Thirsty Crow bourbon bar set to open this month [Updated]
The 1933 Group, masterminds behind Bigfoot Lodge, Little Cave and Saints and Sinners, is revamping the old Stinker's spot, turning it into a bourbon bar called the Thirsty Crow. The bar, with a slated grand opening on April 23, will focus on small-batch bourbons, including Pappy Van Winkle 20-year, 23-year and Special Reserve, Hudson Baby Bourbon, Eagle Rare and Elijah Craig, among many others.
Bar manager Cooper Gillespie, who also worked at Saints and Sinners and Stinker's Truck Stop, is in charge of the cocktail menu, which includes classic mint juleps, the old fashioned, and their signature Thirsty Crow (citrus, Sazerac rye, bitters and ginger beer). Thirsty Crow will also offer a few other whiskeys, and serve various iterations of Manhattans and whiskey sours. The group is pushing to get as many sustainably produced ingredients on the menu as possible, so they'll be sourcing for their cocktails from Local restaurant next door.
They'll have Allagash White, Anderson Valley Oatmeal Stout, Napa Smith Pilsner and IPA on draft and a few organic wines for those who wish to steer clear of spirits.
2939 West Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles; 323-661-6007; http://www.1933group.com/
-- Krista Simmons
Photo: Kim Kulish
[Updated April 7 at 12:45 p.m.: An earlier version of this post said the bar would be opening this weekend. The grand opening date is April 23 with potential soft opening hours beforehand.]