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The Varnish Celebrates 5 Years, Launches Bartender Reunion Series

Eric Alperin at The Varnish

The Varnish

Time flies when you’re having fun: The Varnish is celebrating its five-year anniversary on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. For this special event, two of The Varnish partners, Eric Alperin and Sasha Petraske, will be mixing cocktails from 7pm to 11pm. As part of [...]

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Novo Fogo Bars on Fire: Lil’ Twisted Heats Up Caña Rum Bar

Jaymee Mandeville & Cari Hah

Novo Fogo Organic Cachaças and Lil’ Twisted recently took over Caña Rum Bar with the first Los Angeles edition of Bars on Fire, an ongoing series of events that offers thirsty patrons a few hours of “Brazilian Zen.” [...]

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A Conversation with Cole’s Bar Manager Brent Falco

Brent Falco at Cole's

If you haven’t been to Cole’s lately, or if you’ve never had a drink at the oldest public house in Los Angeles, there’s never been a better time to head downtown and belly up to the Red Car Bar. [...]

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Christopher Day Wins 4th Annual Jimmy Barella Bartending Competition

Christopher Day at Cole's

On the eve of Repeal Day, Christopher Day wins the 4th Annual Jimmy Barella Bartending Competition at Cole’s with a two-part, deconstructed cocktail. [...]

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Global Cocktail Community Raises Funds for Murray Stenson

Murray Stenson at Canon

As this post goes live, a dozen cities across the country, as well as in Canada and Australia, have pledged to host multiple fundraising events for the ailing Murray Stenson. [...]

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Thirsty in SD: Seven Grand San Diego Opens

Sazerac & Old Fashioned - Seven Grand San Diego

To celebrate the Grand Opening of Seven Grand San Diego, Cedd Moses and 213 Nightlife invited a small group of friends and family to a “Whiskey on the Rails” party on Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner. [...]

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Caña Rum & Coconut Water Labor Day Weekend Special

Rum & Coconut Water - Caña Rum Bar

On Sunday and Monday of Labor Day Weekend, Cãna Rum Bar is featuring its Rum & Coconut Water for just $10. Even better, Caña GM Allan Katz has shared the recipe! [...]

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Tales of the Cocktail 2012: Los Angeles Toasts The Varnish at the Spirited Awards

The Varnish - 2012 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards

On Saturday of the 10th Annual Tales of the Cocktail, two events loomed large on the itinerary: Pig & Punch and the 2012 Spirited Awards. [...]

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Caña Spring Cocktail Menu and Two-Year Anniversary

Luau Old Fashioned

Time flies when you’re having rum, and just ahead of Caña Rum Bar’s two-year anniversary, GM Allan Katz has debuted the Caña Spring Cocktail Menu. [...]

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February 24: The Varnish Three-Year Anniversary Party

The Varnish

The Varnish is toasting its three year anniversary on Friday, February 24th, with free Bols Genever punch from 7pm-10pm (while it lasts) and jazz piano by Jamie Elman all night long. [...]

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