The Churchill





The Churchill

8384 W. Third St.



Various prices


West Hollywood gastropub the Churchill has revved up their cocktail menu thanks to new bartender Mia Sarazen, who previously worked at Harvard & Stone, Soho House, and Black Market Liquor Bar. Sarazen, who takes her cocktail-making seriously, has created a new menu of a dozen takes on classic libations. The Churchill Old Fashioned is an inspired version of the classic. It consists of Old Fitzgerald bourbon, Sarazen’s house-made bitters from a secret recipe, and a touch of sugar, all punctuated wonderfully with one huge, slow-to-melt ice cube made from special ice cube trays procured from Bar Keeper in Silver Lake. Norman’s Cable Car, Sarazen's update of the 1920s classic Sidecar, is an intoxicating medley of Sailor Jerry Rum, house-made curacao made from Grand Marnier, and fresh lemon juice in a glass rimmed not too sweetly with cinnamon and a dab of sugar. Thirsty in LA, an unusual blend of Correlejo Reposado, Aperol, and Ciociaro Amaro served with a misting of mezcal, is an appealing, tequila-based version of the Negroni. Fans of spicy drinks will enjoy the Bulldog, made with Milagro blanco, passion fruit, pineapple, lime, and jalepeno. The remarkable Statesman blends Famous Grouse, apricot, lemon, baked apple bitters, and sparkling wine, while Baby’s First Bourbon, which originated at Harvard & Stone, consists of Bulleit Bourbon, orgeat, lemon, and more of those house bitters. Not a fan of brown liquors? The vodka based Amelia is an easy-to-drink mixture of Ketel One, St. Germain, créme de violette, and blackberry.

Karin E. Baker, Flavorpill

The Churchill says…

Open seven days a week, The Churchill serves continuously throughout the day. Happy hour is held daily from 3-7 pm and Sunday and Monday feature late night happy hours starting at 10pm. A vintage photo booth and roster of weekly dj's spinning Thursday – Sunday helps set the scene.

Design highlights include reclaimed wood communal tables, polished concrete floors, iron table tops with retro crank bases, antiqued mirrors, Edison bulbs lights, vintage records and books. An indoor/outdoor experience, the dining room opens via sliding glass walls onto a lush garden patio with fireplace.