HOLIDAY HOURS:
SAT 12/24, XMAS EVE -
KITCHEN 10:30AM-3PM / BAR 5PM
SUN 12/25, XMAS
-
CLOSED ALL DAY
SAT 12/31, NYE
-
KITCHEN 10:00AM-3PM / BAR 5PM
SUN 1/1, NEW YEARS DAY
-
KITCHEN 10:00AM-7PM / BAR 8PM

NEW WINTER 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

LIVE MUSIC

LIVE MUSIC AT P66
We host live jazz every Wednesday night
as well as live music most every Friday & Saturday night...and some Sundays.

THE JAM
The Wednesday night Jam Session presented by Gilbert Castellanos 
starts at 6pm with The Young Lions featuring some of SD's
youngest and hottest up-an-coming jazz talents.
Then, The Jam runs from 8:30-11:30pm.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHTS
Shows typically run from either 6-8pm or 7-9pm in the courtyard.
Please check the list below for exact times.
All shows in the Sculpture Court are free & all ages.

Thanks to the San Diego Museum of Art for making all of this possible.
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WEDNESDAY 3/22/17, 8:30-11:30pm
EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT
PRESENTS
YOUNG LIONS
IN THE SCULPTURE COURT 6-8pm
AND THEN...
THE WEDNESDAY JAM SESSION 8:30-11:30pm

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FRIDAY 3/24/17, 7-9pm
TIFFANY JANE & THE KICKS

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 SATURDAY 3/25/17, 7-9pm
SURE FIRE SOUL ENSEMBLE
w/ AMPLIFIED ALES
The boys at Amplified are back with an updated version of The Sure Fire Soundcheck Rye IPA. This new batch features slightly more hops and slightly less malty character... Please join us to celebrate this ongoing collaboration between three of SD's finest craft entities: Panama 66, Amplified Ale Works, and The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble.
The performance will be in the Copley Auditorium
at The San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park.
FREE. ALL AGES. GENERAL ADMISSION.
(No food will be allowed inside the Auditorium during the show)

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SUNDAY 3/26/17, 7-9pm
  SUNDAYS IN THE PARK
Alright funky people of San Diego, it's time to kick off a monthly funky music jam session in the Sculpture Court. It will be happening on the 4th Sunday of every month from 6-8p.

For our first jam session the house band will be:
https://www.facebook.com/events/365831380465089/

Jake Najor - Drums
Andy Geib - Trombone/Trumpet/Flute
Kiko Cornejo Jr. - Percussion
Matthew LaBarber - Bass
Nicholas Costa - Guitar
Tim Felten - Organ/Keys

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UPCOMING SHOWS

Fri 3/31 EUPHORIA BRASS BAND, 7-9pm CD RELEASE PARTY
Sat 4/1 Miss Erika Davies & The Men, 7-9
Wed 4/5 JAM SESSION 8:30-11:30PM, YOUNG LIONS 6-8PM
Fri 4/7 CHRIS MURRAY COMBO, 7-9PM
Sat 4/8 JazzKatz Orchestra, 7-9pm
Wed 4/12 JAM SESSION 8:30-11:30PM, YOUNG LIONS 6-8PM
Fri 4/14 THE MIDNIGHT PINE, 7-9PM
Sat 4/15 CLOSED - WEDDING
Wed 4/19 JAM SESSION 8:30-11:30PM, YOUNG LIONS 6-8PM
Fri 4/21 JUICE BOX, 7-9PM
Sat 4/22 MOCHILERO ALLSTARS, 7-9PM
Sun 4/23 SUNDAY in the PARK: Funk Jazz Jam 6-8pm
Wed 4/26 JAM SESSION 8:30-11:30PM, YOUNG LIONS 6-8PM
Fri 4/28 LIVE MUSIC 7-9
Sat 4/29 BESOS DE COCO 7-9
Wed 5/3 JAM SESSION 8:30-11:30PM, YOUNG LIONS 6-8PM
Fri 5/5  SOUL SCRATCH BAND, 7-9pm
Sat 5/6 THE UNSTEADY, 7-9PM
Wed 5/10 JAM SESSION 8:30-11:30PM, YOUNG LIONS 6-8PM
Fri 5/12 ABSTRACK, 7-9PM
Sat 5/13 GASLAMP QUARTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA, PRE-SALE TIX
Wed 5/17 JAM SESSION 8:30-11:30PM, YOUNG LIONS 6-8PM
Fri 5/19 ERIKA DAVIES, 7-9PM"
Sat 5/20 EARLY CLOSE FOR WEDDING
Fri 5/26 LORRAINE CASTELLANOS, 7-9pm
Sat 5/27 STEPH JOHNSON, 7-9pm
Wed 5/31 THE JAM & YOUNG LIONS, 6-11:30
Thu 6/1 HOLD FOR DURAND JONES
Wed 6/7 JAM SESSION 8:30-11:30PM, YOUNG LIONS 6-8PM
Fri 6/9 LIVE MUSIC 7-9PM
Sat 6/10 BESOS DE COCO 7-9pm
Fri 6/16 LEATHER TRAMP, 7-9pm

SDBW 2016 at P66

 --------- WED, 11/2 --------- 
GILBERT CASTELLANOS
1 YEAR OF THE JAM AT PANAMA 66
5.5 hours of jazz 6:00-11:30pm
special guests all night
AUTOMATIC HOPXOTICA RELEASE 6pm
2nd anniversary collab beer with Creexotica

 --------- THU, 11/3 --------- 
MISS ERIKA DAVIES 7-9pm
2 SCIENTISTS WALK IN TO BAR
BAJA BEERS WITH INSURGENTE 5-close
La Lupulosa, Tiniebla, Saison Chouette & Dragula Coffee

 --------- FRI 11/4 --------- 
MOCHILERO ALL STARS 7-9pm
AUTOMATIC, FALL & NOBLE 5-close
P66 2nd anniv merch release

 --------- SAT 11/5 --------- 
MONTALBAN QUINTET 7-9pm
Featuring members of Pinback
COUNCIL BREWING 5-close
Farmers Gold Saison, Bully Pulpit IPA, American Brown, 
America’s Finest City Pale, Bad Advice IIIPA

 --------- SUN 11/6 --------- 
CREEPXOTICA 7-9pm
Automatic Hopxotica IPA ALL NIGHT

 ---------THU 11/10 --------- 
Smith.Bray.Leighton Trio 7-9pm
MONKEY PAW BREWING
Oatmeal Pale, Monkey/Pizza Port Collab “Fear The Underdog” IPA, Truffle Shuffle, Monkey Paw/Mikkeller Collab “Calaveras”, Monkey Paw/Automatic Collab “Purple Hazy”

 --------- FRI 11/11 --------- 
EUPHORIA BRASS BAND 7-9pm
LOST ABBEY 5-close
10 Commandments, Track 8, Angels Share, Red Barn, Framboise De Amorosa 

 --------- SAT 11/12 --------- 
THE BEDBREAKERS 7-9pm
CORONADO BREWING 5-close
Cantalope Berliner, BA Unhitched Brown, Border Psycho Collab NE IPA, Early Bird Mocha Stout

 --------- SUN 11/13 --------- 
UPTOWN RHYTHM MAKERS 7-9pm
SAN DIEGO SOURS
Modern Times, Green Flash, Council, Karl Strauss & more

 --------- WED 11/16 ---------
GILBERT CASTELLANOS
PRESENTS
YOUNG LIONS 6-8pm
WEDNESDAY JAM 8:30-11:30pm

 --------- THU 11/17 ---------
THE MIGHTY 388s 7-9pm

 --------- FRI 11/18 ---------
TIFFANY JANE 7-9pm

 --------- SAT 11/19 ---------
CLOSED FOR WEDDING

--------- FRI 11/25 ---------
BESOS DE COCO 7-9pm

 --------- Sat 11/26 ---------
STEPH JOHNSON 7-9pm
CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN

 --------- FRI 12/2 - SAT 12/3 ---------
DECEMBER NITES
Friday, December 2nd - 2pm-10pm
with Grab & Go open all day
Saturday, December 3rd - 10am-2pm
with Grab & Go open all day

 --------- Fri 12/9 ---------
THE MIGHTY 388s 6-7:50pm

 --------- Sat 12/10 ---------
MOCHILERO ALLSTARS 7-9pm

 --------- Sun 12/11 ---------
TWEED RIDE 11:30am-1:30pm
UPTOWN RHYTHM MAKERS 1:30-3:30PM

 --------- Mon 12/12 ---------
CHRIS WARD - HAPPY HOUR, 6-8PM

Tuesday night 6-10pm at Panama 66
Gilbert Castellanos Presents
The Young Lions All-Stars
Featuring: 
Zion Dyson, Camerahn Alforque, Jarien Jamanila, Johnny Steele, 
Angelica Yume Pruitt, Edward Gabrielyan and more! 

Live on stage in the Copley Auditorium at the San Diego Museum of Art
Free. All Ages.

This show is part of the KSDS Jazz Club Caravan, 
but can be attended w/o taking part in the bus event. 
So, come on down!

Wanna get on the bus? Get more info about the Jazz Club Caravan at 

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!


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.

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. 

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

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

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.

Live Music Friday and Closed on Saturday


Friday: Dusty Brough and Julien Cantelm will perform live under the name Vimana. Check out this cover of Grizzly Bear's "Two Weeks" to get a taste of what you'll be hearing.

Saturday: We'll be closed for a wedding.

Sunday: We'll be open until 10pm with Gilbert Castellanos playing live from 7-9pm

Monday: Kitchen open 11am-3pm. Bar open 11am-4pm. Slim Jenkins from San Francisco will play live from 2-4pm.

Closed Friday May 15th & Saturday May 16th

Sorry, but due to the weather and special events at the museum, we will be closed on Friday, May 15th and Saturday May 16th. We will re-open on Sunday, May 17th for normal 10am-10pm hours.

Plaza de Panama Activation & Dualing Pistils

The new Plaza de Panama in Balboa Park Activation kicks off tomorrow, Wednesday, April 22, from 12 noon to 4pm. Mayor Kevin Faulconer to unveil the project which will include outdoor living area and food trucks. We'll be open from 11am-10pm Tuesday.


There's lots happening this weekend.
• Thursday & Friday we will be closed for Art Alive.
• Saturday we're re-open at 10am for brunch and then at 6pm we'll tap the new Automatic Brewing Co / Lost Abbey collaboration "Dualing Pistils."
   Lost Abbey Brewing Company, long-time supporter of The San Diego Museum of Art and Automatic Brewing Co. in Normal Heights, have teamed up to brew a special Tangerine Belgian-Style Blond Ale for Art Alive 2015. This is the 3rd in a series of AutomaticBrewing Co collaborations in honor of The Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. Organic Malts, Belgian Yeast, new-world & noble hop varieties, and lots of local Organic Tangerines from Rancho J'Balie were used to make a beer that celebrates the Spring season and the Arts! The result is a beer that is refreshing & light on the palate, but complex and engaging. Expect flavors of a Saison; a firm hop profile, with notes of Tangerine, Spice, Honey & Apricot. 7.6% abv.   
   Since our 2 breweries worked together to brew this beer for the floral-focused Art Alive exhibition, we're calling it "Dualing Pistils". 
   This Saturday at 6pm Panama 66 will tap Automatic/Lost Abbey Dualing Pistils as well as, Lost Abbey Devotion, Cuvee De Tomme, Angels Share, Red Poppy, Serpents Stout, Avant Garde and Red Barn. We'll also feature The Bedbreakers (San Diego, CA) from 7-9pm to keep the down home local vibe going.




Friday, 4/10/15 Miss Erika Davies, live 7-9pm
Saturday, 4/11/15 Secret Samurai, live 7-9pm
...and ... Art After Hours & Young Art 5-9pm
Fri, 4/17 The Mattson 2, live 7-9pm
Sat, 4/18 CLOSED FOR WEDDING at 3pm
Thu, 4/23 CLOSED FOR ART ALIVE
Fri, 4/24 CLOSED FOR ART ALIVE
Sat, 4/25, live 7-9pm - THE BEDBREAKERS
Thu, 4/30 Dining Out for Life w/ The Red Fox Tails, Live 7-9pm

Schedule is subject to change!!!

THIS WEEK...



Thursday, 4/2/15 Todo Mundo Trio, 7-9pm
Friday, 4/3/15 Waylon Hicks, live 7-9pm
Saturday, 4/4/15 CLOSED FOR WEDDING at 3pm
Friday, 4/10/15 Miss Erika Davies, live 7-9pm
Saturday, 4/11/15 Secret Samurai, live 7-9pm

Schedule is subject to change!!!

Excited to be #2 on this list. It makes all the hard work feel that much better ;)

MOTHER EARTH / AUTOMATIC COLLAB RELEASE


FRIDAY, MARCH 20TH at 6PM
MOTHER EARTH / AUTOMATIC BREWING CO
COLLABORATION RELEASE
w/ THE MATTSON 2, live 7-9PM

To celebrate the 1st official day of Spring as well as the Balboa Park Centennial,
Mother Earth & Automatic Brewing Co will be releasing
Four Seasons "Spring" Imperial IPA

Imperial IPA W/Prickly Pear, Honey, Cane Sugar, Dates & Loquats
8.0% ABV, 125 IBU's
 Brewed in collaboration with Lee Chase/Automatic Brewing Company to celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of San Diego’s historic Balboa Park, this big IPA features ingredients native to the park such as Prickly Pear, Honey, Loquats, Dates and Cane Sugar.

LIVE: EPHORIA BRASS BAND, THE AMANDAS, THE MATTSON 2,....


March
Friday, 3/13/15 Euphoria brass band, live 7-9pm
Saturday, 3/14/15 The Amandas, live 7-9pm
Friday, 3/20/15 The Mattson 2, live 7-9pm
Saturday, 3/21/15 CLOSED FOR WEDDING at 3pm
Friday, 3/27/15 CLOSED FOR WEDDING at 3pm
Saturday, 3/28/15 CLOSED FOR WEDDING at 3pm
Sunday, 3/29/15 CLOSED FOR WEDDING at 3pm


April
Thursday, 4/2/15 Todo Mundo Trio, 7-9pm
Friday, 4/3/15 Waylon Hicks, live 7-9pm
Saturday, 4/4/15 CLOSED FOR WEDDING at 3pm
Friday, 4/10/15 Miss Erika Davies, live 7-9pm
Saturday, 4/11/15 Secret Samurai, live 7-9pm

Schedule is subject to change!!!

Live at Panama 66


February
2/27/15 In Motion Collective, live 7-9pm
2/28/15 Montalban Quintet, live 7-9pm

March
Sunday, 3/1/15 Django Fetts, live 5-7pm
Friday, 3/6/15 Besos de Coco, live 7-9pm
Saturday, 3/7/15 Creepxotica, live 7-9pm
Friday, 3/13/15 Euphoria brass band, live 7-9pm
Saturday, 3/14/15 The Amandas, live 7-9pm
Friday, 3/20/15 The Mattson 2, live 7-9pm
Saturday, 3/21/15 CLOSED FOR WEDDING at 3pm
Friday, 3/27/15 CLOSED FOR WEDDING at 3pm
Saturday, 3/28/15 CLOSED FOR WEDDING at 3pm
Sunday, 3/29/15 CLOSED FOR WEDDING at 3pm

Schedule is subject to change!!!

Live At P66 : February



February
with exhibition tours at The San Diego Museum of Art. 
Live Music by Miss Erika Davies, 6-8pm
2/20/15 Trio Gadjo, live 7-9pm
2/21/15 Gilbert Castellanos, live 7-9pm
2/27/15 In Motion Collective, live 7-9pm
2/28/15 Montalban Quintet, live 7-9pm

Schedule is subject to change!!!

VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER & TOUR PACKAGE

Yeah, dinner at a fancy restaurant is lovely and all, but it's also a damn cliche. We have another idea for you, and frankly we think it's far more romantic.

How does a picnic under the stars sound? 

What about when it's paired with an extra special after-hours tour of works themed around love from the Permanent Collection? 

Did we mention there will be live & lovely music by the swimmingly talented Miss Erika Davies from 6-8pm?

That's exactly what we are doing February 14th. And you can too, but tickets are limited.

Here is the deal: 

You choose from the following to make up your customized Picnic Boxes:

1. SANDWICHES (choose 2)
a. Turkey & Brie
b. Ham & Swiss
c. Hummus Sandwich (vegan)
d. Butternut Squash Sandwich (vegan)

2. NIBBLES (choose 1)
a. Cheese Plate
b. Veg Plate (vegan)

3. BEVERAGES (choose 1)
a. Francis Coppola Frizzante Gia Chardonnay California (a light & fruity bubbly!) (750ml bottle)
b. Tablas Creek Patelin de Rouge (a gorgeous red Rhone blend) (750ml carafe)
c. Macrostie Chardonnay (A bright and smooth white wine) (750ml carafe)
d. New English Pure & Simple IPA (A local West Coast hoppy IPA) (64 oz growler)
e. Benchmark Blonde (an easy drinking and low alcohol beer) (64 oz growler)

And then we throw in some truffles!

You can take the box with a blanket (we have 'em) and your bottle to the grass for a picnic, or grab a table.  You can eat before or after your Tour. You do have to book a specific time for your Tour...

Here is HOW you Order:

1. You book your tour and dinner through the Museum's website, here: http://www.sdmart.org/calendar/valentines-day-dinner-and-tour-package

*You must book through the Museum so they can reserve, track and limit the tours.

2. And then you drop us a note that says "Booked my tour, I would like the following sandwiches, nibbles and the bottle of _________"  
Send that note to clea@blindladyalehouse.com

Cost is $80 and includes tax but not a tip. And that covers the food package, the bottle of your choice, AND the romantic tour of the Museum. 

Once in a lifetime really. 

This is honestly the kind of stuff we envisioned when we took over the Sculpture Garden space at the San Diego Museum of Art. We are so happy to bring this incredible night to you. Questions? Email us at clea@blindladyalehouse.com

Bringing some "Soul" back to Balboa Park


 


1/23/15 SURE FIRE SOUL ENSEMBLE, live 7-9pm

February
2/5/15 It's Culture & Cocktails: Havana Nights at the museum
We'll have Besos de Coco, live 8-11pm
2/6/15 Danny Green, live 7-9pm
2/13/15 band tba
with exhibition tours at The San Diego Museum of Art. 
Live Music by Miss Erika Davies
More details TBA.
2/20/15 Trio Gadjo, live 7-9pm
2/21/15 Gilbert Castellanos, live 7-9pm
2/27/15 In Motion Collective, live 7-9pm
2/28/15 Montalban Quintet, live 7-9pm

March
3/6/15 Besos de Coco, live 7-9pm
3/7/15 Creepxotica, live 7-9pm
3/13/15 Euphoria brass band, live 7-9pm
3/14/15 The Amandas, live 7-9pm
3/20/15 The Mattson 2, live 7-9pm

April
4/3/15 Waylon Hicks, live 7-9pm
4/10/15 Miss Erika Davies, live 7-9pm
4/17/15 The Mattson 2, live 7-9pm

May
5/15/15 Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, 7-9pm
5/22/15 The Amandas, 7-9pm

Schedule is subject to change!!!

Live Music at P66

With the success of our shows with The Amandas, Creepxotica and Montalban Quintet, we're now working on putting together a live music schedule for January-April. There's something about these throwback sounds that just work so nicely in the space. So, the bands we're working with all have jazz, soul and/or latin influences. Details are still getting worked out, but here's a rough of what we're looking at.

January:
1/16/15 miss erika davies, live 7-9pm



1/23/15 sure fire soul ensemble, live 7-9pm



February
2/5/15 culture & cocktails: besos de coco, live 8-11pm
2/6/15 danny green, live 7-9pm
2/13/15 band tba
2/14/15 valentine's day dinner and exhibition tours w/  San Diego Museum of Art. Live Music by Miss Erika Davies. More details TBA.
2/20/15 trio gadjo, live 7-9pm
2/21/15 gilbert castellanos, live 7-9pm
2/27/15 in motion collective, live 7-9pm
2/28/15 montalban quintet, live 7-9pm

March
3/6/15 besos de coco, live 7-9pm
3/7/15 creepxotica, live 7-9pm
3/13/15 euphoria brass band, live 7-9pm
3/14/15 the amandas, live 7-9pm

Schedule is subject to change!!!

SDBW 2014

AUTOMATIC BREWING CO BUS TOUR
This wednesday, NOV 12TH at 6pm
We'll start at Panama 66, our latest place in Balboa Park, with food and a glass of the Automatic/New English Black Lager collaboration. After which we will get on a bus and head over to Tiger!Tiger! where we will enjoy another Auto or NE brew. Then, it's a quick trip over to BLAH for round 3. To finish off the night we will head back to the park and Panama 66 for a 4th, and final treat.

DINNER + 4 BEERS + BUS = $50. 

This will be an entire night out with 33 of your newest friends eating, drinking and talking beer, food and, most likely, some engineering.

Beer Choices will include:
Auto/NE Black Lager Collaboration
Auto Golden Ticket
Auto Ginger Van Dang
Auto Los Muertos Brown
Auto Van Dang
Auto Tiny Knives
Auto Spirit of the Dead (Maybe!!)
NE Pure & Simple
NE Zumbar
NE Dragoons Cask

Don't miss the bus. Reserve your seat.
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/938217


Halloween in the Park


PANAMA 66 & 
HALLOWEEN IN THE PARK
We'll be open until 11pm on Halloween with the kitchen open until 10pm. Get out in the park for some great events and exhibitions, and then stop by before, after or during. At the park there will be a bike ride, silent movie at the Organ Pavillion, puppets, mummies and more. At P66 we'll have AleSmith Evil Dead Red and Automatic Spirit of the Dead, as well as a great selection of San Diego draft beers.

Events in the park...

UPCOMING EARLY CLOSURES

OCTOBER
Sun 10/19 at 2pm
Wed 10/22 at 2pm
Sat 1025 at 2pm

NOVEMBER
Sat 11/16 at 2pm
Sun 11/17 at 2pm

ROTATING TAPS

ROTATING TAPS: 
10/06/14
Modern Times - Universal Friend
Saison/Farmhouse Ale  7.2%
Pours a pale yellow with a half finger white head which fades to very little lacing. Aroma is of white wine, belgian yeast, sour ripe fruits, sourdough bread, and some wet hay funk. Taste is similar to the aroma with a lot of white wine and sour fruit notes. Has a medium-light body with a slightly watery mouthfeel and a sweet sour sour, semi dry, medium finish. Overall, a very interesting and pretty tasty saison .

10/13/14
New English - Pure & Simple IPA 6.5%
West Coast IPA
Brewed with UK Golden Promise as 100% of the base malt along with some Vienna, Carapils and light crystal malts to add some complexity. To ensure the bitterness of a West Coast Style IPA, the IBUs were set at 75 and Nugget and Centennial hops were uses as early kettle additions.

10/20/14
Port High Tide 6.5%
Fresh Hop IPA
A seasonal IPA brewed and dry hopped with freshly harvested Centennial and Simcoe flower hops.

10/27/14
Alpine Pure Hoppiness 8%
West Coast 2xIPA
This is the one you are looking for. A West Coast Double IPA So mega-hopped it will take you to hop heaven. We’ve used hops in the boil, more hops in the giant hopback, and added to that, an incredible amount of dry-hopping for that cutting-edge “hop bite.” Once you’ve tasted this unique beer, all others pale in comparison. 1.072 OG Classified IBU 

Creepxotica at Panama 66? Yes!


The Creepy Creeps bring their awesomeness in the for of Creepxotica to Panama 66
Monday, September 15th from 7-8pm
Full Bar. Full Kitchen. All Ages.