Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The Biz - What it iz!
Now that we have you intrigued and rooting for us, we thought we should at least tell you what 98 Bottles is all about:
Bottles, bottles everywhere and lots of fun, food and drink. 98 Bottles™ is a boutique retail & entertainment lounge concept where fine service and fun go hand in hand. At 98 Bottles™ the finest food and drink will be presented by a highly trained staff who will not only serve you, but also help educate your palate. A monthly calendar of the best quality talent and fun events will provide a much needed entertainment alternative to run-of-the-mill pubs, sports bars and nightclubs.
Our small retail area will feature custom-made gift boxes for every occasion with artisan oils, vinegars, spreads, and other gourmet delights as well as hard to find craft beer, sake and wine. Unique glassware, books, artist creations and kitchen novelties will also be sold.
At 98 Bottles™ wine will not be allowed to dominate. Equal time and careful attention will be paid to the ever growing variety of quality craft beer as well as our own signature sake and wine-based cocktails Our shared-style menu will feature flat breads, dipping platters, antipasto, sumptuous desserts and other international fun fare that can all be enjoyed in a comfortable and casual front lounge area or in the intimate entertainment venue in the back.
The entertainment options at 98 Bottles™ will range from the expected to the truly unique; Vocalists, Jazz Trios, Spoken Word, Comedy, Open Mic, and good old fashioned Game Nights will be interspersed with regular educational food and drink pairing events. Our Musical Proud-igies™ series will provide an outlet for San Diego’s most talented gifted young musicians. There will always be something fun going on at 98 Bottles™.
98 Bottles™ is located in downtown San Diego's Little Italy North creative district. This up and coming artist enclave houses art galleries, design studios, architects, photographers, high end furniture retailers and antique dealers.
The opening of 98 Bottles™ is proof that, with patience and persistence, dreams really do come true. Husband and wife Steve Anthony Mesaros and Jill Mesaros, along with long time family friend Chris Hjerling have been searching for five years for just the right place to open 98 Bottles™. The three long-time San Diego residents will create a venue where customers are reminded that life is still fun and that laughing and sharing good times are good for the soul.