Tag Archive: Spare Room

10 Best L.A. Drinking Moments of 2011

Harvard & Stone by Caroline on Crack

2011 was a great year for drinking in L.A. with a slew of new insta-fave bars popping up, bartenders reconceptualizing bar programs and craft beer thankfully becoming even more accessible. I managed to narrow down my favorite drinking moments to the top 10. Here it is in descending order. Guess what No. 1 is? 10….

Last Night at Spare Room’s Boxing Day Social: Bar Tab Winners, Photobooth Shenanigans, Punch Recipe

Silamith shaking her stuff by Caroline on Crack

Last night’s boozy Boxing Day Social charity affair at the Hollywood Roosevelt’s Spare Room raised about $2,000 in addition to collecting blankets and clothes for downtown’s Hospitality Kitchen. For the $10 donation at the door, guests were treated to turkey-on-rye sandwiches, Wild Geese Irish whiskey tastings and a Jenga tournament as well as three free-flowing…

Win a Bar Tab: Spare Room's Inaugural Bartenders With Bar Tabs Auction and Boxing Day Social

Next Monday win a dream drink date with the L.A. brand ambassador/bartender (and their bar tab) of your choosing at Spare Room’s Boxing Day Social, a cocktail event whose proceeds will go to the Hospitality Kitchen, a Skid Row soup kitchen. About eight L.A.’s barsmiths will hit the auction block and Dan “The Imbiber” Dunn…

Spare Room Hollywood’s $75 Tequila Cocktail Debuts Tonight

Coctel Unico by Spare Room Hollywood

Spare Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt is launching a $75 cocktail, Coctel Unico, tonight. Yup, a muy caro tequila drink. This baby is made with Milagro Unico, a new “micro-distilled tequila with Milagro’s rarest and barrel-aged reserves” (from the press release) that isn’t available in stores or for distribution anywhere yet and once it is, the bottles, of…

This Weekend: Movember Cocktail Party, Wet Hop Beer Fest, Free Opera, Red Cup Rooftop Party

Thursday, November 3 Movember Cocktail Party at the Spare Room To celebrate the month of Movember, Hollywood Roosevelt’s Spare Room is throwing a philanthropic party where proceeds from its special “Mo-Cocktail” (Del Maguey mescal, dark cacao, coffee heering, cayenne, smoked salt, chocolate cream float) and photobooth will go to Movember, to support prostate cancer (never…

Tonight at the Spare Room: Audrey Saunders’ Return to L.A. + New Fall Cocktail Menu

Spare Room's Naomi Schimek by Caroline on Crack

Audrey Saunders, famed mixmaster from New York’s Pegu Club who kickstarted the modern mixology movement, has returned to L.A. at least for tonight. She left La Brea’s Tar Pit last year but is going to be in Hollywood to celebrate Naomi Schimek’s new role as director of beverages at the Spare Room! Audrey, who won…

Last Night at Spare Room’s Tiki Night: Flaming Cocktail Bowls and Zombies

Marcos Tello by Caroline on Crack

Leave it to Mr. Aidan Demarest to go out with a bang. Last night was his grand finale as director of beverages for Hollywood Roosevelt’s Spare Room. And it also happened to be Tiki Night featuring the cocktail stylings of the very talented Marcos Tello (The Varnish) and John Lermayer (The Florida Room, South Beach)….

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…