Art Beyond the Glass 2019 on This Sunday, June 23 at Los Globos
Art Beyond the Glass is now 8 years old! The bartender showcase featuring not just cocktails but music and art returns this Sunday, June 23 to Los Globos in Silver Lake. Get your tickets today before it sells out! This year’s host are Ria Soler and Josh Gelfend (Bay Area).
In the first few years, bartenders decked out their tables with a few branded items and perhaps put on a special shirt. But now each bar team comes up with fantastic themes. I can’t wait to see everyone’s creativity. Here are the bar teams for 2019:
Azuñia Tequila feat | Amaro Montenegro & Birra Peroni – Charity Kay, Hillary Farden, Peter Barriga, with special return appearances by Dave Fernie and Matt Brown
Jack Daniel’s – Julia Dyman, Bryan Tetorakis, Ciara McGovern, Adam George Fournier
Aberfeldy | St Germain – Teeling: Sophia Oolie, Marlene Olarra, Cristian Dascalu
Amass – Edwin Diaz, Brian Labez, Aly Iwamoto, Jodi Calderon
Ancho Reyes | Montelobos – Melina Meza, Lauren Swaim, Jesse Sherman, Jessie Smyth
Aviation Gin – Steviee Hughes, Leandro DiMonriva, Mark Ferraro, Josh Curtis
Back Bar Project – Kim Stodel, Tobin Shea, Nick Viane, Mystery Guest
Beam Suntory – Laura Lindsay, Edder Garcia, Niko Novick, Chris Barrett, Colby James Poulin, Jordan Fattal, Iluggy Recinos, Julian Cox, Luis Rodriguez
Bombay Sapphire – Miles Caballes, Joel Galvan, Brynn Blackstone, Marisa Mercado
Botanist | Chareau – Ramsey Musk, Elliot Rodriguez, China Morbosa, Kevin Burtch
Fernet-Branca – Thomas Eslinger, Robert Martinez, Johanna Cole, William Givens
Fords Gin – CJ Catalano, Greg Bryson, Dan Sabo, Josh Suchan
Grey Goose – Vanessa Meeks, Sean O’Connell, Taylor Lax, Arelene Roldan
High West | Mi Campo – Austin Doner, Jordan Raggio, Liam Odien, Sinjin Ooi-Cappucci
Hendrick’s – Joey DeCHello, Danny Natali, Eric Aristmendi, James Kevin Aguirre
Ilegal Mezcal – Ally DeVellis, Paul Joseph Piane, Damian Diaz
Junipero – Rony Gonzalez, Ryan Silva, Lauren Pool, Annarose Krone
MEXA Brands – Amanda Callis, Karla Flores, Lindsay Barker, Valerie Alonzo
Mulholland – Krystal Puma, Jasmine Garcia, Erin Campbell
Partida – Alex Wolf & Crane, Ezekiel Cho, Briggs Brown, Rodrigo Fabian
Plymouth – Christian Jauregui, Dominic Smith, Manolo Mendoza, Payman Bahmani
Pomp & Whimsy – Ash Miyasaki, Gigi Dail, Katie Kildow, Michelle Schimek
The Real McCoy | Combier | Liquid Alchemist – Kike Vasco, Sam Home, Sherwood Souzankari, Esteban Rcardo De Luna
Redemption – Erica Saturno, Raul Pool, Bobby Lincoln, Daniel Baeza
Singani 63 – Alyssa Ceballos, Charlotte Porter, Celina Castellano, Jamal Arif
Slane – Freddie Moreno, Katalina De La Rosa, Luis Lopez, Bradley Bonilla
Spiribam (Rhum Clement) – John Lester, Mitch Bushell, Dave Kupchinsky, Bethany Ham
Tromba Tequila – Vay Su, Shawn Lickliter, Maxwell Reis, Harry Chin
Woodinville – Devon Workman, Mario Tecuapacho, Selene Martinez, William Cutting
Art Beyond the Glass donates part of the ticket sales to a different charity every year. This year’s non-profit partner is Beautify Earth.
This organization connects artists to blank walls in neighborhoods that need a little color and art to brighten them up! Some might call it organized street art. Some call it community pride. Beautify Earth also develops artist talent and encourage social responsibility.
At Art Beyond the Glass which has championed artists, you can also purchase art from bartenders. I still cherish my print I got a few years back of my Pineapple People. Be sure to stop by the ABTG Local Artist Room to check out work from Peter Lloyd Jones (Everson Royce Bar), Anna Wingfield (Employees Only), Joel Martinez (Madam Siam) and many more!
ABTG has donated almost $175,000 in the previous 7 years to cultural nonprofits.
Now that I’ve gone to ABTG at Los Globos a few times, here are some of my tips:
- It’ll be hot!! Drink plenty of water!
- There will be food from Guelaguetza, Tartine and Prime Pizza but I highly suggest eating before and after as well. There is a lot of booze, pace yourself!
- Speaking of which, please ride share!
- Wear closed toed shoes. Los Globos is two stories and has some dark staircases. Be careful as the floors could be wet from spilled drinks.
- Tickets are $70 online or $75 at the door (if available).
I’m really interested in this year’s Media Lounge for podcasters and instagrammers (hey, what about bloggers??)! Sweet & Chilli is the sponsor of this lounge.
Last year Fords Gin had this American Revolution theme… they were somewhat amused when I asked them to sing some Hamilton.
But for the real musical arts, be sure to stop by the Jack Daniel’s stage. You never know who’ll perform (*cough* burlesaque *cough*)!
See you on Sunday?
- Sunday, June 23
- 3-7 PM
3040 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026
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