Thirsty Reporter: The NoMad Is Coming to LA for the Holidays

NoMad pop up bar - Drinks - Publicity-H 2017
Courtesy of Samantha Chong

Wet your whistle at the NYC hot spot's festive temporary bar.

Libation lovers rejoice! In advance of the NoMad’s highly anticipated opening in downtown Los Angeles in January — Beyonce threw her 35th birthday party at the New York City hotel, while both Jimmy Fallon and Will Smith have been spotted there — the hotspot's bar director Leo Robitschek and bar manager Dave Purcell are transforming the Walker Inn in Koreatown into a NoMad Bar holiday pop-up. The NYC bar was ranked No. 3 on 2017’s The World’s 50 Best Bars. 

Beginning Sunday, Robitschek will be mixing up festive cocktails, featuring “Naughty” and “Nice” selections — think a candy cane piña colada and a pumpkin-spiced Mai Tai — on every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday night through Tuesday, Dec. 19.

Michelin star chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara's (Make It Nice Eleven Madison Park) second NoMad location will mark their first brick-and-mortar project outside of New York, following their buzzed-about NoMad food truck that hit the L.A. streets in the fall 2016. 

Check out a sampling of what you can sip on, below. 

Into the Woods:


1 egg white
½ oz. Bliss Maple Syrup
¾ oz. Lemon Juice
1 oz. Brovo Douglas Fir Liqueur
1½ oz. Dolin Blanc Vermouth


Combine all the ingredients except the egg white in a cocktail shaker. Add the egg white to the cocktail. Cover the shaker and dry shake to emulsify the egg white into the cocktail. Fill the shaker with ice, cover again and shake. Strain the cocktail into a coupe.