Whether you scored a big, fat refund check or got reamed this tax season (I feel ya), you’re going to want to drink. So here are a bunch of Tax Day drink specials that will either cheer you up tomorrow while you count your pennies or inspire you to yell, “The drinks are on me!”
- Harlowe’s Old Fashioned with Old Forester bourbon, demerara, bitters, and orange oils
- Oldfield’s Liquor Room’s Tax Relief aka Old Fashioned
- Bigfoot West’s Old Fashioned (Buffalo Trace select-barrel bourbon, simple syrup, Angostura bitters, and Luxardo cherry) and Pisco Punch (Kappa Pisco, spiced simple syrup, pineapple juice, orange juice, and prosecco)
- Bigfoot Lodge’s Taxydermy with rum, lime, and bitters
- Sassafras’ Death & Taxes with scotch, gin, sweet vermouth, Benedictine, and orange bitters
- Thirsty Crow’s The Tax Man’s Hat with rye, sweet vermouth, and bitters
- La Cuevita’s Tax Mule with Reyka vodka, hibiscus flowers, and ginger beer
If $1 cocktails are too rich for your blood, The District by Hannah An will be offering the 1040EZ cocktail for a mere dime—with the purchase of a regularly priced cocktail, of course. And guests who tweet their tax woes or yays and tag the restaurant will get a free small bite from the chef.
For some real “tax relief,” the Venice Whaler will serve the appropriately named Income Tax ($8) classic cocktail. Order up this mix of gin, sweet and dry vermouths, orange juice, and Angostura bitters and follow up with a walk along the beach and you’ll be feeling calm in no time.
Fundamental L.A. is debuting a new wine cocktail menu by Alicia Kemper this Wednesday and kicking things off with $8 Tax Day specials for the new P&T (Niepoort white port, tonic, fresh lime) and the Aperol Smash (Aperol, prosecco, soda, burnt orange).
Plan Check Downtown will not only feature a happy hour menu (4 to 7 p.m.) with bites by executive chef Ernesto Uchimura like the pimento grilled cheese and bacon sandwich but also a one-day cocktail special. Sip on the Smokey Juarez ($7) with Xicaru Blanco mezcal, blood orange, lemon juice, simple syrup, and a sprinkle of smoked salt.
Acme Hospitality Group bars (Library Bar, Sixth Street Tavern, Spring St. Bar) are celebrating America’s most notorious tax evaders with $7 specialty cocktails all day long. Check out Beelman’s Pub MezcAl Capone with El Silencio Mezcal, lime, and spiced apple syrup.
Lose something? Like a bunch of money to the IRS? Lost Property in Hollywood will have $6 Cognac Park cocktails to make everything better. Naomi Schimek (formerly of the Spare Room) will guest-bartend from 9 p.m to midnight while Aaron Durr will the lighten the mood with some piano playing.
To get right to the point, The Hudson in West Hollywood is offering a Tall Boy PBR with a shot of Bushmill’s Irish whiskey for $10.
Copa d’Oro is doing drink specials differently this year. Instead of cheap cocktail prices, from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., the discount depends on how much your tab ends up being. So if it’s less than $25 ,you get 10 percent off, under $50 and it’s 15 percent off, and over $51 it’s 25 percent off. Get it? The more you spend, the bigger the discount. The bar will also feature several tax-inspired cocktails ($9 each) by barman Vincenzo Marianella like the IRS (bourbon, apricot liqueur, mint, lemon, and orange juice) and the Evasion (gin, Aperol, Martini Rosato, and orange bitters).