Mulholland Distilling

Art Beyond the Glass returns to Los Globos in Silver Lake this year. This is the seventh year and I’ve attended almost all of them (I missed year two since I went on a crazy road trip, I’m still sad about that). ABTG is one of my favorite events and last year’s was spectacular. As in years past, brands organized various themes for their bars but last year they took it a step further by assembling some of the best bartenders in the region into teams and they went ALL OUT.

So far the brands and bartenders haven’t been announced yet but expect similar high quality brands and well respected bartenders. Last year over 100 bartenders participated in the event. ABTG has announced celebrity bartender Mia Mastroianni as this year’s host of the event.

[edit 6/14/18 – bartenders and brands added]

  • Abigail Smith – Big Bar
  • Adele Stratton – Jayne’s Gastropub, San Diego
  • Alexa Bartol – Spring St.
  • Ally DeVellis – Sassafras Saloon
  • Alyson Iwamoto – Bavel
  • Bethany Ham – Clifton’s Republic
  • Charity Johnston – Toca Madera
  • Christine Wiseman – Broken Shaker
  • Dee Ann Quinones – Employees Only
  • Emily Alexander – The NoMad
  • Erica Saturno – Arts District Brewing
  • Evalee Gertz – Las Perlas, Wendell
  • Gigi Dail – El Cid, UNION
  • Hillary Osgood – Broken Shaker
  • Jasmine Chandler – Lock & Key
  • Jessie Smith – Verdugo Bar
  • Karen Grill – Chareau SoCal, Sweet & Chilli
  • Karla Flores-Mercado – Bar Mercado
  • Katerina Mikoultchik – Broken Shaker
  • Laura Lindsay – General Lee’s
  • Mariah Tatham – Tribune, 100 North
  • Marisa Mercado – Otium
  • Rosie Ruiz – Cole’s
  • Sarah An – Walker Inn
  • Selene Martinez – Big Bar
  • Sonja Castañeda-Cudney – Hotel Covell
  • Sophia Oolie – Rudolph’s at Freehand Hotel
  • Valerie Erickson – Bar Mercado

And the supporting brands:

The 86 Co., Ahus Akvavit, Aviation Gin, Bacardi, Back Bar Project, Born & Bred, Casa Magdalena, Chareau, Edinburgh Gin, Fords Gin, Frederick Wildman, House Spirits, Ilegal, Jack Daniel’s, Lillet, Mestizo Mezcal, Mexa Spirits, Ming River, Mulholland Distilling, Partida, Pomp & Whimsy, R6, The Real McCoy, Royal Dutch, Rutte, Seedlip, Spiribam, Tromba, Amaro Angeleno, Bigallet, Chartreuse, East Imperial, Giffard, Licor 43, J’s Hot Sauce, Liquid Alchemist, Mandarine Napoleon, Miracle Mile Bitters, Q Drinks, Temptation Apple Liqueur, Ventura Spirits, Vermouth Routin, and West Coast Ice Provisions.

Tickets start at $65 for pre-sale (until June 10) and $75 6/10-6/24. This year ABTG will be donating the proceeds to Women’s Center for Creative Work. They are a feminist-led advocacy group for businesses and projects.

The Southern California Chapter of the United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG) supports Art Beyond the Glass with participation and production of the event.

auction items

Your ticket is all-inclusive and you get cocktails, art, entertainment, and bar bites. You’ll be able to buy bartender art, buy raffle tickets and bid on silent auction items such as artwork, photography, rare spirits and more that day.

Ryan and Adam George at the Blockbuster themed bar at last year’s ABTG

As mentioned last year, the bar teams went all out with the themes. Some of my favorites included the Blockbuster themed bar.

Yves at Mulholland Distilling

I also enjoyed the tropical vacation from local favorite Mulholland Distilling.

Alex at Liquid Alchemist

Liquid Alchemist had a medical themed bar. Booze is medicinal, ya know.

Jodi at Rutte Gin

Be prepared to be delighted by the strange, absurd and fun shenanigans.

House Spirits

I also enjoyed some teams bringing touches from their home bars and they felt like mini popups. Being greeted Bar Clacson style with House Spirits drinks was really cool.

DJs Steve and Dave

And there’s always good entertainment from our bar community. Many bartenders also have other interests. Some DJ’d, performed music and more.

Joey at the Harvard & Stone Seedlip bar

I was glad to see some non alcoholic options last year besides water (by the way, HYDRATE!). Aaron and Joey brought their Harvard & Stone bar to life with Seedlip. The menus were just like the ones they have at the R&D bar at Harvard & Stone.

live music

Flo is always a favorite singer of mine at ABTG.

and other entertainment

Ooh, there’s “other” entertainment! Adults only, please.

Were there ice luges? Amaro Montenegro says yes!

Party! Party! Party! Amaro luge? Why, thank you.

And a surprise find!

While checking out the auction items, I stumbled into another room at Los Globos and found Leandro serving Virginia Black whiskey so be sure to explore all the levels of the club.

See ya there!

Art Beyond the Glass

  • Sunday, June 24
  • 3-7 PM

Los Globos

3040 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Buy Tickets!

$65 pre-sale until June 10, $75 general admission (plus fees),

© 2018 The Minty

  • all photos from 2017’s Art Beyond the Glass at Los Globos