BONUS Do This Today: Art Walk and Street Shakespeare

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In addition to the Angel City Brewery event I posted about earlier today, it’s art walk downtown tonight so after checking out the Brewery art show hit up some other cool venues in the neighborhood. Street Shakespeare will be happening on 4th Street between Spring and Main and they’ll be performing A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It’s free!

Event: Street Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (event link)
Location: 4th St between Spring and Main, Los Angeles, CA
Time: April 10, 2014, 7-9pm
Cost: FREE!

Do This Today: Angel City Brewery Exhibit

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Tonight from 6-10pm Angel City has an exhibit opening and book signing of Sunrise/Sunset: Photographs of the Arts District by Melissa Richardson Banks.

Event: Sunrise Sunset Photograph Exhibit at Angel City Brewery (event link)
Location: Angel City Brewery, 216 South Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA
Time: April 10, 2014, 6-10pm
Cost: FREE!

Do This Today: Live Music at Angel City Brewery

 

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Live music is happening every Thursday from 7-9pm at Angel City Brewery. Tonight see The Crazy Brave from 7-8p and Julian Hacquebard from 8-9p. It’ll be fun!

Event: Live Music at Angel City Brewery (event link)
Location: Angel City Brewery, 216 South Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA
Time: April 3, 2014, 7-9pm
Cost: FREE!

Do This Today: Pints + Puns at Angel City Brewery

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Pints and Puns is happening at Angel City Brewey downtown tonight. Get ready to drink and laugh. The night is hosted by Trent Bruce with guests Dave Ross, Wes Hudson, Hannah Gansen, Tim Harrington, Liz Stewart, Mollie Merkel and Lisa Laureta. Check it out…

Event: Pints/Puns Comedy Night at Angel City Brewery (event link)
Location: Angel City Brewery, 216 South Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA
Time: November 6, 2013, 8-10pm
Cost: FREE!

Do This Today: Pints + Puns at Angel City Brewery

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Pints and Puns is happening at Angel City Brewey downtown tonight. Get ready to drink and laugh. The night is hosted by Trent Bruce with guests Jerrod Carmichael, Will Weldon, Brandia Posey, Jake Weisman, and Chinedu Unaka. Check it out…

Event: Pints/Puns Comedy Night at Angel City Brewery (event link)
Location: Angel City Brewery, 216 South Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA
Time: October 2, 2013, 8-10pm
Cost: FREE!

Do This Today: LA Beer Week

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I’m SO sad that I didn’t give you a Do This Today yesterday. It was go-go-go all day, so hopefully you found something fun todo. I’ll have to make it up to you.

Well it’s LA Beer Week. They had their big reception downtown at Union Station this past Sunday, but the fun continues with bars around LA hosting special events. Tonight Beechwood BBQ + Brewing is taking over Tony’s Darts Away in Burbank. Golden Road is hosting a panel discussion with Tomm Carroll. Click HERE for the list of breweries and bars participating!

Event: LA Beer Week (event link)
Location: All over LA
Time: Sept 19-29th, 2013
Cost:

Do This Today: St. Paddy’s Day Stout @ Tony’s Darts Away

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Are you ready for St Patrick’s Day? Tony’s Darts Away is doing an all weekend celebration! Expect a lot of porters and stouts (my favorite) and even oysters presented by the Oyster Boys. On Saturday at 5pm, the Oyster Boys will be in the house serving $2 oysters. Here’s the rundown copy and pasted right from there event. I can’t wait:

 

ALL WEEKEND we will offer specials including:
• Beer bread made from Old 38 Irish stout & Irish butter
• Oyster Mushroom ceviche (v)
• Chocolate Stout Pudding
• Corned Beef or Seitan (v) & Cabbage w/red potatoes
• The Incompetent Shepherd’s Pie (v)
And substitute a bun on any sausage for a choice of:
• Champ: Irish style mashed potatoes with butter & scallions
• Colcannon: Irish style mashed potatoes with bacon, onions, & braised cabbage) (vegan available)

Taplist to include:
• Ballast Point Victory at Sea Imperial Porter
• Alesmith Speedway Stout
• TAPS Balinese Stout
• Bear Republic Big Bear Stout
• Firestone Walker Walker’s Reserve Porter
• Hangar 24 Chocolate Porter
• Anderson Valley Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout
• Highwater Brewing Campfire Stout
• Island Brewing Co. Starry Night Stout
• Ventura Surf Brewery Oil Piers Porter
• North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout
…and more to be announced!

Event: St. Paddy’s @ Tonys (event link)
Location: Tony’s Darts Away, 1710 W. Magnolia Ave, Burbank, CA
Time: 12p – 2am
Cost: FREE to get in and tons of deals!

Bar Hopping in Hollywood

I must preface this post by saying that while I have lived in LA for 2.5 years, I have never really experienced Hollywood on a Saturday night. I come to Hollywood every day for work, I have gone out at 8pm on a Friday night for drinks after work, and even went to one Saturday night birthday at a bar, but I never truly experienced what Hollywood on a Saturday night is really about. There were tour busses in front of restaurants/ night clubs. The smell of daddy issues was thick in the air, as girls in headband-sized dresses and GaGa-heels waited on street corners. It was definitely a new experience for me, and as a blog keeper I must share it with you.

We started by finding street parking, which was not easy at 11p on a Saturday. We ended up parking along Carlos Ave between Bronson and Gower. I recommend this area if you carpooled and don’t want to pay for a lot. It’s a little bit of a walk to get to the heart of Hollywood and it’s not the safest to walk alone.

We began our night at the Frolic Room (which is in my L.A. Bizarro book). The bouncer knew some patrons by sight, so I’m guessing this dive bar is the type that locals frequent. The crowd had a few rough characters and the rest were your classic 20-something year old hipsters and “normies” (aka normal average people).

From this picture it’s hard to tell but the place was packed. It also had surprisingly clean bathrooms for a dive bar. I should mention that this bar hopping event happened because my good friend Karen is leaving LA. She has a few weeks left and put together an itinerary of things she needs to do in LA before she leaves. Youll learn more about this events since I signed up for several and will be blogging about them. This night crossed off “bar hop in Hollywood” from her list. Can I just say that making a city bucket list shouldn’t just be reserved for people moving out of town. I wish my friends all made lists like Karen’s because then we would all constantly doing fun things. Preaching over, but seriously, make a bucket list and invite me along.

After leaving the Frolic Room. On to the next!

After leaving the Frolic Room we continued on our journey but the places we passed were so packed, that finding a bar to accommodate our group of 6 was tricky. Once we ended up in front of the packed Piano Bar, we backtracked to Stout which we could tell wasn’t packed. We got a booth perfect for 5 (we lost one). I had the Mint Chocolate Bootleggers stout.

My sister and I split their amazing bread pudding. I’m not a bread pudding person, it’s just not for me. This bread pudding was unreal. It had chocolate chips and butterscotch chips. It was still warm from being freshly made for us and had a scoop of vanilla ice cream on it. It was perfect for 2 people and even had some to share with the group. Once this finished out our night around 2p, we headed back to our cars as the clubs were letting out. So many stupid people on the streets.

I’m so glad I participated in Saturdays festivities and I got to experience a side of LA I hadn’t before. Now I can also cross that off my city-bucket list.

Boneyard Bistro: Stout Night

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As Beer Week continues, I found myself at Boneyard Bistro on Tuesday night for their Stout Night. As a stout fan, I couldn’t pass it up. As a human being, I was exhausted. But sleeping is for the dead, and Im thankful I joined Amber for a lovely beer tasting at Sherman Oak’s Boneyard Bistro. I tried the Nectar Ales Black Xantus and the Bear Republic Old Baba Yaga which were 4oz for $4. It was a great way to try new brews without going overboard in price or quantity. The Zantus was amazing and so full of chocolate and cherry flavor that I had to take my time drinking it. The Yaga was very strong and had a coconut flavor, this too was a sipper for me. Did you go? What did you get? Is there one on the list I should try?

The past 2 weeks have been fabulous, trying new beers and exploring new bars with good prices. The final event will be happening this Sunday at Union Station (take the metro!) and tickets are $45. That’s a bit costly for me, but beer lovers won’t want to miss the over 70 local breweries that will be serving up at the event.

Although beer week is coming to an end, that doesn’t mean awesome beer events have to stop. Hopefully you tried some new brews and have some new favorite bars. If you’re still jonesing for a cool beer event, you don’t need to wait long. On Saturday October 29th Drink and Hunt LA is hosting a boozy Halloween scavenger hunt. Check out the link and get your $25 tickets through Thrillist for a deal.

Taken from Thrillist’s website