At Hotel Irvine hosting seasonal happenings is a regular occurrence. Locals and guests who are food, fun and beverage adventurers are invited to enjoy Wine Harvest Festival in The Backyard in September and The Backyard Oktoberfest in October. At Red Bar and Lounge offerings include NFL Sunday Football viewing, Top of the Barrel brown spirits sipping and Sip and Smoke evenings in September and October. Eat, Drink and Be Scary Costume Party is the free ticket for Halloween, and favorite hotel events are ongoing from Happy Hours to Good EATS Brunch to Pint Nights and One Buck Shuck nights on Wednesdays and now Saturdays.
Not to be missed food and drink happenings at Hotel Irvine in fall 2017:
Wine Harvest Festival in The Backyard
Sunday, September 17, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A harvest Sunday in The Backyard for wine lovers and their fun-seeking families – hearty eats, farmers market, superior wine tasting with pours from Justin, Groth, Daou, Paul Hobbs and many more, music, contests and games with prizes, a kids’ corner and a petting zoo, a raffle and more surprises. It’s a day created to introduce the tastes, aromas and colors of the new season and to celebrate family and community. Instagram friendly!
Pricing: General admission is $40 per adult; $15 per child ages five to 12; children under four years complimentary. Includes entrance fee and all food offerings, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages at an additional charge, complimentary self-parking and a Wine Harvest Festival giveaway gift. VIP tickets are $65 per adult; $15 per child ages five to 12; children under four years complimentary. Includes entrance fee, all food, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverage offerings, complimentary valet or self-parking, a Wine Harvest Festival giveaway gift and a personalized tasting glass upon check-in. Reservations not required. For more information please visit hotelirvine.com/.
The Backyard Oktoberfest
Sunday, October 29, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
It’s a jam-packed day to enjoy the hard work and dedication of beermeisters far and near. It’s a party with craft beers from notable producers such as Ballast Point, Stella Artois, North Coast, Stone and several others, farmers market, sausage eating contest, rustic sausages, hot dogs, burgers and more crazy good food go-withs – along with rousing music, family games and activities and a raffle – all building up to a great Halloween.
Pricing: General admission is $40 per adult; $15 per child ages five to 12; children under four years complimentary. Includes entrance fee and all food offerings, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages at an additional charge, complimentary self-parking and an Octoberfest giveaway gift. VIP tickets are $65 per adult; $15 per child ages five to 12; children under four years complimentary. Includes entrance fee, all food, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverage offerings, complimentary valet or self-parking, an Oktoberfest giveaway gift and a personalized tasting glass upon check-in. Reservations not required. For more information please visit hotelirvine.com/.
Other seasonal offerings:
NFL Sunday Football
Sunday game plans just got better. Every week starting at 10 a.m. fans will be touching down at Red Bar and Lounge for NFL football. Enthusiasts will never miss a play watching on Red Bar’s massive 10-foot TV with split-screen technology – where fans can watch up to six games at once, plus track the action on NFL Red Zone. All the while the bar will be serving up game day favorites along with all-you-can-eat wings for $10, $4 bottled beers, $8 bottomless mimosas and build-your-own Bloody Marys.
Top of the Barrel at Red Bar and Lounge
Barrel-aged, pre-prohibition cocktails with a modern twist at $13 each include Negroni, Old Fashioned and the Manhattan – created with Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Sazerac Dry Whiskey and Carpano Antica Vermouth, depending on the quaff. And these brown spirits are all smoked and barrel aged in American wood barrels for three weeks, adding more complex flavor for a smoother finish.
Sip and Smoke at Red Bar and Lounge
September and October from 3 p.m. daily
This is what lounging is all about. Every evening from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m., Red Bar and Lounge presents Sip and Smoke, where they will be sampling three different vintage single-malt Macallans paired with guest’s choice of a cigar from its selection. Sip and Smoke is to be enjoyed on the patio for relaxation while taking in the autumn evening breeze.
$35 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.
Eat, Drink and Be Scary Costume Party
Saturday, October 28, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
This Halloween, party-goers should don their scariest, most original costumes and creep over to Red Bar and Lounge for its second annual Halloween party. There will be Halloween-themed specialty cocktails to sip while fans of fun mix and mingle with other creatures of the night and enter the group costume contest to win some scary-good prizes. No entry fee required.
Scary VIP party-goers can reserve a booth at Red Bar and order from a special bottle service list. For reservations please visit hotelirvine.com/.
Ongoing fall activities:
Happy Hour at EATS Kitchen & Bar
After a long day there’s only one place to go: Happy Hour at EATS Kitchen & Bar. Every weekday from 5 to 7 p.m. are $2 bites, $3 draft beers, $4 craft cocktails, $5 wines and a whole lot of fun.
Bar seating only. No reservations.
Happy Hour at Red Bar and Lounge
What do most coworkers, friends and dates have in common? A love for Happy Hour at Red Bar and Lounge. So they should come by on weekdays from 3 to 7 p.m. when select food and drinks are half off – to keep the good times going, no matter who comes to share Happy Hour together.
Leave the Night On at Red Bar and Lounge
Saturdays from 10 p.m. to midnight
Extended happy hour carries on and on into the night with 50% off select food and drinks every Saturday.
Good EATS Brunch
Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Every weekend, guests can wake up to the sweet smell of deliciousness at EATS Kitchen & Bar to enjoy an eclectic spread of classic breakfast favorites and contemporary twists with $8 bottomless mimosas and $14 build-your-own Bloody Marys flowing all the while.
Taco Twos Day
At Hotel Irvine, they’re doubling down on deliciousness. Every Tuesday, both EATS Kitchen & Bar and Red Bar and Lounge serve up their featured $2 tacos. And thirsty taco fans can pair their fare with fresh $5 margaritas.
Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to close
Red Bar and Lounge is offering its complete Draft Beer Line-up (16oz/pint) for $5 all night long. Especially recommended must-trys for California craft beer aficionados are Stone IPA and Karl Strauss Red Trolley Amber Ale, both from San Diego, and Barley Forge “The Patsy” Coconut Rye Stout crafted in Costa Mesa.
$1 Buck Shuck
If it’s Wednesday or Saturday, oyster fans can bet their bottom dollar on fresh, delicious oysters for just $1 each at EATS Kitchen & Bar – a taste of premium-quality varieties like Skookums, Fanny Bay, Chef’s Creek and Phantom Creek, served with a Bloody Mary granite, shallot mignonette, cocktail sauce, Tabasco and lemon wedges.
Minimum six per order.
17900 Jamboree Road
Irvine, CA 92614
For hotel: 888-230-4452
For Eats Kitchen & Bar: 949-225-6780
For Red Bar and Lounge: 949-225-6757