“You know, Sinatra drank here.” This week you’ll hear about the past, present, and future of Los Angeles’ bar scene: from history buffs to the mavericks shaking up the bar industry by making it a more equitable and just place for all. Plus: a Koreatown cocktail bar with a tasting menu, and a visit from a vermouth maker.
Raising the bar: a world of drinks in LA
From this Episode:
Los Angeles Cocktails
LA’s bar scene is huge and diverse: from historic watering holes, to tiki bars, to trendy bars masquerading as speakeasies. Author Andrea Richards has gathered this...
11 min, 50 sec
The Walker Inn
As a bar and cocktails writer for the LAist and Eater, Caroline Pardilla is always on the hunt for interesting new watering holes: not only places with delicious drinks,...
7 min, 54 sec
A liquid history of the Arts District
Simone recently opened in the Arts District after months of anticipation.
9 min, 57 sec
Writing the manual for change
The hospitality industry is a natural landing spot for many of California’s 10 million foreign-born workers. Immigrants who speak little English can find work behind the...
8 min, 54 sec
“Movers and Shakers”
Writer and bartender Hope Ewing is telling the stories of the women in the alcohol business who are paving the way for a more inclusive and sustainable industry.
9 min, 20 sec