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Demi Monde New York Debuts Tonight + Opening Party Report

Photo courtesy of Demi Monde

Proprietors LLC‘s Alex Day and David Kaplan (along with Death & Co. owner David Blatt) have done it again with their new Demi Monde cocktail bar, a unique venue that will not only showcase their well-crafted cocktails and fabulous sense of style and bar ingenuity but this coming summer it’ll also be the new brick-and-mortar…

Planet Dailies’ Mixology 101: A World-Class Cocktail Bar in a Mid-City Mall

Salvatore Calabrese by Caroline on Crack

It’s kind of risky naming a new bar after a buzzword, especially one that turns off cocktail geeks and booze writers, but if you let that stop you from checking out Mixology 101, the new Planet Dailies restaurant’s bar at the Farmers Market on 3rd, then you’ll be missing out on a world-class drink experience….

Save Blue Palms Brewhouse: Landlord Lost Lease, Beer Bar's Future in Question

Update 1/11/12: Blue Palms got a 2-3-week reprieve! Discussing long-term solution with landlord right now. L.A. beer lovers, Blue Palms Brewhouse in Hollywood needs your help. With the closing of Music Box and the venue’s landlord losing their lease, everyone’s favorite beer bar is in danger. On Blue Palms Brewhouse Facebook page: To all our…

La Descarga’s Fall Cocktail Menu Debuts: Ghost Salt, Tamarind Syrup & 100 Bottles of Rum

It’s always a sultry night in La Descarga no matter what the thermostat says outside of the Hollywood rum bar. And yet, the Cuban-themed venue has debuted a new fall cocktail menu this week. Unlike usual seasonal cocktail menus at other cocktail bars, this one doesn’t really pay any mind to which ingredients are in…

Joe’s Restaurant in Venice: The Best Well Liquor?

Joe's - Drunk Chicken Cocktail

The fact that 20-year-old Venice eatery, Joe’s Restaurant on Abbot Kinney, is launching a new market-driven cocktail list with local, seasonal ingredients isn’t really news. Especially in light of the fact that many cocktail-serious bars have already been doing this for years. But that it counts premium liquors for its well booze is pretty darn…

The Bartender Next Door: Joseph Brooke at Hollywood’s New Next Door Lounge

Next Door Lounge Joe Brooke by Caroline on Crack

I first remembered barman Joseph Brooke’s name when he worked with Vincenzo Marianella at Copa d’Oro in 2009. I had seen him around before but since I’m horrible with names I couldn’t remember his. One night at Copa he had just finished telling me about how he was competing on this new reality show, On…

Drinking in Paris: Harry's New York Bar

Our day started out at 4am in Lausanne, Switzerland, and then after we arrived in Paris in the morning we spent the rest of the day executing the fastest tour of Parisian landmarks ever — Notre Dame, Luxembourg gardens, the Catacombs and the Eiffel Tower in six hours. Needless to say our group was exhausted…

Springtime, Drink Time: 1886 Bar’s New Cocktails Debut

The Raymond’s 1886 Bar debuts its new spring cocktail menu today! The new list is a collaborative effort by head barman Marcos Tello and his bar crew at 1886, plus esteemed mixologists like Alex Day (formerly of Death & Co.) and Vincenzo Marianella (Copa d’Oro). With the use of ingredients like strawberries and kumquats and…

Bar Toscana: I Don’t Speak Italian Cocktails

Bar Toscana cocktail by Caroline on Crack

I had first heard about Bar Toscana in Brentwood from Aidan Demarest (The Edison, 1886 Bar, Spare Room). A bunch of us bloggers wanted to thank him for putting together such an epic blogger barhop and he had picked Bar Toscana, which opened last December, as the place to celebrate a job well done. After…

Harvard & Stone: An American Craft Neighborhood Bar Opens

Harvard & Stone's Mia Sarazen by Caroline on Crack

I am the mayor of Harvard & Stone in East Hollywood. How did that happen considering last night was the new bar’s opening night? My blogger friends wondered, skeptical. Ha! I was able to score an interview for LA Weekly‘s Squid Ink with its general manager Steve Livigni, also of La Descarga, weeks before the…