Lindsay Nader Guest Bartending at The Eveleigh Tonight

  Tonight Remy Cointreau brand ambassador Lindsay Nader guest bartends at The Eveleigh tonight. Lindsay’s has worked a lot of high profile bars including P.D.T. in New York and  Harvard & Stone and Pour Vous in Los Angeles. I’ve always had fun watching her bartend including recently in San Diego for Bartenders Weekend. It’s part […]

Art in the Age Brand Ambassador Rachel Furman at Cole’s Tonight

Tonight Brand Ambassador Rachel Furman for Art in the Age liqueurs will be guest bartending at Cole’s in Downtown Los Angeles. There are four Art in the Age liqueurs including Root, Snap, Rhubarb (originally Rhuby) and Sage. Root tastes just like root beer. Snap is ginger and Sage and Rhubarb are self-explanatory. My favorites are […]

Tequila Tapatio Launches in Los Angeles

  Tequila Tapatio is one of those legendary tequilas that was even hard to find in Mexico much less in the States. For years the closest you could get to it in California was either smuggling it over the border -after you found it, of course or drinking Charbay’s Tequila Blanco which they collaborated on […]

15 Bartenders to Compete in Cognac for the G’Vine Connoisseur Program June 10-15

G’Vine Gin is sending 15 bartenders to Cognac, France to compete in the G’Vine Connoisseur Program June 10-15. It is considered a difficult bartending competition with competitors from across the globe. There are only 3 US bartenders out of the 15. In order to be first selected to compete, bartenders were asked about their gin […]

Checking out Tanqueray Malacca Gin

Tanqueray produced their Malacca gin in the late 90s and early 00s. Here’s Inu a Kena’s informative review. They recently brought back Malacca but it is still scarce. I’ve heard rumors it’s at this bar or that, the second shipment to California was lost, reps saying they see it in the system but can’t find […]

International Women’s Day Celebration at Cole’s Tomorrow, March 8

Tomorrow, Cole’s in Downtown Los Angeles is hosting a Mad Tea Party for International Women’s Day from 1PM to 7 PM. Hollis Bulleit (Bulleit Bourbon) and Kat Wit (Dominick’s) will host the party as part of LUPEC LA (Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails). There will be food and drink specials from Cole’s […]

Speed Rack 2013 Coming to California: San Francisco & San Diego

Speed Rack is coming back to Cali this weekend. First they make a stop in San Francisco on February 24 and then the all-female competition heads to San Diego March 3. Sadly they won’t be making a stop in LA this year so head on down to SD (or up to SF!). SF Contenders: Alica […]

213 Day Today, Free Membership to Cana Rum Bar & Win a Trip to San Diego

Today, February 13 marks the first 213 Day for the 213 Nightlife Bars – The Varnish, Seven Grand, Las Perlas, Caña Rum Bar, Casey’s, Cole’s, Broadway Bar, Golden Gopher, 4100 Bar, and Tony’s. Everyone who goes to any of the 213 bars will receive a complimentary membership to Caña as well as a raffle ticket […]

Bartending on the Fly at Cole’s for Repeal Day

A few weeks ago, on the night before Repeal Day, Cole’s hosted their annual Jimmy Barella bartending competition. It started at 2PM and I made it to Cole’s to watch the final heat with Edwin Gomez of Cole’s competing with Chris Day (formerly of Bar | Kitchen, Sotto). For this round, they were not allowed […]

December 2012 Repeal Day Parties and More Fun in Los Angeles

December is right around the corner which means holidays but for us boozehounds, it also meals Repeal Day parties. So here’s a list of upcoming Repeal Day and more fun events coming soon. Tuesday, December 4 Cole’s / the Varnish – the 4th Annual Jimmy Barella bartending competition Ten of LA’s finest will be competing […]