October Bar Mixer at La Descarga
Cuban & Rum: Pre-Halloween Party
All B-School Alumni in Los Angeles
DATE: Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012
TIME: 7:00 pm until after midnight cabaret show
WHERE: 1159 N Western Ave (between Santa Monica & the 101 - on the west side) Hollywood, CA 90029 Bar answering machine: (323) 466-1324
During prohibition, wealthy Americans flocked to Cuba for rum, cigars, music, dancing, and fun. Come relive the magic of that special time in Havana's past with a evening at La Descarga, a hidden speakeasy. This bar normally requires reservations and your name on the guest list. But on this one night, with Berkeley/Haas Alumni of LA, you can enjoy cocktails, catered Cuban food (normally they are a bar only), live music, the hourly cabaret show, and if you choose, a cigar in the smoking lounge -(inside is smoke-free).
We are teaming up with other top business schools: Columbia, HBS, LBS, Kellogg, MIT Sloan, NYU Stern, LSE, Wharton, and even Stanford. Our special guests this month will also include USC/Marshall and UCLA/Anderson B-schools.
We will have the entire venue for the first hour, with an info session on rum history and a demo of classic rum cocktail preperation. La Descarga houses one of the largest rum collections in the country, with over 100 different types in stock. Perfect for savoring on their own of pairing with mixers in classic, tiki-style or modern cocktails.
7:00pm Doors open. Catered Cuban dinner from 7pm-9pm
7:45pm Rum information session and cocktail demonstration
9:00pm Hourly cabaret show and live music begin
9:15pm Prizes for best costume. Thematic with the bar & Rum: prohibition era, Pirate, Hemingway, Castro, Cuban, Tiki-related, etc.
Cost: $25: Includes Cuban food, your first drink, live music & hourly show. Bring your own cigar or purchase a hand rolled Payne-Mason cigar there.
Parking: limited street self-parking or valet
Dress Code: La Descarga enforces a strict dress code at all times. Inappropriate items include T-SHIRTS, polo shirts, flannel shirts, hoodies, baggy clothing of any sort, athletic shoes, chucks, hi-top sneakers, sandals, baseball hats, and beanies. Men must wear collared, button down dress shirts. Jeans or slacks are fine. Jackets for men are encouraged. Cocktail dresses and heels are encouraged for women. Thematically appropriate costumes excepted.
Connect with us & our Events - Join our Linkedin group
* picture credit: Lush Bling http://www.lushbling.com/los-angeles-bar-scene-41798.htm
Walk ups admitted on a space available basis. $35 for dinner and first drink before 9 PM (cash/check only - Payable to Haas) OR Free no host bar - no food after 9 PM.