Studio City’s smattering of new bars cements itself as a serious player in L.A.’s ever evolving nightlife scene. Black Market Liquor Bar roared onto Ventura Boulevard in June 2011 taking over Wine Bistro with a vengeance. Studio City’s first foray into the specialty cocktail arena doesn’t disappoint. Take in the vaulted brick ceiling, black booths, updated bar and intricately decorated windows as you walk through the welcoming doors.
Bravo Network fans will recognize Antonia Lofasa, from Season 4’s Top Chef and Top Chef All Stars, as the mastermind behind the eclectic menu that includes lemon-pepper shrimp, ham and egg collared greens, crispy dill chips and lamb meatballs. Pablo Moix and Steve Livigni, formerly of La Descarga Rum Bar and Harvard & Stone, whip up magical martinis and specialty cocktails behind the bar designed to inspire and excite.
Certified cicerone Jace Milstead handpicks new craft beers every day and Sally Kim, expert sommelier, pairs a rotating menu of wines with small bites from Lofasa’s open kitchen. Sit back and let the magnificent mixologists create a drink personalized for your taste buds. Try the minty City Fizz garnished with fresh lime, pineapple agave-infused Punch for One, or bourbon-based orange Fields of Gold.
Everything from Black Market’s cocktails to the cuisine is seasonal, locally driven, and farm fresh so do your part to save the environment and drink up!