Sunset falls and I’m thirsty for something I can’t define. Dark. Authentic. Unique. I set out to look for it, but I’m not even halfway across the lobby when it finds me. VIP lounge or speakeasy? Whatever this place is, rock ‘n’ roll is in its DNA. Velvet, leather, whiskey, wine. I slip onto a barstool at this West Hollywood bar and begin sipping on the best Old Fashioned I’ve had in years. I’m about to close out when I spot the bass player I’ve idolized since I was fourteen. I buy him a round and we talk music. While he orders round two, I pull out my phone and bump my eight a.m. to noon. It’s going to be a late night, and I don’t want to miss a thing.
Straight from LAX to all day meetings. Traffic, palm trees, sunglasses at night. But it doesn’t feel like L.A. until I’m on a leather sofa with my west coast friends at Bar 1200. Suntory Toki neat for me and a bottle of Cristal for my friends. It doesn’t matter where the night takes us; we’ve already arrived.
The boldness and timeless style of Dom Pérignon vintages are recognized around the world as symbols of French winemaking savoir-faire.
This prestige Champagne makes every holiday a celebration and is the perfect congratulatory gift for any occasion.
The Yamazaki 18 Year Old is an award-winning single malt from Suntory. Discover a Japanese whisky defined by autumnal fruit and a smooth finish.
This is a blended malt named in honor of Masataka Taketsuru, the father of Japanese whisky. He is the first Japanese who mastered whisky-making in Scotland and produced the genuine whisky in Japan.
The vivid Japanese blend of old and new. Suntory Whisky TokiTM is a silky whisky with a subtle sweet-and-spicy finish.
Kaiyo Cask Strength Whisky, translates to Ocean, this whiskey spends three months ocean-aging before being bottled.
My client orders his usual and sings its praises, but I’m in the mood for something off-menu. When I ask for my hometown special, my client rolls her eyes, but the bartender doesn’t bat an eyelash. Two rounds later I realize home never tasted this good.
Mezcal El Silencio, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup & Black berries
Kikori Whiskey, Lemon Juice, Canton, top with Laphroaig Scotch Whiskey
Eagle Rare 10 Year Old, Organic Sugar, Angostura Bitters, Lemon & Orange Oils
Tito’s Vodka, St. Germain Simple Syrup, Cucumber & Serrano Peppers
Plymouth Gin, Mint, Cucumber, Fresh Lemon, Simple Syrup, Egg White, Bitters
Hendricks Gin, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, top with Champagne
We’ll provide the libations; you bring the music.
Whether it’s an album release party, a private listening session, or just a get-together with likeminded friends, Bar 1200 is your destination.
Every Sun-Wed from 8 until midnight, you can book an hour and be the DJ. (15 guests or more, 2 drink min. per guest.)