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François Vera: From Curitiba to Pour Vous

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Pour Vous bar manager, François Vera has helped open some of the best bars in Los Angeles, quietly making an impact on the city’s thriving cocktail scene. [...]

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Steve “Carpi” Carpentieri, the Soul of “Hey Bartender”

Carpi's fedora at The Roger Room

An interview with Steve “Carpi” Carpentieri, the everyman and the soul of “Hey Bartender,” the documentary film about the renaissance of the cocktail. [...]

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Negroni Week: May 27 – June 3

From May 27 to June 3, Los Angeles bars participating in Negroni Week are featuring a Negroni or a variation, with proceeds going to a local charity. [...]

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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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Party Like It’s 1933: Repeal Day Events in Los Angeles

Death of the 18th Amendment by 1933 Group

Repeal Day is celebrated every December 5th to honor the repeal of the 18th Amendment, which ended Prohibition. Bars across Los Angeles are featuring drink specials and events to help you party like it’s 1933. [...]

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December 4: Cole’s 103rd Anniversary and Repeal Day Celebration

Cole's Repeal Day 2011 Flyer

Cole’s Red Car Bar is celebrating its 103rd Anniversary and hosting a Repeal Day celebration on Sunday, December 4th. The bash features free French Dips, free Bathtub Gin Punch and a midnight champagne toast. [...]

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