With National Punch Day, what better time is there to enjoy the last bit of summer feasts, than with a bowl full of this delicious concoction? In honor of the holiday, we’ve put together a list of the best places to get punch in this great city. So, whether you drink yours with alcohol or not, let’s celebrate.
5574 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Located in Hollywood, this Parisian cocktail lounge offers their signature punch bowl with your spirit of choice along with their concoction. Serving up to 20 people at a time, and costing $300, you can be sure it’s a great way to get the night going. Pour Vous offers a few punch bowls, including their French Punch with Bacardi Heritage Rum, simple syrup, strawberry syrup, lime juice, Allspice Rose Champagne and strawberries, as well as a Picole Punch with Aylesbury Duck Vodka, edible flowers, lemon and orange juice and other tasty ingredients. Or, bring it back to the 20’s with their 1926 Punch with Aviation Gin, lemon juice, raspberry syrup, Rose Champagne, and oranges. A Jackalope Punch and a Lolita Punch are also available.
The Spare Room
7000 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Located inside the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, the Spare Room offers modern day gaming in a cocktail lounge. With an upscale vibe, tasty food and more, the real draw here is the punch by the bowl. Offering different sizes (4-6 persons, 8-10, 16-20) for a wide variety of pricing, the selection is varied and large here and will definitely help get the party started. It’s always a welcome addition to make things a bit more fun. Choose between a Rock Lobster Punch with Absolut Elyx Vodka, spiced hibiscus cordial, coconut water, pineapple, and Sherry, as well as the Old One Two with Chandon Brut, Hennessy, blackberries, sugar and lemon, and others. The South Pacific with rum, passionfruit, orange and lime is favorite, but they also offer a delicious Famous Last Words punch!
108 W 2nd St #101
Los Angeles, CA 90012
The world class lounge that pays homage to its history as the first private power plant in Downtown LA is also known for its punch. With a prohibition style theme, punch bowls here just add to the charm. Among the myriad of other drinks you can choose from, you can order these which come with decorative glasses that speak of old-world charm. As notable drinks in the 19th century, The Edison brings it back with style. Champagne, syrup, juice and brandy come together for a welcoming drink that fits the look and feel. Choose from a single serving or get a bowl which serves around 5 people (depending on how much each of you drink). Don’t know what to order? Choose the ‘Whiskey Barrel Punch’, which comes with champagne, bourbon, bitters, lemon juice, and lemon peel.
Harvard & Stone
5221 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
For this classic hipster bar with edge, one wouldn’t consider punch to be on the menu. Nevertheless, the bar on the outskirts of Hollywood offers punch bowls which might seem steep at first (around $150), but when you consider how many drinks are in the bowl, you’ll think twice.
1159 N Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029
With cabaret shows every hour, La Descarga offers up even more excitement with their rum or mojito punch bowls. The cigar lounge which offers a Havana-inspired theme in Hollywood, offers these bowls at a steep $400 per bowl, but they do come with primo seating for the show.