Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. What better way for Drink Me to mark the moment than by celebrating the on-premise locations that have worked so hard to come up with the perfect cocktail?
Neighbor is a cozy garden bistro and cocktail bar nestled on one of LA’s busiest streets, Abbot Kinney Blvd. Fashioned from an old house on Venice Beach’s main drag, Neighbor is a fresh and charming social space, featuring a best in class coffee bar, cocktail program and a market fresh menu by Chef Joshua Luce.
Stepping into the warm and welcoming front lounge from the small brick stoop, guests are invited to choose their own adventure: settle in with a coffee, pull up one of the 20 seats at the marble cocktail bar, lean back in the garden lounge, or sit for a romantic dinner in the open air, backyard bistro. Neighbor’s pastel walls and eclectic furnishings invite guests to enjoy good company in a cozy and cheerful atmosphere.
DeLeon Tequila • Stonefruit • Basil • Lime • Chili
Strawberry Rosemary Margarita
DeLeon Tequila • Lime • Agave
SHOREbar Santa Monica
Santa Monica, California
SHOREbar’s design includes five elevated private booths lined along the walls with dark wooden stools at the bar as well as plenty of mini- bars to post up on for a more casual bar experience. The bar serves handcrafted cocktails that are made with natural and fresh ingredients for an enhanced drinking experience.
The SHOREbar program of globally inspired cocktails brings travel, lifestyle and the California maritime climate to glass. Drinks mirror the casual nature of the la coastal towns to create approachable and sessionable drinks. Each cocktail highlights fresh local produce from the Santa Monica farmers market woven with exotic flavors of the spice trade.
Casamigos Mezcal • Dimmi Liqueur • Watermelon • Basil • Agave • Lime • Spicy Rim
Makers Mark Bourbon • Baking Spiced Pineapple • Amaro Montenegro • Lemon • Angostura Bitters
West Hollywood, California
Harriet’s, located on the rooftop of the 1 Hotel, preserves the values of an old-fashioned cocktail lounge. Reflecting on the decadence of the 1920s, white tassel lamps, striped booths and marble accents are characteristic of this open-air space. Revelry with a view, the bar is stocked with fresh and seasonal ingredients alongside some of the finest and approachable spirits. The knowledgeable bartenders can accommodate simple to daring palettes and everything in between. Harriet’s is the ideal spot to reconnect with old friends, enjoy hors d’oeuvres during sunset or talk business over cocktails as the hours seem to disappear.
Avon Silver • Creme De Violette • Fresh Grapefruit • Fresh Lime • Peychaud’s Bitter
Virginia Black Whiskey • Red Wine • Peach Cordial • Rosemary • Orange Flower
Los Angeles, CA
With giant plush booths and over 25 flat-screen TVs, 40 LOVE is the perfect neighborhood sports bar to cheer on your favorite team or grab a bite to eat with friends. The space is filled with dark wood, lush greenery and white brick—characteristic of a classic American country club.
A sunny patio stretches around the front of the building, making 40 LOVE a premier destination to sip handcrafted cocktails anytime of day. The menu has something for every taste from top-notch bar fare to healthy food options. Playful in nature and vintage in décor, 40 LOVE is a lively hangout to catch the game, soak up the California sun with a drink or challenge your friends to a game of shuffleboard.
Virginia black whiskey • cynar • lemongrass syrup • angostura bitters • lemon