Yes, People Do Win Our Contests


With all of the excitement surrounding the Olympics, it’s easy to forget that we here at Los Angeles host our very own (if drastically less competitive) contests. This past month we gave away an abundance of boozy prizes in conjunction with our Best New Bars issue, and our winners couldn’t be happier! They may not be getting gold medals, but these six contestants will tell you: It feels pretty darn good to win anything, especially when free cocktails are involved. 

Mark S.
Winner: Gift certificate to Beer Belly
“I love Beer Belly! Their concept is great, and winning the gift certificate was a perfect opportunity to try some new brunch selections. We happened to go on the day that they were celebrating Beachwood Brewing’s first anniversary, which was just the icing on the cake!”

Kittie E.
Winner: Gift certificate to Golden Road Brewing
“I was so excited to receive the gift certificate from Los Angeles magazine for Golden Road!  I looked their site up on the computer, and it looks like a very cool atmosphere with a great selection of food and drink.  Thanks so much!”

Katie S.
Winner: Reserved Table and cocktail Flight at The Del Monte Speakeasy
“I was stoked to find out that I won The Del Monte Speakeasy prize! I had never been there before and enjoyed learning about the history, and more importantly enjoyed the drinks. I was able to try the ENTIRE cocktail menu and all of the drinks were fantastic. I highly recommend checking it out!” 

Olivia P.
Winner: Gift certificate to Beer Belly 
“I was really excited to find out I won, because I am new to the city and Beer Belly is nearby, so it gave me a chance to explore something fun right down the street in Koreatown. Not only was it an excellent treat to get free beer, but I discovered a cozy little bar that my boyfriend and I will be going back to again and again. If you go, I recommend getting the cherry bier, duck fat fries or anything on tap (changes daily). Thanks Los Angeles mag!”

Twee C.
Winner: Punch for four at Villains Tavern
“I was very excited when I won; Villain’s Tavern has great reviews and I cannot wait to try it out!”

Winner: Gift Certificate to Golden Road Brewing
“Thanks so much for the gift card! I’m really excited about it. I’ve never been to Golden Road but I’ve heard nothing but good things. Even as an L.A. native, there’s still so much to explore, and I like trying out the best new places L.A. has to offer!”