It should come as no surprise that new bars are popping up in Los Angeles all the time. Many of these spots are vanguards, offering new trends and styles of drinking. One might be a more relaxed craft spot, another might have sweeter-yet-balanced drinks, and still another might effortlessly incorporate high-tech equipment and techniques. At least one of these 11 new establishments could be your next favorite hangout.—Caroline Pardilla
*Bars are listed alphabetically.
Not many cities can boast the same dedication to drinking diversity that Los Angeles does. It’s a craft beer town, wine haven and craft cocktail destination all rolled into one sprawling metropolis. Angelenos will never go thirsty, thanks to the city’s abundance of stellar drinking options. One list can never cover everyone’s needs all the time. But if you’re looking for a handy assessment of which places, from iconic Tiki bars to James Dean’s favorite spot, matter most, this is the list.—Caroline Pardilla *Bars are listed alphabetically.
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Bartenders have their own way of saying hello. They skip the pleasantries and pour Fernet-Branca. It’s a code known as the Fernet Handshake. And some of Los Angeles’ best bartenders are letting cocktail lovers in on the secret. Just order one of the unique and delicious Fernet-Branca cocktails being served near you. Experience even more about how to live the handshake.
The slate is set for the finale of the Tequila Herradura Legends competition. Bartenders will be traveling to Mexico for the experience of a lifetime. They’ll get a VIP distillery tour at the last true tequila-producing hacienda on the planet, explore popular and historic attractions and—most importantly—face off for the grand prize in the global […]
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It’s a new way to think about ice in your drinks.
With a fresh new recipe.
Los Angeles bartenders recently shared their finest recipes in the Smoky Malt Cocktail Challenge, sponsored by Ardbeg. Brittney Olsen of Break Room 86 ultimately won, earning a to Scotland for her subtle and smoky masterpiece, Talking Backwards. She won’t be the only one to benefit from the competition. You, for instance, can check out the […]
You get a pool when you go West from New York.
There is a lot of risk in owning a liquor store. Burglary, robbery, breakage…run-ins with angry peacocks? A female peacock made her way through a family-owned Los Angeles liquor store this week, destroying $500 worth of alcohol as it explored the aisles. Advertisement Store manager Rani Ghanem said he had no idea the majestic bird […]
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Cognac is stealing the spotlight in Los Angeles. Talented bartenders across the city are creating new signature cognac cocktails. Each recipe features rich, complex Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège cognac—and is only available for a limited time. Whether you’re craving a new take on a familiar favorite or want to sip something surprising, now is time to find your new favorite cocktail in Los Angeles.
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If you’ve always dreamed of chugging a Duff beer at Moe’s Tavern, you’re in luck. Inflatable replicas of the famous Springfield watering hole will soon open in Dublin, London and Los Angeles. Inflatable Pub, the company behind the product, said it hopes avid Simpsons fans will eventually be able to purchase their own Moe’s on their website […]
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The Ardbeg Smoky Malt Cocktail Challenge sought recipes from all over the country, searching for original cocktails from bartenders skilled in balancing ‘the peaty paradox’. Seven recipes were chosen, and while the winning bartenders enjoy their prize of an immersive educational trip to Scotland, you can enjoy the cocktails that got them there. These are […]
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Even the classics could stand an update. Sometimes.
Rum is so good, so versatile, it deserves to be drunk all the time.
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