C California Style

Stir It Up

by C California Style

The Broken Shaker’s first West Coast outpost lands in Downtown L.A.

Perched high above Downtown L.A., with sweeping city views amid a sea of pink lounge chairs, The Broken Shaker’s first West Coast outpost atop the Freehand Hotel has all the makings of a perfect California cocktail hour. Proffering the likes of the Shell Beach Caipirinha (a twist on the Brazilian classic using melon, Sichuan gomme and St-Germain) and the O-Fish-Ally Open (a gin and vermouth concoction topped with a “glitter nori nest”), Bar Lab mixologists Gabriel Orta and Elad Zvi have infused their newest location with the same laid-back vibe and flavors that garnered their Miami spot two James Beard Award nominations. 416 W. 8th St., L.A., 213-612-0021; freehandhotels.com.


Photography by FRANK LEE.


This article originally appeared in the November 2017 issue of C Magazine.