Jeff Smith 2 p.m., Dec. 18
5th Anniversary: French Express Tour
El Dorado Cocktail Lounge opened doors in 2008 as one of the city’s very first bars solely devoted to the art craft cocktails. The owners, three ambitious brothers and a lifelong family friend, migrated south from Spokane, Washington to San Diego with one dream in mind – to open their own bar.
Those four El Dorado founders -- Nathan Stanton (co-owner of CH Projects), his younger twin brothers, Marshall and Matthew Stanton, and Ryan Kuntz -- will reunite behind the bar for the first time since year one to stir, shake, and strain. The night’s lineup of classic hand crafted creations will consist of their top six cocktails over the last five years. The event will come complete with a star-studded step and repeat, complimentary bites from a handful of CH Projects’ eateries, sets from EL D’s favorite local DJs, roving photography, and a nostalgic slideshow.
The party will kick off with an exclusive performance by the four members of the electronic label, French Express Tour. Known for their mellow yet euphoric tracks, French Express artists and BBC Radio's “Future Stars of 2013” Jonas Rathsman and Perseus as well as and indie dance music pioneers Moon Boots and Isaac Tichauer have chosen El Dorado as one of only nine stops in their entire North American Tour.
- Age limit: 21+