12 Days of GBOD Hospitality Group

We love it when our clients give back to their customers! To show their appreciation, GBOD Hospitality Group is giving away 12 gifts throughout December! Choose which GBOD gift you want to win, and simply put in your email address when you 'check out' to enter the contest! GBOD email you directly to let you know if you've won! One gift will be given each day, December 14-25. Happy Holidays from the GBOD Group & GDM families! ❤️

Halloweekend at El Chingon

Kick-start your Halloweekend festivities at El Chingon starting Friday, October 27th! El Chingon is one of 15 proud participants in San Diego's annual Bones & BOOze Bar Crawl. So put on your spookiest costume and drink your way through the Gaslamp this Friday! Tickets are available here

Friday, October 27th: Once you get into the Halloween spirit with the Bones and BOOze Bar Crawl, El Chingon has DJ KAOS and DJ Shadowman in the house to keep the party going all night long!

Saturday, October 28th: El Chingon is excited to be the VIP check-in for Monster Bash, San Diego's biggest block party! Sid Vicious, DJ Dynamiq, Escobar AND Cheyenne Giles are lined up to make this Saturday night unlike any other.

Tuesday, October 31st: Halloween is finally here! Hopefully Halloweekend didn't tire you out, because El Chingon is bringing the heat again with URFRIENDS DJs Miles Medina and Panic City

Are you looking for the VIP treatment this weekend? Email vip@elchingon.com for all table and bottle service inquiries. 


By: Kylie Turner

 El Chingon is a client of Gaslamp District Media

GBOD Group: from Hospitality to Humanitarianism

GBOD Group: from Hospitality to Humanitarianism

The primary foundation of the hospitality industry is built upon customer service, an element shared by each segment of the hospitality business. And those within the hospitality industry wear many hats and have many faces. They are restaurant managers, bartenders, chefs, servers and more. And they are also a community. Sometimes even a family, of sorts. Few exude this sense of community and family quite like GBOD Hospitality Group.

A Look Back at Pendry's Rooftop Social

Located on the third floor of the posh Pendry HotelThe Pool House brings a breath of fresh air to the Gaslamp Quarter. Those who have experienced this contemporary escape will agree that The Pool House offers high-quality service paired with first-rate menu options.

As summer comes to a close and we enter into fall, let's take a look back Rooftop Social at The Pool House. Each week night of the summer we were able to feast on tasty bites and sip on signature cocktails, all the while being serenaded by some of San Diego's top local DJs. Rooftop Social offers an array of deals during Happy Hour from 5pm-7pm, including $1 oysters and half off cocktails and appetizers. 

We had the opportunity to speak with The Pool House Marketing Coordinator, Ali Le, and get her thoughts on the debut season of Rooftop Social.  

What was the inspiration behind Rooftop Social?

Very similarly to its name we wanted to curate a place that friends and coworkers could socialize after a work day (that is paired with yummy food and drink specials!). Personally, I am constantly looking for a happy hour spot that has a great ambiance as well. The rooftop reminds me of a mix between a Miami and LA ambiance

Rooftop Social offers amazing Happy Hour food and drink specials, what is your personal favorite item to order?

Another thing I look for when looking for a prime happy hour spot.. oysters!! The $1 oysters during Rooftop Social are a must. When I'm feeling like a beacon of health, I go for the Kale Caesar salad. When I'm feeling like indulging in a damn good burger, the Pool House burger is the way to go. It's melty perfection. But my all time favorite thing on that menu is the lobster roll.  

Now that the first season of Rooftop Social is coming to an end, were there any weeks that stood out to you more than others? 

The after-party we threw for Opening Day of the races was definitely a memorable event. I think it really captured what I love so much about San Diego. From the bar area, one could see the sun just setting over the pool. The daybeds and cabanas were also full of people just having a good time.  

How does the future look for Rooftop Social? Will there be any changes or other events taking the place of Rooftop Social during the winter season? 

We'll be putting a pause on Rooftop Social on November 4th, until it opens back up in the new year! (Geez we're already talking about 2018? Where has this year gone?) Our happy hour will move over to Lionfish- info coming soon! As for the Rooftop, no huge changes but we have a few things up our sleeve for next year, so we'll see you on the rooftop then! 

In partnership with Rooftop Social at The Pool House, Gaslamp District Media is offering an exclusive deal for San Diego companies, organizations & groups who host their Happy Hour at The Pool House and LionFish! 

Each Host Your Happy Hour group receives a private cabana or table, a complimentary drink for each guest, as well as admission into Oxford Social Club that night*! Throughout the summer, GDM welcomed numerous San Diego companies to share a drink with coworkers and friends while enjoying some awesome sunset views. 

Do you have a team that you would like to treat to Happy Hour? Contact kylie@gaslampdistrictmedia.com to reserve a date today!

*Valid on nights that Oxford Social Club is open to the public (Thursday-Saturday most weeks).

By: Kylie Turner

The Pool House is a client of Gaslamp District Media.

El Chingon's Bad Ass Earthquake Relief Effort

The earthquake that hit Mexico City has killed at least 273 people and left the area in ruins. Collapsed buildings, lost homes, trapped people…our thoughts are with the people of Mexico. And we want our wallets to be with them as well. Join El Chingon in raising money for local relief organizations in Mexico and help them get the Bad Ass people of Central Mexico back on their feet!

Every dollar donated will go to LOCAL relief organizations – At El Chingon, they believe it’s very important to give directly to the source. Your donations will go to Central Mexico organizations that are providing relief and support to the area.

In addition to online donations, El Chingon is also donating funds from the purchase of their line of custom El Chingon merchandise to the Earthquake Relief effort. Head in today and pick out some a new outfit that you can feel good about!

They are also running Earthquake Relief menu specials through 10/31! Proceeds from the purchase of the specials will be matched and donated to those affected by the Mexico earthquakes.   

By: Kylie Turner

El Chingon is a client of Gaslamp District Media.

The Weekender: Aug 30 - Sept 3

The Weekender: Aug 30 - Sept 3

Just because summer is ending and school is back in session doesn’t mean the fun has to stop – we’re actually only getting started!  Get ready to let loose this week with a Labor Day Weekend like no other!  So through your books in the air and act like you don’t have a care because this weekend is stacked!  

The Pendry's First Comic-Con

The Pendry's First Comic-Con

San Diego Comic-Con has come and gone. It was 4 days full of costumes, crowds and commentators. Though Comic-Con is a San Diego staple, for a person - or business - who hasn't experienced the phenomenon before, it can feel like you're on another world. We sat down with Clique Hospitality Marketing Specialist, Pearce Cleaveland, to find our how The Pendry survived its first Comic-Con.

The Weekender: July 19-23

The Weekender: July 19-23

Whether you want to break out your fanciest hat or your cape and spandex, there will be an opportunity for both this week in San Diego with Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack and Comic Con hitting downtown! There are also plenty of other events from concerts, to night events in Balboa, to festivals that will keep you more than entertained this week!

Chef JoJo Ruiz Takes the Helm at Lionfish Modern Coastal Cuisine

His extensive experience, coupled with his talent and passion for fresh seafood made Chef JoJo Ruiz the ideal candidate for the Executive Chef position of Clique Hospitality's forthcoming Lionfish Modern Coastal Cuisine. Located within the Pendry, Lionfish opened in the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp in February with Chef JoJo at the kitchen’s helm.

Friends of Scott Foundation’s 11th Annual “Unforgettable Prom”

Friends of Scott Foundation’s 11th Annual “Unforgettable Prom”

The Friends of Scott Foundation is a local non-profit organization that was founded in memory of Scott Delgadillo, who lost his life to childhood cancer more than 11 years ago. The Friends of Scott Foundation's mission is to help children with cancer and their families by providing the emotional and financial support needed to cope with the disease. Their biggest event of the year is not a fundraiser but instead a carefree evening of dancing and revelry specifically for the children and young adults they serve. The Unforgettable Prom is the Friends of Scott's signature program, and for more than a decade the organization has provided local teens with cancer, many who may not have had the opportunity to attend their own school dances, with their own special prom event.

London Hip. New York Paced. California Healthy. The Pendry San Diego.

Las Vegas-based Clique Hospitality has exploded onto the San Diego night/daylife scene with the opening of Oxford Social Club, Lionfish Modern Coastal Cuisine and The Pool House within Pendry San Diego. With the highly anticipated opening of the Pendry, San Diego’s Gaslamp District has gained a boutique hotel and 6 unique dining and entertainment venues all in one. Offering boutique hospitality, upscale dining, nightlife and daylife, Pendry San Diego is a lifestyle property that caterers to the appetites of both its hotel customers and neighborhood patrons. The individual venues aren’t tucked away within the hotel, accessible only to those staying at the property; instead the local business, happy hour, tourist and industry clientele can easily access all [venues] hassle free.  Each feels like its own, independent property.  The six individual dining and entertainment venues include Oxford Social Club, Lionfish Modern Coastal Cuisine, The Pool House, Provisional Kitchen, Nason’s Beer Hall and Fifth & Rose.