Halloween is still another month away but the spooks are already starting as Friday The 13th is this week. Considered an unlucky day filled with and superstitions and spine chills, this Friday The 13th will be particularly ominous because it falls on the Full Harvest Moon.
We haven’t seen a full moon + Friday The 13th combination like this since Oct. 13, 2000 and it won’t happen again until Aug. 13, 2049. So gather your brave friends and make your way over to some of L.A.’s best bars made make your own luck with these six spooky drinks.
Dark Forest at BG Lounge
Drink your Friday the 13th superstitions away at none other than intimate and elegant cocktail bar, the BG Lounge, with an unparalleled cocktail menu created by Chief Mixologist Asadour Seheldjian, featuring the freshest ingredients of the season paired with high-end spirits in signature artisanal cocktails. Experience spooky cocktails like the Dark Forest featuring Dos Armadillios Reposado tequila, rhubarb liqueur, fresh lime juice, agave syrup and orange bitters, and you’ll forget why Friday the 13th bad luck ever scared you in the first place.
9960 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, Bgloungebh.com, @bglounge
Twilight Zone at Birds & Bees
In downtown on a Friday night? Make your way over to the underground cocktail lounge Birds & Bees and get into the spirit of Friday the 13th with the Twilight Zone punch bowl made with white rum, overproof rum, black strap rum, batavia arrack, crème de pêche, lemon, lime, pineapple, orange and jerk spice. As if the night couldn’t get any better, Karen Palmer’s Pain Pizza pop up will be in attendance, for a delicious combination of pizza and cocktails. Cheese, pepperoni, and Standing’s Butchery sausage French bread pizzas on Bub & Grandma’s baguettes will be served starting at 5 p.m. until sold out – so make sure to get there right when Violet Hour starts.
Birds & Bees, 207 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, Birdsandbeesla.com, @birdsandbeesla
Coco Skellington at Beetlehouse
Halloween is right around the corner and Friday The 13th is the perfect warm up. Over at Beetlehouse, the motto is “Halloween Everyday.” The Tim Burton themed bar in Hollywood serves up the Coco Skellington cocktail, named inspired by the iconic “The Nightmare Before Christmas” character Jack Skellington. It’s made with rum, gin, lime, crème de coconut and orange blossom with freaky yet festive result.
1714 N. Las Palmas Ave., Los Angeles, Beetlehousela.com, @beetlehousela
Berries & Bubbles at Ocean Prime Beverly Hills
Basic witches not wanted. The modern-American restaurant and lounge, Ocean Prime Beverly Hills, offers a unique experience and its beverage program is no exception Enjoy the spooky, smoking cocktail, the Berries & Bubbles made with Belvedere Citrus Vodka, marinated blackberries, house made sour, Domaine Chandon Brut and dry ice smoke. Don’t forget about Ocean Prime happy hour in the lounge from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m,.so you don’t have to drink in the dark.
9595 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, Ocean-prime.com, @oceanprimebh
An Immortal Elixir at General Lee’s
Generals Lee’s is hip Chinatown hideaway with tropical flair that dates back to 1860 with Walt Disney and the Marx Brothers coming by as guests. Chanel their spirits over a cocktail from the bar’s new Fables menu. An Immortal Elixir is made with gin, rhubarb, pineapple, lemon, prosecco and rosemary.
475 Gin Ling Way, Los Angeles, generallees.com, @generalleesla
Wake The Angels at Henry’s WeHo
Don’t fret. Angels are on your side over at Henry’s Weho this 13th. Relax on the patio and order the Wake the Angels made with Hendrick’s Gin, rose petal, grapefruit, yuzu and sparkling wine.
120 N. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, thehenryrestaurant.com, @thehenryrestaurant
Midnight Margarita at Skybar
Channel that chilling night with Skybar’s spooky Mondrian Midnight Margarita. The dark-inspired drink is made with Espolòn Blanco, fresh lime juice, agave nectar, rimmed with black Himalayan sea salt, garnished with lime and black cherry cross.
8440 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, mondrianhotel.com, @skybarla
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