The Top 20 Cocktail Books – CLASS Magazine How many of these bad boys (and yes, there are no girls here) have you read? We had a straw poll among the CLASS staff for the ‘must-haves’ that your bookshelves should be groaning under the weight of – and figured that you might be interested in the list we came up with. They’re listed in order of their publication date. Let us know what you think.
1. How to Mix Drinks Or the Bon Vivant’s Companion (1862) by Jerry Thomas
The original and arguably the best, the Professor laid it all down for us to rediscover, was a founding father of flair bartending, a blinged-up showman who set the benchmark for theatricality, and gave us the basis for a whole industry, from the Blue Blazer to RTDs. Read More
After decades of neglect, the curtain is rising again on downtown L.A.’s Broadway, one of the city’s most picturesque shooting locations. Once lined with 34 theaters — and boasting the largest concentration of such intact venues in the U.S., with a dozen — the nine-block stretch from First Street to Olympic Boulevard is beginning to play out its next act. View Magazine Spread
Our very own Broadway Bar is in the center of all the Bringing Back Broadway action, of course. Have a drink with us and enjoy the new Broadway.
Casey’s Irish Pub – C-horse
Songwriter Cecilia Enriquez formed C-horse in 2007 as an avenue for her original pop songs. A demo of the first C-horse songs was circulated among a close-knit group of Los Angeles musicians, and Enriquez’ accessible songwriting style, influenced by 60s and 70s rock and pop, quickly attracted local support. Enriquez went on to record her self-titled debut record, produced by Joel Morales of the band Dios. This album, laced with intricate vocal harmonies and packed with a powerful pop sensibility, was well-received by friends and fans alike.
C-horse has evolved into a solid unit, with the help of some of Enriquez’ musical friends: bassist Lindsay Mancha, drummer Courtney Olsen, and keyboardist Mack Marquard. As new material flourishes, the band continues to play shows throughout the Los Angeles and you can catch them every Friday in March at Casey’s in Downtown.
Caña Rum Bar – Native Wayne
Tonight Grammy-winning reggae luminary Wayne Hobson, also known as Native Wayne to his Indie 103 fans, will be behind the wheels of steel bringing us the good vibes via an eclectic set of classic reggae, dancehall, afrobeat, and whatever else he deems worthy of your listening pleasure. It’s Friday night, so if you’d like to ensure yourself a table or bring more than three guests, reservations are necessary. Right near the beach… Boyyyyyyyyyy!
Las Perlas – Kapsoul Records
What does Jazz, Funk, Soul, Rare Groove Disco have in common with Tequila? Las Perlas!!!! That’s right Kapsoul Records presents every Friday at Las Perlas with DJ Kap, Ohmae & Chikaramanga. Come in and get drunk…. Or stay sober depending on what you’re in to.
Saturday, March 24th
Casey’s Irish Pub – The Mo-Odds
The Mo-Odds are back and by the time their done they’re going to take your girlfriends with them, and your whiskey. Hell, they even take the bars whiskey! And the girl bartenders! They play rock n roll and they play it so fucking good we asked them back for a March residency at Casey’s. They hit it hard and make you wanna shake it hard. Stop in for a shot of whiskey and throw it down with the best 60′s / punk / rock n roll soul band in Los Angeles. No Cover!
Las Perlas – DJ Darren Revell
Las Perlas welcomes DJ Darren Revell from 103′s Big Sonic Heaven tonight. Darren will be spinning everything from Post Punk to New Wave to Eighties so grab your head bands and leg warmers and get on down here. We’ll see you then!
Caña Rum Bar – Music Selector Jose Galvan
Its time for you to stop living and start winning! What better way to do that than to join us @ Caña Rum Bar for Jose Galvan. Tonight and every Saturday night Jose joins us playing Latin Alternative, Funky Beats and Caribbean Rhythms. We will also be serving some of the most delicious rum cocktails ever to have touched your tongue. Get in here and get some!
Sunday, March 25th
Seven Grand – Art and Booze Series
Art and booze, live music and screen printing. A new series of Art and Music showcases. Brought to you this month by Becherovka Vodka. This is an event you will not want to miss.
Monday, March 26th, 7PM, we will have Michelle De La Cruz from Samaroli coming in with Partner & CEO Antonio Samaroli. We will be tasting and learning about some amazing and extremely rare whiskies (Linkwood 1983 & Glenburgie 1989, just to name a couple- we will be tasting several.) There will be a $30 participation fee, which can be used toward purchase of a Limited Edition bottle. Try before you buy- these are unique whiskies. We will be taking orders at the event. Don’t miss this oppurtunity.