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Speed Rack San Diego, Ivy Mix at Sadie

Yael Vengroff - Speed Rack National Finals 2012

Speed Rack, the first nationwide competition created by and for female bartenders comes to San Diego on March 3, 2013 for an extraordinary event that combines world class bartenders, spectator sport and fundraising to fight breast cancer. [...]

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The Varnish Celebrates 4 Years, Harvard & Stone 2-Year Anniversary, Big Bar on Fire

Niki Lindgren at The Varnish

From anniversary events at The Varnish and Harvard & Stone, to the latest edition of Novo Fogo’s Bars on Fire, the week of February 24th is going to be a busy one. [...]

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January 31: Culinary Cocktail Seminar with Matthew Biancaniello

Matthew Biancaniello

On Thursday, January 31st, a lucky group of cocktail aficionados will have the unique opportunity to learn about Biancaniello’s techniques at a Culinary Cocktail Seminar taking place at K&L Wines Hollywood. [...]

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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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Art Beyond the Glass: Thank You Los Angeles!

Art Beyond the Glass

Two weeks after Art Beyond the Glass, I share a few belated “thank you”s and rambling thoughts about an extraordinary day. [...]

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A Letter from Zahra Bates

In this guest post, Zahra Bates shares her thoughts on Art Beyond the Glass as well as some of her favorite photos from the event. [...]

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Looking Back at Art Beyond the Glass

The following recap of Art Beyond the Glass is a guest post by Lindsay Nader. Lindsay is a bartender, founder of N.A.D.E.R., co-founder of Elysium Craft Cocktail Services, and writes a column for Los Angeles Magazine. She also created one of the standout cocktails (an Auchentoshan strawberry float called the Awesome Possum) and performed a [...]

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June 17: Art Beyond the Glass

Art Beyond the Glass - June 17

On Sunday, June 17th, LA’s top bartenders will showcase their artistry at Art Beyond the Glass, a special event where everything from the cocktails to the art hanging on the walls and the music coming out of the speakers will be created or performed by bartenders. [...]

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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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