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Del Monte Speakeasy at the Townhouse: Historic Venice Bar Goes Legit With Crazy Classic Cocktails

Del Monte Cocktail by Caroline on Crack

The trend in Prohibition-style cocktails in Los Angeles saw the rise of speakeasy-esque bars. A drinker couldn’t throw a stick without hitting a “speakeasy” which usually meant a lounge-y bar with password-entry/hidden entrance and a pre-Prohibition cocktail program. See The Varnish (nondescript entrance) downtown and Seventy7 Lounge (password) in Culver City. But in Venice, seems…

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…

Check Out Rivera’s New Spring Cocktail Menu Tonight

Rivera Restaurant‘s mixologist, Julian Cox, will be debut his brand-spanking-new spring cocktail menu featuring fresh seasonal herbs and fruits tonight for only $6 each. Cocktails normally range in price here from $10 to $14. The cocktail sneak preview starts at 9:30 and goes til close. From the looks of Twitter, there will lots of bloggers…

St. Patrick's Day Cocktail Roundup: No Green Beer

Since I don’t celebrate alcoholidays and will most likely be hiding out at home during St. Patrick’s Day next Wednesday, I thought it would be interesting to find out if some of my fave L.A. mixologists/bars were planning any special cocktails to celebrate the Irish holiday. I emailed Damian, Joe, Steve, Pablo, Marcos and Vincenzo….

Win Tickets to The Edison's Radio Room, Free Drinks & Reserved Table

**********CONTEST CLOSED************ Have you always wanted to check out the fabulous Radio Room night at the Edison downtown but have an aversion to cover charges? I feel ya, that’s why I was ecstatic when Dan Cox of Dan Cox PR offered me a pair of VIP tickets to give away to one of my lucky…

What's the Most Romantic Cocktail?

Ferget chocolates. I don’t know about you but nothing says “olive juice”(mouth it) like a custom-made cocktail. But out of curiosity, I asked some of L.A.’s top mixologists/bartenders what they consider to be the most romantic cocktail; specifically what would they serve their luh-vuh. I got some interesting answers, all seem to involve bubbly, and…