Weeks ago, Los Angeles bars and restaurants were ordered to shut their doors due to the Coronavirus outbreak, leaving thousands out of work and anxious to say the least. Fortunately, California’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), the governing body that oversees licensing for alcohol at restaurants and bars statewide, recently relaxed its rules regarding alcohol delivery and pick-up.
The order was a lifeline to many businesses that rely heavily on the sales of beer, wine and cocktails. To be clear, alcohol also must be sold with food and no deliveries are allowed between 2 a.m. until 6 a.m.
And while many spots are offering beer, wine and even liquor bottles to go, some of the best bartenders in the city are rolling up their sleeves and batching their best cocktails to send home to Thirsty quarantined Angelenos.
So if you are in need of a stiff drink (and who isn’t right now), support your local bar teams and check out the restaurants and bars offering cocktails-to-go in Los Angeles.
101 Coffee Shop
101 Coffee Shop has teamed up with famed MiniBar for cocktail takeout and delivery from noon to 5 p.m. The bar has made its whole cocktail menu available to pre-order in batches of five for $50, as well as offering shots, individual cocktails, family-sized drinks and liquor bottles. Offerings include a Dirty Martini Shot, Family Sized Negroni, The Pink Flamingo with Reposado Tequila, Grapefruit, Lemon and Campari and Godfather 101 with Scottish Whisky, Aged Rum, Amaretto and Aromatic Bitters.
6145 Franklin Ave., Hollywood, 101coffeeshop.com, @101.coffeeshop
101 North Eatery & Bar
Now, 101 North has created an all day, every day happy hour. In addition to takeout options for beer and wine bottles, 101 North has created cocktail kits of their notorious drinks created by their in-house mixologist. There are five ready-to-go cocktail kits offered, The Lovely Loon, The Mojito, Red Sangria, Old Fashion and a Margarita Kit. Each kit comes with all the ingredients and instructions to make your favorite 101 North cocktail in the comfort of your own home; including a full bottle of the alcohol itself! Each Cocktail Kit is reasonably priced at $40 a kit and the Red Sangria Kit is $30. Don’t forget your I.D. as it will be checked upon pick up or delivery.
30760 Russell Ranch Rd., Westlake Village, 101northeateryandbar.com, @101northeateryandbar
Along with family-style dinner, Auburn is offering wine for pick-up and batched cocktails for pick up. Weekly menus will be announced every Monday. The best part? The revenue will help support health insurance for the entire team and provide work for a few key team members.
6703 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, auburnla.com, @auburn.la
Bar Stella is arguably one of the hippest spots on the eastside. Located within Silver Lake’s classic French bistro Cafe Stella, the bar is creating 16 oz batched and ready to serve cocktails for four ($45) as part of their New Stella Market initiative. Curated and mixed by Mike Blum, offerings include the Mulholland Negroni with Mulholland Gin, Campari, Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth and orange peel, the Milk Martini with Black Cow Vodka, Dolin Blanc and blue cheese olives, the Old Fashioned with Eagle Rare Bourbon, Superfine Sugar, Angostura Bitters and citrus peels and the Sophia with Vida Mezcal, Campari, Lime Juice and agave. Just add ice and enjoy.
3932 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, cafe-stella.square.site, @cafestella
Don’t pass up the glory of a cocktail to go! The Bellwether in Sherman Oaks of sending home cocktails for just $10 with any food purchase. Choose between drinks like the Grapefruit Negroni, The Bellwether Manhattan, Corpse Reviver #2 and more.
13251 Ventura Blvd., Studio City Thebellwetherla.com, @thebellwether_la
It’s buy one get one free at Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks. The meat lover’s restaurant is selling Moscow Mules, Old Fashioneds, Bourbon Sweet Teas and Margaritas in a range of batched sizes.
13539 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, boneyardbistro.com, @boneyardbistro,
Offering batched cocktails that serve three, including the restaurant’s signatures like the Broken Spanish Margarita ($18) and El Zocalo ($19; serves three), in addition to bottles of El Silencio Mezcal and a wide selection of wine from various regions (Corona Del Valle in Baja Mexico, Argentina, and more)
1050 S. Flower St., Los Angeles, brokenspanish.com, @brokenspanishla
Cassell’s Hamburgers has been an L.A. institution since 1948 and COVID-19 isn’t stopping them. Now residing in the Hotel Normandie in Los Angeles, Cassell’s is offering its counter favorites plus alcoholic drinks for just $5.
3600 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, cassellshamburgers.com, @cassellshamburgers
In addition to keeping its customers fed with Elio’s Wood Fire Pizza, Employee’s Only will be selling pre-portioned at-home cocktail kits from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
7953 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, employeesonlyla.com, @employeesonlyla
In addition to its popular beer growlers, Father’s Office Culver City is now offering jarred cocktails including their Rye Manhattan, Office Martini and Old Fashioned and Tequila Collins. Each cocktail is precisely pre-measured with their usual highest quality ingredients including all garnishes and ready to drink.
3229 Helms Ave., Culver City, fathersoffice.com, @fathersofficeofficial
In addition to its $16 Southern Sangria, Gus’s Barbecue in Pasadena is now offering their Gus’s Old Fashioned for $16 and Gus’s Private Reserve Single Barrel Old Forester Kentucky Bourbon for $45 for takeout and delivery. Gus’s Barbecue will be offering their signature 16 oz. Southern Sangria ($16 each), their 12 oz. Gus’s Old Fashioned ($16 each), and Gus’s Private Reserve Single Barrel Old Forester Kentucky Bourbon by the bottle.
808 Fair Oaks Ave., South Pasadena, GussBBQ.com, @gussbbq
Here & Now
Here & Now, the Arts District bar/restaurant that lies on the site of the original 1893 Santa Fe Railroad’s La Grande Station, is sending home several batched cocktails during this time. Options include the Mulholland Vodka Martini, Ford’s Gin Quarantini, An Apple A Day made with Jim Beam Bonded and Granny Smith Apple and Bold Venture made with Old Forester Rye, Amaro Angeleno, chocolate and orange bitters. Pair them with some of their best take out food items like a Meatless Burger or Chicken Sandwich.
300 S. Santa Fe Ave., Suite N, Los Angeles, hereandnowdtla.com, @hereandnowdtla
It’s no wonder why Hippo bartender Clare Ward is one of our faves in the biz. Her creative cocktails, like her Mariachi On The Beach made with tequila, Aperol, citrus, passion fruit, coconut and curry bitters, are available to take home for $9 each. Or try them all with a five-pack of to-go cocktails for just $38.
5916 1/2 N Figueroa St., Los Angeles, hipporestaurant.com, @hippohighlandpark
Home State is emphasizing home now more than ever! The Texas-inspired restaurant is sending folks home margaritas in small, sealed plastic juice bottles from its Hollywood and Highland Park locations.
4624 Hollywood Blvd ., Los Angeles and 5611 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, Myhomestate.com, @homestate
Little Dom’s in Los Feliz is offering wine, beer and pre-batched cocktails for delivery via the app Caviar. Offerings include 16oz. mason jars of Martinis, Penicillins, Margaritas, and Moscow Mules.
2128 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, littledoms.com, @littledomsla
In need of some Aloha vibes? Lono Hollywood is sending a wave of positive energy through L.A. in the form of to-go/delivery batched cocktails created from its Umbrella Hospitality team. While you are ordering a classic Penicillin or Margarita ($36 each which serves four), you can also support Lono by ordering merch including specialty tiki mugs, Mai Tai glasses and snapback hats.
6611 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles lonohollywood.com, @lonohollywood
Madre knows best right? The beloved Torrance restaurant and bar is helping customers wash down their to-go tacos with pre-made cocktails including Palomas, Margaritas and Chapo & Kates made with tequila, prickly pear liqueur, agave, cucumber, lime and spicy bitters. Angelenos can also purchase a Michelada kit which comes with Clamato (tomato juice), black pepper, tajin, celery salt, kosher salt, chipotle salt, chipotle salsa, Tapatio salsa and Worcester sauce. In addition to cocktails, Madre is also selling beer, wine and bottles of tequila and mezcal to go.
10426 National Blvd., Los Angeles, Madrerestaurants.com, @madre_national
Manuela is working to retain their staff and continue their health benefits by handling take-out and delivery in house as much as possible and is offering “safe” take-away family meals for all staff, even on days they are not scheduled to work. In addition to their full wine and beer list, plus liquor bottles, the DTLA Arts District hotspot has created five pre-batched cocktails for purchase with food for to-go and delivery orders. Libations include an Old Fashioned made with Evan Williams bourbon bitters ($12; serves 1-2), Archie made with beet rested Loft & Bear Vodka, Oro Blanco and lemon ($24; serves 3-4), La Mano de Budo made with mezcal, Amaro Angeleno, Budah’s Hand, chamomile and lemon ($24; serves 3-4), Nightshade Milagro Blanco tequila, yellow bell pepper, heat and lemon ($24; serves 3-4) and Whiskey Pimms made with Monkey Shoulder scotch, housemade Pimm’s and lemon ($24; serves 3-4). Cocktails are available for order online here or by calling the restaurant directly. Delivery is available within 10 miles. To-go offerings are available Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m.ti 9 p.m., and Mondays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
907 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles, Manuela-la.com, @manueladtla
Melrose Umbrella Co.
Like its sister spot Lono, the flagship is also serving the Melrose Umbrella Co.’s plan is to make large batches of takeaway cocktails that make for up to four servings at a time. 16oz Melrose Mule with vodka, blood orange, ginger, cinnamon, brown sugar and lime, the Mezcali Me Banana with mezcal, prickly pear, lime, grapefruit, agave, and banana de bresil, the Margarita with tequila, lime and agave, Penicillin with Scotch whisky, honey, ginger and lemon and Umbrella Old Fashioned made with house bourbon blend, angostura bitters and classically prepared gomme syrup. Each batch is $36 and serves four.
7465 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles melroseumbrellacompany.com, @melroseumbrellaco
Pairing with Mezcalero’s Mexican dishes to go, the downtown restaurant is also keeping customers hydrated with their mouth-watering cocktail kits. Try the Straw Hibiscus Margarita, a tasty concoction made with strawberry, hibiscus, organic agave and fresh lime or their classic Michelada, all created by Beverage Director Nathan McCullough. All Cocktail Kits come with four drinks worth of mixer, garnishes and instructions – and don’t forget to add your choice of Tequila or Mezcal! Their 8oz bottles are the perfect size to accompany the kits, full bottles also available.
510 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, mezcalerodtla.com, @mezcalerodtla
Jessica Koslow’s Westside restaurant Onda is now selling to-go margaritas for at-home consumption.
700 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, @onda.la, @ondalosangeles
Osteria La Buca
When Osteria La Buca isn’t dropping off meals to healthcare workers at Cedars (you guys rock by the way!), they are batching up two-person cocktails including Negronis, Gin Martinis and Mezcal Old Fashioneds for $16 each.
5210 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, osterialabuca.com, @osterialabuca
Padre in Long Beach is making sure Taco Tuesday (which could really be any day now ) doesn’t go uncelebrated during this outbreak. When picking up/ordering their Mexican bites to go, check out their cocktail kits each, prepared complete with instructions, garnishes and enough house-made mixer to make four cocktails. Beverage Director Nathan McCullough is sending out his Tommy’s Margarita, Pepino Margarita, Pinchazo Margarita, Oaxcan the Garden and the brand new Stawbiscus Margarita kit with strawberry, hibiscus, organic agave & fresh lime.
525 E. Broadway, Long Beach, padrelongbeach.com, @padrelbc
In addition to regular menu items, various take-and-bake treats, as well as larger format family-style meals and bulk items available for take-out, delivery, and curbside pick-up, Playa Provisions is now offering homemade cocktails. Selections include premixed Margaritas in assorted flavors, various mules, and Barrel-Aged Old Fashioneds. They are also sending out and assorted beers & wines, like a bottle of specially blended Playa Provisions Roxy Red or Playa Provisions Rose, Boomtown Brewery Limelight IPA, Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Les Baronnes Blanc, Union Sacre Confidential Cabernet, and more.
119 Culver Blvd, Playa Del Rey, playaprovisons.com; @playaprovisions
Pretty Dirty, the intimate bar-within-a-bar located inside the 5 Line Tavern in Eagle Rock, is currently offering a rotating menu of their signature cocktails which are available for pick-up to be easily enjoyed at home. Options include a Manhattan with Russels Single Barrel Rye, house sweet vermouth, sherry, artichoke, and bitters, Negroni with London Dry Gin, house sweet vermouth, and house red bitters, Margarita with Cascahuin Blanco Tequila, blue curacao, black pepper & cumin syrup, and citrus and a Daiquiri with house dark rum blend, Swedish punsch, citrus, and sugar. All cocktails include four to five servings and come ready to shake or stir and serve, along with an appetizer of 15g Regiis Ova caviar with potato chips and creme fraiche as an added bit of luxury. Cocktails to-go can be pre-ordered online and are available for contact-less pick up at Pretty Dirty between 1 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. and range from $58 to $68.
2136 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, prettydirtyla.com, @prettydirtyla
To go along with Ronan’s buzzed-about wood-fired pizza, the restaurant/bae is is sending out sealed containers of cocktails. Take advantage of their “Margarita & Margherita” special for just $25.
7315 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, ronanla.com, @ronan_la
Sol Cocina is selling their famous housemade margaritas individually for $10 and by the pitcher $35, in addition to beer and wine.
12775 Millennium Dr., Playa Vista, solcocina.com, @solcocina
In addition to its to-die-for dishes beer, Tallula’s offering pre-batched Margaritas, Palomas in the form of fun glass bottles for curbside pick up, takeout and online delivery
118 Entrada Dr., Santa Monica, Tallulasrestaurant.com, @tallulasrestaurant
The Raymond 1886
The Raymond 1886 is now offering wine, beer and 1886 pre-made cocktails for takeout and delivery. The handcrafted cocktails-
to-go, which each come with four servings for $45, were created by the 1886 Bar Team and prepared in Mason Jars. The three Cocktails offered are the 1886 Negroni prepared with gin, Carpano Antica Vermouth, Campari, and orange oil, the Little Italycomprised of rye whiskey, Carpano Antica Vermouth, and Cynar, or the Fair & Warmer, a blend of rums, Dolin Sweet Vermouth, house curacao, and lemon oil.
1250 South Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, TheRaymond.com
The Rose Venice
The Rose in Venice has a long list of cocktails available to go or for delivery. In addition to classic such as Margaritas, Manhattans and Old Fashioneds, try out one of their signature sippers such as Pirata de Oaxaca Cocktail made with DM Vida, green chartreuse, pineapple, velvet falernum, lime and mole bitters or the Sea Cucumber Cocktail with Plymouth Gin, St Germain, cucumber, lime and mint, both serve two to three. Appropriately, they are also sending out a classic martini called The Big Quarantini.
220 Rose Ave., Venice, therosevenice.la, @therosevenice
Cocktails sealed in plastic single-drink pouches? Count us in! In addition to the packs of Negronis To-Gonis, Thunderbolt in Historic Filipinotown is sending out bottled cocktails such as the Liquid Picnic with London Dry Gin, citron, tomato, rosemary and black pepper, the P-Town Boxing Club with Coconut-Washed Rye Whiskey, Pandan and bitters and Peach Thunderbolt Jamaican and Agricole Rums, peaches and mint. Even cooler, Thunderbolt has been providing free meals since the outbreak started to out of work hospitality industry folks. Amen!
1263 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, Los Angeles, thunderboltla.com, @thunderboltla
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