That was disturbing. That was weird. That was terrifying.
Quick, let’s change the topic.
Oh, apparently, you can get a duck-breast bourbon now or something...
Welcome to Lantao Social Club, a sexy Asian den serving up duck-fat-infused cocktails and Korean BBQ bites, opening June 11 next to Lantao Kitchen + Cocktails in the Surfcomber.
So tonight: this place can’t help you. Sorry. But next time you have a hankering for some five-spice whiskey drinks set to live funk and blues—like, say, in a little over a week—this is your spot.
What you want to do is head here with a bunch of friends (ones who aren’t adverse to a little dancing/lounging/meat in their beverages). Commandeer one of the low-rise couches in the midst of hand-blown orbs, carved animal sculptures and glass tables littered with authentic Asian matchbooks (corner booths: overrated). Then, start ordering small plates of charred fish tacos and duck crepes.
Oh, and speaking of duck, you can drink it here, too. Just ask the bartender for a Breakfast of Champions. It’s a duck-fat-infused bourbon with apricot and Cynar. Tastes a bit like Thanksgiving in a cup.
Okay, that sounds incredibly grosser than it really is.