Next Wednesday, June 20, Culver City restaurants will be celebrating the official start of the summer season and the opening of the Culver City station on the Metro's Expo Line by putting a little something-something in their fresh-squeezed lemonades.

Starting at 5 p.m., guests of drinking age can get free samples and vote for their favorite versions of the drinks while being entered to win prizes and gift packages at Culver City businesses. Another bonus: Rides along the Expo Line will be free all day, meaning if you plan things right, you won't have to worry about driving home afterward.

So what are downtown Culver bartenders shaking up for the event? Kay 'n Dave's is promising a Oaxacan mezcal lemonade; Rocco's is working on a Jersey Shore-inspired recipe; and Seventy 7 Lounge is creating a version made with freshly crushed black cherries.

See the entire list of participating restaurants below:


Bottle Rock

City Tavern

Culver Hotel (“Culver” lemonade)

Fleishman Gallery

Ford's Filling Station

Grand Casino

Hikari (“Sake” lemonade)


Kay 'n Dave's (“Oaxaca Mezcal” lemonade)



Main Street Optometry



Novecento Pasta and Grill

Rocco's (Jersey Shore lemonade & “Virgin Sugar Shaken” lemonade

Rush Street

Seventy 7 (“Black Cherry” lemonade)

Tender Greens

The Whole 9 Gallery (“Peace” lemonade)

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