Art Beyond the Glass - June 17

In the last several years, the Los Angeles cocktail community has seen an explosion in growth. Top notch bars continue to open at an incredible pace, and many of the best bartenders in the country are right here in the City of Angels. The creativity of these men and women doesn’t end at last call. Bartenders express themselves artistically in numerous ways outside of work. But they often haven’t had a proper showcase for their artistic pursuits. To address this need, Art Beyond the Glass was born.

On Sunday, June 17th, LA’s top bartenders will showcase their artistry at Art Beyond the Glass, a special event where everything from the cocktails to the art hanging on the walls and the music coming out of the speakers will be created or performed by bartenders.

Participating bartenders include:

  • Marcos Tello – Tello Demarest Liquid Assets, 1886, Tom Bergin’s
  • Rich Andreoli, Mia Sarazen – Areal
  • Matt Biancaniello – Library Bar at The Roosevelt
  • Chris Bostick*
  • Brian Butler – Sunny Spot, A-Frame
  • Julian Cox – Picca, Playa, Rivera, Short Order, Sotto
  • Edwin Cruz – Tlapazola Grill
  • Brent Falco – Cole’s
  • Karen Grill – Playa
  • Allan Katz, Angela Gomez – Caña
  • Eugene Lee, Dan Long, Rosie Ruiz – Big Bar at Alcove
  • Lil’ Twisted Sangrita featuring Cari Hah (Neat) & Jaymee Mandeville (Drago Centro)
  • Laura Lindsay – Providence
  • Steve Livigni, Pablo Moix, Dave Fernie, Lindsay Nader – Harvard & Stone, La Descarga, Pour Vous
  • Joshua Lucas – The Writer’s Room
  • Mad Planet featuring Cooper Gillespie and Monica Olive (Thirsty Crow), Tony Crouse (Broadway Bar), Greg Gordon (supperclub)
  • Giovanni Martinez, Greg Bryson – Sadie
  • China Morbosa – Eveleigh
  • Chris Ojeda, Mia Mastroianni – Soho House
  • Justin Pike – The Tasting Kitchen
  • Jason Schiffer – 320 Main
  • Naomi Schimek, Diana Gettinger – The Spare Room
  • Erik Trickett – Roe Restaurant & Fish Market
  • Kylee Van Dillen, Dan McClary – Westside Tavern
  • Daniel Zacharczuk, Ricky Yarnall – Bar|Kitchen

*The former GM of The Varnish has graciously donated a couple of his graphic prints to display at ABG.

Art Beyond the Glass will take place at Sadie Kitchen & Lounge, a stunning, 7,300 square-foot venue that mixes Golden Age Hollywood glamor and modern aesthetics. The Sadie bar program is overseen by Giovanni Martinez, one of LA’s most innovative and highly-respected bartenders. Sadie’s seasonal New Californian menu is overseen by Consulting Chef Mark Gold, the Executive Chef and owner of the acclaimed Eva in West Hollywood.

Proceeds from Art Beyond the Glass will be donated to Inner-City Arts, an arts education institution located in the Skid Row area of Downtown LA. Inner-City Arts measurably improves academic and personal outcomes for at-risk youth, including those students with Limited English Proficiency who are at risk of academic failure. To make a direct donation to Inner-City Arts, please visit

Art Beyond the Glass
Date: Sunday, June 17, 2012
Time: 3pm-8pm
Tickets: $40 online presales, $50 cash only at the door.
Online presale tickets:

  • Open bar
  • Bar bites by Sadie
  • Live music, performances & DJ sets
  • Raffle prizes and silent auction

Sadie Kitchen & Lounge
1638 N. Las Palmas
Hollywood, CA 90028

Special shout out to the ladies of LUPEC for volunteering: Karen Grill (Playa), Jen Len (Drago Centro), Tricia Alley (Southern Wine & Spirits), Cole’s Bar Manager Brent Falco (thank you for your planning help!) and Hollis Bulleit for being fabulous.

Art Beyond the Glass is being made possible by the generous support of our sponsors:

  • Infinium Spirits – Templeton Rye, Fernet Branca
  • Karlsson’s Vodka
  • Sailor Jerry
  • Becherovka
  • Campari Gruppo – Campari, Bowmore, Auchentoshan, Russell’s Reserve, Cynar
  • dineLA
  • Java Juice
  • Atlantico Rum
  • Akvinta Vodka
  • Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal
  • St. George Spirits
  • Heaven Hill Distilleries – Evan Williams
  • Henry Wine Group
  • 123 Tequila
  • Pierre Ferrand

Water provided by smartwater

Beer courtesy of Golden Road Brewing

ABG flyer design by Dave Stolte (Home Bar Basics)
Coupe image courtesy Eric Alperin, The Varnish