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September 20-30: LA Beer Week

LA Beer Week 2012

LA Beer Week is back for its fourth edition, taking place at bars, restaurants, bottle shops and breweries throughout Los Angeles and Orange County from September 20-30. [...]

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A Taste of The Taste: Cocktail Confidential

The Taste - Cocktail Confidential

On Saturday night of The Taste, LA’s thriving cocktail culture was in the spotlight at Cocktail Confidential, co-hosted by LA Times food and nightlife writer Jessica Gelt and acclaimed mixologist Julian Cox. [...]

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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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Thirsty in NOLA: Tales of the Cocktail 2012

Second Line - Tales of the Cocktail

Bartenders, spirits brands, imbibers, foodies and the sturdiest livers from around the world are heading to New Orleans this week for the 10th Annual Tales of the Cocktail. [...]

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September 6: Radio Room Returns to The Edison with The Bon Vivants

Radio Room Flyer

Cocktail enthusiasts rejoice! After far too long a hiatus, Radio Room returns to The Edison on Tuesday, September 6th with special guests The Bon Vivants: Scott Baird, Josh Harris and Alex Straus. [...]

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Alex Straus Debuts Spring Cocktail Menu at Hemingway’s Lounge

Peruvian Sangria

Bartender Alex Straus has unveiled his Spring Cocktail Menu for Hemingway’s Lounge in Hollywood. To introduce the new drinks, Straus hosted a tasting of the spring menu and graciously shared his cocktail recipes. [...]

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A Drinkable Feast at Hemingway’s Lounge

Photo: Hemingway's Lounge

Since its opening in September, Hemingway’s Lounge has been packing them in on DJ-driven nights when the multifaceted venue transforms from low-lit cocktail den to energetic dance party. Owner Johnny Zander (whose velvet rope CV includes Hollywood hot spots Green Door, the Tropicana [...]

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Table 20 Names Matt Biancaniello L.A.’s Best Bartender

Matt Biancaniello serves his Queen of the Night punch.

A few months ago, Table 20 began a search to find L.A.’s Best Bartender by inviting the public to nominate and vote for their favorite bartenders. After the 30-day nomination and voting period, contest judges whittled the [...]

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WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey Launches at Seven Grand

If this was your office, you'd be smiling too: David Pickerell (L) and Raj Peter Bhakta (R) at the WhistlePig Farm Distillery.

A group of spirits cognoscenti gathered at Seven Grand last Thursday for the Los Angeles launch of WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey, a 100 [...]

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June 30: Whiskey Social at Wilshire Restaurant

The Patio Bar at Wilshire Restaurant | Photo: Wilshire

Following the recent launch of its Cocktail Culture Thursdays, Wilshire Restaurant is furthering its push into the craft cocktails and spirits realm with the inaugural Whiskey Social, taking place on Wednesday, June 30. Executive Chef Andrew Kirschner [...]

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