This Weekend: 25-Cent Tequila Bar, Free Mixology Class, Maker's Mark Dinner

— by Caroline on Crack

Happy Tax Day. It ain’t so bad, especially if you already filed, right? Plus there are ample food discounts and drink specials abound. Check here and here for deals at Copa d’Oro, The Tar Pit and Bigfoot Lodge West. Yay, cheap drinks! Anyhoo, here’s what’s going down this weekend.

Thursday, April 15

Coachella Weekend Kick-Off Party With 25-Cent Tequila Bar
I’m not going to Coachella this weekend but I wish I could go to this Dance Right party for its 25-cent tequila bar. Haayy! If you want to partake of this incredible drink deal plus get free entry, you have to arrive between 9 and 11pm.  Once there, get your groove on to Veterans Cosmic Kids, Prince Language, Dave P and Classixx.

  • 9pm-2am. La Cita, 336 S. Hill Street, Downtown (map).

Friday, April 16

Free “Hands-on” Mixology Class at Surfas
Learn how to shake, muddle and stir your stuff from Paradise Bar mixologist Mitch Harris. At this free one-hour mixology class you get to make fresh herb infusions and craft your own signature cocktail in Surfas’ Test Kitchen. Space is limited so make reservations by calling (310) 559-4770 x223 or email johnp [at]

  • 5-6pm. Surfas, 8777 W Washington Boulevard, Culver City (map). (310) 559-4770.

Saturday, April 17

Delphine Opens Up Its Patio for Weekend Brunch Debut
I may not like the cocktails or desserts of Delphine but the debut of their brand-new weekend brunch on their new outdoor patio is pretty enticing. And hmm to their brasserie-inspired menu of Croque Monsieur ($12) and scrambled eggs in a puff pastry with asparagus and wild mushrooms ($15). For beverages there’s fresh squeezed OJ, espresso and, bien sur, brunch cocktails like Bellinis and Champagne St. Germain ($8 each). Maybe I’ll have a better experience with their brunch?

  • Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-3pm. 6250 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood (map). (323)) 798-1355

Morton’s The Steakhouse Los Angeles Hosts Maker’s Mark Bourbon Tasting
Ohhh, one of my fave bourbons, Maker’s Mark is having a tasting at Morton?s The Steakhouse Los Angeles. Four courses and each one is paired with Maker’s. First course is scallops with a Manhattan and fourth is a hot chocolate cake paired with a Mint Julep. There’s also a comparison tasting between Maker’s, Crown Royal and Jack Daniels.

  • 5:30-8pm. $95. Morton’s The Steakhouse, 735 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles (map). Reservations: (213) 553-4566.

Sunday, April 18

New Belgium Brewing Beer Pairing Dinner at Hudson House
Another tasty dinner, this one pairs gourmet pub food with New Belgium Brewing beers. Starter bites of garlic toasted crostinis and grilled portabello in puff pastry with Mothership Wit Organic Wheat Beer. The main course of Fat Tire Amber Ale-braised lamb with 1554 Enlightened Black Ale sounds YUM. Reservations are required as there are 20 spaces left so call (310) 798-9183. $45 per person, plus tax and gratuity

  • 6-10pm. $45. Hudson House, 514 North Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach (map). (310) 798-9183.