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The Observatory North Park

2891 University Ave.

San Diego, CA 92104



Follow us down the rabbit hole...

The Mad Hatter cordially invites you to journey down the rabbit hole for an evening of unforgettable entertainment in the heart of North Park. Make the most of this formal hat party by reserving a special prix fixe dinner at West Coast Tavern, and then enter the madness: zany cirque performers, live band, DJ, dancing, craft libations, and unique activities await! Explore the immersive wonderland while a whimsical variety show unfolds on stage, and, for the truly mad enjoy a tea-party-inspired VIP bottle service experience!

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Dinner & Show

To round out your evening of indulgence, join us before the show in West Coast Tavern for a special prix fixe menu from Chef Marcos. Dinner seatings at 5:30pm and 7:15pm will sell out fast, so do not wait to book your table.


All dinners include: shared appetizer, choice of entree, choice of cocktail or champagne, direct entry into event, parking validation, and General Admission ticket to event.


The Mad Hatter has invited a colorful cast of performers to exceed your wildest dreams of entertainment with a whimsical variety show. You will meet a delightful assortment of zany circus performers, dance to stunning live music, sip craft libations, and explore the wonderland’s activities!

Stage performers include: Live brass band, DJ, electric violinist, cirque performers, aerialists, curious oddity acts, the Red Queen, and Mr. Mad Hatter himself!

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Please dress to impress our distinguished host the Mad Hatter by dusting off your finest hat to pair with your evening wear. This is a formal event. Gowns, suits, wonderland inspired attire, fascinators, top hats, Victorian flair, and tasteful costuming are welcomed.


Please note guests with improper attire will be denied admission. No jeans, shorts, t-shirts, flip-flops, baseball hats, rave wear, bra tops, etc. All attire must abide by venue rules.

VIP Bottle Service

For the truly mad, maximize your wonderland adventure by indulging in a tea-party-inspired bottle service experience that only the Hatter could imagine! Tables seat up to 4 guests. For larger parties, inquire directly by contacting:

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Why You'll Love It

"We had so much fun Saturday night at the Midsummer's  Masquerade Ball. My wife and I and another friend had a really really good time. The music band was awesome. There were so many entertainment acts going on. If you did not get to go you missed out. See you guys next year!"

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Contact Us

For questions about bottle service, ADA seating, and more please contact:

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