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A 4-Day Cocktail Festival With Bar Crawls, Dinners & Classes Heads To DTLA

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A four-day festival featuring cocktail classes and tastings, bar crawls and special dinners is heading to downtown L.A. later this month.

The third annual Golden State of Cocktails, a celebration of California's cocktail culture, returns to the stunning and historic Majestic Downtown from January 23 to 26. This year, the lively and popular event will feature tons of seminars, lectures and tastings focused on cocktails and spirits, many of more of which have been opened up to the public and not just industry folks. Some of the highlights of this year's classes include Tiki Cocktails & Culture in a Contemporary Setting, The Modern History of Tequila: From Agave Fields to Craft Cocktails, Technology Infused Cocktails with Polyscience and, for the Instagram-obsessed, Smartphone Cocktail Photography. Sure, it's a bit of a cocktail nerdfest, but, hey, we can't argue with delicious drinks.

Each night of the festival there will be a special dinner held at Girasol, Faith & Flower, and Hatchet Hall, respectively, as the part of the Munchies Dinner Series. There will also be organized bar crawls in the evenings, which will hit up some of the best cocktail bars around L.A.

All of the seminars for Golden State Of Cocktails are $40 (unless otherwise noted), the bar crawls are $65 and the dinners are $100 (tax and tip included). You can find more information here and purchase tickets here. Many of the seminars will sell out, so act fast.

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And to get an idea of some of what's in store check out this recap of last year's festival: