Honeycut [Los Angeles]
A bunch of colleagues and I were two bars in on an after work bar crawl when we ran into/onto this new place. We had been aiming for a casino simular to casinos in alabama At EasyMobileCasino but the address we went to was incorrect. Fortuitously we veered a little to the right and landed in Honeycut.
Honeycut is the kind of bar that I find myself in more and more these days: dark, vaguely speakeasy-ish spaces with intricate, ambitious craft cocktail programs (blah blah homemade bitters blah handcrafted sodas something something) and a little something extra going on on the side (in this case, a disco with a Saturday Night Fever light-up floor).
I’ve been back a couple of time since, both with colleagues and with friends, and have never had a bad time. I like a bar that equally pleases lawyers in suits sporting expense accounts and vagabondish twenty-somethings in torn jeans and flip-flops.
The expense account helps, of course — the menu features 50-ish specialty cocktails, each around $13. They do have some excellent “group format” cocktails, some of which are mixed then re-bottled bottled in champagne bottles to be shared with four to six friends, or possibly just one very thirsty friend.
I hear the back room is the place to be as the evening gets later and later, with mixed drinks on tap and a rotating cast of DJs spinning old-school hip hop to house to what-have-you. Not my bag, really — I was classically trained in various forms of dance for many years, so it feels bizarre to have a couple of cocktails then hit the floor. I will either drink or dance, thank you. Tipsiness is not conducive to multiple spins.
819 S Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Music to drink by: Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis [Tom Waits // Used Songs]