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Win a Bar Tab (and a Bartender!) at the Spare Room’s Boxing Day Social

Enjoy bottomless cocktails while raising money for the homeless on Skid Row, with a chance to win a date with your favorite bartender. (Drinks on them!)

7 Delicious Latin American Spirits that Won’t Break the Bank

Whether gifting for Christmas, ringing in New Year's, or the purported apocalypse, these south of the border bottles present an excellent bang for your buck.

Magic Castle Reveals New Craft Cocktail Menu

Bartenders Joshua Lucas and Jordan Gold unveil the brand new craft cocktail menu they’ve created for Hollywood landmark, the Magic Castle.

Behind the Bartender: Allan Katz of Caña Rum Bar

Allan’s a character, and that’s evident the moment you spend a little time in his bar, or simply by reading his answers to this “Behind the Bartender” Q&A, a recurring column here on the Digest blog.

Recipe: Convert Egg Nog Haters with Mohawk Bend’s “Egg Not”

The Echo Park restaurant's vegan version of the classic Christmas drink

L.A. Cocktail Geek Holiday Gift Ideas

For hardcore cocktail lovers, it'll take more than a bottle of random whiskey or a set of martini glasses to get their eyes to sparkle. If you really want to touch their heart, consider these gift ideas, all with an L.A. cocktail twist.

Chris Hewes Takes Over at the Hollywood Roosevelt’s Library Bar

Bartender Chris Hewes has some big shoes to fill now that Matthew Biancaniello has left the Hollywood Roosevelt's Library Bar. Luckily, he gladly accepts the challenge.

Fernet Branca: Tilt Your Head Back, Open Wide, and Say Ahhhhh

Fernet Branca is a fiercely bitter Italian liqueur that bartenders seem to love, but it's not for the uninitiated. (Except in this video.)

Repeal Day: 79 Years Later, We Still Need to Celebrate the End of Prohibition

On December 5, party like it’s 1933! Wednesday marks the 79th anniversary of Repeal Day, when Prohibition ended. Celebrate with any or all of these drink specials and events around town.

Behind the Bartender: Nick Vitulli of The Famous in Glendale

At The Famous, a great whiskey spot in Glendale, you can call Nick Vitulli a “boozeier” (his word) or a bartender, just don’t call him a mixologist. He hates that.