Diane, A Broad
January 29, 2014

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 [Los Angeles] by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

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).

Honeycut [Los Angeles] by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Honeycut [Los Angeles] by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Honeycut [Los Angeles] by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

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.

Honeycut [Los Angeles] by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Honeycut [Los Angeles] by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Honeycut [Los Angeles] by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

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.

Honeycut [Los Angeles] by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Honeycut [Los Angeles] by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

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.

Honeycut [Los Angeles] by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Honeycut [Los Angeles] by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Honeycut
819 S Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Neighborhood: Downtown
(213) 688-0888

Music to drink by: Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis [Tom Waits // Used Songs]

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2 Responses to “Honeycut [Los Angeles]”

  1. This place looks awesome. I do know what you mean about this sort of place with a speakeasy feel and a craft cocktail menu being great for both 20 somethings and suits. Most of my friends work in politics, but people who do similar freelance stuff as me are creatives or work in food. It is great to find places that suit everyone. I recently found a brilliant one in London which is pretty hidden, used to be a brothel but is now stripped away inside, places great music and mixes up some pretty insane drinks.

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