Booze + Brews Tour in Downtown LA

After booze, our second favorite beverage-type is coffee. We gulp down the dark chocolate-colored stuff by the pot-full in the mornings. Coffee gets us through the work day – so we can make it back into alcohol’s warm sweet embrace over happy hour or dinner.  When at brunch, we tag team the two beverages, bouncing from the caffeine boost of coffee to the buzzy bubbliness of mimosas, and then back again.


All of this is a long way of saying – an event with both beverages would be awesome. And as such – this series of events  by Blue Bottle held over the next couple weeks, sound, well….  awesome.


Roastery & Distillery Tours

WHERE: 582 Mateo Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

HOSTED BY: Blue Bottle Coffee + The Spirit Guild

PRICE: $20 (RSVP required – click above dates/links to get the correct tickets)

The gist is that neighbors, Blue Bottle + The Spirit Guild, will be offering tours of each of their facilities. You start out on the coffee side, at Blue Bottle’s Arts District cafe and roastery, and you’ll get a 1-hour tour learning about coffee production, tasting the good stuff, as well as obtaining your free bag o’beans to take home with ya. Then you’ll mosey on over to Spirit Guild, where you’ll do something very similar, but far more boozy (i.e. a tour learning about distilling stuff, followed by Gin+ Vodka tastings.)


Caffeine. Booze. Repeat.



Halloween 2016

Note: We are obviously drunk already and fast-forwarded in a candy-and-booze-induced-blackout to 2017. Updated to the correct year.

We are soooo freakin’ excited for this weekend. Costumes + Candy + Booze is such a marvelous combination.

Plus with the holiday on a Monday – that means you can extend the celebration through the proceeding weekend as well. As per usual – our roundup of Halloween spots tends to focus on those offering drink deals or something extra special and unique. Free cover is preferred.

We’ll continue to update the list as we learn of new spots, so be sure to check back in before the big day.
friday-page-001BruHaus (West LA): Friday & Saturday: Open – Close. 2-for-1 Drink Specials, Guest DJs. No Cover.

Wokano (Santa Monica): 8pm – 2am. “Wok-ing Dead Halloween”. Drink Specials 8-10pm, Costume Contest with Prizes for: Best Zombie, Sexiest, Scariest, Most Original, & Best Overall. Tickets $25 Online / $35 VIP. Table & group packages available as well. 


Ace Hotel (Downtown): 10pm. “BloodSuckers Bash” – Photo  Booth, Multiple DJ sets. Tickets $30 @ Door, $20 Online. ‘Dweller of the Night’ attire encouraged. 

Bar Marmont (Hollywood): 9pm – 2am –  “A Night at the Haunted Mansion” – Multiple DJ sets. RSVP required – Door Password is “RedRum”. Costume Mandatory (Approved themes include: Classic Halloween, Walking Dead, Hollywood Babylon, Eyes Wide Shut, Zombie, Dead Rock Star, Horror Icon, Witch, etc…) 

Beach House (WeHo): 8pm – 2am – “Sudamericana Halloween”. Drink Specials including sangria, mojito,  and daiquiris. Music from TOKA (Spinning Reggae, Hip Hop & House), and JP Valentino (Spinning Sudamericana sabor). Tickets $12 at the Door.

Federal Bar (NoHo): 9pm. “NoHo Monster Bash” -Villians vs. Heroes themed. Costume contests & performances throughout the night. Costume Required. $30 Entry @ Door.

Melody Bar & Grill (LAX): 1pm – Close. “Monster Mash” – Pumpkin carving, costumes, live bands, DJs. $5 Tickets (Presale), $8 Ticket + Drink (Presale), $10 Tickets @ Door.

Mr. Furley’s Bar (Sherman Oaks): 9pm – 2am: $500 in Cash + Prizes for Best Costume, Sexiest Costume & Weirdest Costumes. Happy Hour 5-9pm. No Cover.

The Room (Santa Monica): 9pm –  2am. Costumes + Halloween Treats + Drink Specials. No Cover but RSVP Required.

Villian’s Tavern (Downtown): 5:30pm – 2am. All night drink specials + costume contest  for prizes/giveaways + trick or treat bags for those in costume + live music from 7pm – 1am with Rumprollers Organ Trio. No Cover.


Hyperion Public (Silver Lake AND Studio City): 9pm – Live DJ, Costume Contest, and All Night Happy Hour with $6 Spooky Cocktail Specials, $3 – $4 Beers, $4 Wine, $6 Wells + $6 Eats.

Little Easy (Downtown): 9pm – 2am – “Dead Celebrity Halloween“. Costume contest + prizes at 11pm, DJ Antiq.

Palihouse (WeHo): 6pm – 11pm – 8TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL PARTY. Party is on the hotel rooftop and features: Drink Specials, Surprise Guests, DJ Jeremy Blacklow. Tickets $20 (Only 17 tickets remaining as of 12pm 10/26).

 Vintage Enoteca (Hollywood): 5pm – 11pm. Halloween Candy + Wine Tasting.  $30pp. – Includes bowl of candy + 4 half-glasses of wine. Menu + pairings available online. Reservations recommended. 

Father’s Day Feasts 2016

Our favorite options for a day-full of events so you can get boozy with dad this Sunday Funday.



Mr. C (Beverly Hills), Poolside BBQ

Hours: 12pm – 4pm // $85/pp, $47 for kiddos 4-12 // Reservations: 310.226.6245

Features BBQ + Bottomless Peroni or House Wine. Live music from Reverend Shawn Amos, and outdoor games (giant Jenga, corn hole, ping pong, etc…) Menu Includes burgers, bbq short ribs, salmon, chicken, corn on the cob, veggies, pastas, a potato bar, salads, and housemade desserts.


Baltair (Brentwood), Brunch Buffet

Hours: 10am – 3pm // $85pp, $50 Kiddos // Reservations: 424.273.1660

Features a menu of prime rib, smoked ham, spring lam, iced shellfish and a bunch of delicious sides. While the cocktails are not included in the base price – they do sound fun enough to splurge on – as they are served from carts that will roam the restaurant, featuring bloody marys, manhattans, and craft beers.



Shade (Manhattan Beach), ‘Who’s Your Daddy’ BBQ

Hours: 12pm – 6pm // $45pp, $15 Kiddos under 10// Reservations: 310.469.3466

Features an All You Can Eat BBQ + Three Beer Samples per guest. The menu includes a ton of BBQ goodness – like Tri Tip Tacos, Carnitas Sliders, Marinated Chicken Sliders and Soyrizo Tacos. A a bunch of tasty sides too (black beans, lobster mac, pasta salads, grilled veggies, watermelon feta mint salad, and BACON CORN BREAD WITH MAPLE WHIPPED BUTTER… cue salivating…)  AND desserts (brownies, cupcakes, cookies…) PLUS (yes there is more): there will be a giveaway of a TaylorMade golf bag to one lucky daddy, live music, and a kids-zone so you can go booze in peace without having to watch your kiddo’s 122nd performance of ‘Let it Go.’
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LA Wine Fest: New Location!

This is THE LA Wino-event of the year (and it has moved locations to take notice of the details below!)

This event is perfect those winos that typically revert to “I’ll have a glass of your cheapest red/white wine, see vooo playyy” because you’re     a. cheap    b. love trying out your high school french and   c. have no clue what wine is REALLY good.

LA Wine Fest features A TON of different wines (with unlimited tastes!) so you can find and try some new favorites – and then next time  you’re out to eat you can be all “I’ll have a glass of your cheapest Sangiovese, monsieur!” … Or, you know, whatever wine it is you find you now love and must drink in copious amounts (for K that tends to be Napa Zins, for V its Sauv Blanc.)


More deets & how to go:

WHAT: 11th Annual – LA Wine Fest

WHERE: Sunset Gower Studios, 5901 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood CA

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Bottomless Mimosa Guide: Spear Steak and Seafood

You gotta love a spot that commits a giant banner at the top of their web-page to advertising their Sunday Brunch. Not only that – its advertised all over their social media pages as well. This restaurant must really LOVE brunch – and thus they must be our newest friends. (Also – this really saves our lazy-asses a ton of time doing research and calling up the spot, so we love them even more.) 


Bottomless Mimosa Spot: SPEAR Steak & Seafood House, Downtown LA

Boozy Brunch Hours: Sundays, 10am – 3pm

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Bottomless Mimosa Guide: Pineapple Hill

Typically our vision of the perfect brunch involves getting dressed up in our Sunday best while dining on bright sunny patio, and enjoying the perfectly cooked over-easy egg.

This is not that type of brunch.

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This is the type of brunch for those suffering a gnarly hangover, who want to hide in a dark room, wearing sweats. Or maybe even their ‘fit from the night before. For those that need  to eat the greasiest thing imaginable just to stay alive. And its important such places exist, just for that purpose. Its also important that they serve bottomless mimosas & Bloody Marys, because, you know: hair of the dog.

Boozy Brunch Spot: Pineapple Hill Saloon & Grill, Sherman Oaks CA

Boozy Brunch Hours: Saturday & Sunday, Open – 2pm

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Cindo de Drinko 2016

Possibly our favorite drinking holiday of the year, because who doesn’t love an excuse to ditch work early to drink copious amounts of margaritas and stuff yourself full of tacos? While any Mexican restaurant would be a great place to celebrate, we’re focusing this list on spots with special booze and/or food deals, so you don’t go broke while you’re getting borracho.

Tacos on special at RedO for Cinco


Atwater Village Tavern (Atwater Village)An all-day-long fiesta featuring $2 Tacos, $5 Margs, and $3 Dos Equis & Model Especials. 

Border Grill (Downtown): This party is all about our motto of #DrunkFatHappy as they are featuring a $30 All You Can Eat Feast with whole roast pork, al pastor tacos, cauliflower tacos, pork chicarones, fried brussels sprouts, a churro station and a complimentary margarita. Plus $5 Mexican Drafts, $6 Angel City Lagers, $6 Border Margs, and $6 Corralejo in the bar and dining room.

Cerveteca (Downtown): Featuring $4 “Keep Your Pint” Negra Modela specials all day. Which we assume means you get to keep the glass?

City Tavern (Downtown): $5 Deals ALL DAY LONG. Weeeee! Items included in the blanket pricing: Tequila shots, Cheeseburger Tacos, Sierra Nevada Otra Vez, Coronas, and Corona Micheladas.

Hop Scotch Tavern (Fullerton): The OC seems to be gaining some steam in the foodie realm, so we thought we’d include this spot in Fullerton. Their fiesta will include $2 Tacos, Cadillac Margaritas by Casamigos,  and Mexican beer.

Little Easy (Downtown LA): Adding some New Orleans’ flair to our favorite Mexican holiday, this downtown spot will feature Cajun-style Chicken or Beef Tacos for $6 a pop as well as Little Easy Nachos with Crawfish + $6 Micheladas and Half Off Tequila shots. Open 12pm – 2am.

Los Tres Hermanos (Van Nuys): We admit we’re still a bit peeved at this place for a really crappy experience ordering delivery. BUT every time we’ve eaten-in, it’s been great. And CHEAP. For Cinco they’ll be offering $2.89 Draft Beers from 3-7pm + the Modelo girls (ninas?) will be there.

Paloma Crawl in Downtown LA: Five different bars each serving their own spin on the Paloma cocktail + food specials. Crawl starts at 5pm at Library Bar with a Tamarindo Paloma; 6pm at Sixth Street Tavern with the Jamaica Paolma; 7pm at Spring St Bar with the Mango Paloma; 8pm at Beelman’s Pub with the Strawberry Paloma; 9pm at King Eddy’s with the Guava Paloma.

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Mother’s Day Brunch 2016

Mother’s Day is just a week away, have you made plans to spoil your Mommy yet?

(Keep hitting our list back up as we’ll continue to update it up until the big day)

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  • Circa 55 at the Beverly Hilton, 11am – 4pm. $81/pp ($30 for kiddos under 12). Brunch includes free flowing Prosecco and is served Poolside. No details on the menu yet but their typical Sunday spread includes a bunch of really delightful sounding salads (channeling my mom in that description), lobster rolls, pan seared salmon, hanger steak, breakfast favorites, and an over-the-top dessert assortment.
  • Mr. C Beverly Hills, 11am – 4pm. $115/pp ($49 for kiddos 4-12) + $30 for Bottomless Mimosas. Whether or not you spring the extra cash for the bottomless bubbly, Mom will get a free Bellini to start her meal + some free treatments from the GlamSquad. Once buzzed and pampered,  you can go attack the buffet, featuring pastas, antipasto, made to order waffles and omelets, fresh seafood, carving stations with roast beef and turkey, and a ton of desserts. (Luckily elastic waist bands and joggers are in right now, so you can still be chic AND comfortable after gorging yourself.)
  • The Peninsula Beverly Hills, 11:00am – 8:00pm. $135/pp. ($68 for kiddos). Adult price includes free flowing Nicholas Feuillatte Champagne (that’s the good shit.) This meal is served family style, and includes fancy things the The Crawley family would undoubtedly serve at one of their smashing dinner parties –  Cornish Game Hen, Crab Croquettes, Braised Veel, and Cherry Blossom Tarlets. (Yeah, we’re still missing Downton Abbey…) 
  • The Royce in Pasadena, 11am – 3pm. $92/pp ($40 for kiddos 4-12). Adult price includes free flowing mimosas + bloody marys. No details on the menu yet, but (as always) they are advertising ‘elaborate displays’ of fresh food items.

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  • The Eclectic in North Hollywood, 11am – 3pm. $27 Brunch, includes any entree + bottomless mimosas, champagne or sangria.
  • Stella Barra Pizza in Santa Monica, 11am – 4pm. Ala Carte Menu with items ranging from $10-$15 + $12 Bottomless Mimosas. We’re thinking go splitsies on some Breakfast Pizzas, get buzzed on some mimosas, and then wander over to the beach and wow your mom with your Sandle Castle-making skills. She always loved that shit when you were a kid.

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Bottomless Mimosas: Coachella 2016

For all you flower-crown wearing, music-loving, sun-worshipers heading to the desert this weekend and next, we’ve updated our Bottomless Mimosa list for the Palm Springs area. Check it out:


Escena Lounge & Grill. Sundays 9am – 3pm. $9 Bottomless Mimosas with Entree Purchase. Menu Highlights: Fig & Ricotta Pancakes, Ribeye Steak & Eggs, Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast, Smoked Salmon Plate. 

1100 Clubhouse View Drive, Palm Springs


LuLu. Sundays 11am – 3pm. $19.99 3-Course Brunch + $4.99 Refillable Mimoas. So this isn’t really bottomless – they cap you at 3, but still a good deal. Menu Highlights: Skews WAY more lunch than brunch, though a few breakfasty highlights include Seafood Benedict and a Smoked Salmon Omelette. 

200 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs


Oscar’s. Sat & Sun, 9am – 2pm. $9 Bottomless Mimosas. Menu Highlights: Rib Eye Benedict, Bananas Foster French Toast, Corned Beef Hash. 

125 E. Taquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs 


Pinnochio in the Desert: ALL DAY, EVERY DAY! $3.95 Bottomless Champagne. Menu Highlights: Standard breakfast-diner fare, with quite a few styles of benedict to choose from, pancakes, eggs, and biscuits and gravy.

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Bottomless Mimosa Guide: Berlin Coffee House

This place looks like a coffee house, in that its a modern and semi-industrial, with a bunch of small tables, and hipsters working on their laptops. We definitely like those sorts of spots for our mid-week perk me up beverage. But usually coffee houses don’t serve booze… so they are not our favorite of brunch locales. But mix fancy coffee and mimosas in one spot, and you might have found the perfect upper+downer sunday funday…


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Boozy Brunch Spot: Berlin Coffee House, Long Beach

Boozy Brunch Hours: Sat & Sun, 7am – 2pm

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