Little Tokyo: High Balling It at Wolf & Crane

Wolf and Crane

Wolf and Crane

Wolf and Crane recently opened in Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles. The gorgeous new bar features plenty of spirits you can mix and match your own highballs if the short list doesn’t appeal.

Uptown

Uptown

We decided to try two from the list including the Uptown which was basically like a whiskey and cherry cola.

Uptown – rye, Cherry Herring, Angostura bitters, cola

Fernet Pop

Fernet Pop

We had just come from dinner so I thought a digestivo was in order. I went with the Fernet Pop which was very nice with root beer. Wolf and Crane’s “highballs” are slightly more complicated than booze + mixer as there’s usually a little somethin’ somethin’. In this case, the citrus bitters really adds to the slightly bitter drink. I’d like to try this drink without the sweet vermouth to see what it adds.

Fernet Pop – Fernet-Branca, Carpano Antica sweet vermouth, citrus bitters, root beer

We enjoyed the slightly speakeasy feel of Wolf and Crane. Little Tokyo needed another bar with good spirits. I love nearby Far Bar but it does get very crowded.

Wolf & Crane

366 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012  —  (213) 935-8249

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