



Click band names for more info...
FREE. ALL AGES.


 --------FRI, 3/18/16, 7-9pm --------- 
BESOS DE COCO
 --------- SAT, 3/19/16, 7-9pm --------- 
PALL JENKINS SOLO
--------WED 3/23/16 ---------
GILBERT CASTELLANOS presents...
Young Lion Series 6-8pm
and... WEDNESDAY JAZZ JAM 8:30-11:30pm
 --------FRI, 3/25, 7-9pm --------- 
EUPHORIA BRASS BAND
 --------- SAT, 3/26, 7-9pm --------- 
ABSTRACK
 --------- WED 3/30/16 ---------
GILBERT CASTELLANOS presents...
Young Lion Series 6-8pm
and... WEDNESDAY JAZZ JAM 8:30-11:30pm
 --------- FRI, 4/1, 7-9pm --------- 
BESOS DE COCO
 --------- SAT, 4/2, 7-9pm --------- 
JUICE BOX
--------- Fri 4/8, 7-9pm --------- 
NATHAN HUBBARD TRIO

#balboaparkafterdark 2/27-3/12

Click band names for more info...
FREE. ALL AGES.
--- SAT 2/27/16 ---
--- SUN 2/28/16 ---
SOUL FUNK JAZZ ALLIANCE 4:30-7PM
Gilbert Castellanos - Trumpet
Robert Dove - Tenor Sax
Jake Najor - Drums
Johnny G - Hammond B-3 Organ
--- WED 3/2/16 ---
GILBERT CASTELLANOS presents...
Young Lion Series CANCELLED :(
and... WEDNESDAY JAZZ JAM 8:30-11:30pm
--- FRI 3/4/16 ---
EUPHORIA BRASS BAND  7-9PM
--- SAT 3/5/16 ---
THE BEDBREAKERS 7-9PM
--- WED 3/9/16 ---
GILBERT CASTELLANOS presents...
Young Lion Series 6-8pm
and... WEDNESDAY JAZZ JAM 8:30-11:30pm
--- FRI 3/11/16 ---
TRIO GADJO 7-9PM
--- SAT 3/12/16 ---


Collab dinner with Verde y Crema


Purchase tickets here

We are ecstatic to announce we are doing a Six-Course Collaboration Dinner with the wonderful Tijuana restaurant VERDE Y CREMA and it will be happening at THEIR gorgeous restaurant. Let's Go Clandestino, the amazing Baja Tour company, are selling the tickets through their site with an option to include a BUS RIDE down and back.

This Six-Course Dinner will have the option to come with pairings, which include two wines from Ulloa (an amazing Baja winery owned by Laja / Merotoro Chef Jair Tellez, who is also an owner of Verde Y Crema), a Wendlandt beer (they just took the top honor at the Mexico Beer Awards), a beer from our own Master Brewer Lee Chase of Automatic Brewing Co, and will finish with Verde Y Crema's own Mezcal. Menu will be release next week, but if interested now is the time to ensure we don't sell out!

And by the way, there are TWO seatings, one at 6pm and one at 9pm.

FEATURED CHEFS
Chef ZoƩ Villarreal - Chef, Verde y Crema
Chef Jennifer G. Arana - Sous Chef, Verde Y Crema
Chef Sharon Wilson - Chef, Panama 66 (and former Head Chef of Tiger!Tiger!)
Chef Norbert Moniz - Chef, Tiger!Tiger! & Blind Lady Ale House
Chef Tim Fuller - Chef, Charcuterie & Baking Program BLAH, T!T! & P66

PRICE
6-Course Dinner $63 (w/ bus $83)
6-Course Dinner + Drink Pairings $83 (w/ bus $103)

Purchase tickets here

LIVE MUSIC

Click band names for more info...

FREE. ALL AGES.

--- Fri 2/5/16 ---
--- Sat 2/6/16 ---
BESOS DE COCO 8-10PM
--- Wed, 2/10/16 ---
GILBERT CASTELLANOS presents...
Young Lion Series 6-8pm
and... WEDNESDAY JAZZ JAM 8:30-11:30pm
--- Fri 2/12/16 ---
--- Sat 2/13/16 ---
--- Sun 2/14/16 ---
VALENTINE'S DAY
Kitchen will be open until 9pm and bar until 10pm
w/ MISS ERIKA DAVIES 6-8pm
--- Wed 2/17/16 ---
GILBERT CASTELLANOS presents...
Young Lion Series 6-8pm
and... WEDNESDAY JAZZ JAM 8:30-11:30pm
--- Thu 2/18/16 ---
CULTURE & COCKTAILS
--- Fri, 2/19 ---
NO MUSIC
--- Sat 2/20/16 ---
TRIO GADJO 7-9PM
--- Sun 2/28 ---
SOUL FUNK JAZZ ALLIANCE 4:30-7PM
Gilbert Castellanos - Trumpet
Robert Dove - Tenor Sax
Jake Najor - Drums
Johnny G - Hammond B-3 Organ

LIVE MUSIC #BALBOAPARKAFTERDARK

Click the band name to find out more.

--- Fri, 1/15 --- 
 --- Sat, 1/16 --- 
KOTOLAN 7-9PM
--- Wed, 1/20/16 ---
GILBERT CASTELLANOS presents...
Young Lion Series 6-8pm
and... WEDNESDAY JAZZ JAM 8:30-11:30pm
--- Fri, 1/22/16 ---
TROJAN ROCKSTEADY BOX SETS  7-9PM
--- Sat, 1/23/16 ---
DAVE GLEASON 7-9PM
--- Wed, 1/27/16 ---
GILBERT CASTELLANOS presents...
Young Lion Series 6-8pm
and... WEDNESDAY JAZZ JAM 8:30-11:30pm
--- Fri,1/29/16 ---
--- Sat, 1/30/16 ---
THE BEDBREAKERS  7-9PM
--- Fri 2/5/16 ---


HOLIDAY HOURS

XMAS EVE - 11AM-5PM
XMAS DAY - CLOSED
NYE - 11AM-5PM
NY DAY - 11AM-10PM

SDBW in the PARK

FRIDAY, OCT 30TH
BESOS de COCO 7-9PM 

SATURDAY, OCT 31ST
TODO MUNDO 6-9PM
& AleSmith EVIL DEAD RED 

WEDNESDAY, NOV 4TH
GILBERT CASTELLANOS PRESENTS:
YOUNG LIONS SERIES: ERIC WESLING 5-6PM
8:30-11:30PM GILBERT CASTELLANOS JAZZ JAM

THU, NOV 5TH
CULTURE & COCKTAILS sdmart.org  
with BESOS DE COCO 7-9PM 

SDBW at P66
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, NOV 6th & 7th
FALL BREWING CO.
Green Hat, Rods & Mockers, Spirit of 77 & more

FRIDAY, NOV 6TH
EUPHORIA BRASS BAND 7-9PM 

SATURDAY, NOV 7TH
THE BEDBREAKERS 7-9PM 

SUN, NOV 8TH, 5pm - Close
BAJA CRAFT BEERS
INSURGENTE & WENDLANDT
INSURGENTE: 5th Anniversary IIPA, Sospeso IPA, Scotch Ale, Lupulillo Rivera, Santa's Red '15
WENDLANDT: Pero Del Mar IPA, Harry Polanco Red Ale, HannZomer Saison, VeraNiega Wheat

WED, NOV 11TH, 7-11PM 
HOME BREWING CO 
& OLD HARBOR DISTILLING
COCKTAILS & BEERS & BEER COCKTAILS
GILBERT CASTELLANOS PRESENTS:
YOUNG LIONS SERIES: SERENA GEROE -6-8PM
8:30-11:30PM GILBERT CASTELLANOS JAZZ JAM

THURSDAY & FRIDAY, NOV 12th & 13th
SOCIETE BREWING CO.
HARLOT, APPRENTICE, PUPIL, DANDY & more

THU, NOV 12TH
TWO SCIENTISTS WALK INTO A BAR
TOPIC Astrophysics Physics / Astronomy 6-8PM 
AND PAINTING ON TAP sdmart.org

FRI, NOV 13TH
7-9PM MOCHILERO ALLSTARS

SAT, NOV 14TH
CLOSED FOR WEDDING

SUN, NOV 15TH
ALESMITH VIETNAMESE SPEEDWAY
BRUNCH IN THE PARK
We’ll open at 10am with brunch & full bar
Vietnamese Speedway will tap at 10am.
We're moving the bar inside so we can still keep SDBW rolling.

SUN, NOV 15TH
ALPINE BEER CO
SUNDAY EVENING STARTING AT 5PM
Close out SDBW with some of SD's best beers...
BAD BOY, HFS, PURE HOPPINESS, DUET, HOPPY BIRTHDAY, NELSON & MORE
We're moving the bar inside so we can still keep SDBW rolling.

6TH ANNUAL ALPINE (UP &) DOWNHILL
POSTPONED 'TIL 11/22 DUE TO RAIN ;(
For the last 5 years we've taken a group of 20-30 cyclists on a ride up to Alpine Beer Co for a tour some tastes and then rider back to Blind Lady Ale House for a guided tasting with Pat and Val from Alpine. This year we're moving things over to Panama 66. Yep, we'll start from P66, ride 25+ miles up to Alpine and then back to P66. At the end of the ride we will taste at least all of the above mentioned beers with Pat and Val. All riders will be treated to food, commemorative gifts and a truly amazing time. Sign up and don't miss out... http://bpt.me/2460909

Gilbert Castellanos Jazz Jam at P66


Jam Session #3- This Wednesday, 10/22 Featuring Joshua White, Rob Thorsen, Charles Weller, Gilbert Castellanos, And Special Guest musicians All Night Long! 
8:30-11:30PM / All Ages / Free/ Every Wednesday
A Very Special Thank you To Panama 66 & The San Diego Museum of Art For Your Major Support! Keep Jazz Alive!

Hottest Places to Eat Right Now!


LIVE MUSIC AND 1ST ANNIVERSARY


Purchase tickets to our 1st Anniversary Party
SOLD OUT!!!

Panama 66 One-Year Anniversary with Creepoxtica
A year ago we kicked off our nights with an epic Monday night Creepxotica show. So, what better way to celebrate than to bring them back for yet another epic Monday night.

This time it's a TICKETED EVENT

The details:
Monday Night, Oct. 12
Doors open 7pm-10pm
Creepxotica live for 2 hours
Buffet of delicious food goodness.
Anniversary keeper glasses full of Automatic 100 year lager

Tickets WILL NOT be available at the door!
 Purchase tickets to our 1st Anniversary Party

SOLD OUT!!!

Tour de Fat Pre-Party


Donate to SDMBA for an Opportunity to Win a Cruiser Bike!
Sept 24th, 6-8 p.m. Drawing at 7:30 p.m.
Panama 66, 1450 El Prado, San Diego, 92101

Thursday, 9/24/15, at Panama 66, SDMBA and our Platinum level sponsor, New Belgium Brewing, will host The Bike Raffle / TDF Official Pre-Party that should not be missed!  We will be showcasing Tour de Fat information and sign-ups, New Belgium beverages, and this year's New Belgium Cruiser Bike – your final opportunity to win in our Opportunity Drawing* just before the tour.

Final Opportunity tickets will be available during the event. Also, we’ll have special deals for more opportunity tickets with your membership purchase or renewal!

Don't miss the chance to see the bike, meet the TDF Carnies, win, and have fun with us! Plenty of bike parking available!

*Need not be present Thursday to win, however, the winner will need to pick up the bike at Tour de Fat at the SDMBA booth, 9/26/15.

PALL JENKINS SOLO 9/19


PALL JENKINS of Black Heart Procession, Three Mile Pilot and Mr Tube will be performing live in the Sculpture Court at The San Diego Museum of Art on Saturday, September 19th from 6-7:45pm. This will be a free, all ages show.


LA VIDA VEGAN: SUMMER OF '66


Thanks to Odette and San Diego Magazine for taking notice of just how seriously we take our food. We may have a tiny kitchen back there, but Chef Sharon and crew work some serious magic back there. We're also proud of them and we're proud to have some many amazingly delicious vegetarian and vegan dishes on the menu. Everything in moderation. Everything in season.

The Hottest Restaurants in SD Right Now, Aug 2015


We're in some fabulous company on the Eater San Diego Heat Map.
Hopefully you've taken the time to discover...
Puesto, Yakitori Taisho, Ironside, Civico 1845, Juniper & Ivy, Bracero, Soda & Swine, and more. If not, just click the map and start browsing.

Young Lion Den heads to Panama 66

BIG NEWS ALERT: Speaking of Gilbert Castellanos, he's been lauded for his Young Lion Series that has heretofore happened at Croce's, but it's coming to Panama 66 in JULY! This is a super program that Gilbert Castellanos created for mentoring young Jazz musicians (who think about-can't play most "bars" or jazz clubs because of their under 21 status.) We are so very proud to be hosting this program, along with the San Diego Museum of Art and Gilbert. More info to come soon!
Here is a little background on what the program is about: 

Early Closure on The 4th of July

On the 4th of July we will be closing early.
Kitchen will close at 3pm.
Bar will close at 5pm.


This Friday, June 26 is DANNY GREEN from 6-8pm. Danny always gets a lovely crowd for his very swinging jazz trio. 

This Saturday, June 27 is a BIG ONE: We have INSURGENTE BEER from Tijuana, a Baja-inspired menu, and GILBERT CASTELLANOS & HIS LATIN JAZZ BAND playing from 6-7:45pm. We are seriously excited about this one folks: Insurgente hasn't done a lot of showcases on this side of the border. We will have six of their awesome beers ON DRAFT: Lupulosa, the Coffee Lupulosa, Tiniebla Witbier, a Nocturnal Black IPA and a Pale and Brown Ale. The menu will feature Baja-inspired TACOS! Pulpo people, pulpo!

Next WEEKEND @Panama 66:
Thursday, July 2 features The Chris Taylor Quartet, 6-8pm
Friday, July 3 features the lovely Miss Erika Davies, 6-8pm
Saturday, July 4 we are OPEN for BRUNCH at 10am (and we close at 5pm)


New Grass Policy

We have a little story to share, we hope you'll read ahead. When we took over the Panama 66 space in the May S. Marcy Sculpture Garden at the San Diego Museum of Art we were (and still are!) beyond excited about the potential and the possibilities. Fast forward almost 11 months later and it's been a crazy, fun ride thus far. Some of our most favorite guests have come up to us to tell us they've never spent so much time at this glorious park until we were there, that they're excited to have other food options in the Park, that they've now become Members of the Museum (and not just because of the 10% discount at the restaurant) and of course, to tell us they love picnic-ing in the Sculpture Garden. 

But the Sculpture Garden is in fact, an ART GALLERY, part of the San Diego Museum of Art. And the reality is, it's been so popular that people have forgotten that fact. And the next thing ya' know there are kids climbing the (rare, expensive) sculptures, folks throwing frisbees and people leaving behind loads of trash. Not exactly Gallery Rules!

So THE NEW RULES, which we have crafted in conjunction with the San Diego Museum of Art, include no balls, no frisbees, no picnics, and no eating. We know the last one will bum some of you out- it's been a blast taking your food from Panama 66 out to a blanket and enjoying the San Diego sunshine. But it's a Gallery space, not an open park. And remember, our whole restaurant is out in the sunshine! We have no roof! (As was painfully obvious during that last, much-needed rain storm.)

Here's the SILVER LINING: YOU CAN STILL TAKE YOUR BEVERAGES OUT THERE. As in your local beer, your California wine, your superb cocktails. Just please, clean up after yourself ;)

So to recap, NEW RULES:

* No balls, no frisbees
* No climbing the sculptures (not even for selfies)
* Keep an eye on your children (don't let them climb sculptures and hide in the bushes)
* No food delivery from Panama 66, No outside Food either, just no more food.
* Drinks ARE allowed, even alcoholic ones (but don't set them down on sculptures and don't bring in outside alcohol)
* Clean up after yourself please


We know, it's a bummer to be able to do something and then not be able to do it. Especially fun things. But the Sculpture Garden isn't a Balboa Park public lawn. It's a Gallery Space. But we said that already so you get it. And thank you.