It’s not easy to find a campsite within the city proper, but Bigfoot West is not so different from the Great Outdoors. An incongruous log cabin that sticks out from its neighbors on Venice Boulevard, the bar is filled with mounted antlers and relics from America’s national parks. Guests can even warm up by the crackling fire and tell spooky stories over s’mores—the key difference being that these s’mores come in a liquid, alcohol-infused form.
This signature drink is the creation of mixologist Jared Mort, who ingeniously blends vanilla vodka, crème de cacao, and Irish cream before topping it all off with a flaming marshmallow. Mort’s other cocktails generally revolve around the bar’s more than 100 whiskies and 60 varieties of small-batch bourbon. Aside from s’mores, his drinks have been known to mimic the flavors of cherry cobbler and freshly picked blackberries. To create these fanciful cocktails, he uses juices squeezed in-house and ingredients carefully procured from local farmers’ markets and bear dens.