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It's good to be wicked: Inside San Diego County Fair's 'Wicked Wahine' speakeasy

Posted at 12:13 PM, Jun 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-01 15:14:14-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Hidden somewhere inside the San Diego County Fair are some wicked views and drinks, but you can't simply skip down the yellow brick road to find them.

The fair has brought back its secret speakeasy, this year named the "Wicked Wahine" in line with the fair's "Wizard of Oz" theme.

To gain access to the rooftop oasis, you'll have to seek out some clues to lead them to the destination. Bartenders may slip you a card pointing you in the right direction.

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At the speakeasy, you'll be treated to speakeasy-exclusive cocktails — including the Patron Pineapple Margarita — and beers, live music at night, and serene views of the fair without the hustle and bustle on the fairgrounds.

Keeping with the tiki bar's "wicked" reputation, you can even blend your own margarita using a blender bicycle. So be ready to throw down you're best Wicked Witch cackle.

The "Wicked Wahine" is open from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. everyday of the fair. Guests must be 21 and older and access is limited.