Category Archive: dive bars

Decades Launch Parties at Formosa Cafe

Remember Formosa Cafe? Old Hollywood and glitzy celeb hangout were words that came to mind but in the last few years, it’s turned into a bit of a dive bar. But you could… Continue reading

The Minty’s Guide to Austin

I was in Austin last month. I had never been there, didn’t know a soul and was going to travel alone. Everyone told me I would love Austin and I did. Here’s a… Continue reading

The Minty’s Valentine’s Day Guide for Singles

Valentine’s Day.  This year, I’m all about Anti Valentine’s Day.  Also known as “Dear future Mr. Minty, once again, you’re late.” After receiving a ton (okay, it was just one very weird date… Continue reading

2012 Food, Restaurant and Bar Trends

Happy Holidays from The Minty! I’m off next week and spending time with friends and family. Lots of new blog posts and events will be posted next year. In the meantime, please enjoy… Continue reading

Day 4 of Portland Cocktail Week

  Last day of Portland Cocktail Week 2011! I woke up bright and early to catch a bit of the Angus Winchester’s bartender challenge. Read all about the challenge here on LA Cocktails.… Continue reading

DTLA Dive Bar Crawl Recap

  Last Friday, I made my way over to King Eddy’s Saloon, one of Los Angeles’ oldest bars. It was started before Prohibition and has been serving wizened livers for decades. I walked… Continue reading

October DTLA Dive Bar Crawl

The Minty may be known for her love of craft cocktails but she hasn’t forgotten about the fun, classic dive bars. Join me on Friday, October 7 for a romp through some of… Continue reading