Wonderfront Festival
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What to Drink, Eat and Groove to at Wonderfront Festival in San Diego This November

Have the Time of Your Life at This Three-Day Festival Experience

Where there is dancing, there is drinking–and vice versa. Every great festival enthusiast has their go-to drink that gets them going, whether it’s grooving on the dance floor, belting at their highest volume, sending their sparkles to center-stage or keepin’ it cool while watching from afar. We’re breaking down the drinks, bites and tunes that best match each “festival persona” to create the best experience for everyone attending San Diego’s Wonderfront Festival this November. There’s something for everyone—groove to the sounds of pop, rap, country, hip-hop and so much more at this one-of-a-kind, three-day festival experience!

 

For the Fan…Who Doesn’t Stop Dancing

What to Drink

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So, you’re known for dancing the night away? Gather your pals in the pit and sip on a Spicy Paloma—the mix of Milagro Silver Tequila, grapefruit, hibiscus, lime, serrano, soda and chile salt will have you groovin’ the extra mile. Looking for something sweet? Agave yourself a sip of that sweet nectar with the Agave Margarita–a classic mix of Milagro Silver Tequila, pressed lime and agave nectar.

 

What to Eat

 

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Pair your Spicy Paloma or Agave Margarita with a carne asada burrito, al pastor fries or a classic quesadilla from Tacos El Cabrón. This Mexican eatery is local to San Diego, so not only are you getting stellar eats, but you’re also supporting a local business! 

 

What to Groove to

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Jammin’ until the sun comes up is your forte, and we have the key—or Cheat Codes—to keep you going. Catch the electronic band’s smash hits “I Remember” and “Never Love You Again” during Sunday’s lineup, then follow up with a journey through Gwen Stefani’s classics–or as she’d call it, a “Sweet Escape.”

 

For the Fan…Who Knows Their Rap Lyrics

What to Drink

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You’re about to let it out at the top of your lungs, so you better wet your whistle. Prepare for paradise with the Tropic Like It’s Hot, an unmatched mix of Monkey Shoulder Whisky, coconut, pineapple, calamansi and soda. Need a pump of passion instead? Opt for the Passion Fruit Mule, made with Monkey Shoulder Whisky, passion fruit, Top Hat ginger beer, lime and fresh mint.

 

What to Eat

In between sets, cruise over to Dirty Birds Food Truck for a Dirty Chicken Sandwich. This indulgent delight features diced chicken and chopped bacon tossed in Dirty Ranch, then smothered with melted cheddar jack on a warm hoagie. Now that’s what we call livin’ large. 

 

What to Groove to

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You’ve done the hard work by learning all the lyrics—now it’s time to belt it out!  Sing along to some Swae Lee on Saturday—the rapper’s well-known songs “Sunflower” and “Black Beatles” will have the whole crowd joining in. Keep the passion comin’ and catch Big Boi on Sunday for some classic 2000s rap.

 

For the Fan…Who Probably Has Glitter on Their Face

What to Drink

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We hear you like to sparkle and shine, so go for something groovy like the Sea Goddess: a blend of Hendrick’s Gin, Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto Aperitivo, lavender, lemon, soda and sea moss to have you shining from the inside out. Going with the flow? Float on with the Social Butterfly G&T, which is a mixture of Hendrick’s Gin, Aloe Liqueur, Top Hat East India Tonic and butterfly pea flower tea.

 

What to Eat

 

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Also local to the San Diego food scene, Fusion Eats will be serving up their famous vegan dishes at Wonderfront this year! After you’ve quenched your thirst with a Sea Goddess or Social Butterfly G&T cocktail, chow down on a Vegan Chicken Bao Burger or Bulgogi Fries, which come with bulgogi BBQ sauce, spicy mayo, garlic sauce and green onions.

 

What to Groove to

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Whethan brings his feel-good hits like “Superlove” and “Good Nights” to the stage on Saturday, and we’re confident his set will vibe you through your best night yet. Keep the vibrations high on Sunday with the sounds of Hippie Sabotage  and their hits like “Habits” and “Devil Eyes” for a set that’s sure to unleash your inner glitter kitty.

 

For the Fan…Who Likes to Vibe From the Sidelines

What to Drink

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Every inch of Wonderfront is a vibe—even if you prefer to be a wallflower. Keep it chill with some rum in a mai tai made with Flor de Caña 4-yr White Rum, Flor de Caña 12-yr Rum, Dry Orange Curacao, orgeat and lime. Make your second fill-up a glass of the Majik Mojito, which is crafted with Flor de Caña 4-yr White Rum, mint, lime, cane, soda and Blue Majik Spirulina!

 

What to Eat

Treat yourself to a sizzling pie from The Artisan Woodfired Pizza. Opt for a classic cheese or make things zesty by adding pepperoni, pineapple and jalapeño to your ‘za. Mojitos, pizza and live music? Now that’s a vibe.

What to Groove to

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Snag a seat on the grass and catch San Diego’s very own band Soul Flow, showcasing their unique mixed hip-hop style with songs like “See The Sun” and “Out of Reach.” Friday’s lineup brings the best soul to the stage with The Brook & The Bluff, an indie-rock band featuring evocative vocals in songs like “Everything Is Just a Mess” to make the night everything but.

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Jaclyn is a sunshine chasing San Diego native with an extensive writing background. When she isn’t word-smithing, you can find her playing beach volleyball, skating the boardwalk, or on a rooftop enjoying a drink in the sunshine with her pals.

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