At the Roosevelt Hotel’s second floor bowling-alley-cum-cocktail-bar, The Spare Room, waitresses in Gatsby-era dresses float around the room offering Gin Rickeys with housemade tonic and Penicillins spiked with amaro. Most cocktails are kept classically simple, augmented with seasonal additions like caramelized nectarine or Anaheim chile. Sportsmanship is encouraged, so don’t be surprised if your neighbors challenge you to a good-natured game of Monopoly or Battleship.
Image: The Spare Room
- craft cocktails
- hotel bar
Los Angeles, long hamstrung by subpar public transit and 1:30 a.m. last calls, might never match mugs with the ...