Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Tour de Fat Pre-Party

Donate to SDMBA for an Opportunity to Win a Cruiser Bike!
Sept 24th, 6-8 p.m. Drawing at 7:30 p.m.
Panama 66, 1450 El Prado, San Diego, 92101

Thursday, 9/24/15, at Panama 66, SDMBA and our Platinum level sponsor, New Belgium Brewing, will host The Bike Raffle / TDF Official Pre-Party that should not be missed!  We will be showcasing Tour de Fat information and sign-ups, New Belgium beverages, and this year's New Belgium Cruiser Bike – your final opportunity to win in our Opportunity Drawing* just before the tour.

Final Opportunity tickets will be available during the event. Also, we’ll have special deals for more opportunity tickets with your membership purchase or renewal!

Don't miss the chance to see the bike, meet the TDF Carnies, win, and have fun with us! Plenty of bike parking available!

*Need not be present Thursday to win, however, the winner will need to pick up the bike at Tour de Fat at the SDMBA booth, 9/26/15.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Monday, September 14, 2015


PALL JENKINS of Black Heart Procession, Three Mile Pilot and Mr Tube will be performing live in the Sculpture Court at The San Diego Museum of Art on Saturday, September 19th from 6-7:45pm. This will be a free, all ages show.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015


Thanks to Odette and San Diego Magazine for taking notice of just how seriously we take our food. We may have a tiny kitchen back there, but Chef Sharon and crew work some serious magic back there. We're also proud of them and we're proud to have some many amazingly delicious vegetarian and vegan dishes on the menu. Everything in moderation. Everything in season.

Monday, August 17, 2015

The Hottest Restaurants in SD Right Now, Aug 2015

We're in some fabulous company on the Eater San Diego Heat Map.
Hopefully you've taken the time to discover...
Puesto, Yakitori Taisho, Ironside, Civico 1845, Juniper & Ivy, Bracero, Soda & Swine, and more. If not, just click the map and start browsing.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Young Lion Den heads to Panama 66

BIG NEWS ALERT: Speaking of Gilbert Castellanos, he's been lauded for his Young Lion Series that has heretofore happened at Croce's, but it's coming to Panama 66 in JULY! This is a super program that Gilbert Castellanos created for mentoring young Jazz musicians (who think about-can't play most "bars" or jazz clubs because of their under 21 status.) We are so very proud to be hosting this program, along with the San Diego Museum of Art and Gilbert. More info to come soon!
Here is a little background on what the program is about: 

Early Closure on The 4th of July

On the 4th of July we will be closing early.
Kitchen will close at 3pm.
Bar will close at 5pm.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

This Friday, June 26 is DANNY GREEN from 6-8pm. Danny always gets a lovely crowd for his very swinging jazz trio. 

This Saturday, June 27 is a BIG ONE: We have INSURGENTE BEER from Tijuana, a Baja-inspired menu, and GILBERT CASTELLANOS & HIS LATIN JAZZ BAND playing from 6-7:45pm. We are seriously excited about this one folks: Insurgente hasn't done a lot of showcases on this side of the border. We will have six of their awesome beers ON DRAFT: Lupulosa, the Coffee Lupulosa, Tiniebla Witbier, a Nocturnal Black IPA and a Pale and Brown Ale. The menu will feature Baja-inspired TACOS! Pulpo people, pulpo!

Next WEEKEND @Panama 66:
Thursday, July 2 features The Chris Taylor Quartet, 6-8pm
Friday, July 3 features the lovely Miss Erika Davies, 6-8pm
Saturday, July 4 we are OPEN for BRUNCH at 10am (and we close at 5pm)

Saturday, May 30, 2015

New Grass Policy

We have a little story to share, we hope you'll read ahead. When we took over the Panama 66 space in the May S. Marcy Sculpture Garden at the San Diego Museum of Art we were (and still are!) beyond excited about the potential and the possibilities. Fast forward almost 11 months later and it's been a crazy, fun ride thus far. Some of our most favorite guests have come up to us to tell us they've never spent so much time at this glorious park until we were there, that they're excited to have other food options in the Park, that they've now become Members of the Museum (and not just because of the 10% discount at the restaurant) and of course, to tell us they love picnic-ing in the Sculpture Garden. 

But the Sculpture Garden is in fact, an ART GALLERY, part of the San Diego Museum of Art. And the reality is, it's been so popular that people have forgotten that fact. And the next thing ya' know there are kids climbing the (rare, expensive) sculptures, folks throwing frisbees and people leaving behind loads of trash. Not exactly Gallery Rules!

So THE NEW RULES, which we have crafted in conjunction with the San Diego Museum of Art, include no balls, no frisbees, no picnics, and no eating. We know the last one will bum some of you out- it's been a blast taking your food from Panama 66 out to a blanket and enjoying the San Diego sunshine. But it's a Gallery space, not an open park. And remember, our whole restaurant is out in the sunshine! We have no roof! (As was painfully obvious during that last, much-needed rain storm.)

Here's the SILVER LINING: YOU CAN STILL TAKE YOUR BEVERAGES OUT THERE. As in your local beer, your California wine, your superb cocktails. Just please, clean up after yourself ;)

So to recap, NEW RULES:

* No balls, no frisbees
* No climbing the sculptures (not even for selfies)
* Keep an eye on your children (don't let them climb sculptures and hide in the bushes)
* No food delivery from Panama 66, No outside Food either, just no more food.
* Drinks ARE allowed, even alcoholic ones (but don't set them down on sculptures and don't bring in outside alcohol)
* Clean up after yourself please

We know, it's a bummer to be able to do something and then not be able to do it. Especially fun things. But the Sculpture Garden isn't a Balboa Park public lawn. It's a Gallery Space. But we said that already so you get it. And thank you.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Live Music Friday and Closed on Saturday

Friday: Dusty Brough and Julien Cantelm will perform live under the name Vimana. Check out this cover of Grizzly Bear's "Two Weeks" to get a taste of what you'll be hearing.

Saturday: We'll be closed for a wedding.

Sunday: We'll be open until 10pm with Gilbert Castellanos playing live from 7-9pm

Monday: Kitchen open 11am-3pm. Bar open 11am-4pm. Slim Jenkins from San Francisco will play live from 2-4pm.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Closed Friday May 15th & Saturday May 16th

Sorry, but due to the weather and special events at the museum, we will be closed on Friday, May 15th and Saturday May 16th. We will re-open on Sunday, May 17th for normal 10am-10pm hours.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Plaza de Panama Activation & Dualing Pistils

The new Plaza de Panama in Balboa Park Activation kicks off tomorrow, Wednesday, April 22, from 12 noon to 4pm. Mayor Kevin Faulconer to unveil the project which will include outdoor living area and food trucks. We'll be open from 11am-10pm Tuesday.

There's lots happening this weekend.
• Thursday & Friday we will be closed for Art Alive.
• Saturday we're re-open at 10am for brunch and then at 6pm we'll tap the new Automatic Brewing Co / Lost Abbey collaboration "Dualing Pistils."
   Lost Abbey Brewing Company, long-time supporter of The San Diego Museum of Art and Automatic Brewing Co. in Normal Heights, have teamed up to brew a special Tangerine Belgian-Style Blond Ale for Art Alive 2015. This is the 3rd in a series of AutomaticBrewing Co collaborations in honor of The Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. Organic Malts, Belgian Yeast, new-world & noble hop varieties, and lots of local Organic Tangerines from Rancho J'Balie were used to make a beer that celebrates the Spring season and the Arts! The result is a beer that is refreshing & light on the palate, but complex and engaging. Expect flavors of a Saison; a firm hop profile, with notes of Tangerine, Spice, Honey & Apricot. 7.6% abv.   
   Since our 2 breweries worked together to brew this beer for the floral-focused Art Alive exhibition, we're calling it "Dualing Pistils". 
   This Saturday at 6pm Panama 66 will tap Automatic/Lost Abbey Dualing Pistils as well as, Lost Abbey Devotion, Cuvee De Tomme, Angels Share, Red Poppy, Serpents Stout, Avant Garde and Red Barn. We'll also feature The Bedbreakers (San Diego, CA) from 7-9pm to keep the down home local vibe going.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Friday, 4/10/15 Miss Erika Davies, live 7-9pm
Saturday, 4/11/15 Secret Samurai, live 7-9pm
...and ... Art After Hours & Young Art 5-9pm
Fri, 4/17 The Mattson 2, live 7-9pm
Sat, 4/18 CLOSED FOR WEDDING at 3pm
Sat, 4/25, live 7-9pm - THE BEDBREAKERS
Thu, 4/30 Dining Out for Life w/ The Red Fox Tails, Live 7-9pm

Schedule is subject to change!!!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Thursday, 4/2/15 Todo Mundo Trio, 7-9pm
Friday, 4/3/15 Waylon Hicks, live 7-9pm
Saturday, 4/4/15 CLOSED FOR WEDDING at 3pm
Friday, 4/10/15 Miss Erika Davies, live 7-9pm
Saturday, 4/11/15 Secret Samurai, live 7-9pm

Schedule is subject to change!!!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Excited to be #2 on this list. It makes all the hard work feel that much better ;)

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


w/ THE MATTSON 2, live 7-9PM

To celebrate the 1st official day of Spring as well as the Balboa Park Centennial,
Mother Earth & Automatic Brewing Co will be releasing
Four Seasons "Spring" Imperial IPA

Imperial IPA W/Prickly Pear, Honey, Cane Sugar, Dates & Loquats
8.0% ABV, 125 IBU's
 Brewed in collaboration with Lee Chase/Automatic Brewing Company to celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of San Diego’s historic Balboa Park, this big IPA features ingredients native to the park such as Prickly Pear, Honey, Loquats, Dates and Cane Sugar.

Monday, March 9, 2015


Friday, 3/13/15 Euphoria brass band, live 7-9pm
Saturday, 3/14/15 The Amandas, live 7-9pm
Friday, 3/20/15 The Mattson 2, live 7-9pm
Saturday, 3/21/15 CLOSED FOR WEDDING at 3pm
Friday, 3/27/15 CLOSED FOR WEDDING at 3pm
Saturday, 3/28/15 CLOSED FOR WEDDING at 3pm
Sunday, 3/29/15 CLOSED FOR WEDDING at 3pm

Thursday, 4/2/15 Todo Mundo Trio, 7-9pm
Friday, 4/3/15 Waylon Hicks, live 7-9pm
Saturday, 4/4/15 CLOSED FOR WEDDING at 3pm
Friday, 4/10/15 Miss Erika Davies, live 7-9pm
Saturday, 4/11/15 Secret Samurai, live 7-9pm

Schedule is subject to change!!!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Live at Panama 66

2/27/15 In Motion Collective, live 7-9pm
2/28/15 Montalban Quintet, live 7-9pm

Sunday, 3/1/15 Django Fetts, live 5-7pm
Friday, 3/6/15 Besos de Coco, live 7-9pm
Saturday, 3/7/15 Creepxotica, live 7-9pm
Friday, 3/13/15 Euphoria brass band, live 7-9pm
Saturday, 3/14/15 The Amandas, live 7-9pm
Friday, 3/20/15 The Mattson 2, live 7-9pm
Saturday, 3/21/15 CLOSED FOR WEDDING at 3pm
Friday, 3/27/15 CLOSED FOR WEDDING at 3pm
Saturday, 3/28/15 CLOSED FOR WEDDING at 3pm
Sunday, 3/29/15 CLOSED FOR WEDDING at 3pm

Schedule is subject to change!!!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Live At P66 : February

with exhibition tours at The San Diego Museum of Art. 
Live Music by Miss Erika Davies, 6-8pm
2/20/15 Trio Gadjo, live 7-9pm
2/21/15 Gilbert Castellanos, live 7-9pm
2/27/15 In Motion Collective, live 7-9pm
2/28/15 Montalban Quintet, live 7-9pm

Schedule is subject to change!!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Yeah, dinner at a fancy restaurant is lovely and all, but it's also a damn cliche. We have another idea for you, and frankly we think it's far more romantic.

How does a picnic under the stars sound? 

What about when it's paired with an extra special after-hours tour of works themed around love from the Permanent Collection? 

Did we mention there will be live & lovely music by the swimmingly talented Miss Erika Davies from 6-8pm?

That's exactly what we are doing February 14th. And you can too, but tickets are limited.

Here is the deal: 

You choose from the following to make up your customized Picnic Boxes:

1. SANDWICHES (choose 2)
a. Turkey & Brie
b. Ham & Swiss
c. Hummus Sandwich (vegan)
d. Butternut Squash Sandwich (vegan)

2. NIBBLES (choose 1)
a. Cheese Plate
b. Veg Plate (vegan)

3. BEVERAGES (choose 1)
a. Francis Coppola Frizzante Gia Chardonnay California (a light & fruity bubbly!) (750ml bottle)
b. Tablas Creek Patelin de Rouge (a gorgeous red Rhone blend) (750ml carafe)
c. Macrostie Chardonnay (A bright and smooth white wine) (750ml carafe)
d. New English Pure & Simple IPA (A local West Coast hoppy IPA) (64 oz growler)
e. Benchmark Blonde (an easy drinking and low alcohol beer) (64 oz growler)

And then we throw in some truffles!

You can take the box with a blanket (we have 'em) and your bottle to the grass for a picnic, or grab a table.  You can eat before or after your Tour. You do have to book a specific time for your Tour...

Here is HOW you Order:

1. You book your tour and dinner through the Museum's website, here: http://www.sdmart.org/calendar/valentines-day-dinner-and-tour-package

*You must book through the Museum so they can reserve, track and limit the tours.

2. And then you drop us a note that says "Booked my tour, I would like the following sandwiches, nibbles and the bottle of _________"  
Send that note to clea@blindladyalehouse.com

Cost is $80 and includes tax but not a tip. And that covers the food package, the bottle of your choice, AND the romantic tour of the Museum. 

Once in a lifetime really. 

This is honestly the kind of stuff we envisioned when we took over the Sculpture Garden space at the San Diego Museum of Art. We are so happy to bring this incredible night to you. Questions? Email us at clea@blindladyalehouse.com

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Bringing some "Soul" back to Balboa Park


1/23/15 SURE FIRE SOUL ENSEMBLE, live 7-9pm

2/5/15 It's Culture & Cocktails: Havana Nights at the museum
We'll have Besos de Coco, live 8-11pm
2/6/15 Danny Green, live 7-9pm
2/13/15 band tba
with exhibition tours at The San Diego Museum of Art. 
Live Music by Miss Erika Davies
More details TBA.
2/20/15 Trio Gadjo, live 7-9pm
2/21/15 Gilbert Castellanos, live 7-9pm
2/27/15 In Motion Collective, live 7-9pm
2/28/15 Montalban Quintet, live 7-9pm

3/6/15 Besos de Coco, live 7-9pm
3/7/15 Creepxotica, live 7-9pm
3/13/15 Euphoria brass band, live 7-9pm
3/14/15 The Amandas, live 7-9pm
3/20/15 The Mattson 2, live 7-9pm

4/3/15 Waylon Hicks, live 7-9pm
4/10/15 Miss Erika Davies, live 7-9pm
4/17/15 The Mattson 2, live 7-9pm

5/15/15 Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, 7-9pm
5/22/15 The Amandas, 7-9pm

Schedule is subject to change!!!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Live Music at P66

With the success of our shows with The Amandas, Creepxotica and Montalban Quintet, we're now working on putting together a live music schedule for January-April. There's something about these throwback sounds that just work so nicely in the space. So, the bands we're working with all have jazz, soul and/or latin influences. Details are still getting worked out, but here's a rough of what we're looking at.

1/16/15 miss erika davies, live 7-9pm

1/23/15 sure fire soul ensemble, live 7-9pm

2/5/15 culture & cocktails: besos de coco, live 8-11pm
2/6/15 danny green, live 7-9pm
2/13/15 band tba
2/14/15 valentine's day dinner and exhibition tours w/  San Diego Museum of Art. Live Music by Miss Erika Davies. More details TBA.
2/20/15 trio gadjo, live 7-9pm
2/21/15 gilbert castellanos, live 7-9pm
2/27/15 in motion collective, live 7-9pm
2/28/15 montalban quintet, live 7-9pm

3/6/15 besos de coco, live 7-9pm
3/7/15 creepxotica, live 7-9pm
3/13/15 euphoria brass band, live 7-9pm
3/14/15 the amandas, live 7-9pm

Schedule is subject to change!!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

SDBW 2014

This wednesday, NOV 12TH at 6pm
We'll start at Panama 66, our latest place in Balboa Park, with food and a glass of the Automatic/New English Black Lager collaboration. After which we will get on a bus and head over to Tiger!Tiger! where we will enjoy another Auto or NE brew. Then, it's a quick trip over to BLAH for round 3. To finish off the night we will head back to the park and Panama 66 for a 4th, and final treat.

DINNER + 4 BEERS + BUS = $50. 

This will be an entire night out with 33 of your newest friends eating, drinking and talking beer, food and, most likely, some engineering.

Beer Choices will include:
Auto/NE Black Lager Collaboration
Auto Golden Ticket
Auto Ginger Van Dang
Auto Los Muertos Brown
Auto Van Dang
Auto Tiny Knives
Auto Spirit of the Dead (Maybe!!)
NE Pure & Simple
NE Zumbar
NE Dragoons Cask

Don't miss the bus. Reserve your seat.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween in the Park

PANAMA 66 & 
We'll be open until 11pm on Halloween with the kitchen open until 10pm. Get out in the park for some great events and exhibitions, and then stop by before, after or during. At the park there will be a bike ride, silent movie at the Organ Pavillion, puppets, mummies and more. At P66 we'll have AleSmith Evil Dead Red and Automatic Spirit of the Dead, as well as a great selection of San Diego draft beers.

Events in the park...

Thursday, October 16, 2014


Sun 10/19 at 2pm
Wed 10/22 at 2pm
Sat 1025 at 2pm

Sat 11/16 at 2pm
Sun 11/17 at 2pm

Sunday, October 12, 2014


Modern Times - Universal Friend
Saison/Farmhouse Ale  7.2%
Pours a pale yellow with a half finger white head which fades to very little lacing. Aroma is of white wine, belgian yeast, sour ripe fruits, sourdough bread, and some wet hay funk. Taste is similar to the aroma with a lot of white wine and sour fruit notes. Has a medium-light body with a slightly watery mouthfeel and a sweet sour sour, semi dry, medium finish. Overall, a very interesting and pretty tasty saison .

New English - Pure & Simple IPA 6.5%
West Coast IPA
Brewed with UK Golden Promise as 100% of the base malt along with some Vienna, Carapils and light crystal malts to add some complexity. To ensure the bitterness of a West Coast Style IPA, the IBUs were set at 75 and Nugget and Centennial hops were uses as early kettle additions.

Port High Tide 6.5%
Fresh Hop IPA
A seasonal IPA brewed and dry hopped with freshly harvested Centennial and Simcoe flower hops.

Alpine Pure Hoppiness 8%
West Coast 2xIPA
This is the one you are looking for. A West Coast Double IPA So mega-hopped it will take you to hop heaven. We’ve used hops in the boil, more hops in the giant hopback, and added to that, an incredible amount of dry-hopping for that cutting-edge “hop bite.” Once you’ve tasted this unique beer, all others pale in comparison. 1.072 OG Classified IBU 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Creepxotica at Panama 66? Yes!

The Creepy Creeps bring their awesomeness in the for of Creepxotica to Panama 66
Monday, September 15th from 7-8pm
Full Bar. Full Kitchen. All Ages.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Until the End of the World / Sorolla / Mingei Cafe

Monday, August 25th is the final Film in the Garden of the season:  Wim Wenders' Until the End of the World. The P66 bar will stay open until 9pm with full bar and some limited sandwiches.
No outside alcohol allowed!

SHOUT #1:  Sorolla & America is coming to an end and to celebrate its success the Museum is staying open till 8pm Saturday, August 23 through Tuesday, August 26. This is a super opportunity to catch this breathtaking show "after hours."

SHOUT #2: The Mingei Cafe is opening this week! Those of us working at the Park are looking very forward to getting our lattes and mochas there. They are located behind the Nikki-gator inside the southern most door of the Mingei Museum, of course.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Film in the Garden

Film in the Garden: Roman Holiday
Monday, August 11, 8:00 pm
Grab a picnic, a blanket, and a few friends and come enjoy this film beneath the stars! Audrey Hepburn stars in this...

Film in the Garden: Until the End of the World
Monday, August 25, 8:00 pm
Grab a picnic, a blanket, and a few friends and come enjoy this film beneath the stars! The exhibitions...

Friday, August 1, 2014

P66 Extended Soft Opening "Bar Only" Hours

Did you know that we (Lee, Jen, Jeff & Clea) have taken over the outdoor restaurant space that occupies the Sculpture Court of the San Diego Museum of Art? We did, but shhh. We don't want to tell too many people just yet. It's new and we are just getting the hang of it. But we wanted to tell you, yes YOU. 
We are calling it Panama 66.
Here's the deal: We are open, quietly, Monday through Friday, for lunch from 11am - 3pm.
And then again on Saturday & Sunday for Brunch, from 10am - 3pm.

And then THIS FRIDAY (oops, we mean, this friday, shhh) we are opening the bar-only, till about 8pm. And listen, if you're wondering what that place looks like in the evening twilight, here you go:

You can sit on the grass or at the bar or at a table.
It's not our actual bar yet, or our tables or our chairs, but the beer -- it's ALL us. In fact, it's all San Diego. And the wine is all California (and there is more than at BLAH or Tiger) and the cocktails -- OH YEAH -- there are cocktails, as in hard alcohol, spirits, deliciousness mixed with local berries and citrus and other fantastic concoctions. Or straight up. Your call.
But back to food and Lunch & Brunch: Sharon Wilson, our Executive Chef at Tiger! Tiger! has taken the reins at Panama 66 and the menu is a little bit Blind Lady, a lot Tiger! and a big ol' jigger of it's own thing. 
Think: more salads. Think: all house-made meats. Think: plenty of vegan and vegetarian.
Big, grand, fancy pants opening will come in September but for now, you can preview the food -- and the gorgeous location -- any day of the week for Lunch (or Brunch) or come on by Friday night for a drink by moonlight. 

Soft Opening Hours
Monday - Wednesday | 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday - Friday | 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (lunch) | 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. (bar only)*
Saturday - Sunday | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Oh, and have you heard about the Film in the Garden series that the San Diego Museum of Art puts on in our space? The Museum shows a film in the garden and we keep the bar open late. We have a full bar and sandwich boxes ready to go. Bring a blanket and enjoy. Please, no outside alcohol is allowed.

Monday, August 11, 8:00 pm
Grab a picnic, a blanket, and a few friends and come enjoy this film beneath the stars! Audrey Hepburn stars in this...

Monday, August 25, 8:00 pm
Grab a picnic, a blanket, and a few friends and come enjoy this film beneath the stars! The exhibitions...

Wednesday, July 9, 2014