Who's Mixing It Up at L.A. Cocktail Classic, Friday in Downtown

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St. Vibiana's Cathedral, ready to party Photo: Drink.Eat.Play

This Friday night at Saint Vibiana in Downtown, Drink.Eat.Play's Los Angeles Cocktail Classic will line 'em up in the first West Coast iteration of this serious imbibing expo, featuring over 200 liquor brands and star lineup of more than 50 mixologists to help you get blotto. The labels are too numerous to list, with standouts including Fernet Branca, Chinaco, Kanon Organic Vodka, Macallan, Metl Mezcal, Old Potrero, Corralejo, and Voyager Gin, among the many, with additional sponsorship from restaurants like MB Post and Oldfield's. And who will be there to serve you?

Top L.A. bartenders will make the night alongside their signature drinks, with Marcos Tello, Matt Biancaniello, Lindsay Nader, and Joe Swifka all among the announced talent. Elsewhere, the $80 ticket price includes live music, an oyster bar with Christophe Happillon (teamed with Bowmore Scotch), a planned grilled cheese pairing and vodka "punch-off," and an ice carving station for Suntory.

The debauchery begins at eight and ends in police custody at midnight. Tickets are now on-sale through EventBrite.