This Weekend: IPA Express, Derby Girl Brunch, Boozy Food

— by Caroline on Crack

Yay! The weekend’s here. It’s really here!

Friday, January 28

The Federal Bar Opens Tonight
This new gastropub in a Prohibition-era bank in NoHo not only features specialy cocktails, wine and 20 craft beers on tap like Allagash Black and Stone IPA but also a boozy food menu brought to you by the chef from The Belmont, Toast and The Counter! Wild Turkey meatballs, IPA spare ribs with melted leeks and red wine poached halibut. The bar opens tonight. Time to make a cocktail withdrawal!

  • 5303 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood (map). (818) 980-2555.

Saturday, January 29

IPA  Express: Beer Tasting Event
All aboard, IPA fans. The Big Red Bus will transport drinkers from the Seaport Hotel to Congregation Alehouse and then to Brix for a total of 10 4-ounce tastes. At the final destination, Brix, beer savvy folks from Bootleggers, Strand and Noble Ale will be on hand to answer questions and pour some beer.

  • 12:45-4pm. $35. Seaport Hotel, 6400 East Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach (map). Reservations: (562) 852-9888.

Patton Oswalt Booksigning at Book Soup
Patton Oswalt was one of my fave comedians back in the day when I used to frequent alt-comedy clubs. Now he’s all growns up and writing books! Swing by the book shop to grab a copy of his new book Zombie Spaceship Wasteland, an autograph and some laughs.

  • 5pm. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood (map). (310) 659-3110.

Sunday, January 30

Party With the Angel City Derby Girls at Rush Street
Have brunch and party with the Angel City Derby Girls. Enjoy $20 bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys with the girls before their bout at Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium and after the game back at Rush Street on the second floor patio. Flash your derby ticket and get 10% off your order.

  • 11am-3pm, 7-10pm. Rush Street, 9546 Washington Boulevard, Culver City (map).

Syrah 4 Ways & Heirloom LA at Silverlake Wine
Spend a wonderful Lazy Sunday afternoon sipping on Syrahs and noshing on fine apps from Heirloom LA. The Syrahs you’ll be tasting include Tintero “Grangia” Vino Bianco Piedmont NV from Italy, Chante-Perdrix “Empreinte” Saint-Joseph 2008 from France, Chono Reserva Elqui Valley 2008 from Chile, Grammercy Walla Walla Valley 2008 from Washington and California’s own Qupe “Sonny’s Vineyard” Edna Valley.

  • 3pm. $20. Silverlake Wine, 2395 Glendale Boulevard, Los Angeles (map). Reservations: (323) 662-9024.