On the rare occasion, I am invited to host a club night or host a table. Often my friends ask, “What does this hosting entail?” Well my friends, it means I get a guest list - and because you know me - you’re getting in free! Provided you follow the rules of course. Now, I won’t get into the rules right now, because each venue and club night is different, but I will get into the fabulousness of this particular club night.
Hickies & Dry Humps (awesome name, no?) is a 90s dance night that occurs once a month at my favorite San Diego bar, El Dorado. Last Friday I was asked by 5&A Dime (who along w/Saul Q put together Hickies & Dry Humps) to host a table. The deal was that El Dorado was trying out this new bottle service where they give you the ingredients to make Moscow Mules - a favorite and staple of El D. Of course I jumped at the opportunity because I love mules and I love free!
What happened that night was pure magic. Ryan (who is one of the managers) came over to our table with a glorious tub full of goodies. Ginger beer, vodka, lime, bitters, garnishes, and the all important El Dorado jar. He explains to my friends and I how to make the mule and how to make sure you’ve given it enough kick. Ryan then leaves us and we are left on our own to figure out how to perfectly mix our cocktails (NOTE: he does check up on us to make sure we’re alright and mixing well). Thankfully - I have friends who bartend on the side.
The bottle service itself was fantastic. We couldn’t have been more happy. The only issue we ran into was that we did run out of ginger beer but still had plenty hard liq left. This was remedied quickly and soon we were back to our 90s feel good time.
As for the dance night itself - you honestly cannot go wrong with 90s jams. From hip hop to pop, nostalgia and intoxication were flowing in harmony within our veins. Who doesn’t love a little running man, cabbage patch, butterfly and all things gawdy that make current groups like LMFAO famous? I couldn’t have asked for a more fun night!
NOTE: If you’d like to try this bottle service yourself, hit up El D and ask them about it :) It’s well worth it for a special occasion or just a good time!