Start doing your liver stretches, friends. Eveleigh recently concluded the Fourth Round of its Guest Bartender Series, just enough time for thirsty Angelenos to catch their breath before another bar debuts a guest bartender series of its own. On Wednesday, May 23, The Spare Room launches An Evening of Tiki, a monthly series of “island-inspired cocktails and music,” featuring guest bartenders from LA and across the country. It’s a stellar lineup that includes several Tales of the Cocktail 2012 Spirited Awards finalists, starting with The Spare Room itself, one of the top ten finalists in the World’s Best Hotel Bar category.
Joining Beverage Director Naomi Schimek for the first night (assuming they survive their Bay to Breakers run this weekend) are Julian Cox (Rivera, a Spirited Awards finalist for Best Restaurant Bar) and Zachary Patterson (Bagatelle). June 20th brings Clover Club bartender and Speed Rack co-founder Ivy Mix, a Spirited Awards finalist for American Bartender of the Year.
On July 18th, two of the principals from last year’s excellent Tiki Nights at 320 Main are reunited when Marcos Tello (Tello Demarest Liquid Assets) teams up with 320 Main owner Jason Schiffer for a night of “Pirate Tiki.” New York is in the house again on August 15th, when Schimek welcomes Richie Boccato of PKNY, a 2011 Spirited Awards nominee for World’s Best New Cocktail Bar.
The series concludes on September 12th with Seattle’s Rocky Yeh, who will bring it home as only a member of the U.S. Tiki Team can.
It’s not even Memorial Day yet, and the Summer of 2012 is about to begin in earnest. Okole maluna!
An Evening of Tiki
Island-Inspired Cocktails and Music
Beginning Wednesday, May 23, 2012
- Julian Cox & Zachary Patterson (May 23)
- Ivy Mix (June 20)
- Marcos Tello & Jason Schiffer (July 18)
- Richie Boccato (August 15)
- Rocky Yeh (September 12)
The Spare Room
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (Mezzanine Level)
7000 Hollywood Blvd. (at Orange)
For photos of the An Evening of Tiki series, please visit the Thirsty in LA Facebook album.