Single girls in Los Angeles can agree that the longest and best relationship we’ve had is our love affair with cocktails. Sad, I know. We have laughed and cried with them, swore them off forever after a rough night, and always end up crawling back to feel it kiss our lips just once more.
With Mixology bars being the cool kids in school right now, Los Angeles hot spots are competing to have the biggest ice cubes, craziest ingredients, and spiciest chili salt rims for their crafted cocktails… and I’m a kid in a candy store trying them all on for size.
What the hell is “Mixology”, you ask? One heck of a fancy word for what’s going on in the head of a bartender who knows their sh*t. No artificial flavors. No pre-packaged mixers. No disgusting AMFs. It’s the art (and to some, a science) of creating a perfectly well-balanced drink with fresh ingredients. Basically, it’s thinking outside the box while emulating pre-prohibition simplicity.
So, where’s the best place to down some liquid courage on a first date or a late-night rendezvous with your special someone? Here’s a list of my favorite places to enjoy the most luscious libations.
Cheers! Salud! L’Chayyim! –Or whatever you say before you get wasted.
1. Red O Restaurant
8155 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA. 90046
2. Ray’s & Stark Bar at LACMA
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA. 90036
3. 1886 Bar at the Raymond Restaurant
1250 S. Fair Oaks Ave.
Pasadena, CA. 91105
1050 S. Flower St. Suite 102
Los Angeles, CA. 90015
5. The Tap Room at the Langham Huntington Hotel
1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave.
Pasadena, CA. 91106
6. Public School 310
9411 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA. 90232
7. Trattoria Neapolis
336 S. Lake Ave.
Pasadena, CA. 91101
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