Red Bull and vodka not your thing? How about espresso and a cocktail? Get both at Menotti’s (52 Windward Ave., Venice; 310.392.4040), Venice’s new spot that sports both, bartenders and baristas from the owners of Townhouse.
As for the coffee side of things, they source beans from San Francisco’s Four Barrel Coffee and the head barista is Christopher “Nicely” Abel Alameda, who is a veteran of Handsome Coffee Roasters and Intelligentsia Coffee.
If you’re looking to not get amped up, head to Menotti’s Saloon, an intimate, reservation-only classic cocktail spot under Del Monte Speakeasy. It’s only accessible through a secret entrance in the coffee bar.