Check Out... Big Bar, Los Feliz, L.A.
Yes, we too have often wondered why the easy breezy brunch ethos of Los Feliz isn't matched by cocktail hour, when the neighborhood kind of dies. Enter Big Bar (1929 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles. 323-644-0100), an offshoot of the frankly blah Alcove Cafe and Bakery, a vague effort to import the contrived speakeasy sensibility of the New York/SF bar scene to a city that is stridently casual, more likely to rock their Converse than their Uniqlo by Jil Sander. No matter, it looks passingly inviting if still somehow wrong, and we could drink several New Brunswicks (Famous Grouse scotch, maple syrup, and lemon) in one sitting. What's your verdict? Let us know. Have you been? Planning to go? Check out more of our nightlife listings for L.A. here.