Del Mar Nightlife and Bar Scene A Look at What’s Hot and What’s Not

Del Mar Nightlife and Bar Scene –
Where to Go and What’s Hot

When it comes to nightlife in Del Mar there is always
a wide list for great places to eat and even great
happy hour restaurants but the nightlife scene is
not quite as stable. As new places come and go the
nightlife scene changes a bit as well.

As people know the nightlife crowd works like a school
of fish and they tend to move to one hot spot and then
disappear as soon as a new one opens.

Burlap is the hot spot right now in the Del Mar Heights
Plaza and the restaurant not only has great food but also
fantastic ambiance. Del Mar is a bit thin on choices when
it comes to upbeat nightlife so this place has been a great
addition to the Del Mar nightlife scenes.

NOT HOT BURLAP ENTRANCE POLICY

As much as I like Burlap I have already scratched this place
from my places to visit because it has become a hassle to
do a simple thing like walk in and have a drink on a Friday
night. Last night after a business meeting I went over to Burlap
and at 8:30PM / 9:00PM  we were told we could not go in for a
drink without reservations. Reservations to have a drink at the bar?
Isn’t this the place with a huge back bar and a nice open air setting
and we can’t get in without a dinner reservation at 8:30PM – Super dumb
move and one that has scratched Burlap from my list of places to go.
I hate feeling like an idiot and bragging about a place to go and then
not being able to get a drink or hang at the back bar without a
reservation is irritating and not the feeling I want when going out.

I understand money is made selling food but when people are
denied the ability to walk in with business clients to
order a glass of wine or “sit in a line out front for a half hour”, then
I am done with Burlap. You may want to call Burlap and see what
their current policy is for letting people walk in off the street
for the bar or eating but I am done “being in the scene” and playing
games to hang at this place.

After taking off from Burlap we drove down to Del Mar Heights
and noticed the Tommy V’s had shut down. The rent on that place
must be a real sticking point on making that place work because
no one has been able to make a go of it for any length of time
since Scallini’s closed.

HOT – RED TRACTON PIANO BAR / DANCING

On a more positive and upbeat note we decided to head to a
“sure thing” for a drink and some fun and that was The Red Tracton.
The food here is worth at least a blog on its own but the piano
bar was cranking and people were dancing and having a blast which
was great for 9:30PM since many nightlife spots don’t even start
getting going until 10:00ish.

The piano bar plays a lot of 70’s music and dance music including
a few slow songs along the way for a nice dance with that someone
special.

The Red Tracton continues to be a fun place for locals to relax,
easily get comfortable seating and an easy place to mingle and
meet people. For anyone looking for some fun and upbeat places
to visit in Del Mar for November and check out Club M for dancing
and The Red Tracton for early nightlife atmosphere!

Del Mar Nightlife news and notes November

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Classic 1950’s Music and Motown Music at Taste of Italy Del Mar in November

J2 Motown Month Taste of Italy Del Mar!
Janet Hammer & Jay Berman
7 – 9 PM Thurs November 17

Janet Hammer and Jay Berman

Janet Hammer and Jay Berman

Classics plus by popular request, we’re going to
feature a bunch of Janet’s Motown selections as
part of our regular listening and dance mix this
month.

Janet, as you may know, is a long time member of
the Mar Dels who feature her performing Motown
classics during their party and concert gigs.

As her J2 musical partner, witnessing Janet perform
her Motown repertoire is a huge treat for me and I
know it will be for you as well. If you haven’t seen
this side of this versatile entertainer, you’ll be
blown away!

Performer and singer Janet Hammer performing at Taste of Italy Del Mar in November

Performer and singer Janet Hammer performing at Taste of Italy Del Mar in October

I surely am!
(this has been an unsolicited testimonial by Jay!)

Also, it is October so J2 will continue our month long fest
and management is going to have some special prices

featured in the music lounge only from 6 PM on J2 Music Nights
including $5 martinis (now where can you find that these days!),
special prices on some of their beers, plus 20 % off your
total food bill to boot! (email Jay for a coupon at jaybird814@me.com)

All this in addition to the music of J2 featuring
everything from standards to pop to swing and dance
tunes, 50-70’s rockers and your requests.

We’d love to see at Taste of Italy Del Mar
this month so come on down and join us for
some listening or dancing, some fine food
and drink, a hug and a howdy from Janet & Jay.

Pianist and Musician Jay Berman will be playing with Janet Hammer "J2" at Taste of Italy Del Mar

Pianist and Musician Jay Berman will be playing with Janet Hammer "J2" at Taste of Italy Del Mar

Thanks as always for your continuing support of
live music and we hope to see you soon! We couldn’t
do it without you!

Taste of Italy Del Mar
4653 Carmel Mountain Rd
San Diego CA 92130

Reservations recommended
(858) 259-2300

Janet & Jay

Please join us for listening and/or dancing at owner
David Bono’s brand spanking new music lounge and dance floor.

No Cover Charge!

Plenty of Free Parking!

Save 20% off your total bill excluding beverages and tip
on any J2 performance night in the music lounge only in
October!

Please print page 3 of this email and present it to your server.

Cannot be combined with any other offer.

Offer Expires: November 1, 2011

For more information email Jay Berman at
jaybird814@me.com

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2011 Helen Woodward Dog Surfing Photos and Video from Dog Beach

Buddy the Surf Dog Wins the 2011 Helen Woodward Surf Dog
Surf a Thon Dog Beach Del Mar Photos and Video

Check out some of the colorful costunes and outfits from the 2011 Helen Woodward
Surf Dog Surf a Thon from Dog Baech in Del Mar.

The event included a doggie costume contest along with surfing and
plenty of booths and free goodies for doggie guests.

Check out the video and photos below

Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon Presented by Eukanuba Raises Funds and Awareness

Ventura Based Surf Dog Wins Top Honors

DEL MAR, Calif., Sept. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Helen Woodward Animal Center announced today that more than $100,000 was raised during the sixth annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon presented by Eukanuba. The event, which was held in Del Mar, is the largest surfing dog competition in the nation. Eighty dogs competed but only one was named “top dog” – Surf Dog Buddy from Ventura. Buddy, who has won five of the six Surf Dog Surf-A-Thons also became the first inductee into the Surf Dog Hall of Fame.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110925/DC74643 )

Bruce Hooker, Buddy’s owner, spoke during the Hall of Fame Ceremony stating that today was most likely the last race for the 14-year-old Jack Russell Terrier. “That last heat was probably the best of Buddy’s life,” said Hooker, who went on to say, “Helen Woodward Animal Center hosts the best Surf Dog Competition and we are so proud to represent.”

More than 4,000 spectators gathered to watch dogs compete in four weight classes. The competition was judged by world champion tandem surfer Guy Takayama; Alex Gray from Volcom; Mike Emerson and Pat McGriff from the Swami’s Surfing Association and pro surfers Sunshine Makrow and Kristy Murphy.

Several celebrities were on hand to help judge a canine costume contest including Tyana Alvarado from NBC’s The Apprentice, Craig Silke from ABC’s The Mole and Dennis Luciani from NBC’s Average Joe. Mike Munoz and Mark Munoz from CBS’s Amazing Race and Gillian Larson from CBS’s Survivor judged Doo the Dah where people and pets surf in costume.

Other standout surf dogs include second place finisher, Nani and third place finisher, Dozer, both from San Diego and who took home trophies and gift baskets full of dog toys and treats. Buddy won a giant “Best in Surf” trophy, a year’s supply of Eukanuba pet food and Tagg, the Pet Tracker for his first place finish.

Surf Dog Ricochet was also honored as the top fundraiser for this year’s Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon, raising more than $6,000 for the pets and programs of Helen Woodward Animal Center. Helen Woodward Animal Center also received a $6,500 donation Snap Tracks, the makers of Tagg.

For more information on Helen Woodward Animal Center and the Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon, visit www.animalcenter.org or call 858-756-4117.

SOURCE Helen Woodward Animal Center

Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/2011/09/25/3938142/surfing-dogs-raise-more-than-100k.html#ixzz1Z5zff4aH

Photos by Sean Callahan for www.DelMarblog.com and
SoCal Beaches Magazine www.socalbeachmag.net

2011 Helen Woodward Dog Surfing Contest Results from Del Mar Ca.

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2011 Helen Woodward Dog Surfing Event Postponed Until Sept 25 Due to Sewage Spill

URGENT:  UPDATE Surf Dog Surf a Thon Dates Change

The Surf Dog Surf-a-Thon has been POSTPONED
from September 11 to September 25.

“Due to power outage and sewage spill at Del Mar Beach, and for the safety of all our human and canine participants, the event on Sunday has been cancelled.

We have rescheduled the event to Sunday, September 25, with
further details to follow.”

Follow the SoCal Beaches Magazine of the coverage and see
photos and videos from the 2011 September 25 at
www.socalbeachmag.net

Get more updates on the event on the Helen Woodward
Animal Center website at www.animalcenter.org

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Dog Surfing Making Del Mar Beaches World Famous

Helen Woodward Dog Surfing Contest Getting
Millions of Viewers to See Dog Beach and Del Mar

With the Helen Woodward Animal Shelter getting ready for their 6th year of dog surfing one thing is certain and that is that last year over 50 million viewers were given the chance to see how awesome the California beaches and lifestyle are.

The event is picked up by world wide media outlets and presented to viewers all over the world.

Check out videos from the 2011 Surf Dog Surf Content and stay tuned for more coverage for the 2011 event in September.

2010 Surf Dog Surf a Thon Videos from the surfing event and costume contest plus a “best of 2008 and 2009 dog surfing video

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Del Mar a Beautiful Southern California Coastal Community

Del Mar California Offers Great Coastal Living,
Beaches and Beach area Hotels and Resorts

A look at some of the beautiful views and beaches in Del Mar

A look at some of the beautiful views and beaches in Del Mar

There are a lot of beautiful and scenic coastal communities in California and Del Mar is certainly among the best. The area stretches for about 4 miles along the coastline and north San Diego just above La Jolla.

Del Mar offers an active community of events, attractions, things to do, coastal walking and hiking trails, great shopping, amazing restaurants, luxury hotels and resorts, multi million dollar real estate listings, oceanfront rentals, great beaches and of course sunshine, ocean air and a close proximity to San Diego.

Del Mar California

Del Mar California

One of the most popular places in Del Mar is the Del Mar Fairgrounds, which hold a regular swchedule of events, expos, The Del Mar Fair otherwise known as the San Diego County Fair and of course the world famous Del Mar Racetrack.

Del Mar provides a very colorful past and history as being a stomping ground for many of Hollywood’s past elite including Bing Crosby, Jimmy Durante and many more.

The Powerhouse Park area of Del Mar

The Powerhouse Park area of Del Mar

If you are looking for an amazing place to spend a vacation or even a weekend get-a-way check out our Del Mar hotels and resorts special packages and room rate specials which are given out to us on our Del Mar Blog.com website. You may also call our 24 hotel reservation center at 1-800-632-1698 and speak to a reservation specialist.

Whether you live or visit Del Mar one thing is for sure and that is that this upscale luxury coastal community is one of the best in the world and one that people travel the world to visit.

Del Mar California

Del Mar California


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