Superheroes, celebrity sightings, and comic book enthusiasts set downtown San Diego all abuzz this weekend for the annual Comic-Con festivities (July 24-27). But the real question is, can you get a cocktail while dressed in a cape? Turns out you can! Here are six Gaslamp Quarter establishments getting into the spirit with craft cocktails to cheers all things Comic-Con.
A happy hour will run from 5-7 p.m. daily with superhero-themed bites and a Katniss Cocktail made of whiskey, ginger beer, simple syrup, mint, and freshly squeezed lemon.
Look down on the action from 40 stories above the bay at Top of the Hyatt where they will be serving up a trio of Comic-Con cocktails. Thor’s Hammer(ed) packs a punch with a twist on a Long Island Iced Tea. The Hulkito and the Marvelrita also play on classic cocktails but with a comic book twist.
They’re not limiting themselves to just a single sip when it comes to character-themed cocktails at Searsucker. Choose from six different drinks including the appropriately named Catching Fire in honor of The Hunger Games, a rum-based drink with a 151 float which, you guessed it, comes aflame.
Shuttle away from the crowd frenzy and enjoy Captain America: The Winter Soldier in liquid form. The red, white, and blue cocktail is a patriotic twist on a Pina Colada. Tights not included.
Side Bar offers more to the action than simply hero-inspired cocktail. They are giving the fans the chance to have an actual superhero deliver drinks to their table. For guests ordering bottle service, choose who you want to pass you the bottle: Rocky, Captain America, Darth Vader, or Iron Man.
The Super Hero Smash cocktail will be available at Coast, the Westin’s restaurant and also at The Bar in the lobby. The vodka drink has fresh strawberries, squeeze of lime with a floater of Blue Curacao served on the rocks. Chances are you might rub shoulders with celebrity VIPS. Past guests during the convention have included: Seth McFarland, Sandra Bullock, Stacy Kiebler, and T-Pain.
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