Check Out These Comic-Con Food And Drink Specials!
What would Comic-Con be without Comic-Con food and drinks?! Here’s a run-down of some of the most interesting specials we’ve seen around town!
For the hero or the villain inside, enjoy Puesto’s themed dishes at both The Headquarters and La Jolla, including:
- The El Héroe Taco crafted with filet mignon wrapped in crispy melted cheese and topped with Maine lobster claws, avocado crispy onion strings, and héroe sauce
- For a taste of evil, enjoy the Villain Taco, made with fried calamari, a lemon-habanero tartar sauce, pickled avocado, watermelon radishes and micro greens
- The Trusty Sidekick – a watermelon mezcal margarita-is the perfect celebratory pair, crafted with cilantro-infused mezcal, watermelon, Cointreau, lime
- For a sweet finish, enjoy the Love Interest – a petite passion fruit torte with a dark chocolate ganache
To celebrate Comic-Con, Bub’s at the Ballpark will be hosting Superhero Trivia on Tuesday, July 16th at 8pm. There will be drink and food specials and a 1st place cash prize. Kicking off the festivities before the convention starts, the event serves to celebrate Comic-Con before the crowds set in.
In honor of Comic-Con, The Blind Burro has created two exclusive Comic-Con themed cocktails, each served in large goblets. The first drink, a margarita titled “Pomegranate Power Stone Margarita,” is Avengers themed, and consists of Partida Blanco Tequila, Pama Liqueur, Lime Juice, Pomegranate Agave Syrup and a salt rim with a lime wedge and pomegranate seeds. Their second exclusive special is a Star Wars themed “Finn’s F’in Spicy Margarita” made with Partida Blanco, Ancho Reyes Verde, Lime Juice, Jalapeno Syrup, Serrano Chiles and a Tajin rim with a lime wedge and half a serrano chile.
Theatre Box, the new luxury cinema, dining and entertainment complex at 701 Fifth Ave. in the Gaslamp Quarter, will introduce a limited edition menu that includes:
- The Deadpool Wrap, tomato tortilla, crispy chicken, romaine lettuce, parmesan, croutons and buffalo dressing, priced at $17
- Do or Do Not Yoda Wrap, spinach tortilla, turkey, bacon, tomato, lettuce, avocado and chipotle aioli, priced at $17
- The Wonder Woman Salad, quinoa, kale, tomato, cucumber, carrots, mint, basil and lemon vinaigrette, priced at $14
- The Iron Fist Salad, strawberry, farro, baby arugula, goat cheese, shaved fennel, crispy shallots and balsamic vinaigrette, priced at $14
- Captain America Burger, blue brioche bun, certified Black Angus beef, Vermont white cheddar, lettuce, tomato, pickles, crispy onions and Sugar Factory sauce, priced at $21
- Shazam! Hot Dog, topped with aged cheddar cheese and relish, served on a brioche bun, priced at $12
- Hulk Sliders, Sugar Factory’s classic miniature burgers served on green buns with American cheese, crispy onions, Sugar Factory sauce and a take-home duckie, priced at $25.
The menu will be available in Sugar Factory American Brasserie and TCL Chinese Theatre at Theatre Box, meaning guests can enjoy it either in the elegant surroundings of the full-service restaurant, or order the dishes at the push of a button from the comfort of a leather recliner while watching a movie.
Havana 1920, GBOD Hospitality Group’s intimate Cuban restaurant located at 548 Fifth Ave. in the Gaslamp Quarter, will raise a glass to the Star Wars rebels with three featured cocktails, priced at $12 each: Dantooine Daquiri, made with Havana Club añejo rum, fresh lime juice, and fresh sugarcane syrup; Mon Calamari Mojito, made with Havana Club añejo rum, fresh lime juice, yerba buena, fresh-pressed sugarcane juice, sugarcane syrup and club soda; and Yavin Four, made with Diplomatico rum, fresh pineapple juice, fresh lime juice, apricot liqueur and R&D aromatic bitters.
Mezé Greek Fusion, located at 345 Sixth Ave. in the Gaslamp Quarter, will offer cocktails inspired by Star Wars’ Old Republic, including: Darth Revan Cooler, made with RumHaven coconut rum, fresh lime, pineapple, mint, vanilla and allspice; Ebon Hawk, a choice of Nolet’s gin or Ketel One vodka, fresh lime, ginger beer and bitters; and Grey Jedi Jungle Juice, made with Dobel Diamanta GBOD single-barrel tequila, mango purée, Ancho Reyes verde, fresh lime and R&D fire bitters. The cocktails will be available for $13 each.
Prohibition, GBOD Hospitality Group’s underground speakeasy located at 548 Fifth Ave., will prepare three Jedi-inspired cocktails, including: Crazy Old Ben, made with Russell’s Reserve single-barrel bourbon, demerara and R&D bitters; There Is Another Skywalker, made with bourbon, lemon, honey and R&D Sarsaparilla bitters; and Use the Force Luke!, a combination of Dobel añejo tequila, lime, honey and R&D bitters. The cocktails will be priced at $14 each.
El Chingon, GBOD Hospitality Group’s “Bad Ass” Mexican restaurant located at 560 Fifth Ave. in the Gaslamp Quarter, will ‘strike back’ with three Star Wars-inspired cocktails: Vader-rita, made with agave blanco tequila, fresh lime juice and organic agave nectar, topped with a paleta and served in a goblet, priced at $25; Palpatine’s Paloma, made with El Jimador blanco tequila, fresh lime, salt and choice of Jarritos, priced at $12; and Kylo’s Kooler, made with Azuñia blanco tequila, house-made watermelon cordial, lime and tajin, available for $12.
Café 21 crafts cocktails using organic, sustainable and local ingredients. Owner and Chef Leyla Javadov created Wakanda’s Potion, $12, just for Comic-Con. Made with Broker’s London Dry Gin, activated charcoal and egg white, paying homage to Wakanda’s superhero Black Panther, this cocktail will be available from Thursday, July 19th to Sunday, July 22nd. Available only at the Gaslamp location, Café 21 is the perfect place to people watch or even run into a celebrity.
Located at 932 Orange Ave. in Coronado, Primavera Ristorante will race into Comic-Con International with featured dishes and a specialty cocktail inspired by the classic Super Mario characters. The popular Italian restaurant will offer guests two Mario-inspired dishes:
Super Mario Brothers Meatballs, house-made pork and beef meatballs stuffed with creamy ricotta and served with house-made marinara, available for $12; and Mario Marsala, sautéed chicken breast with fresh mushrooms in Marsala wine sauce, priced at $28. The Luigi Martini, made with gin, dry vermouth, Cointreau, grenadine and orange juice, will also be available for $14.
Bleu Bohème will celebrate with a cocktail that guests will want to catch in their webs – the ‘Femme d’Araignée,’ or Spider-Woman. Inspired by the superheroine, the cocktail will be available Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21. Located at 4090 Adams Ave. in Kensington, Bleu Bohème’s Femme d’Araignée is made with rye whisky, Ramos Pinto fine ruby port, lemon juice and simple syrup, topped with soda water, priced at $14.
All Tajima locations will be offering a specialty Naruto Ramen! Named for a Japanese manga series that tells the story of a young ninja, this bowl is made up of miso broth, pork chashu, a half ramen egg, sautéed garlic shiitake mushrooms, green onions, baby bok choy and Naruto fishcake. Comic-Con goers can check out the East Village location, which is close to the Convention Center.
Additionally, at Tajima’s Mercury location during the month of July, they have special drinks! To celebrate the return of Comic-Con to San Diego, Tajima has crafted three, delicious Pokémon-themed cocktails that will be available throughout the month. Visit to try the Strawmander, made with strawberry and citrus liqueurs, the Tikichu, with vodka, floral liqueurs and pineapple, and the Bluebasaur, a blend of rum, orange and mixed tropical liqueurs.
WhipHand is going post-zombie apocalypse for Comic-Con this year, with specialty Walking Dead food and drink items. Come in with your Comic-Con badge and/or in costume to enjoy the half-priced Walker cocktail, a blend of white rum, Jamaican rum, Overproof, citrus, falernum, orgeat and pineapple. Your badge and/or costume will also get you $7 SKINS – a plate of potato skins covered in sour cream, cheese and bacon, with truffle dressing on the side, as well as Happy Hour pricing on food and drink at any time during the convention.
barleymash is offering diners a themed menu featuring dishes from The Caped Crusader mac and cheese to The Riddler dessert, a double fudge chocolate cake with house-made mint ice cream. Bartenders will be shaking up Superhero cocktails like Poison Ivy, a blend of Herradua Blanco Tequila, cucumber, mint, agave, lime and tajin. barleymash also partnered with Thorn St. Brewing to create a Brews Wayne Juicy Hazy IPA specifically for Comic-Con!
Searching for a place to quench your thirst during Comic-Con? Look no further than
The Smoking Gun’s specialty Walking Dead-themed cocktail menu! Try sips like Zombie Blood, a blend of Cutwater Gin, Aperol, fresh lemon and pomegranate juice, or The Rick – El Jimador Blanco Tequila, house made curacao, fresh lime juice and soda water. If you’re feeling adventurous, order the Carol Is A Badass, made with Old Forester Whiskey, fresh lemon juice, honey and ginger, angostura bitters, blood orange ale.
We’ll see you out there!