Casual Cocktail Lounge Berkshire House Opens In LA’s Mid City

Located on La Brea’s thriving restaurant row, Berkshire House – from the owners of Valley staples The Woodman and Jalapeño Pete’s – is officially open in Los Angeles. A versatile and expansive bi-level space, Berkshire House is the ultimate neighborhood haunt with 30 near wrap-around flat-screen TVs perfect for watching the big games and pop-culture events, weekend brunch, daily happy hour specials, throwback board games and more.

Garage-style front doors raise to accommodate indoor-outdoor seating, a rarity for the neighborhood, the dining area’s communal tables and sleek bar softened by the lounge’s plush high-backed chairs and tufted couches in muted jewel tones. The second story lounge features a similar color palate for large couches throughout, a window-lined wall opposite the private bar and fits up to 80 people standing. Berkshire House’s menu ranges from pub staples like authentic New York-style pizza, Philly Cheesesteak, and wings to more foodie-driven specials like Fried Avocado Tacos, Italian Street Corn Lollipops and Roasted Veggie Sopes.

The bar is dominated by a list of over 70 international whiskeys and a rotation of craft and specialty beers, alongside specialty cocktails including classics like the Painkiller made with Malibu Coconut Rum, Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, coconut puree, and a sprinkle of nutmeg or innovate concoctions like the Bonita Applebum is made with Casamigos Blanco Tequila, ginger, agave, lemon, bitters, sparkling apple cider, cinnamon and thyme

Specialty whiskey cocktails include the festive Mule in a Pear Tree made with Jameson Irish Whiskey, St. George spiced Pear liqueur, lime juice, simple syrup, ginger beer and candied ginger, Vermont’s Finest made with Maker’s Mark Whisky, lemon, Vermont Maple Syrup, egg white and aromatic bitters, the Monte Carlo Adjacent made with Contradiction Whiskey, Benedictine Liqueur, Fernet Branca, Angostura bitters and lemon twist and the Japanese Apricot made with Suntory Toki Japanese Whiskey, Cointreau, lemon juice, apricot preserves and mint sprig.

Other offerings include the uber refreshing Spa Day made with Grey Goose Vodka, lemon juice, lime juice, cucumber and seltzer water, the Ale Capone is made with Lord Hobo Ale, Bombay Sapphire Gin, lemon juice, ginger syrup and orange wheel and the Cherry Blossom made with sake, Absolut Vodka, cherry juice, vanilla syrup, lemon juice and champagne.

Berkshire House details

143 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles,, @berkshirehousela

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