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Get a preview of NoMad Hotel's bar at this holiday-cocktail residency

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Photograph: Courtesy the NoMad Hotel/Samantha Chong The Nut King Cole cocktail, complete with nutcracker

By now, a good portion of food-crazy Angelenos have tried—and fallen in deep obsession with—the NoMad’s food truck, Michelin-starred chef Daniel Humm’s rolling purveyor of phenomenal chicken sandwiches, monthly chef collabs and heavenly soft serve. It’s all been in preparation of the early-2018 opening of the first West Coast outpost of NYC's NoMad Hotel, which is set to open in DTLA and offer a number of Humm-led dining and beverage concepts. While we all but stalk the NoMad Truck’s location when we’re hungry, we’ve been getting thirsty for more info about what we can expect on NoMad’s beverage front.

Thankfully we don’t need to wait until next year to get a taste of what’s to come. This Sunday its bar director, Leo Robitschek, and bar manager, Dave Purcell, are popping up in the also-beloved Walker Inn for what the team’s calling their “Holiday Spectacular.” Every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday through December 19, catch the hugely anticipated NoMad crew in one of the city’s best cocktail bars, slinging holiday-inspired drinks—all split into “naughty” and “nice” categories—including a candy cane piña colada and a pumpkin-spiced mai tai.

Contrary to Walker Inn usual procedure, there’s no need to make a reservation; in fact, Holiday Spectacular is for walk-ins only. Beverage menus are still being completed so pricing and a full rundown are as of now unavailable, but we’re guessing this is one sneak peek you don’t want to miss. See also: this Deck the Halls cocktail, made with Evil Twin’s Nomader Weisse beer, St. Germain, cranberry shrub, cucumber and lemon.

Photograph: Courtesy the NoMad Hotel/Samantha Chong

This is, of course, in addition to the Walker Inn’s own festive cocktail menu—called “Holiday Scoundrels”—where thoughtful, intricate and outrageously fun drinks named after holiday-movie villains and antiheroes will make you want to root for the bad guys (and order the whole menu). Favorites on Walker Inn’s own holiday menu, which runs Wednesdays through Saturdays, include the Cousin Eddy, the Heat Miser, the Grinch, Sticky Bandits and more.

This month we’ll just be taking up residency in the Walker Inn, ourselves, don’t mind us. 

NoMad’s Holiday Spectacular cocktail residency runs from 6pm to 2am every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday through December 19. Find it at the Walker Inn, located at 3612 West 6th Street in K-town.