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October 9: Jonathan Gold’s Second Annual Union Station Cocktail Party

Just two weeks after the inaugural L.A. Craft Beer Crawl, Jonathan Gold and 213 are teaming up once again for the second annual Union Station Speakeasy Cocktail Party, taking place this Saturday, October 9 in the station’s historic Grand Concourse. The celebration of downtown L.A.’s [...]

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Tapping into the Inaugural L.A. Craft Beer Crawl

Summer finally decided to show up last Saturday, but the triple digit heat didn’t deter 1,200 thirsty Angelenos from heading downtown to attend the inaugural L.A. Craft Beer Crawl, a collaboration between 213 and the Beer Chicks (Christina Perozzi and Hallie Beaune). The sold out event took place at seven of 213’s bars, where Crawlers [...]

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September 25: L.A. Craft Beer Crawl in Downtown Los Angeles

The Beer Chicks will be signing books at Golden Gopher. | Photo: 213

Proving that his interests go beyond great cocktails and fine spirits, 213 Proprietor Cedd Moses is teaming up with The Beer Chicks (Christina Perozzi and Hallie Beaune) to present the inaugural L.A. Craft [...]

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Red Rover Throwback: A Seven Grand Reunion

Photo: 213 Downtown

Once upon a time, they were the opening crew at Seven Grand: Aidan Demarest, John Coltharp, Marcos Tello, Dave Whitton and Damian Windsor. As key figures in the rebirth of the thriving Los Angeles cocktail scene, they’re regarded as some of [...]

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Choose Your Weapon: Sampling the New Cocktails at Caña Rum Bar

Tijuana Death March

Although President Obama’s recent fundraising visit to Los Angeles caused a traffic nightmare for thousands of rush hour commuters, in other parts of the city drivers had no problem reaching their destinations. Thanks to a nearly deserted 10 Freeway, I [...]

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Caña Happy Hour Debuts New Tropicalia Cocktail Specials

Have a seat, your Tropicalia Cocktail will be right with you. | Photo: 213 Downtown

Caña General Manager Allan Katz has launched new Happy Hour specials for the downtown rum bar, expanding the cocktail club’s La Hora de Oro menu to include ten handcrafted Tropicalia Cocktails [...]

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April 8: Caña Grand Opening Party

After a few weeks in soft open mode, Caña Rum Bar is ready for its close-up this Thursday, April 8th. The former Doheny has been reimagined as a 1930’s Caribbean lounge, featuring over 140 small-batch rums, a rum-based cocktail menu, and seasonal wines and [...]

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Caña Rum Bar Soft Opens Tonight

A week after Las Perlas made its long-awaited debut, cocktail enthusiasts will have another new 213 Downtown destination to visit when Caña Rum Bar soft opens tonight. The latest from Cedd Moses is a reboot of the exclusive Doheny members-only bar, which became as well-known [...]

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All Roads Lead to Classic & Vintage Spirits

As the global cocktail renaissance marches on, mixologists and cocktail enthusiasts continue to utilize the highest quality spirits to anchor classic cocktails and new school creations alike. Founded by Domaine Select Wine Estates (DSWE) in 2009, Classic & Vintage Artisanal Spirits gathers many of these [...]

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All the Booze That’s Fit to Print – February 2010

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An occasional roundup of L.A. cocktail culture in various media.

Just in time for Super Bowl Sunday, LA Times Magazine featured recipes for four classic tiki cocktails, “reimagined for a new generation.” Love the retro-style artwork, too.

On February 11, an LA Times Food article [...]

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