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June 30: Art Beyond the Glass II

Invention Bar and Lounge at LAAC

Building on the bonds that were forged at the inaugural Art Beyond the Glass between bartenders, brands and community, Art Beyond the Glass II is taking place on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at the historic Los Angeles Athletic Club in downtown LA. [...]

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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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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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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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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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La Descarga Launches Fall Cocktails and Wednesday Music Night

Aperol M'ama

For the first time since it opened, La Descarga has launched a cocktail menu that doesn’t include new drinks created by Steve Livigni and Pablo Moix. The Fall Cocktail Menu has 16 drinks, mostly created by head bartender Kenny Arbuckle, along with Meghan Malloy and Armando Conway. [...]

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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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Cuatro de Mayo Celebration at La Descarga

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Special guest Bill Esparza will be leading the house band during La Descarga’s Cuatro de Mayo Celebration, featuring tequila and mezcal-fueled cocktails and shots, and free food courtesy of the Camarena Tequila Taco Truck. [...]

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Cinco de Mayo 2011: Bring On the Agave

border grill margaritas

Cinco de Mayo may have limited national significance in Mexico, but here in the U.S. and elsewhere, it’s a great day to celebrate Mexican culture by imbibing some of its finest exports. Bars and restaurants all over town will be hosting special events on the day that honors the Mexican Army’s victory over the occupying French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. [...]

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