Friday, June 19, 2009

I'm baaaack, for now with more cool sounding events and stuff for this and next weekends

Wow, there is A LOT of stuff going on since I've been out of the loop for so long AND it's almost officially summer.... yay!

West Hollywood Late Night Happy Hour Wed/Thurs

Tis a travesty for happy hours to end at 6pm. So I'm always a fan of late night happy hours. This special is not on their website, so I would call ahead to confirm. But Lolas in weho supposedly has a Wed/Thur late night happy hour from 10:30pm - 12:30am with $5.50 food, $3 beers, and $5 Finlandia martinis.

945 N. Fairfax, West Hollywood

Corkbar Late Night Happy Hour Mon-Thurs
This is a new wine bar in downtown LA that I haven't tried yet, but have heard good things about it. They too have a late happy hour that starts at 10pm! woo! Kitchen closes at 11pm, so I'd get there right at 10 to take advantage of the food specials. $4 pints, half off apps, and some other specials apparently...

Mon-Thurs, 10pm-2am (The website is incorrect. I called them and confirmed these details)
403 W12th St Los Angeles (Downtown LA)

Surfas Saturdays
My favorite Culver City gastro-supplier Surfas has lots of neat sounding foodie events going on most weekends. And chances are you'll get to sample something delicious if you show up on a Saturday around noon or 1ish. This Saturday, it's $1 pulled beef sliders and they also have a farmers market sounding thing every Saturday. Enjoying yummy sliders at Surfas' outdoor patio, then shopping at the farm stand sounds like a perfect Saturday afternoon to me.

$1 pulled beef sliders
Sat Jun 20th 12pm-2pm (yummy and cheap lunch!)

BeeGreen Farm Stand
Every Saturday 12pm-4pm

8777 Washington Blvd, Culver City

New Rooftop Lounge in Venice Beach
This new beachside rooftop lounge in Venice from today's Thrillist sounds rad. I can't wait to check it out! Opening June 25th, HIGH at the new Hotel Erwin. Name's a bit reminiscent of Venice's hobo drug culture. I wonder if that's what they were going for....

HIGH at Hotel Erwin

1697 Pacific Avenue, Los Angeles (Venice Beach)
Opening June 25th

Stuff coming up later on: Saturdays off the 405 at The Getty (ugh, does this mean it's gonna be all crowded with B&T?), Thursday night concert series at the Hammer Museum in July, POKETO popup shop at Royal/T (and the opening event next Saturday)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Some recent hap'nens

apt3 yard sale
lots of affordable vintage for men AND women, djs, hotdogs, and "grownup" lemonade, open bar
Saturday, June 20th 1pm-6pm
at apt 3's brick and mortar home
4634 Hollywood Blvd 90027

Free booze party on SATURDAY!
Sponsored by Hornitos (open bar), FREE TACOS(!), art, djs, live performances all in a downtown warehouse loft

Upstairs patio at Rush Street is getting filled with sand - if you're too lazy to drive the extra 5 miles to the ocean
June 19-21
Culver City

$3 Margarita all day every day at El Cid
3256 Cahuenga Blvd (at Bennett), Universal City, 323-851-5111

Drop in to STK
Drop-in tables in the lounge and on the patio for $15 meals like sliders, short ribs or a 6-ounce skirt steak with a salad.
Sun-Fri 6-8pm
West Hollywood

Free flights at The Foundry
Three different 2oz mixed drink pours per person, each day featuring a different potable
Tue: Soco
Wed: Jack
Thurs: Le Tourment Vert absinthe
After the flight, get 1/2 off full glasses of the same cocktails
Tue-Thurs 6-9pm
West Hollywood/Mid-Wilshire

New fancy club alert: Jane's House. It's like a house. Hopefully it's not all exclusionist like a real house.
6541 Hollywood Blvd. (between N. Hudson & Whitley Avenues), Hollywood
Tel: (323) 308-1911