The highlight of the season is Hotel Irvine’s annual Eat, Drink & Be Scary Party with its judged Halloween costume competition. New seasonal offerings include Wasabi Wednesdays featuring specialty sushi and California rolls at EATS Kitchen & Bar; Tapas Fridays also at EATS; and Moscow Mule Fridays at Red Bar and Lounge with seasonal signature versions of mules. In addition, there are multi-game watching for NFL Sunday Football, Red Cup Mondays and Chili & Brews on Wednesdays at Red Bar and Lounge. Good EATS Brunch continues the fun on Saturdays and Sundays with bottomless mimosas. And, Hotel Irvine resumes favorite specials including Taco Tuesdays, Top of the Barrel classic drinks and daily Happy Hour.
Fall’s highlighted event:
Eat, Drink & Be Scary Party
Saturday, October 27, at 9 p.m.
This Halloween, party-goers should don their scariest, most original costumes and creep over to Red Bar and Lounge for its fourth annual Halloween Party. There will be Halloween-themed specialty cocktails (from the Spooky Specialty Cocktail List) to sip on while fans of fun mix and mingle with other creatures of the night. There will be a group costume contest with some scary-good prizes and spinning grooves all night until the witching hour from a local DJ. Complimentary Halloween candies will be on the tables, and there will be plenty of cobwebs, spiders, balloons and more Halloween-ness. Raffle prizes include dinner for two in EATS ($100 value) for Most Original Costume, Male and Female; brunch for two in EATS for Scariest Costume, Male and Female; and a happy hour prize ($250 value) for Best Group Costume.
$20 cover charge for general admission tickets. Ticket packages are available for groups of four or more (up to 20 guests).
Fall’s weekly seasonal happenings – with some new:
NFL Sunday Football at Red Bar and Lounge
Starting September 9, Sundays beginning at 10 a.m. and available entire football season
Football fans will want to score the best seats in the house where they’ll never miss a play on the massive l0-foot TV with split-screen technology. They can watch up to six games at once plus track all of the action on NFL Red Zone. Red Bar is serving up a menu of game day favorites along with $4 bottled beers, $10 bottomless mimosas and $14 bloody marys.
Pricing excludes tax and gratuities.
Red Bar and Lounge Offers Red Cup Mondays
Monday Nights starting at 5 p.m.
This is a great way to watch Monday Night Football! The red-hot deal happens when guests purchase a collectible Red Cup on Monday nights. Then they get to enjoy $5 draft beer refills all night long.
Refill pricing excludes tax and service charge.
Tuesdays from 5 to 8 p.m.
$3 street tacos at two different restaurants. That’s not double talk—that’s double tacos, every Tuesday at both EATS Kitchen & Bar and Red Bar and Lounge. There’s a different featured taco to try each week, and it can be paired with crafted $5 margaritas. It’s almost 2 much fun.
New Wasabi Wednesdays at EATS Kitchen & Bar
Starting September 5, Wednesdays from 5 to 9 p.m.
Sushi will be featured every Wednesday at EATS Kitchen & Bar with various types of sushi rolls, like spicy tuna, California and the EATS roll (California roll topped with ahi and salmon nigiri), priced between $9 and $14.
Chili & Brews at Red Bar and Lounge
Wednesdays in October and November
Red Bar and Lounge is celebrating fall and hump day with $5 16 oz beer on tap and delicious comforting $5 chili dogs every Wednesday.
Spiked Shakes & Craft Burgers at EATS Kitchen & Bar
Thursdays during dinner
Burger lovers unite and shake it up every Thursday when EATS Kitchen & Bar will feature its specialty burgers paired with decidedly decadent adult milkshakes. These fresh burger inventions go way beyond the expected and are accompanied by boozy milkshakes – to please the kid and the adult in everyone.
Burger and shake combo is $18; burger without milkshake is $12.
New Tapas Fridays at EATS Kitchen & Bar
Starting September 7, Fridays from 5 to 9 p.m.
Chef Jeff Moore invites tapas fans to mix and match his specialty small plates and tapas or try them all. There will be grilled lamb chop, grilled calamari, Spanish potato torta, marinated mussels, mini paella and deviled eggs, priced between $6 and $10 each. Making the evening more pleasurable and authentic, a Spanish guitarist will play music out by the fire pit on the EATS patio.
Moscow Mule Fridays at Red Bar and Lounge
Starting September 7, Fridays from 3 p.m. to Close
For only $6 all Friday night, Moscow mule lovers can choose from three signature mules bursting with fall flavors at Red Bar and Lounge: Honey Mule (bourbon whiskey, house-made ginger beer, honey, orange preserve, lemon), Cranberry Apple Mule (vodka, farmers market apple, fresh cranberry, house-made ginger beer, lemon) and Cucumber Blueberry Mule (vodka, cucumber, blueberries, mint, fresh cranberry, house-made ginger beer, lemon).
Good EATS Brunch
Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
What's better than Sunday brunch? Saturday brunch, too, which is why EATS Kitchen & Bar has everyone covered on both days. On the all-new menu, brunchers can chow down on breakfast favorites while sipping $14 bloody marys or indulging at the new $10 bottomless mimosa bar.
Pricing excludes tax and gratuities.
Ongoing daily offerings:
Fall at Marketplace
Daily Specials in October and November
At the popular 24-hour grab and go Marketplace there will be fall-centric specials, including Pumpkin Spice Lattes, fall dessert and pie selections and comforting pumpkin bread.
Top of the Barrel at Red Bar and Lounge
This is the time for guests to transport their taste buds back to the days of flappers, speakeasies and moonshine. Top of the Barrel features classic, handcrafted cocktails batched in-house and barrel aged using traditional methods. Smooth and consistent are Red Bar’s Old Fashioned: Rebel Yell Bourbon with sugar, bitters and orange; Smoked Maple Old Fashioned: Buffalo Trace Bourbon Whiskey, smoked maple, bitters, orange and water; and Apple Pie Old Fashioned: Sazerac Rye Whiskey, apple liqueur, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, bitters and orange. And there are Negronis and Manhattans also, tasting just like they did in the good ol’ days.
Priced at $13 each, exclusive tax and gratuity.
Happy Hour at Red Bar and Lounge
Daily from 3 to 7 p.m.
What do coworkers, friends, business travelers and dates have in common? They all love Happy Hour at Red Bar and Lounge where select food and drinks are half off – keeping the good times going no matter who they’re with.
Happy Hour at EATS Kitchen & Bar
Daily from 5 to 7 p.m.
This happy time brings bites starting at $3, $4 draft beers, $5 craft cocktails, $6 wines and a whole lot of fun.
Bar seating only; no reservations.
17900 Jamboree Rd.
Irvine, CA 92614
For hotel: 888-230-4452
For EATS Kitchen & Bar: 949-225-6780
For Red Bar and Lounge: 949-225-6757