Bartender Aidan Demarest for his bar Neat has replaced handcrafted mixed drinks for spirits in their purest state. Offering more than 300 bottles of carefully curated spirits, which he serves straight up with a chaser of soda, fresh fruit juice or beer.
Demarest is one of L.A.’s most prominent cocktail guru’s, having helped open some of the city’s most revered drinking establishments, including Seven Grand, the Edison and the Spare Room.
Neat is filled with house-made syrups, including ginger and agave, as well as a variety of hand-squeezed juices, but Demarest keeps them hidden because he doesn’t want the place to look like a mixology bar. No well-crafted cocktail menu, except on the occasional guest bartender night, just “deconstructed” drinks arriving on pallets: spirit served neat alongside a glass of mixers.
1114 N. Pacific Ave. Ph: 818-241-4542
Glendale, CA 91202 Fx: 818-241-4554