The Copper Still

4493 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
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The Copper Still

Photo: Lesley Jacob Solmonson


  • Wed-Sun 7 p.m. - 1 a.m.
  • Full bar
  • Street Parking
A heavy, brocade curtain separates the Copper Still from Jaragua, the Salvadoran restaurant in which it's surreptitiously located. As the only pre-Prohibition style cocktail bar in Koreatown, the Copper Still encapsulates the changes that K-Town is experiencing. Beverage director Nancy Kwon arrived in 2012, revamping the lackluster cocktail program and building a following for her classically crafted drinks. Among her original cocktails are the Sage Advice, featuring St George's Terroir gin and Art in the Age Sage "garden gin; and the Rum Tum Yum, a riff on the flavors of tom yum soup, using rum, coconut liqueur, Thai bitters, dried lemon grass, dried thai chile and lime. —Lesley Jacob Solmonson

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