WTF did I do last night? It was all a blur but I think, I THINK, I went to the private launch party for Culver City’s newest, er only, theme bar, the Saints & Sinners’ Lounge. Created by the same quirky characters behind Silverlake’s Bigfoot Lodge and Highland Park’s Little Cave, S&S plays on the age-old battle of Good Vs. Evil, all in a ’70s den of inquity sorta setting. “Think porn producer’s house with a sprinkling of James Bond,” describes the venue’s press release. Marble statues of an angel and devil bookend the bar, black leather seats surround a firepit in the center of the room, and further in the back is another sitting area, perfect for a private party or for canoodling couples.
DJ Lee, spinmaster and publicist (?) for the Bigfoot Lodge and The Lucky Tiki, graciously invited me to experience the new bar along with the bar’s friends, family and press.
I followed that up with Evil Dewars, described as a “smokey apple martini.” I’m not crazy about apple ‘tinis to begin with so I wasn’t a fan. And that’s when everything got blurry. I think I finished off with another shot of Hell Fire. Who knows?
Truth be told I wasn’t all that crazy about any of the specialty cocktails. Since I am a HUGE fan of the Bigfoot Lodge’s Toasted Marshmallow and Girl Scout Cookie drinks, I had high expectations for something sweet of, perhaps, the chocolatey persuasion. But come on, wouldn’t a chocolate martini of some sort be perfect in S&S’s “Heavenly Sinful” list of cocktails?
That is, of course, if I can remember what I did last night and that it wasn’t soo sinking-in-my-seat embarrassing that I couldn’t show my face at S&S ever again. For some reason, I vaguely remember my friend, who showed up later that night, laughing at me and saying, “How much did you have to drink?” Hmm. Whatever it was, my mortal soul is definitely feeling the repercussions from last night’s debauchery today. That’s it, I’m going to hell.
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