Art Beyond The Glass Celebrates Five Years on June 26 at Resident DTLA

shenanigans may occur

shenanigans may occur


Art Beyond the Glass returns for its fifth year on Sunday, June 26 at Resident DTLA. The event organized by Zahra Bates and Daniel Djang presents the creative side of the local Los Angeles bar community. Proceeds from the event this year benefit Global Inheritance the non-profit organization based in Los Angeles which educates people about global issues, inspiring them to take action.

Art Beyond the Glass also goes national this year and will have events in Oklahoma City on July 17, Chicago August 14 and Las Vegas in the Fall. But catch them here on their home turf on June 26.

David Oui for Aviation

David Oui for Aviation


Last year as years past, many brands have supported Art Beyond the Glass which showcases bartenders other talents. Think photography, music and more. This year Matt Robold, the Rumdood, will host the afternoon event from 2-7 p.m. The all-inclusive ticket includes drinks, food, entertainment and art. Barkeeper will have a popup store for the first time and guest have the opportunity to buy raffle tickets (last year’s packages were amazing!), art, bid on silent auction items including rare spirits.

The 86 Co. featuring Tequila Cabeza

The 86 Co. featuring Tequila Cabeza


Some returning sponsors include Aviation gin, The 86 Company which featured their Tequila Cabeza last year and perennial favorite Auchentoshan. Other sponsors include:

Bacardi, Back Bar Project, The Bitter Truth, BroVo Spirits, Bulldog Gin, Classic & Vintage, Courvoisier, El Silencio, FEW Spirits, Golden Road Brewing, House of Agricole, Jack Daniel’s, Jägermeister, La Niña del Mezcal, Liquid Alchemist, McCluskey Group, Owl’s Brew, Pisco Porton, The Rum Society, Rutte, SelvaRey Rum, Stark Spirits, Chartreuse, Cornerstone, Jarritos, Miracle Mile Bitters, West Coast Ice Provisions and Winship’s Bitters.

Niko Novick serving up Auchentoshan treats

Niko Novick serving up Auchentoshan treats

Some returning bartenders:

Aaron Melendrez (Salazar), Alex Barbatsis (BarToni’s), Alyson Iwamoto (The Varnish), Beau Du Bois (The Corner Door), Cari Hah (Big Bar), Chris Amirault (Fiscal Agent), Christopher Day (General Lee’s), Dan Sabo (Ace Hotel), Dustin Newsome (Salazar), Christine Wiseman (Break Room 86), Eugene Lee (Big Bar), Francois Vera (Pour Vous), Genie Gore (Melrose Umbrella Co.), Greg Bryson (The Wallace), Jeremy Lake (Lost Property), Joe Valdovinos (Salazar), Karen Grill (Wolf), Kalani Ben (Sassafras Saloon), Katie Emmerson (The Walker Inn), Ryan Wainwright (Terrine), Una Green (Belcampo Meat Co.), William Cutting (Resident), Yael Vengroff (The Spare Room) and Vincenzo Marianella (Copa d’Oro).

Art Beyond the Glass also welcomes new participating bartenders:

Aaron Polksy (Harvard & Stone), Adam Fournier (Chestnut Club + Areal), Bethany Ham (Corner Door), BC Hoffmann (The Edison), Brad Fry (Michael’s Restaurant Group), Florence Hartigan (Big Bar), Jodi Calderon (Normandie Club), Jonathan Joy (Belcampo Meat Co.), Josh Suchan (FOH), Julie Bersani (Big Bar), Michael Lay (Broken Spanish), and many more to be announced.

Live entertainment and DJs

DJ Customer Cervix (aka Dave Fernie)


The Southern California Chapter of the United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG) supports Art Beyond the Glass with participation and production of the event.

Get your tickets now!

Live music


I have attended almost all the past Art Beyond the Glass events and it’s one of the greatest parties of the year for the LA Cocktail Community. Tickets are still available so I hope to see you there! I’m looking forward to checking out more live music and Resident is a particularly great venue to catch live acts.


Art Beyond the Glass


428 S Hewitt St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

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