The Place: Neat, 1114 North Pacific Ave., Glendale; (818) 241-4542.
The Hours: 4:30-7:30 p.m. every day.
The Deals: Half off everything.
The Digs: Behind an unlikely door in an unlikely strip of Pacific Ave. in Glendale lies a bar with an unlikely twist on the craft cocktail movement -- it's not ... More >>
Ever wonder what L.A.'s most creative bartenders like to do on their days off? That's exactly the idea behind Art Beyond the Glass, a fundraiser that features a variety of art, music, DJs, live performances and, of course, lots of cocktails for a cause at Sadie in Hollywood.
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Modern mixology's pioneer Audrey Saunders has returned to Los Angeles. And after leaving La Brea's The Tar Pit after a short two months early last year, getting married, teaching seminars at prestigious cocktail events like the Manhattan Cocktail Classic and winning the 2011 Tales of the Cocktail aw ... More >>
Caroline on CrackAidan Demarest with his award-winning Mai Tai at the Spare Room.
Barman Aidan Demarest has managed some of the best cocktail bars in town, opening up downtown's whiskey bar Seven Grand and the Hollywood Roosevelt's bowling alley/lounge Spare Room, while also introducing a uni ... More >>
Caroline on CrackSteingarten LA's Bavarian Marian beer cocktail.
Beer cocktails are a growing trend in the Los Angeles cocktail scene, with Library Bar bartender Matthew Biancaniello's Hopping in the Rye being one of the first to start things off. Now you can take your pick of either traditio ... More >>
N. GalutenThe bar, cocktail menu, at The Spare RoomLast night marked the debut of The Spare Room, a new cocktail lounge and Hurst-esque gaming room, located at the mezzanine level of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. It is the joint brainchild of Downtown L.A. cocktail pioneer Aidan Demarest (Se ... More >>
N. GalutenBrady Weise, behind the bar at Library Bar
We came across Brady Weise about a month ago, while doing some "research" on the Old Fashioned. He was working at Library Bar (at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel) and made us a rather good one then went on to impress with his knowledge of Ame ... More >>
Acuna-HansenMarcos Tello and the 1886 bartenders from left to right: Danny Cymbal, Garret McKechnie, Brady Weise, Lacey Murillo, Greg Gretmenian and Laura Lindsay.
At the end of the night, Los Angeles cocktail consultant Aidan Demarest climbed on top of the polished wood bar, careful not to upset a ... More >>
Caroline on CrackDrago Centro's Golden Goose cocktail.
Thanksgiving celebrations take on a whole new meaning in an age when we're more concerned with Black Friday sales shopping strategies than seating placements. But that doesn't mean you have to forgo your favorite fall flavors just becaus ... More >>
Joseph Brooke was just recently named as the new director of spirits at the Edison. A post he takes over from Aidan Demarest who is now doing cocktail consultation with mixologist Marcos Tello at the not-yet-opened First & Hope Supper Club. We spoke to America's Top Bartender about his plans and coc ... More >>
There was some question yesterday regarding whether The Tar Pit's head barman Marcos Tello would take over for Audrey Saunders, who has "amicably" left the bar/restaurant as both partner and creator of the beverage program due to creative differences. Mixologist consultants Christy Pope and Chad Sum ... More >>
The EdisonBartender Joe BrookeAmerica's Top Bartender will now be mixing his Absolut cocktails at The Edison. The downtown bar named Joe Brooke their new director of spirits, replacing Aidan Demarest, who left the post for the as-yet-unopened First & Hope. Other than winning America's Top Bar ... More >>
It was announced today that Sazerac 18 year-old rye whiskey (fall 2008 release) is the best whiskey in the world, as rated in the 2010 edition of the Whisky Bible by Jim Murray. (And no, that's not a misspelling; that's how Murray spells whiskey). Murray is an Englishman and his Bible is the best se ... More >>
The EdisonJust because we don't live in New Hampshire doesn't mean we don't get to go ice skating, thanks to Pershing Square's downtown ice skating rink. And this Saturday, The Edison makes sure that you'll have fun doing it, as they'll be serving hot chocolate, roasted chestnuts and Christma ... More >>
On November 7, Drink:Eat:Play is hosting a Speakeasy party at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, proving once again that they have cornered the market on fraternity-style theme parties for grown-ups. 20's attire is mandatory for guests of the event, which aims to transport them to the era of Prohibit ... More >>
The EdisonSeptember's PartyThe Radio Room at The Edison is host to the most unique cocktail program around: every month, Aidan Demarest, The Edison's director of beverages and spirits, along with lead barman Marcos Tello, invites mixologists from across the country to spend a night behind the ... More >>