Third Annual Los Angeles magazine’s Burgers Bourbon + Beer 2018


In May, Los Angeles magazine hosted the third annual Burgers Bourbon + Beer at The Victorian in Santa Monica where ten restaurants competed for burger honors. Throughout the evening, Los Angeles magazine editors, Los Angeles Chargers Austin Ekeler and Damion Square, and guests sampled each burger to crown the best burger of the evening. BOA Steakhouse was awarded Critic’s Choice Best Burger, and Woodley Proper was named Los Angeles Chargers’ Choice and People’s Choice Best Burger. Honorable mentions went to Malibu Café (Most Creative); Belcampo (Best Patty) and The Oinkster (Tastiest Sauce). Event highlights also included the Los Angeles Chargers Tailgate Lounge which featured exclusive raffle prizes for unique experiences and giveaways, Paderia Bakehouse cookies and L.A. Kitchen who served sides of truffle polenta, corn coleslaw, and homemade beet and apple chips. The evening was complete with a GEARYS Beverly Hills #MomentsThatMatter photo studio, craft cocktails from Knob Creek and Maker’s Mark, samplings of boutique bourbons, and sips from KEVITA and Kona Beer.


Participating Restaurants:


BOA Steakhouse


Hinoki & the Bird

Malibu Café

Mikkeller DTLA

The Oinkster

Unami Burger

Woodley Proper

The Victorian


Participating Beverages:

Black Feather Spirits

Buffalo Trace Distillery

CALI Distillery

Four Roses Bourbon


Knob Creek

Kona Beer

Maker’s Mark

Old Elk Bourbon

Rebel Yell Kentucky

Straight Bourbon

Uncle Nearest

WhistlePig Rye Whiskey


Photographed by: Jim Donnelly and Gil Riego