Summer Days at The Viceroy

I’ve always loved The Viceroy in Santa Monica - what with the beautiful metallic greens set upon black and white Victorian angles in a modern motif. There is always something different yet subtle to look at in the hotel. At the same time, I’ve always known the posh palace to charge a pretty penny to enjoy food and/or cocktails (which was why I was so excited to have a Scotch tasting in a cabana!). But this summer will be my real break onto the scene! As if I needed more reasons to take an early Friday off. Or go out on a Monday or Tuesday night. Nights. Anyway… Summer Fridays (522 - 828) 2-5:59PM Starting this Memorial Friday, Cameo Bar at The Viceroy is debuting a poolside happy hour with drinks that cost as much as the hour in which you order. This starts at 2PM, which means you pay $2 for a drink ordered from 2-2:59PM and $3 from 3-3:59PM - up through 5:59PM for $5 drinks. As for appetizers, you can expect to see items such as a fried chicken & biscuit slider ($2), oyster on the half shell ($3) and pulled pork and BBQ sauce slider ($3) on the menu. Also available are a slider sampler ($10) and a half-dozen oysters ($15). Now if you’re really making an afternoon of it - because hey! It’s Friday! - you can rent a poolside cabana for a cool Ben ($100) which is alleviated a bit with half-priced bottle service (2 bottle minimum) during your reservation. Fancy. Taste of Tuesday (62 - Labor Day) 6-9PM As with last summer, The Viceroy will be bringing back $5 cocktails and food items Tuesday nights. A DJ will be on hand for your groovin’ needs. On the Taste of Tuesday menu will be items like ceviche, Asian-fare and BBQ. The cocktail menu will be expanded for this weekly but featured are 40 oz carafes of Cameo Bar’s signature sangria for $15. Platters showcasing 5 “tastes” are available for $20. And just for this event - the normally $26 valet charge will be reduced to $5 for one hour or $8 for the night. Wine Lover’s Night (Mon & Tue Nights through Labor Day) If you’re jump-starting your Monday or your Tuesday still isn’t packing enough punch with Taste of Tuesday, there’s every reason to wine. All during dinner service, you can choose any wine off Cameo Bar’s list of 109 wines for $25. Do note that on this list are bottles valued up to $100. So do your research, baby, and try bottles like the Cakebread 2007 Napa Chardonnay (normally $100), Foley 2007 ‘Rancho Santa Rosa’ Santa Rita Pinot Noir (normally $90) and Stags’ Leap 2005 Petite Syrah Napa Valley (normally $100). This means you’ll see me at least a couple times on the west-Westside this summer. ;) See you there!

The Viceroy 1819 Ocean Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90401 310-260-7500

Breakfast: 7 - 11AM Mon - Sun Brunch: 7AM - 3PM Sun Dinner: 6 - 10PM Sun - Mon or 6 - 11PM Tue - Sat Lunch: 11AM - 3PM Bar: 3-11PM