The Walker Inn
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After being put on avail for two weeks, the call finally came - you got the national Clorox spot. Now that you know residual checks will keep you afloat for the next six months, you can ball out a little and without worrying. Walker Inn is a craft cocktail bar in Koreatown and it’s one of the few places in LA where spending $20 on a drink feels validated simply because they’re that well-made. The space is small, subdued, and definitely not where you would take a rowdy group of friends. They take reservations, but you can walk in any night of the week without one.
Walker Inn is a hidden bar in the back of The Normandie Club in Koreatown. The place is dark, intimate, and kind of feels like you’re drinking craft cocktails in the waiting room of an upscale brothel. While they do take walk-ins, we’d suggest you get a reservation and embark on their $70 omakase-style cocktail menu. You’ll get six or seven courses (please take an Uber) of creative cocktails you can’t find anywhere else in town. The menu changes frequently based on the seasons, so even if you’ve already been, you can expect a completely new set of drinks a few months later.
You can go to plenty of places in LA and get great cocktails, but if you want the best, head to Walker Inn. The reservations-encouraged bar is hidden in the back of The Normandie Club in Ktown behind a tiny door with a flashing red light above it. On the other side is an omakase-style craft cocktail excursion. What the f*ck does that mean? Basically, you pay one price ($70) to taste a bunch of different cocktails that all revolve around a theme that changes every 6-8 weeks. With themes ranging from PCH to In N’ Out to boating, expect the unexpected and expect it to be great.