In Bartender, DTLA on July 20, 2011 at 5:29 pm
George at Seven Grand
George has been at Seven Grand since it opened a few years ago. He’s absolutely my favorite bartender there. I recently went back to try the new cocktails. This was a Monday but usually George opens Wednesdays and Thursdays. He’s gone by 9 p.m. so catch him for happy hour. He’s occasionally there on Fridays and also Saturdays from 8 to close. This information was texted to me by another bar stalker so please call ahead to confirm.
515 W 7th St., 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90014
In Bartender, East Hollywood on July 19, 2011 at 12:05 pm
Find Davidson Fernie at La Descarga on Friday and Saturday nights. He’s also at Harvard & Stone most other nights (Sunday through Wednesdays)
with occasional shifts at Playa. Look for him at the new Pour Vous opening next month September.
I first met Dave at Test Kitchen where he’s come to gradually know my style of cocktail (brown, bitter, stirred). He always has a new whiskey cocktail to introduce to me. Quite a few of the cocktails are recipes from well-known New York cocktail bars. I love that he’s so well-versed. A recent favorite was the Americano. I’ve featured some of his bourbon cocktails here and his other whiskey drinks here.
1159 North Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029-1050 – (323) 466-0181
Harvard & Stone
5221 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90027-4908 - (323) 466-6063
In Bartender, Pasadena on July 1, 2011 at 4:31 pm
Garrett at 1886
Garrett at 1886 Bar works on Wednesdays and Saturdays. He may pick up a shift here and there but definitely see him on those two days.
I found Garrett to be very personable. Perhaps because he’s also an actor but he had an incredible memory for cocktails and their history. He has been bartending over 10 years.
Check out my review for 1886 for more ideas for custom cocktails if you’re feeling adventurous and going off-list.
1886 Bar at the Raymond
1250 South Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105