LA Adventure Specialist - 9:05 19 December 2011

Seventy 7 Lounge

Seventy 7 Lounge’s is an LA speakeasy in the neo-classic sense: the only marking’s a glowing “Cocktails” sign, and the only way in is to tell the doorman the password, accessible every day on their Twitter.

The intimate interior’s predictably retro, with long leather banquettes, antique-esque chandeliers, and metal-studded barstools sidled up to a lengthy wooden libation counter slangin’ specialty drinks like the gin/ dill/ cucumber/ pickle juice/ creme fraiche “Peter Piper”; the absinthe/ gin/ muddled strawberries/ passion fruit/ simple syrup “Moulin Rouge”; and the “Plaid Bikini”, which’s got whiskey, elderflower syrup, yellow Chartreuse, grapefruit juice, and Old Time bitters, a taste reminiscent of cinnamon and cloves. This just opened up and needs be enjoyed while taking a tour of LA, not an option. If you’re not into the hard stuff, they’ve also got a small wine list with five each of whites and reds, as well as a carefully curated beer selection w/ just two drafts (Lagunitas Double IPA/ Hoegaarden) and bottles including New Orlean’s Abita Amber, Scotland’s Belhaven Stout, and Acme Pale Ale from Fort Bragg, also what it’s called when you tell your brother about the base you built in the bedroom while he was at sleepaway camp.

In case you’re hungry, go get some food at their sister restaurant Rocco’s Tavern as they’re still finalizing a small plates menu, ensuring that you don’t eat too much.

3843 Main St; Culver City; 310.559.7707


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