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Cocktails from the Crypt: Elixirs, Potions, and Tonics

  • Sassafras Saloon 1233 N. Vine St. Hollywood, CA 90038 (map)
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The City of Angels is teeming with demons and ghouls, but never have their tales been told as only The Museum of the American Cocktail can—through cocktails!

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So if you think you can stand the fright—or if you just want to have frighteningly good fun with friends—join cocktail cryptologist Lesley Solmonson as she recounts the stories of LA's most unsettled spirits and haunted bars, restaurants, and hotels.

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To steel yourself against the unfolding terror, you'll snack on ghostly goodies and sip on five bone-chilling libations, including creepy classics such as the Corpse Reviver, Satan's Whiskers, and the Zombie. Revivifying these supernatural sips will be BC Hoffman, aka "Hoffman the Horrible," a master bartender with a flair for the terrific.

Attend if you dare. And where a costume if you please, because there WILL be a contest, the winner of which will take home untold—and perhaps undead—treasures.

Admission includes gourmet bites, a welcome punch, and four cocktails, plus a live—and bloodcurdling—burlesque show.

Tickets are $35 for National Food & Beverage Foundation (NatFAB) and USBG members, $40 General Admission in advance, and $50 at the door (if available). NatFAB membership is available to all at

All sales are final. Because our host restaurants require non-refundable deposits and reliable guest counts, we cannot issue refunds on our curated dinners or cocktail seminars. We regret any inconvenience this may present and appreciate your understanding.

If you have any issues with the ticketing software or would prefer to make your reservation on the phone, please call us at 504-267-7490 during the week or 504-569-0405 on weekends.