CLOSURES:
See music schedule for special event hours.

WINTER HOURS:
MONDAY: Kitchen 11am-3pm / Bar 5pm
TUESDAY: Kitchen 11am-3pm / Bar 5pm
WEDNESDAY Jam Session: Kitchen 11am-9pm / Bar 11:30pm
THURSDAY & FRIDAY: Kitchen 11am-9pm / Bar 10pm
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

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!

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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!!!