Beer Week Begins


As if the Taste of Abbot Kinney festival wasn’t reason enough to drop by Venice this weekend, Joe’s restaurant is hosting the first annual Raising the Bar Mixology Competition on Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. Bartenders from Boa on Sunset, Church & State, Comme Ça, and Joe’s will be mixing three rounds of drinks—a classic cocktail, a theme cocktail (the theme spirit is rum), and a “freestyle” cocktail—to be judged by the restaurant owners and local critic-types. You’re invited to sample the creations yourself for $10 each during the event, as well as a special bar menu. Admission is free.