The 2016 Summer Olympics is almost upon us, and while most of us won't be in Rio this Friday to watch the opening ceremony, that doesn't mean we can't enjoy Bob Costas walking us through every Olympic minute (hopefully sans pink eye). A number of restaurants and bars throughout LA are offering food and drink specials—and even a viewing party here and there—to help with your Rio FOMO. Head to one of these spots on Friday to raise a glass of Caipirinha (Brazil's national cocktail) in Olympic solidarity.
Paley: This Friday, the Hollywood stunner will be serving $10 Caipirinhas and their Summa Thyme cocktail, to be enjoyed while you watch the ceremony projected on the wall of the Columbia Square Courtyard (7-10pm).
Baltaire: The Brentwood steakhouse will be showing the games on their massive projector throughout the Olympics. Settle into a Chesterfield sofa by the fireplace and order their brand new Cabral cocktail, made with Cachaca 51, kumquat, celery juice and lime.
Public School: Throughout the entire Olympics, Public School will be hosting Gold Medal nights, where diners can watch the games, sip on a Gold Medal cocktail and play Olympic Bingo (prizes include free snacks). Available at all Public School locations.
Loews Hollywood & Santa Monica: Stop by either of the Loews hotels anytime between August 5 and 21 to enjoy two Olympic-themed cocktails, both Caipirinha-inspired. The Gingerinha at Loews Hollywood features Leblon Cachaca, Domaine de Canton Ginger, a brown sugar cube and fresh ginger. At Loews Santa Monica, order the Cali-rinha made with Leblon Cachaca, simple syrup, club soda, strawberries and raspberries.
Messhall: Bar director Austin Mendez has crafted a cocktail just for the games, appropriately dubbed the Olympic Cup. For $10, you can sip on the Cup's refreshing mix of Cachaca, muddled lime and cucumber, and sugar.
Taste on Melrose: Sit back with a patriotic cocktail—a red, white and blue libation for U.S. fans; a mint and mango Caipirinha inspired by Rio—and watch the games on Taste on Melrose's big screen.
Where will you be watching the 2016 Summer Olympics? Let us know in the comments below!