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Tales of the Cocktail 2013: Mandarine Napoléon Battle of the Sexes

Naomi Schimek and John Lermayer

On the first day of Tales of the Cocktail 2013, the Napoleon House was the site of the inaugural Mandarine Napoléon Imperial Battle of the Sexes. [...]

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Tiki Nights Times Two in Los Angeles

Tiki Tuesdays at La Descarga

La Descarga and The Spare Room are carrying the LA tiki torch by featuring a stellar lineup of guest bartenders throughout the Endless Summer. [...]

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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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Tales of the Cocktail 2012: Ode to The Spare Room

Ode to the Bowl punch bowl - Tales of the Cocktail

To kick off the 10th annual Tales of the Cocktail, The Spare Room hosted Ode to the Bowl, featuring twelve teams from across the country competing in a raucous bowling tournament at the historic Rock ‘N’ Bowl in New Orleans. [...]

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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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Get Pickled with The Spare Room’s Fall Happy Hour Special

Ludlow Street Collins

After taking guests on a summer vacation to Nantucket, The Spare Room travels to Manhattan’s Lower East Side for its Fall Happy Hour Special, courtesy of new Beverage Director Naomi Schimek. [...]

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Debbi Peek Wins USBG Piña Colada Competition at 2011 Tales of the Cocktail

Piña Colada

At the 2011 Tales of the Cocktail, seventeen bartenders from around the country presented their interpretations of the classic Piña Colada at the USBG Piña Colada Competition. Chicago’s Debbi Peek took the first place Judges’ Choice and Best Technical Performance awards for her “No Passport Required.” [...]

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