Gene ‘The Demon’ Simmons gets in the craft beer game with revamping of Rock & Brews

El Segundo, CA is about to get a little more interesting as legendary rocker and reality TV star, Gene Simmons has teamed up with Michael Zislis and Dave Furano to blast off a new restaurant venue. The original craft beer focused Rock & Brews was torn down last December making way for this updated “backstage beer garden”, a newer and bigger concept, opening April 3.

The bar will highlight 40+ craft brews on tap plus hundreds of bottles/cans. The food concept will stay the same with a casual American menu. R&B’s expansion will feature multiple HD television sets, retractable projection screens, updated picnic tables, and concert lighting. And you can see the construction progress on Rock & Brews’ blog. The team’s plan is to expand Rock & Brews in 2013 to Denver, Atlanta, Maui, Tokyo and Mexico. 143 Main St., El Segundo, CA 90245. 310-615-9890.

Eagle Rock Brewery celebrates 1-year anniversary of ‘Women’s Forum’ with special chef guest Jessica Christensen

Eagle Rock Brewery’s “Women’s Forum,” started by co-owner Ting Su, is a monthly class each with a different theme that features specialty beers and guests with the purpose of educating women about craft brews. On March 21, 2012 from 6:30 – 9 PM, Ting will host a 1-year anniversary party at the Eagle Rock, CA based brewery with guest chef Jessica Christensen of City Tavern. Read More


Chill out at Hotel Solamar in San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter

Hotel Solamar sits on 6th Ave. inside the 16 and a half block radius of the historic Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego. This convenient hotel is blocks away from Petco Park, home of the Padres, and The San Diego Convention Center, home of Comic-Con, the largest comic book convention in the world. Beside the clear-cut landmarks, Solamar is within walking distance of an abundance of bars and restaurants from TV chef Brian Malarkey’s Searsucker to local favorite, Neighborhood, a craft beer-centric American gastropub. The contemporary 235-room hotel aims to provide an urban lifestyle mixed with beach attitude. Read More