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Life Lessons From Gadabout Aidan Demarest + Guest Tending Night With Christy Pope and Naomi Schimek

Aidan Demarest by Caroline on Crack

The best thing that’s ever happened to me was being stood up by Aidan Demarest, owner of Neat bar in Glendale and Stoli Elit ambassador. One night we were supposed to meet at Mixology 101 at the Farmers Market but after an hour and a cocktail and still no Aidan, I figured he was either…

Neat Bar by Aidan Demarest in Glendale: No Cocktails, No Waiting + Q&A Outtakes

A new bar but without a specialty cocktail menu? Unheard of! Especially in this day and age of hot L.A. mixologists and must-do cocktails. But Aidan Demarest — well-known bar guy who’s managed places like the Edison, Schmeven Schmand and the Roosevelt’s Spare Room — told me for an interview I did with him for…

My Top 50 Favorite Drinks of 2013

21. Matthew Biancaniello's Uno Dos Tres by Caroline on Crack

For me, 2013 was an uh-mazing year for boozing it up.  A lot of awesome bars opened up in L.A.  — like Honeycut and Scopa — I went on a bar hop through Seattle, New York and Vegas, in addition to a whale of a blogger barhop I planned with cocktail ringmaster Aidan Demarest. Hit…

Giveaway: Passes to Neat’s Private 2nd Anniversary Party

Happy 2nd Anniversary, Neat and Aidan Demarest! by Caroline on Crack

Aidan Demarest’s Neat in Glendale is turning TWO on Monday, October 14! And you know L.A.’s ringmaster, a man who inspires spontaneous laybacks wherever he goes, will be throwing an epic blowout. For the private, industry-only occasion drinks will be sponsored by Pernod Ricard and feature cocktails created by bartender-brand ambassadors Daniel Warrilow (formerly of…

Last Night: Hey Bartender Movie LA After Party at the Andaz

Hey Bartender LA party by Caroline on Crack

Last night L.A.’s bar community converged on the rooftop of Andaz West Hollywood after a screening of new movie Hey Bartender, which premieres at the Sundance Sunset Cinemas this Friday the 14th. Still giddy from seeing all their friends on the big screen, there was a lot of bartender lovin’ going around as well as…

Last Night: LA Athletic Club’s Invention Grand Opening Party

LAAC Invention bartenders by Caroline on Crack

Last night, the members-only L.A. Athletic Club finally debuted its new third floor bar, Invention. For a century it was just a nameless bar that served booze to the LAAC members but as the cocktail scene emerged and grew in downtown L.A. that bar seemed more and more inadequate. People wanted to drink something good…

L.A. Cocktail Kings With Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs at Paiche

At Paiche: L.A. Cocktail Kings Aidan Demarest and Marcos Tello by Caroline on Crack

If you missed last night’s Food & Wine/Food GPS Best New Chefs dinner at hot, new Marina Del Rey restaurant Paiche, not to worry. There’s another one tonight. And where cocktail geeks went crazy over last night‘s crafty cocktails by mixmasters Steve Livigni and Pablo Moix (La Descarga, Pour Vous), tonight they’ll be thrilled by…

Instant Designated Driver: Lyft, Taxi Magic, Uber Hire-a-Car Apps

Uber-ing by Caroline on Crack

Celebrating an alcoholiday like St. Patrick’s Day in Los Angeles requires a bit of planning ahead. Thanks to the nature of the sprawl and the limited subway system Angelenos have had to come up with other ways to get home safely and quickly after a night of drinking. Well I found something better than having…

Blogger Barhop 3: Stoli Elit High-Roller Edition in Beverly Hills

Blogger Barhop 3 Cheers by Caroline on Crack

I don’t know if rich folk ever deign to go on barhops but if they do I have no doubt theirs would resemble Blogger Barhop 3 (BBH3): Stoli Elit High-Roller Edition aka “The Whale Tour” last Tuesday. Unlike the previous blogger barhops — 2011 and 2012 — this one wasn’t sponsored by Plymouth Gin but…

Last Night at Spare Room’s 2nd Annual Boxing Day Social

Big Boxing Day Social Winners by Caroline on Crack

I am now the owner of a brand-new $100 bar tab at Spare Room with an hour of bowling and a round of drinks at the Magic Castle with bartender Joshua Lucas! I scored the winning bid in a hard fought bidding war against Hemingway’s big guy Alex Straus. He don’t scare me! Oh yes,…