A few decades ago, restaurants were more concerned about building their wine programs than their bar programs. Back then, mixed drinks were an afterthought to be enjoyed before or after a meal. But over time, cocktails began to rise to the same lofty status as wine at restaurants. Today, bar directors create provocative drinks to complement the cuisines, and restaurants are judged for their cocktail programs.
Although there are plenty of LA restaurants with quality cocktails, the following, which have all been around for at least a year, are the standouts that go outside the box with creative culinary cocktails and highly curated spirits selections. Sidle up to the bar at these 14 restaurants for balanced cocktails infused with creativity and imagination.Read More