Wrapping up a major project, such as the annual completion of your taxes, typically deserves a moment of contemplation, of conversation, and, yes, of celebration.
But filling out your forms is only one step of the process; you need to get those forms off, lickety split, when the day arrives.
That day in 2016 is Monday, April 18, which means many people stuck close to home over the middle weekend of the month, dotting those all important i's. How best, then, to raise a glass to another tax season well-wrapped?
Well, by raising a glass. As is tradition, a number of taverns and night spots around Southern California will offer Tax Day deals on drinks and bites. So line up your designated driver or find your Metro pass and make for...
The bars of The 1933 Group: While these stylish niteries look as though they might have seen several decades' worth of Tax Days, thanks to their vintage decor, artfully worn booths, and old-fashioned Old Fashioneds, they are, in fact, on the newer side.
Still, you can sip your $1 cocktail and feel as though you've been transported back to, yes, 1933 (the year Prohibition ended). Not every beverage at every 1933 bar will be a dollar on the evening of April 18, select sips shall be discounted.
Harlowe on Santa Monica Boulevard, Sassafras on Vine, and both the Bigfood Lodges have a one-dollar Old Fashioned, if that's your pleasure, while La Cuevita of Figueroa is doing a Tequila Press for a buck. Find your post-post office place to relax here (the group has bars dotting the city, so one could be close).
Times for these 1933 specials? Pick your place and be there from 5 to 7 o'clock.
If you're near Beverly Hills, there's another swanky spot, this one that's been around for a number of decades, that's doing up Tax Night just right: La Dolce Vita is offering 66-cent cocktails (the "66" is in honor of the year it opened). The offer is good with the purchase of any food item.
Can't make it on April 18? This opening-honoring special will continue on Throwback Thursdays -- so each Thursday -- throughout the remainder of 2016.
And if you're near the gourmet-hot-doggery Dog Haus, look for one-dollar PBRs on April 18.
Which, of course, will be just about the time when we start pondering our upcoming taxes. So raise that glass to another year nicely completed, and the long-standing tradition of Tax Day celebrations.