This month’s all b-school bar night – is a little different. La Descarga normally does not sell food , but we have a Cuban caterer coming in just for our group. There is live music, and an hourly floor show. For those who have never been there, I can guarantee that you will agree it is a great spot.
1159 N Western Ave (between Santa Monica & the 101 – on the west side)
Hollywood, CA 90029
|When:||Tuesday, October 30th, 2012, 7:00pm|
During Prohibition, wealthy Americans flocked to Cuba for rum, cigars, music, dancing, and fun. Come relive the magic of that era 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, Cuban food, live music, the hourly cabaret show, and if you choose, cigars in the smoking lounge.
We are teaming up with other top business schools: Columbia, HBS, LBS, Kellogg, MIT Sloan, NYU Stern, LSE, 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. Food available 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, Hemmingway, Castro, Cuban, Tiki-related, etc.
Cost: $25: Includes Cuban food, your first drink, live music & hourly show.
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.