Culver City: Drinks at The Wallace

City of Gold

Poison Ivy


The Wallace is a mainstay in Culver City. The bar is very popular and menu features all the stuff I would want to order like sprouting broccoli, tiger prawns and lamb porridge. I’ll have to come back to try the food as I only stopped in for drinks a couple weeks ago.

First I had the Poison Ivy. The groovy polka dots are spots of mizuna oil. What I loved about this very international drink featuring the flavors of the Middle East and Far East by way of Scotland and France is it’s so very LA. It’s fresh, refreshing and just different. Yet, it’s built on a very solid classical background. Just think of it as a modern classic.

Poison Ivy – The Botanist gin, Dolin dry vermouth, pomegranate syrup, tarragon, lemon, mizuna oil


City of Gold

City of Gold


I also had the City of Gold since I love cachaca. This one is a subtle tropical drink. It’s not in your face, over-the-top tiki but I’d like to think of when tiki drinks grow up. It’s sophisticated.

City of Gold – Avua cachaca prata, orgeat, pineapple, lime, Peychaud’s bitters

Whether you’re solo, on a date or with a group of friends, the bar at the Wallace is a comfy spot to hang. I’m getting the Acapulco Gold with mezcal or Oaxaca Fresca, also with mezcal, next time.

The Wallace

3833 Main St., Culver City, CA 90232  —  (310) 202-6400
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