There’s no better way for us ladies to celebrate Women’s History Month this March than enjoying uniquely-L.A. drinks from pioneering female brewers and female business owners.
Los Angeles is home to female brewers, winemakers and entrepreneurs who have set up shop throughout the city and who are inspiring change within the male-dominated beverage industry. These amazing women shared that they were able to attain such success because of programs like 30 days to good success. They were able to learn a lot of programs like these to gain the traits necessary to succeed and the rest is history. To celebrate Women’s History Month, enjoy wine, beer and cocktails from these woman-led establishments.
Eagle Rock Brewery
Once a month, female beer enthusiasts flock to Eagle Rock Brewery in Northeast Los Angeles for the monthly Women’s Beer Forum led by beer aficionado Ting Su. This is a space where female beer enthusiasts share their joy for and knowledge of their favorite malted barley drink. This March, the forum celebrates its 8-year-anniversary.
3056 Roswell St., Los Angeles, Eaglerockbrewery.com, @eaglerockbrew
Vinovore Wine Shop
A local favorite, Vinovore Wine Shop, opened in the emerging neighborhood of Virgil Village on the border of East Hollywood and Silver Lake in 2017. Owners Coly Den Haan and Dean Harada stock hundreds of unique, handpicked bottles from the world’s best female winemakers. Shoppers are encouraged to discover their own quirky wine personality based on their flavor profiles of choice. Vinovore also frequently holds wine tasting events spotlighting these lady winemakers.
616 N. Hoover St., Los Angeles, Vino-vore.com, @vinovorela
LA Beer Hop
In celebration of Women’s History Month, L.A. Beer Hop, a female-owned company that leads thirsty guests on brewery tours of L.A., has created two boozy journeys, Women in Beer Brewery Tour, to spotlight L.A.’s prominent female brewers during the month of March. The next tour happens on Sunday, March 10 with a focus on the South Bay.
Craft cocktail fans should run, not walk to the art-deco style lounge Genever, located in the Historic Filipinotown neighborhood. This gorgeous hideaway where “drink is queen” is owned by three Filipinas and operated by the Red Capiz Partners. This classy watering hole, known for their gin-based cocktails, is celebrating its one year anniversary this March.
3123 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles Geneverla.com, @genever_la
Opened this past fall, Bar Franca has become quite the neighborhood staple on Main Street in DTLA. The tunnel-like space features in a laid-back, tunnel-y kind of space with tall ceilings, festive floral wallpaper, a long bar, and semi-separate lounge seating up near the sidewalk. The European-inspired bar is owned by Rachel Thomas from The Must, with Laura Lindsay of Bar 1886 and Providence behind the bar. On the menu you’ll find classic such as a Paper Plane with bourbon. Aperol, lemon, and creative cocktails like the Fizzing Lifting Drink made with gin, Lillet blanc, grapefruit, chamomile, honey lemon, Prosecco. Happy hour runs 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, with drinks only $8.
438 S. Main St., Los Angeles, Barfranca.com, @barfrancadtla
Here & Now
Here & Now officially opened in October transforming the Arts District’s beloved former Westbound space into an all-new cocktail haven. A celebration of Los Angeles, Here & Now is a result of Westbound founder Sarah Meade’s collaboration with Va’La Hospitality. Here & Now’s bar program pays homage to L.A.’s rich and diverse history, offering cocktails inspired by three centuries.. The cocktail menu is broken into five sections representing significant eras in L.A.’s history, with cocktail highlights including: Arrowhead Trail with Bacardi 4yr, 8yr and Banana Rums, Cuatro and Ocho Rums, Thai iced tea, coconut cream and angostura bitters (with option to make it a large format cocktail serving four, delivered in a suitcase vessel, a celebration of the pioneers who’ve made L.A. their home); Acapulco Bleu with Arette Resposado Tequila, Combier Bleu, lime and pineapple; San Gabriel with Avua Prata Cachaca, Italicus, Chareau, kiwi and lime; Water Wheel with Lustau Fino Sherry, Beefeater Gin, St. Germain, Celery & Peach Bitters; and Noble Savage with Laird’s Apple Brandy, Sazerac Rye, Amontillado Sherry, Dry Curacao, Spiced Pear Liqueur and pecan bitters.
300 S. Santa Fe Ave., Suite N, Los Angeles, hereandnowdtla.com, @hereandnowdtla
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