Before things get rolling too much, we would like to state that the Beat endorses the Odysea bar at the Hilton Bayfront as the new “in” drinking spot, replacing the nasty old homophobic Hyatt, which doesn’t like us at all. In contrast, the nice people at the Hilton Bayfront sent out this invitation:
Odysea Lounge at Hilton San Diego Bayfront hopes you will make us your “Con Bar” this July. We welcome all attendees of Comic-Con International to indulge in our fresh, hand-muddled cocktails and our dazzling bay front views. Come order right from your seat from one of our brand new I-Pads and enjoy Happy Hour daily, 4P-6P and 10P-12A. Our staff is ready to serve you throughout Comic-Con and look forward to making this year a memorable one.
We can attest to the awesomeness of these hand muddled cocktails, and plan to stop by a few times.
As opposed to the Hyatt, which is playing host to a health care convention which prompted an “add on” demonstration by more homophobic nuts, the Hilton is participating in programming and really becoming part of the Comic-Con experience. Support it with your drinking dollar! In addition, the BOOM! party will be there Thursday, so hopefully we’ll see you there.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.