Cheers to Boston: L.A. Drinks for a Good Cause This Saturday

Boston charity cocktail Rivera's Barbacoa courtesy of Rivera
Boston charity cocktail Rivera's Barbacoa courtesy of Rivera

Drink Rivera’s Barbacoa this Saturday and 100 percent of the proceeds from its sales will go to Boston’s One Fund charity.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, you probably wanted to do something, anything to help the victims. Fortunately, this Saturday, you can, simply by doing what you do, enjoying some tasty drinks and food from your favorite local bars and restaurants. Publicist Bradley Tuck, motivated by his need to help those impacted by the attack, got the ball rolling and asked local businesses to band together in an ambitious fundraising initiative.

Thanks to his hard work, the following participating eateries and bars will be directly donating portions of their sales of special cocktails and food items to Boston’s One Fund charity, which was set up by Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick and Boston mayor Tom Menino. One Fund has already raised over $23M for people who were injured from the bombings.

Here’s where you can drink for a good cause this Saturday the 27th. Notice that a lot of places are offering Boston-inspired cocktails, including the Ward Eight. Aww.

There are also lots of restaurants involved like Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air and Short Cake at the Farmers Market. For the full list of participants, check LAdrinks2Boston’s Facebook page or this handy-dandy Google map.

LAdrinks2Boston Drink Participants

1933 Group (Bigfoot Lodge, Bigfoot West, Thirsty Crow, Sassafras, La Cuevita, Oldfields Liquor Room)
Each location donating 10% of all happy hour proceeds

213 Nightlife Group (Cole’s, Golden Gopher, Seven Grand, Caña Rum Bar, Las Perlas, Broadway Bar, Tony’s Saloon, Casey’s Irish Pub, The Varnish)
Each location donating 50% of proceeds of “Boston Punch” ($8)

Allumette, Echo Park
100% of profits from “Boylston Bramble” Cocktail ($12)

Bar Nineteen12 at Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills
100% of sales of all “Samuel Adams” Beers and “Ward Eight” Cocktails

Bar + Kitchen, ‘O’ Hotel, DTLA
All proceeds from sale of “Ward Eight” Cocktails

BLD Restaurant, Beverly Blvd. LA
All proceeds from sale of “Raspberry Vodka Daisy” Cocktail ($9)

Brew Co. Manhattan Beach
All proceeds from “Strand 24th St. Pale Ale” ($6.50)

The Churchill, W. 3rd St. LA
10% of all Happy Hour sales (3-7pm)  

Cliff’s Edge Restaurant, Silver Lake, LA
All proceeds from sale of “Green Monster” Cocktail ($9)

Circa, Manhattan Beach
All proceeds from “Mai Tai” cocktail ($9)

Corazón y Miel, Bell, LA
All proceeds from sale of “Esperanza” Cocktail

Don’t Tell Mama, W. Hollywood
All proceeds from sale of “Bostonian” cocktails ($12)

The Fat Dog, Hollywood, LA
All proceeds from sale of “Samuel Adams Boston Lager” ($6)

Father’s Office
All proceeds from the sale of all Allagash Beers

Feed Body & Soul, Abbott Kinney, Venice
All proceeds of “Ward Eight” Cocktails AND Lobster Rolls

The Hudson, N. Crescent Heights Blvd, W. Hollywood
10% of all Happy Hour sales

Kings Row Gastropub, Pasadena
All proceeds from “Boston Pride Rum Punch” ($6)

Malibu Fish Grill, various locations in So. Cal.
Donating 50% of sales of all Bowls dishes / WeHo only: 100% of sales of Sangria

One Eyed Gypsy, DTLA
Donating 50% of sales from “Ward Eight” Cocktails

Osteria La Buca, Melrose Avenue, LA
100% of all sales of Classic Pizzas and “Boston Cocktail”

Rivera Restaurant, DTLA
100% of the proceeds from sales of the “Barbacoa” cocktail

Rock & Brews, Manhattan Beach
All proceeds from “Whitedog Pale Ale” ($7)

Rock n’ Fish, Manhattan Beach & LA Live, DTLA
All proceeds from ‘Navy Dog’ cocktail

Short Order, LA’s Original Farmers’ Market, LA
All proceeds of $8 White Rum Punch (Farmers Market fresh squeezed juices)

SideBar, Beverly Wilshire Hotel
Donating 100% of sales of “Show Boston Love” cocktail

Slater’s 50/50, Pasadena
Donating 20% of proceeds from East Coast Brews; Samuel Adams, Clown Shoes, Magic Hat

Sotto Restaurant, Pico Blvd. LA
100% of proceeds from sale of bottled cocktails, “Sotto Pops”

Sushi Roku, Pasadena
Donating $1 for sale of every “Boston Tea Party” Cocktail ($7)

Trattoria Neapolis, Pasadena
100% of proceeds from the sale of “Toast to Boston” (aka the Cherry Side Cah) – House infused Cherry Brandy, Cointreau, Fresh Lemon Juice, Boston Bitters

Vertical Wine Bistro, Pasadena
Donating 100% of sales from delicious “Boston Cream Pie Martini” ($12)

Villains Tavern, DTLA
Donating 50% of sales of “Boston Punch”
$8 per glass / $300 for large bowl (about 40 glasses)

Zinc at Shade Hotel, Manhattan Beach
All proceeds from “Honey Money” cocktail ($12)

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