Second Annual Burgers Bourbon + Beer 2017


On May 24, Los Angeles magazine hosted the second annual Burgers Bourbon + Beer at The Victorian in Santa Monica where nine restaurants competed for best burger honors. Los Angeles magazine editors sampled, voted, and crowned The Cannibal as the Critic’s Choice Best Burger for the second year in a row; attendees selected Cassell’s Hamburgers as People’s Choice Best Burger. Honorable mentions went to Pono Kitchen + Bar (Most Creative); Malibu Café Country Kitchen + Bar (Tastiest Sauce); and BOA Steakhouse Santa Monica (Best Patty).

The evening also featured craft brews from Golden Road Brewing, a photo booth experience from GEARYS & Orrefors, samplings of eleven boutique bourbons, live music by the Aaron Durr Band, and milkshakes from Salt & Straw.


Photos by Jim Donnelly


Participating Restaurants:

 The Basement Tavern

 BOA Steakhouse Santa Monica

 The Cannibal

 Cassell’s Hamburgers

 Citizen Beverly Hills


 Grill ‘Em All

 Malibu Café Country Kitchen + Bar

 Pono Kitchen + Bar

 The Roof on Wilshire

 Salt & Straw


Participating Beverages:

 Buffalo Trace

 Four Roses


 Knob Creek

 Maker’s Mark

 Ohishi Whisky



 West Wind