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Where To Drink Well on St. Patrick’s Day: Craft Cocktails & Beer

Short-Order St. Patrick's Day cocktails (Photo by RyanTanaka2013)

If you’re like me and detest green-tinged beer or frat drinks named after a terrorist act (yeah, I’m old), then perhaps you’ll appreciate this roundup of where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day for some quality boozing. I’m talking craft cocktails, craft beer and beer floats. Just because it’s an alcoholiday doesn’t mean you gotta drink…

Haunted Bars in LA: Boos With Your Booze

Haunted Bar One-Eyed Gypsy's Estrella fortune teller by Efren Gerard Pardilla

Hot new bars and clubs come and go in L.A. but sometimes certain patrons stay long past the final closing time. I’m talking ghosts. Historic venues like the Hollywood Roosevelt, Yamashiro and Venice’s Del Monte Speakeasy are teeming with spirits. With the long and colorful history our city, ahem, possesses, it was bound to happen….

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…