Whether you want to get your cocktail groove on, explore artisanal California whiskey and wine, or celebrate your dad or grad with an Experience instead of Stuff (#NotAnotherTie), Ms. Go Go’s got you covered with spirited days and nights galore.
Ever Bar Takeover at Lost Property Bar: FREE! — Lost Property is the cocktail aficionado’s haunt of choice; proprietor Jeremy Lake and his team make perfect, sophisticated cocktails in an elegant, comfortable setting. On Monday, Lake and company are hosting kindred spirit and fellow bartender Dan Rook: Chicago’s 2015 Bartender of the Year who has been tapped as the Lead Bartender & Cicerone® at imminent, up-the-hill neighbor Ever Bar: the craft bar inside The Everly Hotel from Kimpton Hotels (opening in early August.) Rook will give Angelenos a sneak peek of Ever Bar offerings with his most creative, odd and weird “Riff Cocktails,” which will be complimentary from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. All other cocktails, beer and wine will be CASH ONLY!
Tomorrow, Monday is Funday….
TULLAMORE D.E.W. & A BREW — The beer-and-whiskey shot combo known as a “boilermaker” has a reputation of being the choice of those more interested in speedy inebriation than refined pairing. This Tuesday, Tullamore D.E.W. aims to change the perception of the (in)famous pour with thoughtful pairings of three Tullamore D.E.W. Irish whiskeys — Tullamore Original, the Phoenix ~ Limited Edition, and the Trilogy 15-year-old — and three craft beers from Arts District Brewing Company. The evening will include a Master Class on whiskey and beer pairing lead by Tullamore D.E.W. Brand Ambassador Jane Maher and Arts District Brewing Co.’s Devon Randall: one of only two female brewmasters in Los Angeles! A welcome punch will be served on the patio with comfort food classics from Chef Neal Fraser’s Fritzi Coop.
The Golden State of Whiskey — There’s a new gold rush on the West Coast! California now has 80-plus distilleries producing delicious whiskeys and spirits! This Thursday, Kim Ohanneson, Whiskey Ambassador and President of Women Who Whiskey ~ Los Angele (a.k.a. Ms. Go Go), will introduce you to three, unique whiskies from the Golden State’s most innovative distillers and micro-producers. This small, intimate class will be held in a Victorian speakeasy parlor (twice featured as a pop-up at Stagecoach Music Festival!) Guests will learn how to nose, sample, and savor like a pro while exploring these unique and delicious whiskeys as well as the history of whiskey in general. Enjoy a welcome punch to start then savor artisanal California cheeses paired with the whiskeys for the ultimate Golden State tasting.
Is there better gift for dads and grads than the gift of the “water of life”? We think not….
Garageiste Wine Festival: 4th Annual Urban Exposure — Vino fans will want to hop on Metro’s Expo line this Saturday and head west to Santa Monica to this unique wine festival. Meet 50 high-end micro-producing winemakers and talk to them about their craft and product. The Garageiste Festival offers attendees the unique opportunity to explore rare and reserve wines as well as make new discoveries and first vintages from an incredibly wide variety of grape varietals and styles. General Admission ($69) includes: unlimited wine tasting with 50 small lot wineries (3-6pm); complimentary Cheese & Charcuterie, food samples and a souvenir crystal logo glass. The VIP Admission ($99; only 125 tickets) includes all of the above plus Early Access (2:00 – 3:00 p.m.) to the “Rare & Reserve” Tasting.
Ready? U Know U Want 2 Go Go….