Is Glendale The Newest Nightlife Hotspot?
People can make fun of the Valley all they want. It turns out some of the coolest new bars are in Glendale, of all places, according to Details magazine. (We can already anticipate your geographical comments. Yes, Glendale is technically considered the Southeast end of the San Fernando Valley.)
Sure, the New Orleans-themed Sassafras in Hollywood got a nod from the mag's editors, but the list was really heavy on G-Town love, which has us wondering if we moved out too soon.
The magazine cites The Famous as one of their top openings of the year. Nick Vitulli -- who was formerly behind the stick at The Eveleigh and created the cocktail program at reservations-only Macallan-focused 10 Pound bar in Beverly Hills’ Montage hotel -- helped open the bar, whose menu is heavy on the whiskey. Details notes his French 75 cognac cocktail as the highlight of the cocktail menu, but his motorcycle parked inside the bar might well be the calling card for the establishment.
And beer-focused Glendale Tap also made the list. "The only thing this shabby, Midwest-style dive in Glendale, California, has in greater quantities than seventies paraphernalia is taps—there are 52 dispensing fresh brew," says Details.
Pair that with Neat, the spirits-focused Neat by Aidan Demarest, and the area is shaping up quite nicely. And now we're kind of regretting our move out.