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Drink Literature-Inspired Cocktails Inside Of Pasadena’s 126-Year-Old Bookshop • Vroman’s Bookstore

By Malia Wooten

Sounds pretty lit… 📚

Time flys when you’re surrounded by books. If you’ve always been one to lose yourself to literature, just wait until one of Southern California’s oldest independent bookstores opens its very own in-house wine bar this February!

The famous Playhouse District bookshop is all about creating a welcoming environment suitable for customers that travel from near and far to get their fix, so why not truly make their establishment a readers paradise by offering a selection of wines from Los Angeles and beyond? Book and vino lovers alike can look forward to varieties of wine by the glass or bottle, as well as flights and wine-based cocktails like the Huck Finn Mule which is made of huckleberry tea and soju.

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If you’re looking for a place to host your next book club, this may be the most ideal spot to do it. In addition to ordering a bottle for the table, expect a light food menu featuring cheese plates, charcuterie, avocado toasts, hummus, and flatbreads to help keep the discussion fueled!

In the future, the Vroman’s team even has hopes to pull a few recipes from the regional cookbooks on its shelves and serve the dishes at the bar.

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In our honest opinion, Vroman’s is already one of the best bookstores that we have left. But in a city that is constantly changing, adapting to ‘the new’ while still holding true to your roots seems to be the only way to survive. By the looks of it, this 126-year-old book store isn’t going anywhere any time soon.

Location: 695 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101. See it on Google maps.
Hours: Mondays through Thursdays from 9a to 9p, Fridays and Saturdays from 9a to 10p, and Sundays from 10a to 9p.

Also published on Medium.