Tag Archive: Hollywood Roosevelt

Going Native: LA Staycations at Palihotel Melrose, Figueroa Hotel and Hollywood Roosevelt

Palihouse Melrose by Caroline on Crack

Recently I’ve become a big fan of vacationing in my own town, or “staycationing” as the kids are calling it these days. What better way to get to know Los Angeles’ neighborhoods than shacking up for a bit and exploring the surroundings? Sure, it’s an exercise in luxury but then again, if you can find…

Spare Room’s A Night of Tiki + Cocktail Recipes

It’s October and you may be relishing the first chill in the air, the L.A. StormWatch of the season and pumpkin flavor popping up on menus everywhere but The Spare Room at Hollywood Roosevelt will be celebrating sultry tropical islands and their delicious tropical cocktails tonight at its special Night of Tiki event, brought to…

Giveaway: Tickets to Exclusive Hollywood Roosevelt Pool Party + Hangover Cocktails

Our L.A. bartenders are back from Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans and boy, are they beat. Lots of cocktailing, partying, schmoozing, debauchery…and cocktailing in humid, high temperatures. Fortunately, Aidan Demarest of Hollywood Roosevelt’s Spare Room knows just how to cure what ails them. Next Tuesday the 30th, he’s throwing an exclusive pool party…

And the Los Angeles Magazine Winner for Best Cocktail Punch 2011 Is…

Spare Room by Caroline on Crack

Los Angeles Magazine‘s Best of LA 2011 issue is currently out on the newsstands and it’s one that’s not to be missed. Not because I was fortunate enough to be asked to contribute a couple of blurbs to it, hee!, but just because it’s usually the issue you’ll end up referring to for years to…

Those Summer Nights at The Spare Room: Food, Drink and Bowling Deals on Wednesdays

Save on your electricity bill this summer by spending your Wednesday nights at The Spare Room, Hollywood Roosevelt’s swank cocktail bar/bowling alley. Every Wednesday from 6 to 9pm, have them foot the A/C bill while you spend your savings on food, drink and fun deals. Nosh on $5 mini lobster rolls while tossing back $3…

Bowling, Cocktail Punch, Connect Four: Spare Room’s Taste of the Nation Benefit

***CONTEST CLOSED*** You know how I was going on and on about how fun it was to bowl, play board games and drink cocktail punches at the Spare Room in Hollywood? Well, now’s your chance to give it a try. I’m hosting a benefit with SR’s Aidan Demarest there next Thursday, May 26th from 6…

Blog Bite: Library Bar's Jamaican Waiting Punch

OK I just blogged about a bar at Hollywood Roosevelt but this little tidbit I couldn’t keep to myself. You know how the long wait for a well-done cocktail is a necessary evil? Sometimes you have to wait up to 30 minutes to get a good drink. Can be a pain in the ass when…

Spare Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt: Bowl Like a Billionaire, Drink Like a Sailor

If you’ve shied away from Hollywood nightlife before because clubbing isn’t your thing, The Spare Room, cocktail bar/bowling alley, at the Hollywood Roosevelt might just be able to entice you over to the blingy side. Yes, they have bowling at what is surely the fanciest alley you’ve ever seen, and that includes Lucky Strikes. Meant…

Bartender Mentor No. 1: Matthew Biancaniello of Hollywood Roosevelt’s Library Bar

It’s no secret how much I love cocktails but the ugly truth is I really have no idea how to make them, except a Manhattan, that is. So I figured why not enlist the help of my bartender friends to teach me how to make my own damn drink for a change? Forget bartending school!…

Giveaway: Moveable Feast at the Hollywood Roosevelt

Back in January, Chef Meg Hall (aka “Made by Meg“) brought her traveling supper club, the Moveable Feast, to East Hollywood hot spot La Descarga where guests were also able to enjoy the cocktails of mixologists Steve Livigni and Pablo Moix. The only thing that would have made the event extra fab was if there…