—The towering parking garage.
—The astounding crowds.
—The trolley that almost took you out.
—Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds.
As for where to get it: introducing Mixology101, a big, airy ode to outdoor drinking from a top LA bar guy, opening Monday above the intersection between the Grove and the Farmers Market.
You know that intersection. Where you cross over from the shops to all the food. Well, take the big green staircase up from the corner, and suddenly you’re away from it all. But with a view of it all. There are windows everywhere, and some of them roll up to let in a breeze that will ripple your Poolside Brass—it’s got gin, coconut water, elderflower and prosecco. All of which are overly qualified as day-drinking ingredients.
The list here is kind of epic—Joe Brooke (the Edison, Next Door Lounge) will be pouring everything from old-school classics (Vieux Carré) to modern inventions like the Breakfast Martini, which has some orange marmalade. You’ll work your way through it whenever you’re here for a movie date or a sale at Barneys CO-OP... or if you need a place to meet before going for burgers at Short Order.
The views of Zara are, in a word, breathtaking.