New Orleans has Tales of the Cocktail & Portland has Portland Cocktail Week, so it is about time that Los Angeles had a few days to showcase the fine art of bartending and continue to put LA on the map as a destination for fine imbibing. With Golden State of Cocktails, Skyler Reeves, Director of Operations at 213 Nightlife, and Allison Levine of Please the Palate have put together a trade convention for the bar community. For those in the bar industry, there will be seminars to educate and celebrate California’s cocktail culture.
Lucky for you who enjoy warming a stool on the other other side of the bar, the good times will roll right out of the convention and into the streets. Follow Golden State of Cocktails on Twitter for the most up-to-date information and here are few events that the public is encouraged to attend!
If you’re excited about seeing the new Ace Hotel Downtown, there will be a kickoff Happy Hour for the Golden State of Cocktails tonight with drink specials and specially created cocktails. 4p – 6p at the new rooftop bar at the Ace (929 South Broadway, LA 90015)
Imbibe Magazine and Select Liquor Brands will be sponsoring 2 pub crawls featuring $4 cocktails, each highlighting a different brand.
Tuesday – Downtown LA Pub Crawl
The Downtown L.A. Bar Crawl on Tuesday, January 28th includes visits to a varied range of bars: 6:30pm – 8:30pm Villain’s Tavern, 8:30pm – 10:30pm Las Perlas, 10:30pm – 12am King Eddy Saloon, and 12am – 2am Honeycut.
Wednesday – Hollywood Bar Crawl
Stops on the Hollywood Bar Crawl on Wednesday, January 29th include: 6:30pm – 8:30pm Spare Room, 8:30pm – 10:30pm Sadie, 10:30pm – 12am No Vacancy, and 12am – 2am Sassafrass.
If you need a lift to all the bars, there will be a shuttle available.
Downtown Pub Crawl: Shuttle departs at 6p from the LA Times Building – (202 W 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012)
Hollywood Pub Crawl: Shuttle departs at 6p from the Millenium Biltmore Hotel – (506 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071)
Happy Imbibing Everyone!
UPDATE: If you want to join in the bar crawls, you need to register (for free) with Event Brite for a wrist band: www.gscbarcrawl2014.eventb