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Have an Upscale and Intimate New Year’s Eve at The US Grant

Jeff Josenhans at the Grant Grill
Jeff Josenhans at the Grant Grill

In search of an upscale alternative to the thousands of people crammed into a multi-room overcrowded maze of blaring music and bar lines, I found the perfect event, and thought I’d share it with you. With other events I found costing hundreds of dollars, this one is a reasonable $60, or $90 for VIP, (plus ticketing fees).

Our friend and site contributor Natalie Susi‘s Bare Mixers brand of all-natural and low-calorie cocktail mixer is the premiere supplier for the evening’s cocktails designed by the amazing Jeff Josenhans (more on him below, with a cocktail recipe video at the end), with spiked punch bowls being included in your regular ticket price for the 9-10pm hour — or all night long with VIP tickets, which I’ve opted for. I’ve also secured reservations for the Grant Grill’s special NYE tasting menu, making dinner a nice start to what I’m sure will be a fun night as we dance our way out of 2012, and toast to 2013! I hope to see you there.

Bare Mixers

Tickets are available at or read their event details below:

Be one of the first to partake in celebration at THE US GRANT’s 1st Annual New Year’s Eve Soiree:  The Bivouac!  An upscale and more intimate alternative to the nightclub scene, The Bivouac will be hosted in THE US GRANT’s Palm Court Ballroom with Live Music, Specialty Beverage Stations and guaranteed memories in the making.

Arrive in red carpet style, dressed to impress, and sip hosted spiked Punch Bowls for the first hour of arrival, 9-10pm.

DJ Brett Bodley

Hit the dance floor with a duo line-up, featuring cutting-edge music sets by DJ Brett Bodley (Fluxx, 207) and live performances by the Blues/Rock/Soul-sensation Lady Dottie and the Diamonds (El Dorado, Anthology).

Quench your thirst for celebration with Specialty Beverage stations designed by Celebrity Mixologist, Jeff Josenhans, as seen on The Food Network and voted “Best Cocktails” by San Diego Magazine.  With an Ice Bar, 3 Spiked Punch Bowls and a Premium Bar to choose from, you’ll have plenty of options.

Lady Dottie and the Diamonds
Lady Dottie and the Diamonds

If hunger strikes, just outside the Palm Court Ballroom door’s, THE US GRANT Grand Lobby will await with a menu of Lounge bites available for purchase.  In-and-out privileges means that you’ll be back in the Ballroom just in time for the Midnight Countdown and hosted Champagne toast.

Purchase tickets here:

Watch Jeff create a Bare Sur Lie cocktail with Bare Mixers at the US Grant’s Grant Grill:

Watch the Bare Lemon Drop and the Bare Cosmo videos, too.

About Rob Marlbrough (@DowntownRob)

Bringing you the best, the luxurious, and the unique. DowntownRob is the semi-official ambassador of San Diego, and craves new venues with distinctive flare, amazing food, and superb cocktails.

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