Learn About Activities & The COVID-19 Travel Rules On This Livestream Broadcast
By Kevin Wilkerson, Virtual Happy Hour Co-host
Catalina Island is back open for tourists, and since it’s a favorite weekend destination of people in Southern California and information needs to get out about it in this COVID-19 world, it has been featured on the June 23 edition of the #MenWhoBlog Virtual Happy Hour show.
Cathy Miller, VP of Marketing for Love Catalina (the island’s tourism department) served as one of the guests, along with James Hills of MenWhoBlog.com, Jon Bailey of 2dadswithbaggage.com and of course, myself, The Kevbeaux, of PubClub.com.
But we just don’t stop there. Catalina is a special destination and any talk about it must include two things: its signature cocktail and signature songs.
Therefore, Virtual Happy Hour bartender Gabi made the island’s Buffalo Milk cocktail (so named because there are live buffalo on the island) and Los Angeles musician Barclay Roach sang The Four Preps’ famous “26 Miles Across The Sea” song as well as the Crosby, Stills & Nash classic “Southern Cross.” The latter is a Catalina song for its lyric about “a noisy bar in Avalon.”
That noisy bar, by the way, is El Gallon, which can indeed be quite noisy when girls on bachlorette parties get on the stage to sing karaoke.
Catalina Island, for those who do may not know, is a Mediterranean-style paradise 26 miles across the sea from Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego. It is accessed by the Catalina Express ferry ($75 R/T; there’s also helicopter service), private sailboats and private planes.
It has all kinds of activities from scuba diving to kayaking and zip lines. It also has some fun bars, as “Southern Cross” and this article on Avalon’s bar and nightlife from PubClub points out in prose and photos.
For more Virtual Happy Hour shows, go to the PubClub Facebook page at: facebook.com/pubclubber