SAN DIEGO, California -- The vacant Hillcrest bar space that housed the original Gossip Grill will open for four days over San Diego Pride weekend to preview Dirty Tony’s - drink & get dirty™, a pop-up bar and nightlife destination.
Tony Sparks of adult entertainment companies DirtyTony.com and All-AmericanHeroes.net invites the community to visit the bar, which will be open in the space at 1440 University Ave. from Thursday, July 17-Sunday, July 20 and offer "the perfect Pride Party alternative for everyone who wants their drinks strong, their music bumping and their eye-candy a little ... dirty."
Mick Frasca of DirtyTony.com told SDGLN that this four-day "pre-opening event" will be a preview to the future Dirty Tony's - drink & get dirty™, which will open permanently in another location in the future.
In a news release, Sparks and his team outlined some of the features and events that Dirty Tony's will offer during its four-day preview run.
Partnering with Ducati Models and superstar porn sensation Trenton Ducati, Dirty Tony’s will feature a rotating roster of several well-known adult industry personalities modeling their skivvies, "while serving up hours of entertainment and visual stimulation for everyone’s imbibing pleasure."
Adult entertainers Alessio Romero, Seth Santoro, Tyler Griz, Fabio Stalone, Armond Rizzo, Alesandro Del Toro, Tyler Edwards and Ducati will don signature Dirty Tony Speedos throughout the weekend to dance, serve, flirt and converse with customers from open to close each night.
The indoor/outdoor space will be decorated differently each night and feature four wells serving both standards and top-shelf brands, domestic and craft beers and an exclusive menu of signature mixed cocktails and shots. Additionally, Dirty Tony’s will have a free shuttle bus running from the bar to select drop-off points throughout the city during operating hours Saturday and Sunday.
Starting at 4 pm Thursday, July 17, Dirty Tony’s kicks off the weekend’s festivities with "drink & get dirty," the bar’s main theme all weekend long. Billing itself as San Diego Pride’s "unofficial Happy Hour destination," Dirty Tony’s will offer two happy hours each day, Thursday through Sunday: 4-8 pm and midnight to 2 am.
On Friday, July 18 following happy hour, Dirty Tony’s will be transformed into the 1970s inspired discotheque “Pornstache” with go-go daddies, big hair, polyester, drink specials and giveaways all night. Customers can show their Pride of Hillcrest Block Party wristband or ticket for no cover.
Opening early on Saturday, July 19 before the San Diego LGBT Pride Parade, Dirty Tony’s will have beer and Bloody Mary specials throughout the morning. Then, the space will transform into “Hard & Wet,” the official High Tea after party location. Produced by the Royalty Group and sponsored by Dirty Tony, High Tea is a popular pool party that takes place every year during Pride weekend at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. Ducati models will dance on boxes while a special guest DJ spins until close.
On Sunday, July 20, Dirty Tony’s gets “Uncaged,” an escape from the zoo. Serving as an "alternative to high-priced tickets and long lines at other venues," Uncaged brings daddies, bears and cubs together for an afternoon Tea-style celebration and weekend finale Beer Bust from 2 pm to close.
"Expect warm weather, cool vibes, shirtless hotties and half-price pitchers of beer and frozen margaritas. There’s no reason to leave the gayborhood when hairy daddy porn stars and go-go boys will make your mouth water enough for the delicious guest bartenders from L.A. Eagle, BS West & the Lookout to serve you your next drink," Dirty Tony's management writes in a news release.
“Dirty Tony’s nightlife destination is an opportunity for the guys of DirtyTony.com to be up front and in person with their fans,” Sparks says of the special stand-alone venue. “What better time to make that possible than during San Diego Pride Weekend when hundreds of thousands of people come from all over the world to celebrate Pride! Dirty Tony’s Bar was obviously a natural next step – from the adult industry to adult beverages. In our minds you can’t go wrong with either.”
Dirty Tony's pop-up bar will be located at 1440 University Ave. in Hillcrest, and will open at 4 pm Thursday, July 17, closing at 2 am Monday, July 21.
Additional details are on Facebook.