Episode 25: Los Angeles Gay Bar Evolution with Garrett McKechnie

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Gay Pride Month is coming to a close, and our three part series devoting episodes to LGBTQ stories is also wrapping up. In this third and final episode, we bring the focus to Los Angeles. My guest this week is Garrett McKechnie, bartender and co-owner of the award winning Bar Mattachine, a gay bar in downtown Los Angeles that has successfully merged gay bar culture and history with craft cocktails.

We discuss Garrett's evolution working in gay bars in both NYC and LA, the significance of LA's role in the story of American gay rights, how the scene has evolved, and where we are today.

This week’s featured cocktail is Bar Mattachine's signature cocktail named after the leader of the Mattachine Society in Los Angeles, Harry Hay.

Harry Hay 2 Oz Rittenhouse 100 proof Rye 1/4 Amargo Angostura Vallet Liqueur 1/2 Oz Dolin Rouge Vermouth 1/4 Oz Maraschino Liqueur

Stir all ingredients over ice until chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass. Flame a lemon peel over glass and discard. Garnish with a brandied cherry

links: Bar Mattachine Instagram Twitter Facebook One Archives Foundation Mattachine Society Bit by a Fox: blog: http://bitbyafox.com instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bitbyafox/ facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BitByAFox/ twitter: https://twitter.com/bitbyafox music: https://www.humanworldwide.com

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