Lock & Key
posted in Speakeasies in LA
If you’re already a couple of drinks in, the entrance to Lock and Key can get a bit disconcerting. There’s a wall of locks and knobs and it’s up to you to find your own way in. Which doorknob is the correct one? Hint: Don’t overthink it. Inside, a cozy (albeit crowded) bar that plays hip-hop and R&B jams. Come for the experience, but stay for the booze. We suggest the Torpedo as the drink of the evening, a gorgeous ginger-infused libation with pear vodka. It’s shaken with maple syrup, black pepper, and topped with egg white foam for texture. The best part of it is the sesame seed oil garnish — a savory note that is toasted and gently manifested as droplets on the bubbly, white foam.