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Readers' Choice: Highland Park's Best Cocktails

Where do you go for the best mixed drinks in 90042/90065?

With St. Patrick's Day only a few days away, we're asking Patch readers to point us to the best cocktails in the neighborhood. 

Highland Park and Cypress Park are home to mixologists who take their work seriously, balancing flavors and making them sing together in harmony. While St. Patrick's Day is considered by many as an excuse to wantonly imbibe watery, green beer, we're hoping to celebrated cocktails that beg to be appreciated. 

Here are the candidates: 

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  • Verdugo Bar

Because the poll is not scientific, it is not the sole factor in determing the winner. The winner wil be determined by the Patch editor, based on the poll and reviews in Patch places. Please vote only once

Voting will close at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning. 

Kristin Livingstone March 15, 2012 at 07:03 PM
While all of these places are great (haven't been to Footsies but I'll give them the benefit of the doubt), the bartenders at Little Cave have treated me the best/don't give be weird looks when I say "I don't know what I want. Make me something good." And all of their cocktails have been good. Couldn't tell you what they were...but you get the idea.
PochoHipster March 15, 2012 at 08:07 PM
I prefer Johnny's, and not just beacuse its within walking distance from my house, because so is the York and HPK. I prefer Johnny's because it feels like HLP both in atmosphere and clientel. I know this is not a poll of favorite "feels" however, and I only drink cocktails occasionally. I will state this, I have ordered more mixed drinks from Johnny's because I enjoy them so much. The first time I had a Lindsey Lohan was at Johnny's and when i inquired as to what it was, Lana, the bartemptress, opps I mean, bartendress informed me "its a red-headed slut with a little coke on top." There is also something special on top of the bloodymarys at Johnny's. Check it out. . .anyways, ask me about where I like to drink and i will go on and on.
Ymar Solamo March 15, 2012 at 09:45 PM
Is it okay if I pick the Verdugo Bar because I don't drink mixed drinks very often and they have a great selection of craft beers?
Marino March 16, 2012 at 02:25 AM
Mr T's and Verdugo Bar are missing.
David Fonseca (Editor) March 16, 2012 at 04:44 PM
Hey Marino, I've added Mr. T's. However, Ymar, I couldn't add the Verdugo--it's not really in our territory and it's not in our directory.
alisa April 01, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Columbo's in eagle rock makes the best cocktails around....the others should get with it (as in some old school bartending practices)

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