12.19.2011

NEW YEARS EVE 2012 TICKETS!!


Buy your New Years Eve tickets here!!!









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12.15.2011

French Kiss Collective's debut EP // PHYS ED tonight!


Our good friends French Kiss Collective have dropped their debut EP, White Lightning. Full of tasty dico beats, these boys are sure to get everyone on the dancefloor!

French Kiss Collective hosts PHYS ED, our monthly Disco party that just happens to be tonight! Come get down to the funky tunes while enjoying some tasty moscow mules! Also, the first 100 people will get a free copy of the EP & our very own Steven Tuttle (Steve McQueen) will be hitting the decks! And did we mention there's NO COVER? Now you've gotta come party with Otis!

11.14.2011

El Dorado Cocktail Lounge is turning 3!!


WE ARE TURNING 3!!!

To say thank you we are giving away Moscow Mules and throwing a big party! TOMORROW 11/15/11 7pm-2am!!


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FREE MOSCOW MULES!!! 7-9pm (that's right 2 hours!)
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|DJs|

Sammy Bananas (Fools Gold, NY)
www.myspace.com/sammybananas
www.facebook.com/pages/Sammy-Bananas/66719694843
www.foolsgoldrecs.com/artists/sammy-bananas/

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Corey Biggs (Dub Dorado, LA)
www.facebook.com/itsCoreyBiggs

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Adam Salter
www.facebook.com/IAMADAMSALTER

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Groundfloor
www.myspace.com/groundflooronline


OPENING SETS BY: Grand Masta Rats, Saul Q, Charlie Rock, & DJ Profile.
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|Starts at 7pm - 21+|

El Dorado Cocktail Lounge
1030 Broadway, San Diego CA, 91920
www.eldoradobar.com/events
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9.20.2011

(C)here's to fall! MENU RELEASE TONIGHT!!



(C)here's to Fall

Fall is upon us and with the change of season means its time for new cocktail menu. Moving on from the delicious, citrusy, refreshing drinks of the summer to the ever so comforting, warm drinks that remind us of the fall. Although we only select six drinks for our guests to pick from, it comes with great deliberation. Many minds join together to pick only the best recipes and concoctions, all while taking into consideration some of the finer points;

Tasting.
Tasting and testing the drinks is a very important part of the menu. We spend hours, days, weeks, months to find just what we think you are looking for and what you would expect from us at the El Dorado. With out testing what you have prepared you just cant get a good feel for what your selling. We look for balance. Nobody likes a drink that is overly sweetened. Nor does anyone I know like a drink that is ridiculously sour. Some folks prefer to taste the spirit, some like it masked a bit more. Either way the drink should be well balanced.

Research.
Continual research and development is essential for what we do. With so many spirits, mixers and liqueurs on the market there is a lot to choose from. It's easy to get overwhelmed with the variety of products that are available to us. It is essential to be able to differentiate between what is a quality product and what is just good marketing. It's Also very important to know whats hot, whats not, and which of these have lasted the test of time.
Traveling
Traveling from bar to bar, city to city, meeting with fellow bar tenders and friends around the nation. Talking shop, sharing shots and stories with the leaders of this fine industry. It's truly amazing what cocktails others have come up with for their own unique programs. From the awesome bars we visit in LA such as Seven Grand, The Varnish, Coles and Villains Tavern. In San Francisco our dear friends at bars such as 15 Romolo, Wilson and Wilson, and Churchill. To the leaders In New York City at Milk & Honey and Mayahuel.

It all comes down to this. The final product, and one BIG party. Come join us for our Fall Menu Release on September 20th @ 7pm. It promises to be top notch. Special thanks to Christian Siglin (Craft & Commerce) Eric Johnson (Noble Experiment, Craft & Commerce) Steve Tuttle (El Dorado, Craft & Commerce) Dom Nieto (El Dorado, Craft & Commerce), and everyone else that has helped us along the way.

Matt Stanton

9.18.2011

FALL MENU RELEASE PARTY TUESDAY - 9/20/11 at EL DORADO!





El Dorado Cocktail Lounge invites you to our:

FALL MENU RELEASE PARTY
September 20th, 2011 (Tuesday)
7pm-2am
$5 New Menu Cocktails
(All Night)

FREE APPETIZERS From CRAFT AND COMMERCE




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DJ Performances by:

DJ GROUNDFLOOR
(Young Guns - Bubble Gum Sci Fi)

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DJ STEVE MCQUEEN
(AKA Steven Tuttle)

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CLICHÉ
(AKA Ryan Kuntz from Bully)

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The Fall season has arrived, and we are celebrating the release of our new seasonal Craft Cocktail Menu. To introduce the cocktails we are having a "Release Party" Tuesday, September 20th and are offering our new cocktails for only $5 all night!!

In addition, we will be providing free appetizers from your favorite local Eatery CRAFT AND COMMERCE! And a few of El Dorado's own will be getting your booty shakin'!

9.03.2011

GREAT AMERICAN SHOWCASE TOMORROW - FREE MULES 2pm-330pm!!!

GREAT AMERICAN SHOWCASE

INFO: www.greatamericanshowcase.us

TICKETS: http://www.stayclassy.org/events/detail?eid=6822

*********************OUR STORY*********************

To thank everyone for the support we have received over the last couple years, El Dorado and LandMarK events are inviting San Diego's music, beer, art and cocktail communities to celebrate our favorite holiday with us!!! And, because "we love boobies", we have decided to turn this event into a charity event for our friends at Keep A Breast!

The fundraiser will be in the back parking lot of El Dorado Cocktail Lounge at the corner of 11th and Broadway in Downtown San Diego. The event will showcase 13 bands and 7 DJs on 2 stages. In addition to the event's fundraising activities, we will be donating $1 of every ticket sold to benefit the Keep A Breast foundation. Online Presale Tickets are available beforehand through "Stay Classy San Diego."

San Diego...

We love you!

*********************BROUGHT TO YOU BY****************

Miller High Life - FM 94.9 - El Dorado Cocktail Lounge - Urbanist - Mission Brewery - Stay Classy - Yelp - SDCity Beat - Vitamin Water - Pokéz - Quality Social - Keep A Breast - & LandMarK events
*************LIVE MUSIC*****************

The SOFT PACK
www.softpack.com/
www.myspace.com/thesoftpack

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The NERVOUS WRECKORDS (SD)
www.facebook.com/thenervouswreckords
www.myspace.com/thenervouswreckords

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DJ NUMARK of JURASSIC 5 (LA)
www.facebook.com/pages/DJ-Nu-Mark
www.facebook.com/pages/Jurassic-5/
www.myspace.com/djnumark

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The HOWLS (SD)
www.facebook.com/thehowls
www.myspace.com/thehowlsband

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CREEPY CREEPS
www.myspace.com/thecreepycreeps
www.facebook.com/pages/The-Creepy-Creeps/

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OLD ENGLISH
www.oe1904.com/
www.myspace.com/oe1904
www.RoyaltyRecords.tumblr.com

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LYON CROWNS
www.myspace.com/thelyoncrowns
www.facebook.com/pages/Lyon-Crowns/

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GRAND TARANTULA
www.myspace.com/grandtarantula
www.facebook.com/grand.tarantula

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EUPHORIA BRASSBAND
www.facebook.com/euphoriabrassband

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ADAM SALTER (DJ)
http://www.facebook.com/IAMADAMSALTER

*********************INSIDE STAGE*********************

KEVIN MARTIN
www.kevinmartinmusic.com
www.myspace.com/butterflypalace

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The MATTSON2
www.mattson2.com
www.myspace.com/themattson2

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The KABBS
www.myspace.com/thekabbs

DJs
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COREY BIGGS
BUBBLE GUM SCI FI
SAUL Q
PROFILE
BLANCNOIR
DJ ALL GOOD
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******************FOOD/BEER VENDORS*******************

MISSION BREWERY
http://missionbrewery.com/

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QUALITY SOCIAL
www.qualitysocial.com/

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POKEZ VEGETARIAN MEXICAN EATERY
www.pokezsd.com

************MERCHANDISE/RETAIL/FUNDRAISING***********

5 & A DIME
www.5andadime.com/

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KEEP-A-BREAST
www.keep-a-breast.org

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YELP
www.yelp.com

8.22.2011

HAPPY DAYS @ EL DORADO HAPPY HOUR FRIDAY AUGUST 26th!!!


HAPPY DAYS Happy Hour

Friday, August 26 · 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Heyyy!

Dress in your best 50s attire and enjoy old-fashioned IN-N-OUT burgers at HAPPY DAYS Happy Hour!

There is no cover at the door, but suggested $1 raffle tickets will be sold, with 100% of proceeds benefitting the San Diego division of the AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION.

CLEAN CUT DJs will be playing your favorite 50's hits!!!!! So, bring your friends and dance the night away in our welcoming atmosphere. As always, El Dorado will be serving quality craft cocktails at only $5, with $1 off drafts until 9pm.

HAPPY DAYS is the ultimate premier event hosted by El Dorado’s intern, Ashley Ching, so be sure to come out and show your support


The HAPPY DAYS are here again!

8.13.2011

GREAT AMERICAN SHOWCASE - SEPT 4th!!!!


GREAT AMERICAN SHOWCASE

SEPTEMBER 4th 2pm-10pm in the back parking lot.

www.greatamericanshowcase.us


************************OUR STORY*************************

To thank you for all the support we have received through the years, El Dorado will be bringing together the San Diego community, as well as helping out our friends at Keep-A-Breast!

The fundraiser will be in the back parking lot of El Dorado Cocktail Lounge at the corner of 11th and Broadway in Downtown San Diego. The event will showcase 10-15 local bands, as well as a few of the community's most loved eateries.

The party's theme will have a turn of the century, 1900's Vaudeville theme, featuring tea-stained American flag banners, soft oil-style lighting, and a marching jazz band.

In addition to the event's fundraising activities, we will be donating $1 of every ticket sold to benefit the Keep A Breast foundation. Online ticket sales will be available beforehand through our partner, Stay Classy San Diego.

We love you!

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The SOFT PACK
www.softpack.com/
www.myspace.com/thesoftpack

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The NERVOUS WRECKORDS (SD)
www.facebook.com/thenervouswreckords
www.myspace.com/thenervouswreckords

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DJ NUMARK of JURASSIC 5 (LA)
www.facebook.com/pages/DJ-Nu-Mark
www.facebook.com/pages/Jurassic-5/
www.myspace.com/djnumark

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The HOWLS (SD)
www.facebook.com/thehowls
www.myspace.com/thehowlsband

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CREEPY CREEPS
www.myspace.com/thecreepycreeps
www.facebook.com/pages/The-Creepy-Creeps/

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OLD ENGLISH
www.oe1904.com/
www.myspace.com/oe1904
www.RoyaltyRecords.tumblr.com

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LYON CROWNS
www.myspace.com/thelyoncrowns
www.facebook.com/pages/Lyon-Crowns/

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GRAND TARANTULA
www.myspace.com/grandtarantula
www.facebook.com/grand.tarantula

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EUPHORIA BRASSBAND
www.facebook.com/euphoriabrassband

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KEVIN MARTIN
www.kevinmartinmusic.com
www.myspace.com/butterflypalace

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The MATTSON2
www.mattson2.com
www.myspace.com/themattson2

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The KABBS
www.myspace.com/thekabbs

DJs
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COREY BIGGS
BUBBLE GUM SCI FI
SAUL Q
PROFILE
BLANCNOIR
DJ ALL GOOD
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********************FOOD/BEER VENDORS*********************

MISSION BREWERY
http://missionbrewery.com/

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QUALITY SOCIAL
www.qualitysocial.com/

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POKEZ VEGETARIAN MEXICAN EATERY
www.pokezsd.com

***************MERCHANDISE/RETAIL/FUNDRAISING**************

5 & A DIME
www.5andadime.com/

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KEEP-A-BREAST
www.keep-a-breast.org

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YELP
www.yelp.com

6.13.2011

Summer Menu Release Party!!! FREE SUSHI!! TOMORROW NIGHT!!
























Tuesday, June 14th EL DORADO Presents:

SUMMER MENU RELEASE PARTY!

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DATE:
June 14th, 2011
7pm-12am

FOOD:
Complimentary sushi from Ono
-California roll
-Philadelphia roll
-Spicy salmon roll
-Spicy tuna roll
-Assorted vegetable options

$5 Menu Cocktails Served All Night
Appetizers

ENTERTAINMENT:
A Local New Orleans Jazz Band, EUPHORIA BRASS BAND

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The Summer season has arrived, and we are celebrating the release of our new seasonal classic cocktail menu! To introduce our new menu, we are having a Release Party on June 14th, offering our cocktails at only $5.

In addition, we will be providing appetizers with local New Orleans Jazz band, Euphoria Brass Band providing the evening's musical entertainment.

It is sure to be a classy evening of delicious libations and warm summer fun, so wear your coolest summer attire and be prepared to have a fantastic evening!

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El Dorado Cocktail Lounge
1030 Broadway Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
http://www.eldoradobar.com/

5.13.2011

Tonight's Event with DJ Rags and Grandmasta Rats is going to be LEGENDARY!

Dj Rags is a True San Diego Legend. You might catch him out and about week in and week out rockin the big SD or Hollywood night spots but you very rarely get to see the man get to catch wreck and just entirely open up his music selection to pretty much whatever he wants. Well this is one of those rare occasions and you get to see what makes this man a SD LEGEND! From his days on the mix at Z90's Hip Hop Shows alongside Kutfather to programming radio stations and throwing down at some of the most legendary clubs in San Diego like 555 Soul where crowds of Hip Hop heads would come week in and week out to hear the man bogard the tables in the middle of the night at a predominately House night and get open to the Golden Era Hip Hop sound for a quick 30-45 minute set. He will be throwing down just that and more through the course of the night.

4.12.2011

BOYS & GIRLS Saturday 4/16 w/ RCHRD OH & SAUL Q.



Nobody's going to Coachella. Everyone will be here.

SAUL Q.
http://www.facebook.com/saulq1

RCHRD OH
http://www.facebook.com/rchrdoh

ADAM SALTER
http://www.facebook.com/IAMADAMSALTER

Photos by NORTON
http://shootnorton.com/

EL DORADO
http://eldoradobar.blogspot.com/
http://eldoradobar.com/

**EMAIL ASALTER1@HOTMAIL.COM FOR GUEST LIST BEFORE 10:30**


Boys & Broken Zowie Girls! from mac nguyen on Vimeo.

4.11.2011

*Champagne Family Cocktails*

Learning to Drink By Family - *Champagne Family Cocktails*




Ahhhhhhhh shiiiiiiiiiit! Nothing like a bubbly cocktail! If only Puff, or is it Diddy? P Diddy? Daddy? Whatever. If only they knew the experience of a well crafted champagne cocktail. They’d probably order bartender service along with those bottles of champagne. Oh, good idea. Trade marked, Bartender Service. Everyone’s going to want it at their table. Anyways, enough hip hop and brilliant ideas.

The champagne cocktail family! These cocktails are usually pretty easy to make, and super fun to drink! The family of cocktails is constructed as follows:

- 1 oz of Gin or Cognac

- 1/2 oz of Lemon

- 1/2 oz Sweetener (usually simple syrup)

- A quick shake

- Strain into a champagne flute and top with Champagne

Bam! Not to tough eh? These cocktails are perfect for parties, relaxing by the beach, or a celebration of any kind! A classic staple Champagne cocktail would definitely have to be the French 75. All this little guy requires is Gin, Lemon, Simple, and Champagne. At El Dorado we use the following specs:

- 1 oz Plymouth Gin

- 1/2 oz of Freshly squeezed lemon

- 1/2 oz of Simple Syrup (1:1 Ratio)

- Shake, Strain, top with the Bubbly

- Garnish with a lemon zest

Now let’s take a look at the history of the Champagne Cocktail. The original champagne cocktail dates back to the mid to late 1800s. In Jerry Thomas’ “The Bar-Tenders Guide,” the recipe calls for shaking all the ingredients, including the champagne. Well they quickly realized that was a mistake as carbonated drinks will explode in your face or over a large crowd at a rap show if you shake them. Here’s his recipe:

- 1/2 teaspoon sugar

- 1 or 2 dashes of bitters

- Lemon peel

- Champagne

Later the recipe called for a lump of sugar with angostura bitters. You would then build the drink in the champagne flute and stir it. From there, the variations began to take off. And now we have the current Champagne Cocktail Family. Here’s an old favorite at El Dorado that you will be sure to love. It’s called the Airmail:

- 1 oz White Rum

- 1/2 oz Freshly squeezed Lime

- 1/2 oz Honey

- Shake, Strain, top with Champagne

There’s plenty of different champagne’s to choose from. We feel that usually the drier champagne’s work best. Brut is always a good call. But hey, it’s your cocktail, experiment! Until next time, Cheers!

4.06.2011

GASLAMP KILLER @ El Dorado THIS SATURDAY!


One of our biggest events of the year is this Saturday at El Dorado, The Gaslamp Killer! For those who dont know, he is an internationally renown electro/breaks/dubstep DJ who is originally from SD. He has been rocking shows all over the world for years and we are lucky to have him play in an intimate setting like El Dorado (he killed it at Ultra Music Festival in Miami last week!) This party is gonna be buzzin so come early!
We are also pleased to have Bubblegum Sci Fi, Headshake (Dub Dorado), and Blancnoire (Young Guns) on the bill. This event is hosted by TheMixster.com and photos by Turbo.fm

*A FEW PRESALES ARE STILL AVAILABLE, HERE.
For more info check out the Facebook event page here.

See ya Saturday!!


L

4.04.2011

Learning to Drink by Family - Collins Family**


Learning to Drink by Family - Collins Family

COLLINS FAMILY

The first days of April bring many things to us; the change in weather, extra hours of sun, celebrations of all kind, Family Night and cocktails. This week is the Collins family. No, not the Phil Collins and his family.
Im talking about the drink. The Tom Collins is where it all started. This drink traditionally made with Gin was the "cat's meow" in its hay day. Everybody wanted one (or 7). Not to the point where you weren't cool if you didn't have one. But it could only help your situation. On the other hand, it was one of the most refreshing cocktails, and still is. This delicious adult beverage consists of:
- a healthy amount of Gin.
- Fresh lemon juice
- a couple lumps of sugar (or liquid sugar, better know as simple syrup, a.k.a azúcar way)
finished off with some soda water.

I always say "this is one of my Favorite drinks!" but thats not fair. I can't say that about every family of cocktails (even though it's usually true at the time). Really though, this is one of my favorites to make. There are endless variations to this drink and 96% of the time they are all great. Take that standard Tom Collins for example. swap out the soda bubbles for some champagne. WOE! now were talking. I know how you ladies like your champagne, turns out so do the guys. They just don't like to admit it. . Lets be realistic here, you put some Gin, champagne, maybe even some fresh lumps of fruit into any tall glass. you got a winning combination for anybody.

Lets not stop there. Get on in and try a collins with the some Gossling's dark rum, fresh orange juice, a little lemon, a little sugar, an orange garnish. It's called the "Northside Special". By no means is it anything less then special.

Thanks for reading, Hope to see you for our next installment of Family Night at the El Dorado Cocktail lounge.


3.25.2011

RAC Returns to BOYS & GIRLS Sat 4/2!!!!!


****PRE SALE TICKET LINK WILL BE UP SHORTLY****


VERY special guests RAC return for their second trip to San Diego and we're very lucky to have them a second time at BOYS & GIRLS. RAC, standing for "Remix Artist Collective" are a group of musicians/producers that turn a good indie track into a ridiculously good, dancey indie track. Recently remixing everyone from Kele of Bloc Party to Empire of the Sun to Kings of Leon to Holy Ghost to Tokyo Police Club to Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros! Listen to their work and you'll have an idea of the dance floor will be like.

Locals DAMN JUELZ (Ice Cold) and ADAM SALTER (B&G Resident) will be opening up the evening!

RAC
http://remixartistcollective.com/ ****(A TON OF FREE MUSIC)****
http://www.facebook.com/remixartistcollective
http://soundcloud.com/rac

ADAM SALTER
http://www.facebook.com/IAMADAMSALTER

DAMN JUELZ
http://www.facebook.com/julesMIA

Hosted by EYLESE HELENE
http://www.facebook.com/elyse.badewitz

Photos by NORTON
http://shootnorton.com/

EL DORADO
http://eldoradobar.blogspot.com/
http://eldoradobar.com/


Boys & Broken Zowie Girls! from mac nguyen on Vimeo.

3.22.2011

Video Time!!

El Dorado and Young Guns presents Red Lips Party! from mac nguyen on Vimeo.




Check out Young Guns this Saturday featuring Gabe Vega.

Check it out on Facebook!

3.18.2011

BOYS & GIRLS Sat 3/19 - Groundfloor, Kid Wonder, Adam Salter



+EMAIL ASALTER1@HOTMAIL.COM FOR FREE ENTRY BEFORE 10:30+

We have a great local line up this BOYS & GIRLS. Groundfloor of Bubblegum Sci Fi and Kid Wonder of SQZMYLMNZ are the special guests of the evening. Plus we'll be celebrating Omar Ramos's (Kid Wonder) birthday, so just another reason to party and celebrate!

DJ GROUNDFLOOR
http://www.facebook.com/lee.s.schneider

KID WONDER
http://www.facebook.com/somar320

ADAM SALTER
http://www.facebook.com/IAMADAMSALTER

JAMES NORTON - Photog
http://shootnorton.com/

TONY ARROYO - Host
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1184445053

EL DORADO
http://eldoradobar.blogspot.com/
http://eldoradobar.com/


Boys & Broken Zowie Girls! from mac nguyen on Vimeo.

NITE VISION w/ DCUP Friday 4/8/11







***LIMITED AMOUNT OF PRE SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE***
*http://eldeventprofiles.blogspot.com/*

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NITE VISION & EL DORADO PRESENTS
FRIDAY APRIL 8TH

DCUP (Sydney,Australia)
++Producer of "WE NO SPEAK AMERICANO"++

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http://www.myspace.com/dcupmusic
http://soundcloud.com/dcupmusic

DCUP, is an Australian music producer, DJ and remixer. He is best known for his co-operation with fellow Australian duo Yolanda Be Cool on their international hit single "We No Speak Americano", which samples Renato Carosone and Nicola Salerno's 1956 hit "Tu vuò fà l'americano", on the Australian indie label Sweat It Out.

"We No Speak Americano" topped the UK, Irish and Danish charts[1] and reached the Top 5 in Australia, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Norway, UK. It was also a chart hit in Italy, Belgium and New Zealand. It was not the first time DCUP had collaborated with Yolanda Be Cool; he also remixed their hit "Afro Nuts" in 2009.

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ADAM SALTER
http://www.facebook.com/IAMADAMSALTER

GABE VEGA
http://www.facebook.com/DJGABEVEGA
http://soundcloud.com/gabevega

ERICK DIAZ
http://www.facebook.com/erickdiaz

Video by MAC
http://grenva.blogspot.com/

EL DORADO
http://eldoradobar.blogspot.com/
http://eldoradobar.com/

For Bottle Service Please Contact:
j40@eldoradobar.com or (619) 237-0550


Limited Amount of Pre Sale Tickets Available at:
www.eldeventprofiles.blogspot.com