Being the first of your friends to broadcast your presence at one of San Diego's newest nightlife spots via Facebook, Twitter or Foursquare is damn-near priceless. Your buddies will be sitting at home trying to figure out what to do on a Friday night while your status stream is filled with mentions of places they didn't even know existed. Here are three good update opportunities:
“I have a bright-red slushie mustache!”: Thanks to the magic of franchising, Wet Willies has officially opened its doors Downtown. A wall of unnaturally colorful spinning alcoholic slushies has replaced the plethora of television screens that once filled Visions, and now the giant building at 555 Market St. is a veritable theme park for college kids who've yet to discover that sugar is the real culprit of horrendous hangovers. “Sex on the Beach,” “Mojito Mojo” and “Call a Cab” are a few of the iced drinks one patron at the Wet Willies in Miami described on Yelp as “Smooth, delicious and utterly dangerous.” According to a post on Facebook, San Diego's Wet Willies will celebrate its grand opening on Friday, Oct. 8. wetwillies.com
“The hef is waaaaay better than the blonde”: On the corner of Broadway and Sixth Avenue, Down town, The Beer Company is a new brewpub that's slowly on its way to becoming one of the better beer bars in the neighborhood. As it is now, only two of the house beers are available, a hefeweizen and blonde ale, but they say their goal is to have up to eight. More than 50 taps total (which have yet to be totally filled) make it a serious competitor to the neighboring Yard House.
“The only thing missing at Urbn is U!!”: Last week, Urbn Coal Fired Pizza gave those who attended Taste of North Park a sample of its fare. With fingers crossed, the owners say they hope the city will finalize approval of their liquor license and they'll be ready to open the bar side of the business this weekend. urbnnorthpark.com