From Easter to Backyard Block Parties, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day through to Memorial Day, Hotel Irvine has a new look, a new vibe and a hot new restaurant and lounge scene you don’t want to miss.
Spring brings Red Letter Days at the Hotel Irvine’s Red Bar and Lounge with special celebrations for all ages all season long. See full details below but here are some of the highlights of the season: Arts n’ Crafts Cocktails, MLB Sunday Night Game of the Week, Putt-Putt, Pimentos & Palmers, BYO Red Solo Cup and Game Show Night.
Save the Date! Sunday, April 26, Hotel Irvine welcomes the Irvine community to its very first Backyard Block Party – great food, drinks, live musical performances and outdoor game competitions.
Here’s what not to miss at the newly revived Hotel Irvine:
Arts n’ Craft Cocktails at Red Bar and Lounge
Saturdays in April from 5pm to 7pm
Learn from the pros… become your own mixologist at a professional bar. Guests pick their favorite cocktails and the experts let them try their hands at muddling, shaking, straining and garnishing, while they explain it all with the latest behind-the-bar lingo. FUN!
MLB Sunday Night Game of the Week at Red Bar and Lounge
Every Sunday, April through September
Baseball fans… catch the hottest MLB matchups with ESPN’s Sunday Night Game of the Week – view all the action on the bar’s 10-foot flat screen.
Fans who sport their favorite team jersey or other fan gear can enjoy tasty sliders and a draft beer for only $5. Limit one per fan and pricing excludes tax and gratuities.
Easter Picnic in The Backyard at Hotel Irvine
Sunday, April 5 from 10am to 2pm
Families and friends… spend leisure time on the lawn feasting on personalized culinary creations like build-your-own waffles, made-to-order breakfast burritos, fresh tossed ceviche, build-your-own donuts, and A Kid’s Corner. Mom, Dad and friends, treat yourself to a Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar.
The real fun for everyone at this Picnic in The Backyard are the Easter egg hunt, photo booth, magician trickery, the Lizard Wizard and special appearances by the Easter Bunny himself.
$49 per adult, $15 per child ages five through 12. Pricing excludes tax and service charge.
Adult Easter Egg Hunt at Red Bar and Lounge after 3
Sunday, April 5; after 3pm
Easter fans who don’t want the Easter celebration to end with just a terrific Sunday brunch, are invited to Red Bar and Lounge to take part in a grown-up Easter Egg Hunt – while sipping on specialty drinks like the White Rabbit, Red Rabbit and Bunny Broiler.
Red Bar and Lounge’s Putt-Putt, Pimentos & Palmers
Thursday, April 9 through Sunday, April 12
While the professional golfers vie at Augusta National, putt-putt aficionados can test their prowess in Red Bar’s own putt-putt competition. Chef Jason will be serving his twist on the classic pimento and cheese sandwich, along with a sweet tea Arnold Palmer for just $5. Limit one per golfer and pricing excludes tax and gratuities.
Hotel Irvine’s First Backyard Block Party
Sunday, April 26, 3pm to 6pm
This jam-packed event is designed around a sense of camaraderie and Sunday fun under the sun with friends, family and neighbors. The setting is the hotel’s expansive Backyard and the afternoon offerings include food and drinks from EATS Kitchen & Bar and Red Bar and Lounge, along with grub from some of Irvine’s top restaurants like Shirley Chung’s Twenty Eight, Mizu Sushi Bar and STAX Cookie Bar.
Party-goers will sip local craft beers and wines as they take in the sounds of local Irvine music groups like The Brevet, Yellow Red Sparks and Armors. And there will be game competitions such as cornhole, ping pong and lawn bowling.
$30 for adults age 21 and over (increases to $40 after April 4); $10 for child/student ages six to 20; VIP tickets $50 ages 21 and over (increases to $75 on April 4).
Advanced ticket purchase required. Reservations and tickets can be purchased online. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Irvine Public Schools Foundation.
The Fifth of May at Red Bar and Lounge
Tuesday, May 5, starting at 3 p.m.
Olé! Cinco de Mayo meets up with Taco Tuesday this year and brings Chef Jason’s Taco Bar creations to Red Bar and Lounge. This celebration includes $2.50 Mexican beers and all-day specialty cocktails like the Mexican Lollipop, Tequila at Dawn and Mexican Mule.
BYO Red Solo Cup at Red Bar and Lounge
Saturdays in May starting at 3 p.m.
Beer lovers who bring their own cup to BYO Red Solo Cup Saturdays in May will get fill-ups of $2 draft beers.
Your Mom Rocks Mother’s Day Party
Sunday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
An outdoor Sunday brunch fete created to show Mom a great time and to celebrate how awesome she really is. Families will dig in to favorites that could be straight from mom’s own recipe book – Brioche French Toast, Eggs in a Basket, Quiche Lorraine, Chicken Pot Pie, Make- Your-Own Mac n’ Cheese, and there are a Scone Bar and more. Toasting with endless mimosas is part of the party, and guests can capture in-the-moment memories by using the hotel’s selfie sticks. Moms take home a Mother’s Day gift created just for them.
$49 per adult, $15 per child ages 5 – 12. Pricing excludes tax and service charge. Call 888-230-4452 or visit online at HotelIrvine.com for more information. Reservations and tickets can be purchased online. Advanced payment required.
Game Show Night at Red Bar and Lounge
Saturdays in June; 5pm to 7pm
These challenging evenings offer casual Saturday night competitions with friends while enjoying favorite drinks and trying to best your pals at “Jeopardy,” “Wheel of Fortune” and “Trivial Pursuit” – all shown on Red Bar’s 10-foot screen. It’s ultimate trivia drinking game time.
ON-GOING FOOD & BEVERAGE OFFERINGS AT RED BAR AND LOUNGE:
Happy Hour at Red Bar and Lounge
Monday through Thursday from 3pm to 7pm and Friday from 2pm to 7pm
Leave the Night On
Every Friday and Saturday night from 9pm to 1am, dance to DJs spinning tunes in Red Bar and Lounge. Marketplace offers a Late Night Menu from 11pm to 1am featuring pizzas, street tacos and hot sandwiches.
17900 Jamboree Rd.
Irvine, CA 92614
For hotel: 888-230-4452
For EATS Kitchen & Bar: 949-225-6780
For Red Bar and Lounge: 949-225-6757
Photos courtesy of Hotel Irvine