In memory of Patrick Kelley

July 18th, 2012 — 6:18pm

Friends and colleagues gathered Monday at Seven Grand in Downtown LA to remember Patrick Kelley, the first employee hired at Seven Grand and a former manager of the bar.

It was only fitting that the memorial were held in the Jackalope Room of the bar that Patrick loved so much he had its logo tattooed on his arm.

Friends and colleagues told animated stories about their fun times and good moments with Patrick, whom we remember as a man who knew better than everyone else how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

After a few hours of drinking whiskey and toasting Patrick, it’s no wonder our photo is a little blurry.

We miss you, Patrick.

Classic Burger Recipes from Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. Thanks Internet!

July 18th, 2012 — 2:31pm

by Dean Martin

1 lb. ground beef
2 oz. bourbon—chilled

Preheat a heavy frying pan and sprinkle bottom lightly with table salt. Mix meat, handling lightly, just enough to form into four patties. Grill over medium-high heat about 4 minutes on each side.

Pour chilled bourbon in chilled shot glass and serve meat and bourbon on a TV tray.

by Frank Sinatra

1. Call for Deano.

2. Tell him to make you a fuckin’ burger.

3. Drink his bourbon.

Metro to run all trains and Orange Line busway until 2am on Friday and Saturday nights

July 17th, 2012 — 12:59pm

We’re thrilled that Metro will run trains and the Orange Line busway until 2am on Friday and Saturday nights! Now you’ll be able to get to and from our downtown LA bars via the Metro with even more ease. We love public transit and encourage all of our patrons to take the Metro to our bars whenever possible.

The details:
All Metro Rail lines will run until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. That includes the Red / Purple Line subway, the Blue Line, Expo Line, Green Line and Gold Line.

Trains will run every 20 minutes between midnight and 2 a.m.

The Orange Line will run until 2:40 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights in order to meet the last trains at the North Hollywood Red Line station. The Orange Line will also run every 20 minutes between midnight and 2:40 a.m.

The plan at this moment is to begin late-night service on the weekend of July 27-28 but Metro is also working to determine if late night service is needed on the Silver Line, as well as working with Metrolink on the possibility of extending their service to connect with Metro’s.

We’ll post additional details as we learn more.

Go Metro!


Seven Grand Whiskey Society: New tasting added – Bruichladdich (7.18.12, 8:30pm)

July 17th, 2012 — 11:59am

Our RSVP list for the Bruichladdich event on Wednesday filled so quickly that we decided to add an additional tasting.

David Ferguson will stick around and offer another education at 8:30pm, immediately following the the 7pm meeting, which will let out at 8:15.

RSVP right now to get your chance to taste some of the most unique Islay Whiskies in the world, especially if you tried to RSVP and were unable. This is for you!

Register Here!

We will be meeting in the Jackalope Room, as usual, please be punctual, so we can squeeze our education in before the band starts to play at 10pm.

If you’re not a paid-up member, no worries, first one is on us.

For more information on the Seven Grand Whiskey Society, hit the link beneath my signature.

Memberships are 120$ per year and allow you to bring a guest to any event. Purchase them at the bar.

We look forward to seeing you.

Pedro, currently sipping water.

Pedro Shanahan
Spirit Guide, Seven Grand Whiskey Bar
Co-curator, Seven Grand Whiskey Society