Cocktails, the next British invasion
This city is home to some of the best cocktail bars in the country. At least that’s what the crew behind Cocktails in the City, one of the U.K.’s biggest cocktail festivals, thinks about the tipples in L.A. That’s why the festival is holding its first Cocktails in the City event in L.A., on Sept. 23 at the Majestic. The organizers are billing it as the biggest cocktail festival in California, with more than 2,500 people expected to attend and 30 pop-ups from bars around Los Angeles. Roger Room, the Normandie Club, Sassafras, Birds and Bees, Melrose Umbrella Co., Now Boarding, the Edison, Lost Property, Big Bar, Harvard and Stone and Hotel Figueroa will all be mixing up drinks, most making specialty drinks for the event. You can also check out a bar school for budding home bartenders, a craft spirits discovery room and buy food from local restaurants. Cocktails in the City: Tickets are $25 and include a cocktail from any of the participating bars, an event guide and a swag bag. Additional drink tokens are $10 each. Just don’t forget to arrange for a designated driver. 650 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, cocktailsinthecity.com.
COCKTAILS IN THE CITY proved popular in London. One is being organized for Los Angeles.