When Death & Co burst onto the scene in New York City’s East Village more than thirteen years ago, the establishment’s unrivaled talent behind the bar pushed the art of cocktail creation and, in many ways, ushered in a new era of cocktail culture.
Now, the Death & Co family has announced it will bring that same approach to the city of Los Angeles at its new subterranean residence in the heart of LA’s burgeoning Arts District and will open just as its flagship did, with a celebration on New Year’s Eve.
Death & Co’s aim is to ensure that there is something for everyone—from simple and understandable riffs to more avant-garde creations to low-ABV and no ABV-options. The Death & Co cocktail menu, led and developed by beverage director, Tyson Buhler, and head bartender, Matthew Belanger, features an original list of 25 cocktails presented in a colorful, imaginative tome. The chock-full menu of libations is organized by drink profile and rotates seasonally.
“In terms of the comprehensive drinks experience, the team took inspiration not only from the agricultural bounty of Southern California but also the incredible diversity of spirits available in the state,” says Matthew Belanger.
Alongside its cocktail program, Death & Co Los Angeles features a dynamic food program of fresh, product-forward selections, led by culinary director Wes Hamilton and Chef Ana Palomares.
“We’ve always believed that what makes the Death & Co brand special is more than just our little bar in the East Village,” says Death & Co co-owner, David Kaplan.
“Death & Co has resonated so well with our guests because it serves cocktails with passion and attentive hospitality in a uniquely democratic setting. It’s this energy that we’re excited to express in so many dynamic ways. Death & Co LA is an evolution from where we began years ago, and we couldn’t be more excited to bring that energy to LA’s already thriving food and drink scene.”
Death & Co Los Angeles is in its soft opening now and will officially open to the public with a New Year’s Eve celebration on Tuesday, December 31, 2019. For more information on this event, visit DeathandCompany.com.