There are so many things that are right about LA's bar scene: attention to detail, farm fresh ingredients, creative concoctions and sexy mixologists.
But sometimes all those things collide to create a condescending cocktail culture ripe for spoof, and Fog And Smog Films (the guys who brought you "Whole Foods Parking Lot" and "Berkeley Enough?") are back with a music video about first world nightlife angst.
Oversized ice cubes, obscure tinctures, moustache wax and egg white foams all get a gentle razzing in the rap. But the song's scorn is reserved for our bar scene's worst offense: a $20 drink that takes 20 minutes to make. It's enough to make you ask, "Hey Mr. Mixologist, did you have to go to college for this?"
But LA bartenders seem to be in on the stunt; Eater LA says the music video was filmed at La Descarga in downtown LA with some "local barmen."
After you're done watching Fog And Smog's rap spoof above, check out Portlandia's take on mixologist culture.
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