Overall Score: 4/5
Happy Hour Score: 3.5/5
We wondered over an area of South Park that currently isn’t getting a lot of foot traffic due to construction. That’s when we found BKLA, a bar and restaurant tending to the guests of the O Hotel and locals alike. Their daily Happy Hour menu caught out eye but it was the customer service that kept us there. Check out what we ordered and what we thought- cheers!
Happy Monday, folks! We are continuing our exploration into the world of liqueurs. It’s a big world out there! Today’s topic covers the magical Elderflower liqueur, we discovered why and how it sounds like it came out of something from LOTR, who invented it and what are all the magical things in the world that you can do with this mythical flower! Cheers to learning!
Every month, we gather intel on the best Happy Hours in LA, but where would we be if not for the dedication of bartenders? August’s honor belongs to Krisi Jensen, a mixologist/sommelier extraordinaire that has been giving back to the DTLA community for nearly a decade, she’s currently to blame for Clayton’s Public House popularity. Get to know Krisi one on one like we did and learn all about how her creativity fit right into the Victorian theme at Clayton’s and how she has been involved in the creation of some of the most popular bars in LA, what she enjoys playing at bars, and her favorite type of guest.
What Is Amaretto?
Happy Wednesday everyone! It’s time to put your cocktail mixing skills to the test! Given that we’ve learned all about Amaretto this week, it’s only fitting we give you a killer cocktail to go with it- the Toasted Almond. Learn all about how this stacks up to the similar milkshake cocktails around, why you can’t switch out the Amaretto, and as always, a recipe! Cheers!
National Whiskey Sour Day
Alright class is in session, and today we are learning about the sweetest liqueur we know- Amaretto! If you guessed by the name you know that this is an Italian invention, but it has a much more interesting story than that! Put on your learning caps, take out your learning cups, and cheers to learning!
Oh happy day! Today is Alex’s favorite holiday- National Whiskey Sour Day, so naturally we are celebrating but also we explored the depths of the Internet to discover how this cocktail sky-rocketed into the hearts of whiskey lovers everywhere, who can we thank for the magic combination? This and much more, cheers!
What is Vermouth?
It’s been called everything from, “the perfect American invention” to the “elixir of quietude.” It’s the cool cocktail of all cocktails, it’s our Drink of the Week- it’s the Classic Martini.
National Rum Day
Welcome to another week of learning! Today we are diving into the world of vermouth. Dry, sweet, rose, red, and white- with so many variations and so many uses, the amount of information is overwhelming! We found the origins, history, and clarifications to a lot of common misconceptions. Check it out!
If you’ve got a deep love of daiquiris, a preference for piña coladas or “make it in my mouth” for mojitos, you’re in luck. Today is National Rum Day and bars around the nation are mixing up rum drinks to celebrate.
Clayton's Public House
Welcome back! Today we have our Drink of the Week and it’s a good one! The Sidecar! If you’re a long time fan or just looking to get into cognac this one is for you!
National Prosecco Day
Overall Score: 4.8
Happy Hour Score: 4.7
Clayton’s Public House has had a long awaited opening from DTLA locals and visitors. The newest neighborhood bar is definitely worth the visit! Locals will find comfort in the familiar faces employed by the charismatic owners Tony and June. Visitors will be captivated by the interior decor and overall theme of the place, but the Happy Hour deals are the sweet spot for all crowds. See what we ordered, what we drank, and how much we enjoyed ourselves. Cheers!
Today is National Prosecco Day! What better way to celebrate than having a tasting! Grab a glass and join!