A critical time in your day. You could be sitting in traffic, heading toward home.
Or you could be sitting in traffic, heading toward a whiskey burger.
Yes, you’re almost to State Social House, a rustic triple-story manor of California ales, whiskey burgers and stogies, opening next Wednesday on Sunset.
You’ll want to meet your friends on the ground floor—just commandeer some leather chairs under the big bronze bear and complain about the traffic for a second. Then someone will mention the guitars made out of cigar boxes hanging on the walls. It’s a bit of cigar-related foreshadowing.
Suddenly, a huge menu will make itself known. But there’s only one whiskey burger, slathered with Jameson-onion jam. So you’re getting that and an IPA michelada. With that handled, you’ve got two choices:
1) Head upstairs to find a piano man pounding away under the exposed rafters. Secure a Dry & Rye Manhattan, made with some amaro. Find somewhere to lean on your elbow.
Or 2) head downstairs to the copper-ceilinged cigar lounge. Procure some cigars from the gleaming humidor near the entrance (Blue Labels are up top), then settle in near the open windows.
Note: these two options aren’t mutually exclusive.