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Opening Alert: Next Door Lounge Will Have 1920s Cocktails, The Edison's Acclaimed Barman

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The bar at the Next Door Lounge (Image by Carl Larsen, courtesy RFPR)
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Revelers, a new destination for your Hollywood nights: The Next Door Lounge opens up tomorrow night, and will be all about the classic 1920s cocktails in a speakeasy-style setting. Acclaimed barman Joseph Brooke is defecting from Downtown's The Edison to take charge of the libations. Vintage throwback cocktails include a French 75, Clover Club, Tequila Daisy, Pimm's Cup, and Moscow Mule. New inventions offer an intriguing mix of spirits and flavors, like The Bump-Off (Sagatiba Pura, ginger syrup, orgeat, lemon juice), The Dame Next Door (Canadian Club 12yr, clove-infused pineapple gomme syrup, pineapple juice, pasteurized egg white, angostura bitters) and Volstead & Vice (Illegal Mezcal Joven, Pernod absinthe, cucumber water, agave nectar, lime juice).

In addition to drinks, Next Door Lounge will serve up bar bites from their kitchen and bakery. The menu includes food prepared with fresh organic ingredients by Executive Chef Fidel Mendez and Pastry Chef Frania Mendivil--think upscale sliders, crostini, mini-tostadas, and pizzas from their wood-burning pizza oven, including a vegan pizza, as well as desserts.

Live entertainment joins the roster in a few weeks. In the meantime, guests can sit back at antique cocktail tables and couches and enjoy old black and white films projected on the walls and sip their way back in time to Hollywood's early years.