Bar & Garden
Find only small- production alcohol here, including sulfur-free wine and Few single-barrel bourbon, bottled exclusively for the shop. There are even half-size versions of hard-to-find favorites, perfect for gifts. 6142 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City.
Just want sturdy glassware without the fancy name? Here you’ll score everything from mini cocktail glasses to Moscow Mule copper mugs on the cheap. Home of the 99-cent bar spoon! 7901 Beverly Blvd., Beverly Grove; 4635 W. Pico Blvd., L.A..
This is the mother of all cocktail shops. Peruse vintage cordial glasses, a bitters bar for sampling, and a spirits inventory hand selected by owner Joe Keeper. 3910 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake.
The Cocktail Lab
The smart establishment sells everything but the booze: specialty garnishes such as pickled asparagus spears for Bloody Marys, ready-to-go (and actually drinkable) cocktail mixes, and vintage barware. 7605 Beverly Blvd., L.A.
Not only are chilling stones, absinthe spoons, and cocktail umbrellas available at the gourmet market, but there’s a wide range of food-forward mixers and mix-ins (unusual jams and craft sodas like spiced espresso cola) to boot. 8777 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City.