2020 has brought with it a handful of new and odd norms. Take, for instance, cocktails with friends during virtual happy hours. As we continue to shelter at home in our AVEN apartments in downtown Los Angeles, our need to become more creative with our cocktails will grow. That is where this list of bars to order takeout drinks and easy-to-make at-home cocktails come in.

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To-Go Cocktails Near AVEN

Noshi Sushi

Do you ever feel sick of drinking just wine and liquor? We feel you! When you need to mix things up a bit, order any one of the well-priced sakes or sojus from Noshi Sushi in Koreatown. They also have a large selection of imported Japanese beer.

Barcito

Up next is our very own South Park neighbor, Barcito. Without a doubt, they have the best selection of pre-made cocktails to-go. They’ve got a great Old Fashioned, and they even have an Aperol spritz kit. Best of all, if you need ice, especially for that Old Fashioned, they can give you Hoshizaki ice cubes for just $1.

To-Go Cocktails Near AVEN

Broken Spanish

Of all the great takeout and delivery restaurants in downtown LA, Broken Spanish might be our favorite. Not because of the excellent food but because of all the pre-made items they have available. They’ve got their “Ready to Eat” and “For Later” menus that include packaged tamales, but we are here to talk about cocktails. With everyone sheltering at home, Broken Spanish created La Ventana – a window serving takeout cocktails and food. Our favorite cocktail on the “Bar to Go” menu is the Broken Spanish Margarita or the El Zócalo.

Far Bar

We all can use an affordable takeout and delivery restaurant like Far Bar. This classic dive in Little Tokyo features four different two-serving drinks for only $10 each. Your options are a mezcal Penicillin, a Moscow Mule, a margarita, and an Old Fashioned.

Manuela

The Arts District has no shortage of great takeout and delivery restaurants. As far as to-go cocktails are concerned, Manuela has five different pre-batched cocktails available. They serve up to two or three people for $24.

Our Favorite Easy-To-Make Recipes

We cannot deny how delicious these to-go cocktails are. Nonetheless, it is always fun to mix things up at home. Before you start, make sure you have all the right equipment. You can get a well-priced kit quickly on Amazon. Check out some of our favorite cocktail recipes from First We Feast for all you mixologists who already have your equipment.

Drink safely, neighbors, and enjoy your virtual happy hour!