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Skandia Shafer

17 Places Selling Very Necessary To-Go Cocktails Right Now in LA

Booze, right when it’s needed most

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Genghis Cohen’s Hot Mai Tai
| Skandia Shafer

With the coronavirus pandemic ongoing, state officials at the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) board have continued to relax their restrictions on the sale of beer, wine, and cocktails — including takeaway and at-home consumption. The to-go booze allowance has meant that restaurants are able to take in more dollars when they need it most, and they’ve helped at-home drinkers to deal with one of the most turbulent years in American history. For those who might need a stiff drink in a hurry today, here are some of the best spots doing takeout cocktails right now around Los Angeles.

REMOVED: Hippo, Tallula’s, Onda, Ronan, Osteria La Buca, Father’s Office, HomeState, Mezcalero, The Rose

ADDED: The Raymond, Redbird, Elephante, Genghis Cohen, Wallflower, Gus’s BBQ, The Burbank Pub, Isla Cuban-Latin Kitchen, Simmzy’s Manhattan Beach

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Gus's BBQ

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Porter Ranch’s new-ish Gus’s BBQ is doing takeout cocktails by the batch, including options like classic old fashioneds and Manhattans.

The Burbank Pub

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This mellow hangout does inexpensive cocktails for takeout and delivery, including a happy hour that offers obscenely-inexpensive well drinks.

Boneyard Bistro

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Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks is doing a variety of takeout cocktail options, each available in four-portion batches for $45.

The Raymond Restaurant

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Pasadena steak spot the Raymond is doing takeout cocktails to the tune of $12 a pop, or only $7 if ordered during happy hour.

Employees Only

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Employees Only, one of the country’s most well-known names in the cocktail world, now sells its famous bottled cocktails to go from a takeout window right on Santa Monica Boulevard. Delivery is also available via Postmates.

Genghis Cohen

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This classic stop for New York style Chinese-American food also turns out fantastic cocktails with a variety of unique flavors, all priced at $14 a pop.

Melrose Umbrella Co.

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Melrose Umbrella Co. sells tons of cocktails from its prime Melrose location, including classics, new rotating cocktials, and at-home tasting kits for things like tequila.

Thunderbolt

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Historic Filipinotown bar/restaurant Thunderbolt was among the first to start takeaway cocktails once the ABC lifted its restrictions, including some in sealed plastic single-drink pouches and a rotating collection of bubbly highballs.

Cassell's Hamburgers

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Cassell’s in Koreatown continues to offer what may be the best cocktail deal in the city, selling drinks daily for as low as $6, and large batches for a cool $40.

Redbird

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Tobin Shea’s celebrated bar program is now available at home, including $10 happy hour cocktails daily.

Manuela

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Manuela in the Arts District is offering a variety of classic and new cocktail creations, including options with locally-made Loft & Bear vodka.

Elephante

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Elephante in Santa Monica is doing canned 12-ounce cocktails for $18, and offers a free six pack of beer for orders over $40.

Wallflower

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Venice’s Wallflower merges craft cocktails with Indonesian flavors, with a variety of drinks available for takeaway daily. The restaurant also offers beer, wine, and sake to go.

Isla Cuban-Latín Kitchen & Rum Bar

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Isla Cuban stays stocked with lots of rum, but don’t let that stop you from ordering any one of the restaurant’s classic drinks for takeout.

Madre! Oaxacan Restaurant and Mezcaleria

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Torrance restaurant and bar Madre now sells margaritas, palomas, michelada mixes and more to go.

Padre has a variety of take-home cocktail options for greater Long Beach, including many available as double-batches for $22 apiece.

Simmzy's Restaurant Manhattan Beach

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Staple Manhattan Beach restaurant Simmzy’s does takeout cocktails for the neighborhood, from classics to a rotating collection of newcomers.

Gus's BBQ

Porter Ranch’s new-ish Gus’s BBQ is doing takeout cocktails by the batch, including options like classic old fashioneds and Manhattans.

The Burbank Pub

This mellow hangout does inexpensive cocktails for takeout and delivery, including a happy hour that offers obscenely-inexpensive well drinks.

Boneyard Bistro

Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks is doing a variety of takeout cocktail options, each available in four-portion batches for $45.

The Raymond Restaurant

Pasadena steak spot the Raymond is doing takeout cocktails to the tune of $12 a pop, or only $7 if ordered during happy hour.

Employees Only

Employees Only, one of the country’s most well-known names in the cocktail world, now sells its famous bottled cocktails to go from a takeout window right on Santa Monica Boulevard. Delivery is also available via Postmates.

Genghis Cohen

This classic stop for New York style Chinese-American food also turns out fantastic cocktails with a variety of unique flavors, all priced at $14 a pop.

Melrose Umbrella Co.

Melrose Umbrella Co. sells tons of cocktails from its prime Melrose location, including classics, new rotating cocktials, and at-home tasting kits for things like tequila.

Thunderbolt

Historic Filipinotown bar/restaurant Thunderbolt was among the first to start takeaway cocktails once the ABC lifted its restrictions, including some in sealed plastic single-drink pouches and a rotating collection of bubbly highballs.

Cassell's Hamburgers

Cassell’s in Koreatown continues to offer what may be the best cocktail deal in the city, selling drinks daily for as low as $6, and large batches for a cool $40.

Redbird

Tobin Shea’s celebrated bar program is now available at home, including $10 happy hour cocktails daily.

Manuela

Manuela in the Arts District is offering a variety of classic and new cocktail creations, including options with locally-made Loft & Bear vodka.

Elephante

Elephante in Santa Monica is doing canned 12-ounce cocktails for $18, and offers a free six pack of beer for orders over $40.

Wallflower

Venice’s Wallflower merges craft cocktails with Indonesian flavors, with a variety of drinks available for takeaway daily. The restaurant also offers beer, wine, and sake to go.

Isla Cuban-Latín Kitchen & Rum Bar

Isla Cuban stays stocked with lots of rum, but don’t let that stop you from ordering any one of the restaurant’s classic drinks for takeout.

Madre! Oaxacan Restaurant and Mezcaleria

Torrance restaurant and bar Madre now sells margaritas, palomas, michelada mixes and more to go.

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Padre

Padre has a variety of take-home cocktail options for greater Long Beach, including many available as double-batches for $22 apiece.

Simmzy's Restaurant Manhattan Beach

Staple Manhattan Beach restaurant Simmzy’s does takeout cocktails for the neighborhood, from classics to a rotating collection of newcomers.

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