Things to do for December 29, 2011

The Weekender

Six Gins, Poolside Brunch and Ziplining in the Dark

The weekend resolves to be nicer to Monday.

Thursday
A Menu Filled Only with Gin and Tonics
GIN AND YANG

A Menu Filled Only with Gin and Tonics

You might think the gin and tonic is just... gin, and tonic. Until you come to Bar Pintxo, which has unveiled a new menu of gin and tonics infused with everything from black licorice to grapefruit and thyme. Don’t worry, they still have the tapas menu, too.

Saturday
Bottomless Bubbly at a Wine Bar
COUNTDOWN

Bottomless Bubbly at a Wine Bar

If you’re not hosting a 500-strong blowout at your place this year, head to Pourtal wine bar. They’ll have three hours of bottomless bubbly for $20.12 from 9pm to midnight, plus their usual menu of wine and small plates right near the beach. Then take a long walk. You like those.

Dec 31, 4pm-1am, Pourtal, 104 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, 310-393-7693

Sunday
A Poolside Bottomless Brunch
WATER WORLD

A Poolside Bottomless Brunch

It’s important to start 2012 off right. Some key concepts to make this happen: brunch, poolside, pancake lasagna, bottomless mimosas. All of which will be available at the Roof on Wilshire for a special New Year’s Day brunch. We predict a big year for rooftop poolside pancakes.

Jan 1, 10am-4pm, $30, The Roof on Wilshire, 6317 Wilshire Blvd, reserve at 323-413-2151 or walk in

Monday
Ziplining Under the Cover of Night
ZIP UP

Ziplining Under the Cover of Night

One of your major 2012 resolutions: upping your nocturnal adventure quotient by 30%. Start at Catalina, where you can now hit their two-hour zipline course after dark, making everything feel both higher and faster. Bonus: no awkward harness tans.

Spiked Tea from a Trolley
TO A TEA

Spiked Tea from a Trolley

High tea: a hugely important ritual in your day. Okay, maybe not. But now it might be. The beachside Casa del Mar now has a trolley serving spiked-tea cocktails like the Black Peony, with Darjeeling black tea and bourbon. This isn’t your father’s Black Peony.

Sun-Tue, 3:30-6:30pm, Casa del Mar, 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, 310-581-5533

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