Dan Rook wants Hollywood to drink better. A Chicago transplant who cut his teeth at Irish pubs, Rook opened Ever Bar near the Capitol Records building in summer 2017. What differentiates Ever Bar from a crowded market of hushed, hidden, and precious cocktail lounges is accessibility. The list is simultaneously cerebral and approachable, spanning classics […]
It’s a good time to be a drinker. This is true for myriad reasons, not least of all the incredible, ongoing evolution of American cocktail culture. The country’s best bars revitalize their categories, and get us excited about tiki, Negronis, and even speakeasies all over again.
Mike D, the Beastie Boys rapper turned wine collector, is entering the Los Angeles restaurant scene this year. Diamond (that’s what the ”D” stands for) will develop the wine list at The Hearth & Hound, a forthcoming eatery from iconic restaurateur Ken Friedman and his partner, chef April Bloomfield, both of NYC’s The Spotted Pig. […]
Not even cocktails are immune to the power of pumpkin spice. As cooler temperatures arrive for much of the U.S., this season’s beverages are transitioning away from bright, summery flavors like mint and citrus. Now bolder, boozier drinks with earthy and woodsy undertones, orange citrus, and baking spice are headlining cocktail bars coast to coast.
If you didn’t take a picture of that gorgeous drink you found at that amazing bar, did it even really happen? Maybe, but who’s to know for sure? Rather than take the risk, it’s best to be safe and post it on Instagram like 700 million-plus other people around the world do every day. New […]
There are all kinds of crazy bars in Los Angeles where you can go for a unique experience. Bars hidden behind delis and underneath brothels? Check. Bars that feel like a house party or a vintage airline? Absolutely. Bars themed after novels and literary heroes? Take your pick. Sometimes, though, you crave simplicity. Sometimes you […]
Bethany Cosentino is one half of Best Coast, a surf-rock duo based in Los Angeles, CA. Bethany and her band mate, Bobb Bruno, are gearing up for the release of their third album, California Nights, inspired by none other than their beloved west coast. As for Cosentino, she prefers her wine at home on the […]