I heard about the Coconut Club about a year ago in the LA Weekly or something that gets sent to my junk mail email account. I sure am glad I checked my mail that day!
Since the day I heard about the Coconut Club, I’ve been very patient, waiting for exactly the right time to go. Last month I got an email from them about their upcoming event, Glamourous Evening Deluxe, and I immediately bought my ticket. 10 minutes later the event was sold out.
The Coconut Club is a monthly(ish) supper club taking place at Sonny’s Hideaway (sometimes) in Highland Park.
L.A. people can back me up on this. If you live in Los Angeles, specifically in Culver City (the westside), you do not go to Highland Park (the eastside) on a weekday, you just don’t do it. But, when passion fruit gin prosecco punch is calling your name, you can’t ignore it. I went against all of the unwritten rules of L.A. rush hour traffic, got in a Lyft, and I headed to the Eastside. I don’t regret a thing.
Lauren of The Jolly Fox fame accompanied me to the Club, where we were greeted with the punch and then seated to warm coconut shaped bread and pineapple butter (that was shaped like a pineapple!). It was amazingly good, and so damn cute.
The first drink was SERVED IN A LITTLE CHAIR, and had savory and sweet garnishes. That was only the beginning.
The next drink was a surf and turf cocktail with Kimosabe Mezcal and “green juice”. It was served beside a little mound of fake astroturf and a miniature flamingo.
The last drink was the holy grail of tiki drinks. It was a coconut chalice that was served on fire! Anyone who knows me knows that I like my food to be on fire whenever possible. I was very pleased. It was lovingly made with Blue Chair Bay Rum, Herbsaint, coconut, pineapple, creme de menthe, and had dark chocolate-dipped coconut macaroon. (Are you drooling yet?)
Where else in L.A. do you get to drink cocktails out of fresh coconuts? Where else can you get dolled up and dress in black sequins on a Monday night? Where else is it acceptable to wear a fez? Where else are your garnishes made of huge pieces of meat? Where else do you Karaoke Beach Boys songs in front of everyone while watching soft core porn?
The Coconut Club is one of a kind, and I hope to be quick on the draw and get my ticket for next time 🙂
If you ever do make it to the Coconut Club, be sure to check out my next blog post about making your own mini fez so you can be prepared with the proper head dress!
Edit: I was featured on the Coconut Club instagram!