Yee Mee Loo bar at the Formosa Cafe

The Formosa Cafe Reopens After $2.4 Million Renovation

June 30, 2019

One of LA’s most famous watering holes from the Golden Age of Hollywood, the legendary Formosa Cafe has reopened after a $2.4 million renovation.

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Lady Genever mural at Genever

Genever is an Art Deco Hidden Gem in Historic Filipinotown

May 27, 2018

Located in Historic Filipinotown, Genever is uniquely situated at the nexus of women’s empowerment, cultural heritage, community, and Los Angeles cocktail culture. The gin-forward cocktail menu features Filipino ingredients like tapioca, panutsa, bitter melon, pandan, calamansi and sago.

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Redwood tree at Clifton’s Cafeteria

It Was Worth the Wait: Clifton’s Cafeteria is Reopening at Last

September 22, 2015

Clifton’s Cafeteria, one of the most storied restaurants in Los Angeles history, is reopening after a four-year, $15-million renovation.

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Sazerac & Old Fashioned - Seven Grand San Diego

Thirsty in SD: Seven Grand San Diego Opens

September 7, 2012

To celebrate the Grand Opening of Seven Grand San Diego, Cedd Moses and 213 Nightlife invited a small group of friends and family to a “Whiskey on the Rails” party on Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner.

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Bow & Truss bar

Bow & Truss Opens in the NoHo Arts District

July 10, 2012

Bow & Truss has opened in the burgeoning NoHo Arts District, featuring sherry-based cocktails by Aidan Demarest and Marcos Tello of Tello Demarest Liquid Assets.

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Pour Vous lounge

Midnight in Paris: Rendezvous at Pour Vous

April 6, 2012

After an extended buildout that continued to generate anticipation over the last several months, Pour Vous is now open. Steve Livigni and Pablo Moix head an all-star team that includes bar manager Dave Fernie, Adrian Biggs, Devon Espinosa and Lindsay Nader.

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The Maestro and The Conductor: Mixology 101 Opens at Original Farmers Market

March 10, 2012

Mixology 101 at Planet Dailies has opened in the Original Farmers Market, featuring cocktails created by Salvatore Calabrese and head bartender Joseph Brooke.

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The Bar at Next Door Lounge

Next Door Lounge Opens in Hollywood

July 1, 2011

The Hollywood craft cocktail scene continues to grow with the debut of Next Door Lounge, which soft opened after a series of preview nights. Next Door Lounge comes from the same team that opened The Hollywood Corner, located next door to the new bar. Next Door Lounge has scored something of a coup by hiring Joseph Brooke, who was previously the Director of Spirits at The Edison.

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Smokin' Monk

Black Market Liquor Bar Opens in Studio City

June 15, 2011

Cocktail enthusiasts in the Valley have a place to call their own, now that Black Market Liquor Bar has opened in the former Wine Bistro space in Studio City. Cocktailians on the other side of the hill will want to make the pilgrimage to Black Market as well, thanks to a stellar drink menu created by Pablo Moix and Steve Livigni.

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Yakitori grill - Chaya Beer Garden

June 6: Chaya Downtown Launches Second Annual Japanese Beer Garden

May 24, 2011

On Monday, June 6th, Chaya Downtown Los Angeles is launching its Second Annual Japanese Beer Garden, taking place on the restaurant’s outdoor patio through Friday, September 2nd. Chef de Cuisine Kazuya Matsuoka’s special menu will be offered all summer, every Monday through Friday from 5pm to close.

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