NIGHTLIFE: Claremont concert listings; Eureka turns 2
Rare sour beers to celebrate second anniversary
On Sunday, April 21 Eureka Claremont will be turning 2 years old. A mini beer fest will be held including live music, happy hour specials and special beer prices.
In honor of the second year anniversary, Eureka will be holding a mini Sour Beer Festival. Sour beer is a beer style characterized by an intentionally acidic, tart, sour taste. The most common styles that are soured are Belgian lambics, gueezes and flanders red ale. The sour taste is sometimes achieved by adding fruit, usually cherries or raspberries, during the aging process to cause a secondary fermentation.
Some rare sour beers including, New Belgian's Frambozen Raspberry Brown Ale, Russian River's Consecration, Karl Strauss' Twenty-fourth Anniversary Ale and more will be on tap on Sunday. There will be live music performed by the Trey Tosh Band at 8 p.m., as well as $3 pints of Dale Bros. Pomona Queen and Claremont Craft Ales Jacaranda Rye IPA from 8 p.m. to midnight.
The restaurant first opened in Claremont in April of 2011—the location seemed like a great spot to attract local beer geeks, gourmet burger connoisseurs and all the whiskey business in town. In a prime spot at The Packing House, the largest historic building in Claremont with some of the most popular attractions, Eureka expected to attract the Claremont College students, as well as local residents. Two years later, the outcome has exceeded expectations.
Eureka aims to provide a hip, trendy ambiance for all ages. The craft beer and bourbon bar is staffed by cicerone certified bartenders who provide hand crafted speakeasy-style cocktails, as well as 30 craft beers daily. Specials include wine Tuesdays, Steal the Glass Wednesdays and live music Thursdays, as well a daily "Hoppy Hour" all week long.
Eureka Claremont is located in The Packing House at 580 W. First St. For more information visit www.eurekarestaurantgroup.com, or www.facebook.com/eurekapackinghouse.
CASA DE SALSA: 415 W. Foothill Blvd. This is a restaurant that offers weekly live entertainment. 445-1200.
—Thursday: Michael Ryan and Friends. 6 to 9 p.m.
—Friday through Sunday: Romantic guitarist Vicente Victoria. 5 p.m. to closing.
—Sunday: Mariachi San Pedro. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
ESPIAUS RESTAURANTE Y CANTINA: 109 Yale Ave., Claremont. Cantina remains open until flow of customers slows down. 621-1818.
EUREKA CLAREMONT: 580 W. First St., Claremont. Open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday and closes at 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. “Hoppy” Hour daily from 2 to 6 p.m. 445-8875.
—Mondays: Local Mondays featuring $3 Dale Bros. Brewery pints.
—Tuesdays: 50 percent off all wines by the glass.
—Wednesdays: Steal-the-Glass craft beer of the week. Meet the brewer first Wednesday of every month.
—Thursday, May 2: All Tito’s Vodka drinks $2 off and Eureka Thursday Night Music featuring Craic Haus (celtic/punk/rockabilly).
THE FOLK MUSIC CENTER: 220 Yale Ave., Claremont Village.
—Open Mic night, the last Sunday of every month. Sign-up begins at 6 p.m.; performances run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Admission is $1. Info: 624-2928 or www.folkmusiccenter.com.
—Saturday, April 20: The Dustbowl Revival is a Venice, California-based roots collective that merges old school bluegrass, gospel, jug band, swamp blues and hot swing of the 1930s. Performance at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. $10.
FLAPPERS COMEDY: 540 W. First St., Claremont Packing House. 18+. Show times: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.
—April 19 and 20: Lisa Alvarado’s talent as a comedian has given her the opportunity to perform all across America as well as several regional comedy festivals. She currently performs in the top clubs nationally, colleges and corporate shows. Lisa’s TV appearances include NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Nick at Nite’s The Search for the Funniest Mom in America 2, SiTv, and Que Loco Comedy Jam.
—April 25: First Timer Funnies PRO/AM Show, a collective blend of professional comedians as well as some who are trying stand up for the very first time.
—April 26 and 27: PJ Walsh, a US Navy veteran, creates comedy that does more than make people laugh. He goes overseas regularly to entertain the United States troops and has performed numerous times in both Afghanistan and Iraq. He started his career by touring with the stars of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, which lead to a successful show on Sirius Satellite Radio and a small role in the critically acclaimed Lionsgate feature film Delta Farce. He recently performed 30 one-hour, stand-up comedy shows in 30 days throughout the Hudson Valley, New York region to raise funds and awareness for veterans and their families and this summer PJ will make his fifteenth overseas tour entertaining the brave men and woman who keep us safe. When not headlining comedy venues across the country PJ splits his time between Los Angeles, CA and his home state of New York.
FOX THEATER POMONA: 301 S. Garey Ave., Pomona. www.foxpomona.com.
—Friday, April 19: Bullet for My Valentine.
—Thursday, April 25: Crystal Castles.
HIP KITTY JAZZ & FONDUE: 502 W. First St., Claremont Packing House. Tuesday through Sunday, 5:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Live jazz every night. Admission: 2-drink minimum. Info: 447-6700 or www.hipkittyjazz.com.
—Friday, April 19: Lil “A” and the Allnighters (blues). 8 p.m. $5 cover charge.
—Saturday, April 20: Maureen and the Mercury 5 (swing/jump blues). 8 p.m. $5 cover charge.
—Sunday, April 21: Robbie King and the Blues Counts (blues). 8 p.m.
—Tuesday, April 23: Ladies Night (female DJs). 9 p.m.
—Wednesday, April 24: Open Jam Night with Dave Weaver and the Specials. (blues). 8 p.m.
—Thursday, April 25: Coleslaw (indie) at 7 p.m. and Beat Cinema (DJ) at 10 p.m.
—Friday, April 26: Griff Hamlin and the Circle City Horns (blues). 8 p.m. $5 cover charge.
—Saturday, April 27: Gina Saputo and the George Kahn Band (jazz). 8 p.m. $5 cover charge.
HOTEL CASA 425: 425 W. First St., Claremont. Call 624-2272 or visit www.casa425.com.
THE PRESS RESTAURANT: 129 Harvard Ave., Claremont Village. Thursday through Saturday until 2 a.m. Live DJ every Thursday at 11 p.m. 21+ after 9 p.m. Standing room only after 9:30 p.m. No cover. 625-4808.
—Friday, April 19: Stanley T. & The Homewreckers (rock/soul/blues). 10 p.m.
—Saturday, April 20: Patrick Carrico Band (indie/rock/country). 10 p.m.
—Tuesday, April 23: King Trivia Night. Answer trivia questions for a chance to win beer. 9:30 p.m.
—Wednesday, April 24: Half-off Wine Wednesday. 11 a.m. to closing.
—Thursday, April 25: Azusa Jazz Collective (jazz). 9 p.m.
—Friday, April 26: The Fallen Stars (rock). 10 p.m.
—Saturday, April 27: Pete Anderson (Americana). 10 p.m.
PIANO PIANO: 555 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Live dueling piano show times: Wednesday and Thursday, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. 21+. $5 cover charge on Fridays and Saturdays after 8 p.m. (no cover charge with student ID). 547-4266.
—Tuesdays: Taco Tuesday with $1 tacos, $2 Coronas and $3 margaritas. Rock the mic or jam with the band.
—Wednesdays: “Rockstar Karaoke.” Rock the mic or jam with the band. $2 Bud Lights and $4 Vodka Rockstars. 9 p.m.
WALTER’S RESTAURANT: 310 Yale Ave., Claremont. VIP and fire pit lounge open from 7 to 10 p.m. 767-2255.
—Fridays: Gypsy Kings-style Spanish guitar. Enjoy the authentic sounds of Kimera during your dinner/appetizers and drinks in the VIP lounge. 7 to 10 p.m.
WINE MERCHANTS: Claremont Packing House, 540 W. First St., Claremont. 445-9463. Mondays call, Tuesday through Thursday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. to 12 a.m., Sunday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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