7 Spots to Find Cocktails on Tap in LA
By Lesley Balla
March 19, 2014
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If you look closely, you'll notice that beer isn't the only thing flowing from taps around town right now. Bartenders are pouring heady cocktails, like tiki favorite Zombies, Moscow Mules and fruity mai tais on draft, which is both efficient for them and delicious for cocktailians. Julian Cox, who heads up bar programs for places like Petty Cash, Acabar and Circa in Manhattan Beach, admits it's not just a gimmick. "Draft cocktails are difficult to do well, but when you master the science, it's incredibly powerful," he says. "You get speed, efficiency, and consistency without sacrificing quality." But don't be fooled: quality drinks will always take time. Just because some are easy to pull versus pour, doesn't mean you won't have to wait a few minutes, especially at the busiest bars or clubs. But once you taste what's in the glass, that's all forgotten. Here are seven spots pouring the tastiest draft cocktails on the scene.