When you're tired of dropping $15 on a Sazerac and ready to start drinking at home, a visit to Bar Keeper is a must. Joe Keeper's shrine to craft cocktails is packed with everything you need to pimp out your home bar, from vintage glassware and fancy shakers to muddlers and a selection of bitters deep enough to set any mixologist's mind to reeling. If you really want the toasted pecan bitters but have no idea what to do with them, don't worry — the unpretentious staff is happy to offer suggestions, as well as help you navigate the shop's selection of small-batch whiskeys and hard-to-pronounce specialty liqueurs and digestifs. You can even buy a ready-made gift basket with all the ingredients you'll need for attempting that first homemade Sazerac. 3910 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake, 90029. (323) 669-1675, barkeepersilverlake.com. —Andy Hermann   

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