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Artisanal cocktails

What restaurants/bars do you think have the best artisanal cocktails?

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  1. Without a doubt, this goes to Hungry Cat.

    Comme Ca should be given its due, and because a Portland man is involved, I reluctantly would also include S-Bar.

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    1. re: SauceSupreme

      And Comme Ca has a 9:58 special running right now where after 9:58, they have a list of about 10 cocktails for $9.58. The menu includes a Manhattan, Sazerac, Negroni, Fitzroy, the Gilded Rose, the Last Word, White Russian, Sloe Gin Fizz and the Metropole.

      1. re: mollyomormon

        Not to knock comme ca specifically, but the fact that $9.58 constitutes a "special" on cocktails is one of the depressing realities of imbibing in LA.

        1. re: nick_r

          Seriously. It's a little sad that I now consider $10 for a drink to be a good deal.

    2. Agree, Hungry Cat. And Comme Ca. And Providence.

      1. Agreed on Hungry Cat, Comme Ca and Providence. Fraiche has a pretty interesting menu too but I heard their mixologist took off elsewhere? Also I like Seven Grand and Edison too.

        ~H.C.
        http://la-oc-foodie.blogspot.com

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        1. re: AquaW

          Yes, Albert Trummer left Fraiche some months back. Boooo. I will never forget his homebrew absinthe. Together with his flaming wine glass show. Spectacularly wonderful.
          I was at Fraiche a few weeks ago, and was told they're getting someone new in, but I haven't been back since that last visit.

          And also agree on Seven Grand, awesome bartenders. For me, the Edison drinks are good in that they are really strong, but otherwise not that special to me.

        2. Yes, Hungry Cat rules the roost. However, some very interesting choices can also be found at the Hall at Palihouse and Blue on Blue.

          Akasha is definitely going this route, but the cocktails we had there opening week were unimpressive. Maybe it's gotten better.

          1. Malo is trying, Bar Lubitsch has a few. Haven't been to Osteria Mozza yet, but I heard they have some good cocktails.

            I went to the Far Bar in Little Tokyo and the bartender there was mixing up some great cocktails too.

            1. i enjoy the cocktails at the foundry.

              1. I am always pleased with Beachwood; especially when I am an hour away from the Hungry Cat!

                1. Absolutely Hungry Cat - with an honorable mention for Foxtail.

                  1. hands down hungry cat