“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...
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,...
A liquid history of the Arts District
Simone recently opened in the Arts District after months of anticipation.
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...
“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.