So let's say you find yourself as a castaway on a desert island, but that desert island isn't an island at all, it's actually Hollywood Blvd. Okay, now say you're strolling about the summer heat amidst the debris of many a shipwreck, so to speak, and a rather inconspicuous door catches your eye. Don't be apprehensive, stroll inside, and behold, you've found yourself within Lono.
Mama Lion in Koreatown showed us the way into understanding that our perception of supper clubs as a showy novelty, was indeed completely mislead. A brick wall accented by the light of crystal chandeliers towers over leather tufted booths...
A resurrected gem resting just a few blocks east of Las Vegas Blvd off of Sahara and, how appropriate, Atlantic Street, you’ll find what may initially appear to be a mirage to an unskilled sailor, none other than Starboard Tack.
Ah, Grappa, the true spirit of Italy. Yes, Grappa, a spirit malleable enough, yet extremely distinct when mixed into a cocktail. Also, being a bold sipper on the rocks, or a fantastic companion to a well-paired meal, what could be more inviting?
What ever happened to the good old days of watching Sunday morning cartoons accompanied by a bowl of your favorite fruity pebbles and the dull roar of Mom's vacuum? You’d sit on the sofa in your PJ’s, the sound of a full orchestra blaring from the tv set while Tom and Jerry scurried playfully, yet vengefully, about their domain....
Calling all Negroni Week participants! Today we spent some time at The Corner Door in Los Angeles to geek out and enjoy their take on the Negroni Week festivities. Every day of this week, they'll be showcasing a new Star Wars themed surprise, cleverly titled in homage to Episodes 1-7, all in the fashion of a Negroni, of course. Grab a lightsaber and call your favorite Jedi, and treat yourself this week!
Take your pretty little señorita out this Cinco de Mayo and treat yourself to a little something special, or a lot of something special, rather. @flemingssteakhouse and @herradurateq have joined forces to bring you the regal $100 Fleming's Prime Margarita.
Happy 4/20!! Whether you partake in the festivities or not, today's a day to relax and have yourself a good ol' time.
Whether you're single, in a happy relationship, or riding the wave of playful flirtation via social media and hit or miss tinder dates, leaving you somewhere in between, Valentine's Day is coming for us all regardless.
An intricate full menu compliments their very complete and approachable cocktail menu and presents tons of options for great pairings and a full belly.
Westbound in Los Angeles has been made over into a winter wonderland and is dubbed Miracle on Santa Fe: New York City isn’t the only place getting into the holiday pop-up bar game.
Whether you use rye whiskey or bourbon, stir or shake, garnish with true maraschino cherries or just ruthlessly fish them out of the jar, you can find yourself before a bold and uplifting Manhattan.
We suggest you run, not walk to Downtown Cocktail Room’s elusive front door, sit down with Kevin or another one of their friendly and talented bartenders, and enjoy a unique and laid back experience that’s unlike any other that you’ll find in Downtown Las Vegas.
A Word with the Bartender
On a beautiful 70 something Tuesday afternoon, we headed out to Culver City to do something a little different than what we’re used to and go behind the scenes with a new friend of ours, Shawn Lickliter, who’s the Bar Program Director at République in Hancock Park.
We recently had the opportunity to join Herradura Tequila at Trunk Club in Culver City a couple weeks ago for a night of vibrant craft cocktails, joyful conversation, and a chance for ten talented bartenders to give us a taste what the had up their sleeves. Everyone loves a good competition, and every single one of these skilled virtuosos brought something unique to the table, literally.
We pulled up a seat at the bar with Kevin Gorham to learn all about and him and how he found himself behind the bar and menu of this ever-changing establishment.
If you ask a Las Vegas local, or just about anyone who frequents the Arts District area what some of their favorite bars may be, just about everyone will list Velveteen Rabbit within the first few seconds.
Quietly nestled just a few miles off of the strip lies a subtle diamond in the rough and local favorite, Herbs & Rye. It may not appear very impressionable from the outside, but one step inside and you may as well have turned back time.
Behind the spirits
If you didn’t already know, gin is hands down one of our very favorite spirits. Versatile, flavorful, and sometimes downright powerful, not only does gin have a bright future, but a remarkably interesting past as well.
We would like to share with you one of our new favorite products on the market, VIVA XXXII Tequila. With both expert quality and an extremely reasonable price point, founder Yvonne Niami created VIVA XXXII in order to bring a vibrant, high-quality tequila to the market that didn't cost an arm and a leg. What she procured were two exquisite blends, versatile enough to taste great neat or mixed into a cocktail, all without too hefty of a price.
We gathered at Bar Clacson last Tuesday to observe the world’s first grappa mixology competition. The Gra’it Challenge, a chance for ten bartenders in each challenge city to show what kind of concoction they can whip up with the first authentic Italian grappa distilled specifically for mixed drinks, Gra’it Grappa. This brought some of the most diverse bartenders and mixologist in Los Angeles together for a chance to become of of the 7 winners to enjoy an all-inclusive 10 day tour of Italy as guests of the Bonollo family.
Whiskey vs whisky, ah the good ol’ debate. Years ago the New York Times was bombarded with angry readers that fought that they were spelling it whiskey, when it should have been whisky.
Bourbon, Gins, Whiskey, Tequila, Vodka...We don't descriminate, we love it all! Our top choices of spirits to get you in the spirit!
Fine cognac and enjoy an invite-only tasting for Remy Martin. Arranged in walkthrough fashion, an educational experience from beginning to end, this installation had it all when it comes to dimension, vision, and way of captivating the senses
Here we have a few of our favorite bars and what they're rolling out for Negroni Week! We hand picked each bar based on who was pulling off the most interesting and enjoyable variations.
A little over a week ago, we arrived at Delano Las Vegas around dusk, and were taken up in an elevator to Skyfall Lounge. Towering high above the strip, we realized we were walking into an event with no real inkling of what we were getting ourselves into, other than a night of celebration.
So many of us share the privilege of having clean water available to us whenever we need it. While the fortunate sip upon our twelve dollar cocktails on a evening out, there are people without a drop to even wet their lips.
We found ourselves four weeks into 2017 and already in desperate need of a vacation. So what else could we do other than take two days to enjoy ourselves and drop into lush Seattle, WA to kick off the year?
Leading the way as the number one brewery in Los Angeles as far as production goes, Golden Road Brewery has set a seemingly unattainable standard with their booming success while continuously growing within the community.
Shaken, not stirred... Did you know that the use of cocktail shakers can be traced back to 7000 B.C. but they weren't patented until the late 1800s?
We went on a small adventure recently and we want to see if you can guess from this cityscape where we ventured through on our last trip. We'll give you a hint! Not only were we jazzed about the bars, but the crawdads and beignets too! ....New Orleans, Ya'll!
In the wake of last weekend's tragedy at Route 91 Festival in Las Vegas that took 58 beautiful lives and injured over 500, the whole country seems to have been affected. Las Vegas is our hometown, and with all of these feelings of helplessness, we absolutely need to give back.
We will be offering enamel pins available for pre-order at $12 each, and all proceeds will go to Las Vegas Victims Fund created by Clark County Commission Chair, Steve Sisolak. The fund will widely distribute in helping the victims of the shooting and the families of the victims to heal and to provide financial relief to assist them in rebuilding their lives.
Pre-order while in production and stay tuned for more updates!
Thank you! #VEGASSTRONG
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