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December 26: 2nd Annual Boxing Day Social at The Spare Room

Boxing Day Social 2012

On Wednesday, December 26th, The Spare Room is hosting the 2nd Annual Boxing Day Social, featuring the Bartenders with Bartabs Auction. Proceeds from the event benefit the Hospitality Kitchen in downtown LA. [...]

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Summertime is Tiki Time in Los Angeles

Tiki cocktails - The Spare Room

As Los Angeles continues to endure a sweltering heat wave, the timing couldn’t be better for three stellar tiki events taking place over the next several days. [...]

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An Evening of Tiki at The Spare Room

The Spare Room Evening of Tiki

On Wednesday, May 23, The Spare Room launches An Evening of Tiki, a monthly series of “island-inspired cocktails and music,” featuring guest bartenders from LA and across the country. [...]

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Boxing Day Social at The Spare Room

Spare Room Boxing Day Social 2011

On Monday, December 26th, Naomi Schimek is helping to spread some holiday cheer by hosting a special Boxing Day Social at The Spare Room in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. All proceeds from the event go to the Hospitality Kitchen (aka the “Hippie Kitchen”), a soup kitchen operated by Los Angeles Catholic Worker in Downtown LA’s Skid Row. [...]

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November 13: Speed Rack LA at Hollywood Roosevelt

The all-female bartending competition known as Speed Rack is taking over the Hollywood Roosevelt’s Blossom Room on Sunday, November 13th. Speed Rack LA features 18 competitors battling for a trip to New York and the national finals in May 2012. Proceeds go to breast cancer research, education and prevention. [...]

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On the Trail of LA’s Bourbon Cocktails

Gingered Bourbon Lemonade

September is National Bourbon Heritage Month, and Angelenos can vicariously join in the festivities by enjoying Kentucky’s finest in cocktails all over town. Our round-up begins in Marina del Rey, heads east into downtown, and ends in Pasadena. [...]

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Bastille Day at The Spare Room, Featuring Paris Loves LA

In honor of Bastille Day, The Spare Room is featuring a special cocktail menu and hosting an intimate performance by Paris Loves LA, featuring Adele Jacques, a très chic French singer who performs Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot songs in a cabaret style. [...]

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There Once Was a Cocktail Called the Nantucket…

The Spare Room has launched a Wednesday happy hour this summer from 6-9pm, featuring the $7 Nantucket Sound, $5 mini-lobster rolls, $3 beers and half price bowling. [...]

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The Spare Room Nominated for 2011 AIA|LA Restaurant Design Awards

The Spare Room, nominated for an RDA in the Lounge/Nightclub category.

The Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA|LA) has announced the nominees for the 7th Annual AIA|LA Restaurant Design Awards, including The Spare Room, Lukshon and Pitfire Pizza. [...]

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Riding the Trolley of Death, Fueled by Plymouth Gin

We board the Trolley of Death!

A motley crew of gin-soaked bloggers, bartenders and shanghaied passengers rides the Trolley of Death for a night of drinks at some of L.A.’s best bars. [...]

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