Tag Archives: Dive bar

• Jägermeister Cocktails Revisited

Jägermeister Cocktails Revisited

The cause of your worst college hangovers has grown up and graduated to the cocktail menu. Jägermeister. Ooof. Just reading the word will no doubt conjure up images of dive bars, messy shots and not a few painful mornings-after. These, of course, are why you no longer partake. But while you were off advancing your […]

• Tip Your Bartender Correctly Dammit. Wherever you Are.

Tip Your Bartender Correctly Dammit. Wherever you Are.

When it comes to cocktails, Simon Ford is the guy to know. After earning a Wine and Spirits Education Certificate in the UK, he went on to work for Seagrams and now holds the heady title of Global Spirits & Cocktail Brand Expert for Pernod Ricard USA. For real, it’s on his business card. In […]

“a woman walks into a bar…” at El Chubasco, Echo Park

“a woman walks into a bar…” at El Chubasco, Echo Park

The sun begins its descent in the spring sky. On a desolate block of Sunset Boulevard, tumbleweed bounces lazily across the road, dust dances in tiny tornadoes swirling from abandoned lots, the temperature sizzles and heat waves rise like candle vapors. My throat’s parched, coated with grit. I need relief from the scorching heat and […]

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“a woman walks into a bar…” or two: The Library Bar & then Hank’s

“a woman walks into a bar…” or two: The Library Bar & then Hank’s

It wasn’t a dark or stormy night. It was kind of blech. The Lakers’s demise cast a stupefied and sorrowful pall over the city weary from wishing for miracles. Looking at the bright side, at least the city saved millions of dollars in security, cleaning up burning trash cans and police cars had there been a Three Peat victory. So much for economics. Time to head downtown to catch up with enervated fans looking for a little ‘spirit’ual relief.

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“a woman walks into a bar…” at the W Hotel Hollywood

“a woman walks into a bar…” at the W Hotel Hollywood

Hotel bars. A whole different kettle of cocktails.  From the Frolic Room dive bar across the street to the outdoor, flaming W lounge bar, from a film crew shooting a movie in front of the W to hapless bar flies milling and smoking around the Frolic Room doorway, the bars couldn’t be on more different […]

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• “a woman walks into a bar…” at the Langham Hotel

“a woman walks into a bar…” at the Langham Hotel

Think green. It’s St. Paddy’s Day. Dare I wade into the shark’s pool of drunken leprechauns at my local bar? Put myself at the epicenter of crazy faux-Irish hoopla? Why not. You only live once, apparently, and if I don’t go today, I’ll have to wait another whole empty year without green beer. I waver, […]

• “a woman walks into a bar…” at Ye Rustic Inn

“a woman walks into a bar…” at Ye Rustic Inn

“a woman walks into a bar…” is a new feature of boozenews.com that will follow the-sure-to-be, rollicking adventures and enthralling experiences that happen when a woman goes to a bar alone. What’s the big deal you ask? I didn’t think it was either until I started exploring the attitudes of dudes on the internet, about […]