Where to Grab a Drink in Los Angeles Right Now
NYC’s favorite apothecary-inspired bar made the trip out west in 2018, landing in an unassuming corner of Chinatown adjacent to the LA River, with a lush patio garden that mixologists frequently pick from for their own housemade infusions. And while we’re happy to order their creative concoctions to-go, we’re thrilled that they’ve reopened their patio for walk-ins and table reservations Thursday–Sunday. Order from a botanical-infused menu based on what ails you, with each drink categorized according to its supposed benefit of Health & Beauty, Aphrodisiacs, Stimulants, Pain Killers, and Stress Relievers. On the Aphrodisiac menu, Majik Moment, a refreshing blend of gin, aquavit, granny smith apple, jicama, Blue Majik, rosemary, lime, orgeat, and club soda, comes dashed with a house-made “Libido” bitters. The bar has also begun offering Apotheke Mixology courses on Sunday afternoons, where participants can concoct four of their own Apotheke-inspired creations with market-fresh ingredients under the guidance of mixology director, Nicolas O'Connor.