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“a woman walks into a bar…” at Next Door Lounge in Hollywood

on 26/02/14 at 1:49 pm

a woman walks into a bar..., Booze News, BoozeBlog

woman-barfinal2There’s some serious cocktailing going at at The Next Door Lounge. Zac Henry got his bartender stripes working his way up the Marriott hotel chain, an autodidact bartender who learned from the best, starting with JB Bandy who was responsible for training and choreographing the bartending sequences in the 1988 movie “Cocktail” starring Tom Cruise.

And that was just the beginning. Zac’s done it all but what he does best is create a ‘bespoke’ cocktail just for you. Zac made me a White Manhattan and his version of a Negroni. Both exemplary. He makes everything from scratch – which is de riguer these days – from juices to bitters to unusual barrel-aged cocktails. And he is dead serious about service. Zac is unfailingly attentive and understands that “good service is good business”. He lives it. zac2

What you will also find, exclusive to this bar, is Schmooze Brothers Moonshine from Nevada Distillery. Behold the beautiful bottles that hold said moonshine. You’ve gotta try it. schmooze

Definitely stop in at Next Door Lounge, sit back, relax and let Zac take you on a cocktail journey of deliciousness.


  • Tuesday to Thursday
  • 5:00 pm to 12:00 am
  • Friday: 5:00 pm to 2:00 am
  • Saturday: 7:00 pm to 2:00 am
  • Sunday — Closed
  • Monday — Closed