Los Angeles Tiki Bars and Pop-Ups for a Tropical SummerThe tropical tiki drink trend is a perennial favorite–but there’s just nothing like sipping a fun, fruity cocktail in the summertime. From permanent tiki bars to limited-edition menus and pop-ups at other places around town, here’s where you’ll find us putting the lime in the coconut…
Best Spritz Cocktail Recipes For Summer Drinking Unsplash There’s a certain lightness to a spritz that exudes summer vibes. The mix of Italian digestive bitters, dry sparkling white wines, and bubbly water has an effervescence and low-alcohol content that fits perfectly with the whole let’s-day-drink-the-heat-of-a-summer-day-away ethos. In fact, though it’s no paloma, a spritz might…
The Best Canned Cocktails (That Aren’t Complete Trash) Southern Tier/Cutwater/Hochstadter In recent years, it seems almost every craft brewery and distillery of note has decided that bottling beer and distilled spirits isn’t enough for them. They’ve seen the popularity of cocktail culture and decided that a canned “cocktail” is a good idea. We put cocktail…
The Best Bars in Downtown LA—Where to Drink in DTLAThere are lots of reasons to go downtown (too many to name, in fact), but whether you’re checking out a museum, going to a show, meeting friends for dinner, or, you know, you live there, stopping for a drink will likely be part of the agenda.…
The Best Tiki Drinks For Summer ’19, According To Bartenders Getty Image Tiki drinks have been around since the 1930s when Don the Beachcomber opened in California. The style pays homage to the South Pacific, with cocktails made with rum (as well as gin and other spirits), various fruit juices, and syrups (including orgeat). They’re…
The Best Cocktail To Drink For The Rest Of Your Life Unsplash Yesterday, we asked brewers to tell us the one beer they’d drink for the rest of their lives if they had to choose just one. Before that, we asked bartenders to pick the one whiskey they’d drink on a desert island. It only…
The Best Spirits For Spring, According To Bartenders iStockphoto When it seems to rain every day (depending on where you live), it’s hard to muster up a real spring-has-sprung feeling. Sure, all that rainy, foggy, cloudy weather will soon give way to the sunny, everything-is-in-bloom days of late spring and early summer, but it’s natural…
Bitter and Better: Getting Your Amaro Fix in L.A. Is Easier Than EverAfter dinner at the modern pizzeria Ronan on Melrose, once the last bite of char-speckled crust has been devoured and all that’s left are crumbs and an empty glass, the waiter brings the dessert menu. The traditional treats are up top, but that…
This Christmas Bar Is Making Our Spirits Bright This YearOnce upon a time, going out for a festive drink at Christmastime might have meant heading to the Tam O’Shanter for an Irish coffee amid heaps of nostalgic decor. Then came the fancy holiday-themed cocktail pop-ups with their artisan drinks and Instagram-bait offerings. This year, the trend seems…
Celebrate Repeal Day at These Prohibition-Era L.A. HauntsDecember 5 marks 85 years since the end of Prohibition, that dark era when booze was verboten but everyone figured out how to drink anyway. There are many places you could raise a glass to Repeal Day, but why not celebrate somewhere period appropriate? Here are 11 L.A. restaurants…
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