Featured Projects

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Tu Madre

Taco Kitchen and Bar
West Hollywood, Los Angeles

A full bar build-out in a compact space where craft meets ease of execution and volume. Elevated interpretations of familiar cocktails and flavors complement the dishes from the kitchen. The small bar space is designed for a solo bartender to maximize efficiency with specialty equipment like a 6-tap draft cocktail system and a finely-tuned ergonomic design. 

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  • First location with a liquor license

  • Fun-focused cocktails with both familiar and exciting flavors

  • Premium draft cocktail system ("Goodbye, Cornelious kegs!") and slushy beverages

  • Cocktail program creates deliciousness and efficiency to a small space

  • Menu creation, staff training, bar design, oversight, bar systems, bar book

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American Gastropub Concept
Glendale, Los Angeles

Chess Park

This full build-out restaurant wanted a cocktail program beyond anything that Glendale had seen before. Every neighborhood in Los Angeles has different tastes, so much time was spent understanding how to create exciting, new cocktails and flavor profiles to engage the Glendale clientele. The opening menu hosted cocktails that spanned from the familiar to the adventurous and bar sales consistently nearly equalled that of the kitchen.

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  • 32 Beer taps + elaborate cocktail program

  • 200+ Seating capacity including bar top

  • Cocktail program created to connect with local clientele while pushing the limits of Glendale's cocktail community 

  • Recognized as one of Glendale's best new openings by voters on OpenTable

  • Menu creation, staff training, operational consulting, bar ergonomics, opening oversight, all bar sysytems, bar book, photography, social media management, 6-month ongoing involvement, seasonal menu changes

Italian Concept
Pasadena, Los Angeles

Mi Piace

A staple in Los Angeles dining, Mi Piace wanted to elevate their cocktail menu with 5 new cocktails in celebration of their upcoming 30th anniversary. Flavor, balance, and presentation were the focus points while developing engaging recipes for the Pasadena clientele.

 

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  • 5 new elevated cocktails incorporating Italian spirits and Amari, when appropriate

  • 200+ Seating capacity including lounge area

  • Menu creation, staff training, opening oversight, media night

OtoÑo

Spanish Concept
Highland Park, Los Angeles

When developing Otoño's cocktail program, regional Spanish spirits and flavors passed through the lens of American cocktail trends to create a merging of worlds. The recipes explored traditional and modern preparation and bar technique, Spanish and local ingredients, and had a focus on the often overlooked elegance of pairing the perfect gin with the perfect tonic water and aromatic botanicals.

 

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  • One of LA's most anticipated openings of 2018

  • 90+ Seating capacity including bar top

  • Cocktail program created to merge Spanish spirits and flavors with classic and modern bartending techniques

  • Recognized as one of LA's top cocktail destinations of 2018 by Eater LA

  • Menu creation, assistance in bar design, staff training, opening oversight, bar book

Skylight Gardens

Cali-Italian Concept
Westwood, Los Angeles

This family-owned concept was using the soda gun as their main tool for cocktails. They decided not to just update their program, but to become THE cocktail authority in Westwood and hold their own in the Los Angeles bar scene. With Ice and Alchemy's assistance, a bar redesign was done with all the proper fixings and ergonomics that fit the bartenders' needs like a glove. The cocktail menu included recipes ranging from simple to dynamic and the neighborhood's response was overwhelmingly positive. Over Ice and Alchemy's two year involvement, the restaurant doubled its revenue and established itself as the top cocktail destination in Westwood.

 

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  • Family owned and operated

  • 200+ Seating capacity including bar top

  • Cocktail program created to expand the palates of Westwood's conservative drinking culture

  • Played major role in doubling revenue through cocktail program and operational restructuring in the bar room

  • Menu creation, assistance in bar design, staff training, relaunching oversight, management, photography, social media management, all bar systems, bar book

  • Returned for a second contract to update cocktail menu, provide staff training, provide photography, and manage Instagram account

Foundation Room

Members Only Lounge 
The House of Blues, Anaheim, LA

This concept within a concept hosted live music of its own and also connected directly to the VIP mezzanine of the main stage. Developing a cocktail program that could efficiently manage the ebb and flow of the bar during and between acts was a primary focus, as well as catering to the wide variety of palates for music goers within a 6 cocktail menu.

 

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  • Corporate music venue with large acts

  • Extremely high-volume during shows

  • 90+ Seating capacity including bar top

  • Cocktail program created to merge international flavor affinities with classsic and modern cocktail techniques

  • Menu creation, cocktail photoshoot for digital marketing, staff training, media night, opening oversight

Los Balcones

Peruvian Concept
Hollywood, Los Angeles

This restaurant was looking to breathe new life into their cocktails and have ongoing management of their bar program. Regionalism played a large role when determining which spirits and flavors were to touch the new menu. 

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  • Revamped and managed bar program

  • 70+ Seating capacity including bar top

  • Cocktail program created to exemplify Peruvian Pisco and tap into the flavors of Latin America

  • Recognized by Johnathan Gold as having an excellent Pisco Sour in his LA Times article

  • Menu creation, inventory restructuring, hiring, staff training, bar book

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