When Cedd Moses’ Seven Grand debuted in 2007, L.A. was a vodka town. And yet the whiskey-dedicated bar ended up playing a key role in jumpstarting the cocktail renaissance in Southern California. Dapper bartenders, impeccably made cocktail classics and an awe-inspiring whiskey list introduced a new way of drinking. In 2014, the bar then turned its back room into a Japanese-inspired whiskey library loaded with rare bottles.
The Drink to Drink: Kentucky Mint Julep, the Southern classic made with Seven Grand’s own Woodford Reserve batched bourbon, fresh mint and sugar, garnished with a fresh mint sprig and served in a silver Julep cup
Know Before You Go: For hard-core whiskey lovers, the 12-seat whiskey library Bar Jackalope in the backroom of the bar showcases rare whiskies Sunday through Thursday.