LA (LA CIENEGA): THE BEST PLACE TO GRAB A COCKTAIL ON A WEEKDAY NIGHT
By Nora Zelevansky / June 30th, 2010
This is an example of a VERY belated post. Actually, it's not belated. It's vintage.
Full disclosure: I totally forgot I even took the pictures that I'm posting today. BUT, that said, I still think it's worthwhile to mention the visit M. & I took 300 years ago to The Roger Room.
If you haven't been yet, this tiny bar with all its old school cocktails (with a new twist blah blah) aimed for a sort of speakeasy vibe sans publicity etc. Nothing like a low profile launch to create a high profile destination.
Basically, what I'm saying is, this place may not even have a real sign, but it's not a bar you want to hit on a busy Saturday night (even if you could worm your way in).
But for casual drinks on a weekday night, Roger Room is a great place to stop in. Especially if you're me and you live, um, like a whole two blocks away. They bring the whole cocktail experience to another level and there's nothing even remotely like it in my slightly bar deficient hood.
And now I need to go get ready for jury duty, where they will not have cocktails or even beer. Just plain old red tape.
xo – N.