The closer we get to Friday, the more people begin looking for things to do in San Diego this weekend. If you are looking for something truly entertaining and unique, check out Mystery Cafe Dinner Theatre located inside Imperial House Restaurant in Bankers Hill.
Mystery Cafe Dinner Theatre features interactive murder mysteries every Friday and Saturday in the back of the Imperial House Restaurant. Sit down, enjoy a tasty meal, and prepare to be entertained. However, this is no ordinary play, the actors get the audience involved and you better be prepared to laugh as you enjoy a three course meal. Prior to arrival, select the type of meal you prefer from the menu options and it will be delivered to your table before the play gets underway. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled throughout dinner and the show to pick up on any clues that might help you solve the mystery before your friends and any other patrons. Dinner includes a garden salad, your choice of an entree and a dessert. Entree choices vary but could be braised short ribs, marinara chicken, baked salmon, or cheese ravioli. Gluten-free and vegan options are also available. For dessert you can choose between a slice of chocolate cake or a fruit plate. A great show and a delicious dinner make this one of the most fun cheap things to do in San Diego.
Tickets to the Mystery Cafe Dinner Theater start at $50 with premium seats and packages including a drink ticket costing more. After eating, drinking, laughing, and solving a mystery with some friends you can exit the theater into the lounge at Imperial House where you can relax in plush booths and sip on a cocktail or craft beer while recounting the experience. Shortly after the play concludes at 10:00PM, local legend Rick Lyon will be at the piano performing hits from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s in the lounge, so you might want to stick around for a while and continue this great night out. If you ever find yourself wondering what to do in San Diego this weekend, a visit to the Mystery Cafe and Imperial House lounge is a surefire hit.
Funbassadors can make arrangements to visit the Mystery Cafe and plan an outing in Imperial House or a nearby Bankers Hill hotspot afterwards. Funseekers can purchase a FunGig that gives them access to one of the long-running San Diego entertainment institutions for a night they won’t forget.