Craft Beer California

Faction Brewing NorCal Beer Geeks IPA (Drink of the Week)

NorCal Beer Geeks IPA, a beautiful 6.5% ABV beer from Faction Brewing, would be cause for celebration at many L.A. bars. At Sweeney’s Ale House, the brand new Encino gastropub from Ryan Sweeney, Brandon...
Cocktail Barcelona

Dry Martini Dry Martini (Drink of the Week)

It was clear what to order at Dry Martini, which Don Pere Carbonell debuted in Barcelona over 30 years ago, serving nothing but…you guessed it…dry martinis. Now Javier de las Muelas is at the...
Cocktail Madrid

Bar Cock Gin Tonic (Drink of the Week)

Gin Tonic has become Spain’s national cocktail. Bar Cock is a great place to order one in Madrid. Emilio Saracho opened the historic bar on a Chueca side street in 1921. Perico Chicote took...
Craft Beer Santa Barbara

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Headless Horseman

The concept of Pumpkin Beers, which breweries typically release between Halloween and Thanksgiving, may sound kitschy, but in the hands of talented craft beer pros, a drinkable jack-o-lantern can achieve balance. Such is the...
Craft Beer Los Angeles

Angel City Brewery Rooftop Ale (Drink of the Week)

The idea of growing hops in Los Angeles is kind of audacious. This key beer ingredient typically grows in places like the Pacific Northwest and New Zealand, more temperature climates that have things like...
Cocktail Los Angeles

The Warwick Black Dahlia Cocktail (Drink of the Week)

The Warwick is the rare high-volume Hollywood club where they actually take drinks seriously. Jason Bran and Damian Windsor launched the bar program about a year ago, and both the space and menu recently...