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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas for Singles and Couples

Happy Valentine's Day! Photo by Eugene Lee

If you’re like me, big time procrastinator, you still have no idea what you’re going to do tonight. If you really don’t want to stay in with your Ben & Jerry’s or whatever your comfort food is, here are some places you can just show up tonight, single or not, and have a fun Valentine’s…

Valentine Cocktails: What & Where To Drink in LA, Single or Not

Valentine cocktail: elit by Stoli martini for two by Caroline on Crack

If you’re like me, Valentine’s Day usually drives you to drink. Singles are basically made to feel like pariahs thanks to its inescapable PDA-filled commercialism and couples are stressed out over the prospect of overpriced dinners and boxes of chocolates. Well, I say, KISS. Keep it simple, stupid (I don’t really think you’re stupid), and…

My 50 Favorite Cocktails of 2012

49 The Eveleigh's Cynar Julep by Caroline on Crack

I had a lot to do today but for some reason I felt compelled to do this post. 2012 was a kickass awesome year for me. I went to Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans and Portland Cocktail Week for the first time, got a nice LA Weekly Web Award, my Drink Here app…

Mixtape Mixology: Your Playlist for LA Boozing

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Remember when “Bring Your Own iPod” nights were big in L.A. bars? Now it seems everyone’s resurrecting the good ol’ mixtape. Maaan, I used to make mixtapes for everything, road trips, breakups, my teen angst. Anyhoo, they’re back, well sorta. “Mixtape” is really just a new-old name for playlist but the idea of a theme…

Big Bar Los Feliz’s New Midsummer Cocktail Menu Photo Gallery

Big Bar's Belanda Cocktail by Caroline on Crack

Forget waiting until fall for new cocktails to drink. The Alcove’s Big Bar Los Feliz just debuted its brand-new midsummer cocktail menu. Bartender Dan Long said he was inspired by the bar/restaurant’s expansive patio, which is perfect for brunch and those Monday movie nights. These “Patio drinks” — tasty takes on daiquiris, Negronis and even…

LA Weekend Events July 13 to July 16: Bon Appetit LA Grub Crawl, Tequila Fest, Jaws Cocktails

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This weekend, fer real, there’s no rest for the wicked. Friday, July 13 Buy Tickets for Batman Trilogy at ArcLight Cinemas Celebrate the newest and final installation of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, by screening all three movies in one sitting. ArcLight Cinemas will play a Batman marathon Thursday the 19th starting…

This Weekend: Golden Road Beer Dinner, Princess Bride Cocktails, Shake Your Cachacas

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CopterCat is here to rescue your weekend! Thursday, June 14 Golden Road Brewing Beer Dinner at Tin Roof Bistro A great way to enjoy your favorite beers is while paired with some tasty vittles. Golden Road Brew and Tin Roof Bistro are joining forces to host a beer dinner where GRB’s brews will be paired…

This Weekend: Attack of the Largest Margarita, Ode to Lambics, All the Clear Spirits You Can Drink

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Friday, May 4 New Tequila/Mescal Bar La Cuevita Opens in Highland Park The bar group that brought you Oldfield’s and Bigfoot Lodge rethemed its Highland Park goth bar Little Cave, turning it into a Mexican-themed bar celebrating the Eastside’s Hispanic roots with an  impressive selection of agave spirits and specialty cocktails by Jared Mort (Oldfield’s)…

10 Ways To Celebrate Anti-Valentine's Day in LA

This year’s Valentine’s Day is being touted by many singles as Black Tuesday. But seriously, don’t let it get you down! With all the couples out enjoying their overpriced prix-fixe menus, you get the rest of the town to yourselves. So get out there and celebrate your freedom with new and old friends and drink…

Cold Comfort Cocktails: Roundup of Winter Cocktails in L.A.

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Nothing says cozy winter nights like a hot toddy or Irish coffee. But in L.A. thanks to our industrious and highly skilled bartenders, we’ve got so many new favorite winter cocktails to choose from. Will it be 1886’s spicy hot chocolate, Playa’s mescal nog, the Roof on Wilshire’s Earl Grey hot toddy? Here’s the roundup…