Oh friends, do I have a bar experience for you. I say experience because this isn’t just a pop on over, come as you are dive bar. This is a make a reservation (small parties only), be escorted up a spiraling staircase to a secret room above Scarpetta and bring your Black Card because they have a shot waiting for you for $64,000. Welcome to £10 at the Montage in Beverly Hills.
Once seated outside in our own little area with balcony views of the Beverly Canon gardens, our private bartender gave a very serious presentation of their very exclusive ice menu—each frozen masterpiece presented in a glass, where you could handpick a large sphere, a small cube or your heart’s desire. You really couldn’t go wrong. All were made from water imported from Scotland.
I skipped the shot because I much prefer to hang on to that house down payment (and my good sense), but our bartender made me a special gin concoction table-side in the most insane glass I’ve ever seen. And then I spilled it in Jason’s lap so they brought me another one (complimentary!). Drinks start at $30, ironically well above £10. And there is a $50 per head minimum. So, you know, a cheap every night kind of place.
My glass is better than yours, Jamie.
At the strike of midnight, the bar shut down before we could turn into pumpkins—gotta keep it classy. But, they brought all the ladies a long stemmed rose to send us on our way.
Just in case you thought I was kidding. Next Saturday night…who’s in?
£10. Montage Beverly Hills. 225 N. Canon Drive. Bevelry Hills, CA 90210. 888-860-0788