Life presents you with so many fantastic reasons to be drinking.
Sadly, there are still neighborhoods out there lacking solid places to do your drinking in.
This cruel paradox ends for Miracle Mile at 6th & La Brea, a fetching nest abuzz with beer, cocktails, cheeseburgers and betel leaf rolls, opening Monday for your next night out with the gang.
Yes, you have a gang. And it seems harder and harder to get each member of this non-criminal enterprise in the same room at the same time these days, what with all the damn connectivity.
But now, you'll rally over drinks at this bright, spacious brewpub up the block from Republique. Take a seat on the patio or under the strangely beautiful stained-glass cellular cross-sections.
Proceed to something like the Sea Smoke cocktail with mezcal, tequila, ume, lime and spicy Thai bitters. Or if it's hot, cool down with the Spritz #2 featuring dry vermouth, pineapple, verjus and cava. Or one of the beers being brewed in house. Whatever fits your hydration needs.
And there's more good news. Rustic Canyon vet Jihee Kim loaded the menu with things you'll want to try, like beef-stuffed betel leaves, Korean fried chicken and a rice cake dish with shiso pesto called mochi gnocchi.
The social contract dictates that somebody orders that.