Art Beyond the Glass: Top LA Bartenders Show Off for Charity

— by Caroline on Crack

Justin Pike's Chalk Art by Caroline on Crack

Chalk art by Justin Pike at Tasting Kitchen.

Art Beyond the Glass, a charity event which takes place this Sunday at Hollywood’s Sadie Kitchen & Lounge, promises to be the L.A. cocktail event of the year. Not only is it a rare opportunity to see some of your favorite bartender all-stars showing off their artistic skills for a worthy charity, Inner-City Arts, but it truly celebrates LA’s close-knit cocktail community and, oh yeah, its open bar is stocked with a stellar lineup of booze like Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal, Heaven Hill Distilleries, Fernet Branca, Campari and more!

That’s right, for only $40 (pre-sale, $50 at the door) — in addition to live performances and bar bites by Sadie — you get an open bar which will feature drinks by the best bartenders in the city and all for a good cause.

Here are just some of the cocktails you can expect (includes each cocktail’s creator):

  • Datura (Dave Whitton, Villains Tavern): A martini with Akvinta Vodka, Bernheim Wheat Whiskey, Dolin Dry Vermouth and bergamot bittered soaked rye grain.
  • Badass of the Caribbean (Mia Sarazen, Areal): Old Fashioned with Balvenie Carribean cask, Sailor Jerry Rum, sage honey, Miracle Mile Toasted pecan bitters.
  • The Backyard Mary (Mia Sarazen, Areal): Bloody Mary with Sailor Jerry, heirloom tomato, tabasco, black pepper, honey, beer, bbq sauce and garnished with a Sailor Jerry soaked bacon strip.
  • Goldmember (Jason Schiffer, 320 Main): Becherovka, Terroir, Absinthe, Simple, lavender orange spice bitters, cucumber slice, orange twist.

Those bartenders displaying mad artistic skills from behind the bar at Art Beyond the Glass include Matthew Biancaniello (Hollywood Roosevelt’s Library Bar), Julian Cox (Rivera/Playa), Chris Ojeda (Soho House) and Kylee Van Dillen (Westside Tavern).

While bartenders will spread out over Sadie’s 7,300-square-foot venue displaying their art work, performing and djing. Check out Josh Lucas’ (The Writer’s Room) magic show, Pablo Moix’s (Pour Vous)  live graffiti and Justin Pike’s (Tasting Kitchen) live chalk art.

Steve Livigni (Pour Vous), Allan Katz (Cana Rum Bar) and Naomi Schimek (Hollywood Roosevelt’s Spare Room) will keep everyone dancing as they man the turntables.

And there’s even more slated for this five-hour party, just refer to Art Beyond the Glass co-founder Daniel Djang’s blog Thirsty in LA for the complete details.

Lots to do, see and drink. What better way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon?

EVENT: SUNDAY, JUNE 17 from 3pm to 8pm

Sadie Kitchen & Lounge
1638 N. Las Palmas
Hollywood, California 90028 (map)
(323) 467-0200
Facebook: Sadie Restaurant
Twitter: @SadieRestaurant
Tickets: $40 presale, $50 door