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The holiday season is good for a lot of things, but our favorite part of the holidays are the parties. Work parties, parties with friends, and good old-fashioned get-togethers with family. Thanks to this grinch of a pandemic, parties have been put on hold until further notice.. 

Or have they? 

While we may not be out partying with coworkers, friends, and family, we can still party it up at home. So grab your cat, dog, or significant other, throw on some tunes, and order a cocktail (or five) from one of these ten LA cocktail bars below. ’Tis the season to be merry after all!

The Burrow

If you like choices, The Burrow has a lot of them. With over 40 cocktails to choose from you’re sure to find something that hits the spot! Offerings include the Sazerac (whiskey, lemon oil, Peychard, absinthe), Pears are for Poaching (gin, St. George pear liqueur, herbsaint, honey, lemon), Snick-or-Treat (vodka, bourbon caramel, house-made Irish cream, dark chocolate liqueur, salted peanuts), Tequila Me Softly (reposado, fernet, dark chocolate liqueur, coffee liqueur, honey) and a good Old Fashioned.

Resident Cocktail & Liquor

Offering seven draft cocktails in small or large bottles as well as hard cider, beer, wine, bottles of bourbon, Irish whiskey, scotch, American whiskey, tequila, mezcal, vodka, cognac, rum, and liquors—there really isn’t anything you can’t find at Resident Cocktail & Liquor.

Lowboy

Lowboy features nine cocktails on its to-go menu, including Siesta at the Park, Mezcallin, Don Negroni, and a Pink Margarita. You can get them as a single or a triple (if you dare). They also have Micheladas, beer, wine, as well as bottles of vodka, gin, whiskey, Japanese whisky, and of course, tequila and mezcal. 

Mezcalero

Who doesn’t love a good taco and cocktail package? Mezcalero has one of the best, featuring 8 tacos, chips and guacamole with a side of salsa, and a specialty cocktail mixing kit with your choice of mezcal or tequila.

Not hungry? No worries, you still have 10 cocktails to choose from including two kits, the Mimosa Cocktail Kit (1 bottle of champagne & 16 ounces of orange juice) and the Michelada Kit (4 servings of tomato juice, Worcestershire, horseradish, celery, house hot sauce, salt, pepper, fresh orange and lime juice with your choice of beer).

Guerrilla Tacos

Here you have 3 cocktail kits to choose from (or you can go all out and get all three!): classic margarita kit, spicy margarita kits, and Dat Purple Marg Kit: a16 oz bottle of tequila reposado, mezcal, Ancho Reyes, hibiscus, cucumber, lime.

800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria

While they undoubtedly have an incredible selection of wine and beer, it’s the cocktail menu that shines. We recommend the Stevie Nicks with gin, lemon juice, St. Germain, soda water, and their Mules with your choice of liquor, lime juice, ginger syrup, and ginger beer. 

Twisted Alchemy Craft Cocktail Bar

Already have alcohol? Turn it into a craft cocktail with a fresh craft mixer from Twisted Alchemy Craft Cocktail Bar. From bespoke salts like habanero to blood orange margarita mixers, it’ll be like you never left the bar. 

Escala

Escala has five cocktails to-go: Coco Loco (Hornitos Plata tequila, grilled pineapple-infused rum, fresh lime, coconut cream), Sancho Reyes (Hornitos Plata Tequila, Ancho Reyes chili liquor, Colombian mango, fresh lime, chili rim), La Muñeca (sparkling rosé, St. Germain liquor, guava pulp, fresh lemon), El Jefe (jalapeño infused aguardiente / grilled pineapple juice, fresh lime, jalapeño Garnish – In Colombia, aguardiente is an anise-flavored liqueur derived from sugar cane, popular in the Andean region), and La Mula (a remix of the Moscow mule with jamaica and passion fruit-infused vodka, fresh lime, ginger beer, and soda water).

Industriel Urban Farm Cuisine

Here you have 9 cocktails to choose from (not to mention wine and beer). We love them all but are particularly fond of the Jameson Sour Bonder with Jameson, lemon, sugarcane simple, ginger beer, and the Penny Dreadful with vodka, hibiscus nectar, elderflower, Lillet, and lime.

Here & Now

We saved the best for last because if you’re having a Christmas party at home with your cats, this is the place to get your cocktails delivered from. With 11 holiday-themed cocktails to choose from, your party is bound to be a blast. Our favorites? 

Buddy the Elf! What’s Your Name? (To Go)

Mount Gay Rum, Cachaca, Rhum Agricole, Pecan Orgeat, Licor 43, Cointreau, Lime

Hallelujah! Holy Shit! Where’s the Tylenol?! (To Go)

Egg Nog, St. Remy VSOP Brandy, Amontillado Sherry, Cream, Egg

Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal (To Go)

Mulled Apple Cider, Jameson Whiskey, Spices (Served Hot)

Eight Crazy Nights (To Go)

Westland Whiskey, Batavia Arrack, Licor 43, Becherovka, Chai tea, Lemon Zest, Lucky Charms Milk, Simple

Let the Muletide Roll (To Go)

Ford’s Gin, Oloroso, 5 Spice Syrup, Allspice Dram, Lime, Soda

 

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