Tag Archive: Big Bar

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.

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…

This Weekend: Gin Breakfast, Night+Market Thai BBQ, KBBQ Cook-Off

Hollywood Takes a Stand Against Planking from Marielle Jaffe Just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you guys for reading my blog. I couldn’t do this for six years without your support! Enjoy your weekend! Thursday, August 4 One Night Only: Desserts and Drinks Pairings at Dominick’s My two favorite things in the world…

This Weekend: Free Cupcakes & Wine, Rooftop Beer Fest, Pirates' Bacon Buffet

Squee! So many fun things to do this weekend, that is, unless of course, the Rapture foils all plans. Thursday, May 19 Free Cupcakes and Wine: SimonLA – Taste of the Nation LA Event And why wouldn’t you want free wine and cupcakes? At this event benefitting Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation, which…

This Weekend: Free Grilled Cheese, Mixtape Mixology, Mega Bakesale

Lots of eating to be done this weekend. But enough about me, what are you up to? Thursday, March 31 Mixtape Thursdays Big Bar will be mixing it up for tonight’s Mixtape Mixology when guest bartender Eric Castro steps behind the stick to work his San Francisco magic on some Plymouth Gin cocktails. You know…

Valentine's Day on a Budget (aka Ideas for My Boyfriend)

Valentine’s Day sucks. Everything is suddenly pink and red. Singles are scrambling for something to do so they don’t feel pathetic and couples are overcompensating with expensive dinners, cheesy greeting cards and marriage proposals. Not to say that I don’t like celebrating it. But my boyfriend definitely doesn’t want anything to do with it. However,…

Blogger Barhop 2011: And Then It Was All a Blur

Eight bloggers, five bars in six hours and a trolley. That was what will heretofore be remembered (barely) as the Blogger Barhop 2011. Thanks to our generous sponsor Plymouth Gin, host Erick Castro and ringmaster Aidan Demarest, it was a night of nonstop boozing, bad behavior and excellent cocktails. Now, this wasn’t just another media…

This Weekend: $5 Wine Tasting, Free Mai Tais, Thriller Throwdown

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: Bradley Cooper from Between Two Ferns Oh my, lots going on this weekend. What to do? I?ve got some ideas, in case you missed my new weekly spot on Carson Daly?s AMP Mornings radio show this morning on 97.1 FM. Thursday, October 14 K&L?s $5 Argentinian Wine Tasting Get…