Those of us who have lived in the Silver Lake area for the past decade or so will remember the club located on the corner of Santa Monica and Virgil as a sketchy music venue and bar called The Garage. The dive hosted many interesting and fun acts, such as Club Sucker, hosted by the seminal Vaginal Davis; local up-and-coming bands; and served as the venue where comedy duo Tenacious D performed on their short-lived HBO series.
It’s in the vein of the former that the location’s new incarnation, the remodeled and much classier The Virgil, hosts excellent comedy shows on a regular basis. The bar manager of The Virgil, Adam Sandroni, is a member of the comedy community himself — evident by the caliber of shows he books. Luckily for us fans of drinking something other than warm beer or well vodka at a comedy show, Sandroni is also a skilled student in the art of classic cocktails. “I feel that the emergence of a ‘cocktail culture’ is a great thing. If you’re drinking, you shouldn’t have to settle for something that just tastes passable,” jokes Sandroni.
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