Forget draft beer, infused sodas or anything else you thought could be carbonated and poured straight from the handle. Bludso's Bar & Que on La Brea is here, and it has kegged up some seriously strong mint juleps. As far as we know, there's no other place in town (or anywhere else, for that matter) tapping its own strong Southern bourbon drinks, which makes the version at Bludso's northern outpost pretty special. Don't be confused: There's still a lot for the amiable bartenders to do to finish your next draft mint julep, from adding the crushed ice to slapping around your sprig of mint. The refreshing but boozy beverage also must be served properly, which means a rimmed silver cup and a touch of Southern hospitality. 609 N. La Brea Ave. (323) 931-2583, —Farley Elliott

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