BICYCLETTE & MANZKE ON EATER LA’S TOP 16 PLACES FOR ‘SERIOUSLY CREATIVE’ COCKTAILS
FROM EATER LA:
Chef Walter Manzke’s two restaurants that took over the Pico Boulevard space previously occupied by Picca and Sotto demonstrate exactly what bar director Shawn Lickliter can do with a bar program. At Bicyclette, he fills a cocktail book, not menu, with pages and pages of drink options, including aperitifs, collins, sours, spirit-forward cocktails, and nonalcoholic drinks. Upstairs at fine-dining tasting menu-only restaurant Manzke, you don’t need a reservation to drink at the bar. But you do need the funds. The cocktails are made with vintage spirits and range from $25 to $65, or splurge on one- to two-ounce pours for $15 to $400, depending on the bottle.