Barra Barra Saloon Free Salsa Lessons

March 29, 2010

— “Salchata” Mondays to Become a Staple in Old Town —

Starting Monday, April 5, Old Town’s Barra Barra Saloon is offering free Bachata-style salsa lessons every Monday night.

Dubbed “Salchata Mondays,” the lesson will combine the Bachata style of dance with traditional salsa techniques. The class is taught by Anthony Umina and Marissa Johnson of the Bachatamante Dance Company in Clairemont Mesa.

“We are excited to be a part of the salsa movement that is very popular right now,” said Chuck Ross, owner and operator of Barra Barra. “This dance lesson will provide a fun, free event that anyone can attend, no matter your skill level.”

The lesson is from 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. with open dancing afterward all night. The class is for all ages, no experience or partner is necessary and Barra Barra will have food and drink specials with the kitchen open all night.

Barra Barra provides outdoor and indoor seating with décor, ambiance and costumed servers reflecting the historic era reflected in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. The restaurant is located just outside of the Fiesta de Reyes courtyard at Wallace and Calhoun streets, a one-block stroll from the Old Town Trolley Station. In addition to Barra Barra Saloon, Fiesta de Reyes boasts the Casa de Reyes restaurant, 16 specialty stores and the soon-to-open Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restaurant.  For more information call (619) 297-3100 or visit


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