Champagne Wishes: Five Unusual Spots to Enjoy Bubbly in L.A.

Champagne isn’t only for NYE but also for massages, burlesque shows, and airport terminals
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Since you’re all in the mood for champagne today, know that this is the last day for the Montage Beverly Hills’ Suite 100 “Press for Champagne” button. Unfortunately, the instant champagne room service is just a feature of a promotion for Beverly Hills’ 100th anniversary this year. Tomorrow, the suite will be returned to a regular ol’ guest suite. (By the way, if you really need to have that button, you can buy the exact model on Etsy.)

But if you’re looking for other fun, unusual ways to enjoy bubbly, which has a magical way of transforming any occasion into a special occasion, here’s where you can find it in L.A.

While catching a flight: Petrossian at LAX
Thanks to the upgrades at LAX, travelers coming into and leaving from our airport can turn what is usually not anyone’s favorite place to be into the best place to be. At Petrossian Caviar and Champagne Bar, located in the Tom Bradley International Terminal, choose from 15 to 20 bottles of bubbly–maybe the $1,050 bottle of Cristal Rose to celebrate your new business venture or a lovely sparkling California wine to just celebrate the day.

While taking a break from Rodeo Drive shopping: Dom Pérignon Lounge at The Blvd
Kick off your Christian Louboutins (or whatever rich ladies wear) and take a load off in this new mini lounge located in the Beverly Wilshire’s The Blvd, just behind the hostess stand. The pop-up space, which will be available through February, will serve a special Dom Pérignon-branded menu but only fit you and four of your shopping buddies. Order Dom Pérignon Vintage 2003 by the glass for $45 or splurge on the $2,300 bottle of Dom Pérignon Rose P2 Vintage 1995. No bottle service or reservations required.

While taking in a burlesque show: “Tease, If You Please” at Bar Fedora
They don’t call this a tease for nothing. Burlesque dancer Donna Hood will pretend to pour you a glass of the sparkling stuff during her act but then will just end up pouring it all over herself. At Pour Vous, she did this dangling from the ceiling in a birdcage and at No Vacancy while dancing in front of a live band. But at big events, she’ll actually splash around in a giant champagne glass filled with her favorite bubbly, Veuve Clicquot. You can catch her dazzling show at Bar Fedora every other Friday.

While relaxing in a spa: The Ritz-Carlton Spa at L.A. Live’s Champagne Magnum Experience
Immerse yourself in head-to-toe champagne pampering at this downtown spa. For $495, you get 220 minutes of full-body exfoliation with a champagne grape-seed scrub, a facial, a massage with champagne mimosa creme, a mani/pedi, and a split of champagne to sip on.

Just because: Champagne by the glass at Scarpetta, Culina, and Ink
Don’t want to commit to a whole bottle? Fortunately, restaurants Scarpetta, Culina, and Ink are now offering the expensive stuff by the glass. Culina is serving Perrier-Jouet Blason for $60 and Dom Pérignon Vintage 2003 for $69. Scarpetta wins with its $48 glass of Krug Grand Cuvee, which comes with an amuse-bouche, a fried rice ball filled with melting taleggio cheese. For tonight only, Ink has extended its sparkling wine menu to include half bottles as well as bubbly by the glass. Toast the new year with either an $85 glass of 2004 Moët and Chandon Dom Pérignon or with a $101 half bottle of Moët and Chandon Brut Imperial.

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