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A guided tasting unlike any other...


Los Angeles

The Obscure offers a unique and unconventional distillery experience, quietly crafting exceptional spirits that have earned a devoted following.


They imagined a realm of fantastical decor and storytelling that would go way beyond the word 'bar'.


The Obscure distillery utilizes immersive storytelling and its magical atmosphere to transport patrons to a completely different realm.

Miami Herald

Each cocktail was incredibly unique and unlike anything I’ve ever tasted before.


Read what people are saying about The Obscure Los Angeles

Kate K.

This unique cocktail bar in the heart of the arts district is a magical mix between speakeasy and fantasy world.

Dan J.

I recently had the enchanting opportunity to visit this Harry Potter-style speakeasy distillery, and it was truly a magical experience! From the moment you step through the hidden entrance, you're transported to a world of wizardry.

Rick L.

I like a creative, well mixed drink. I like artistry backing up distilled spirits. I like cool atmospheres...and I like elevating it all with a curated experience rather than just stopping in a bar to get a drink.

Lexy M.

Our very first time this evening to what I know will absolutely be many. Whimsical, enchanting, this place brings you into its own unique world to taste some incredible spirits that I promise are unlike anything else you have experienced.

Christine G.

Such an amazing experience. Truly breathtaking from being to end. The drinks were all more than exceptional. The people were exquisite. There was a story to all of the drinks we were drinking. Every little last detail was mapped out perfectly.


  • Duration:
    2 hours
  • Capacity:
    Capacity is strictly limited
  • Dress code:
    All-black attire welcomed
  • Age:
    Invitees must be of legal drinking age
  • Food:
    Food is not offered or included during the program. Dining is available on-site at The Rising Sun café before or after tastings.
  • Press:

    For press please reach out here
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1356 Palmetto St., Los Angeles, CA, 90013 US

🅿️ Parking: Street parking is free and a paid lot sits adjacent to The Obscure. There is also a paid parking structure one block away in the 'At Mateo' complex. That said, we highly recommend Uber/Lyft or other rideshare options. Spirits and cocktails are generous, so a designated driver is advised for all.

Note: Studio productions are a regular part of Arts District life and they frequently close streets and/or parking lots for filming.



Do you have any questions?
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What can I expect from a “guided tasting”? Each tasting “season” features a unique prix fixe menu of six drinks consisting of three spirits and three cocktails. Storytelling accompanies each new drink, with ample opportunity for socializing between each new tasting.
Where is the experience located? The event will take place at 1356 Palmetto St. Los Angeles, CA 90013
Does the experience take place in an indoor or outdoor venue? The exhibition will be held in a covered, mixed indoor/outdoor venue.
How long does the experience last? The visit will take around 90 to 120 minutes.
Is there air conditioning? Yes
Is the experience accessible for deaf people? We have existing relationships with experienced ASL interpreters who can be engaged at no additional cost with advanced notice by texting 213-513-7521 or emailing
What accessibility options do we have for someone visually impaired? We provide assistance and audio guidance from our staff to ensure a comfortable and accessible experience for visually impaired guests.
Will there be strobe lights? Strobe lights and other flashing lights may be used during the event. Guests who are sensitive to such effects should take necessary precautions.
Will food and beverage be available on site for purchase? Additional food and beverage may be available for purchase at The Rising Sun before and/or after the tasting. Check their website for hours of operation!
How do I request non-alcoholic cocktails? Once your reservation is confirmed, forward it to and indicate how many in your party will be abstaining.
Can I take photos or record the experience? You are welcome to take photos and videos of the experience, but no flash photography!. When taking photos, please make sure not to disturb other customers. Professional equipment and tripods are not permitted.
Are there chairs available? Can I be seated during the experience/exhibition? Most of the experience is seated, and seating can be provided for any standing portions.
Will restrooms be available on site? Gender neutral and accessible bathrooms are on site.
Are there vegan or gluten free options available? All our spirits and cocktails are vegan and gluten-free options to cater to different dietary preferences. For dining options before or after tastings, please see


Do I need to wear a mask? Masks are not required.
Do I need to arrive at the start of my scheduled session? Doors will open promptly at the listed ticket time. Plan on arriving 15 minutes early for check-in. Late arrivals cannot be accommodated.
What happens if I arrive late? Late arrivals cannot be accommodated.
Can I bring animals? No
Are service dogs allowed?

We welcome service animals at our establishment in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and California state law. A service animal is defined as a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability.

Please note that pets and emotional support animals are not considered service animals under the ADA and are not permitted in the dining areas.

Is there an age requirement? Invitees must be of legal drinking age
Is the venue ADA compliant?

We are committed to providing an accessible and inclusive environment for all our guests. We are fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and offer a range of features to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience for everyone. These include accessible entrances, restrooms, seating areas, and other accommodations as needed.

If you require any specific assistance or have further questions about our accessibility features, please do not hesitate to contact us (Text 213-513-7521) in advance of your visit.

Is there parking available?

Street parking is free and a paid lot sits adjacent to The Obscure. There is also a paid parking structure one block away in the 'At Mateo' complex. That said, we highly recommend Uber/Lyft or other rideshare options. Spirits and cocktails are generous and potent, so a designated driver is advised for all.

Note: Studio productions are a regular part of Arts District lift and they frequently close streets and/or parking lots for filming.

What if the weather is bad? The event will proceed rain or shine. In case of severe weather conditions, updates and instructions will be provided through our official communication channels.
What are the prohibited items at the experience? Flash photography, outside food and beverage, controlled substances, or anything which may disturb the other patrons.
Are wheelchairs available to rent? No


Can I purchase a ticket at the event? Advanced reservation is required as tastings do sell out ahead of time. You can text 213-513-7521 to be added to our notification list for last minute availability.
Where can I get tickets? On the Fever App, available on Google Play and Apple Store On the Fever website
Are refunds allowed? What is the exchange policy? Tickets are generally non-refundable. Ticket non-refund terms and conditions are agreed to before purchase. However, under special circumstances, you can contact us and our user support team will process your request. Make sure to include your ticket order number.
Is there a Military discount? No
Do I need to print my ticket? No, your contactless tickets will be validated directly in the Fever App.
Can I transfer my tickets to another person? Yes, you can transfer your tickets to anyone for free. It is as easy as clicking "Transfer Tickets" on your ticket on the Fever App. Please contact us for additional help. Make sure to include your ticket order number.
Can I reschedule my tickets to another date/time, or upgrade/downgrade my ticket? We may be able to help reschedule or exchange your ticket for another date, time or ticket type that has not already sold out. Please contact us for more information. Make sure to include your ticket order number.
What are the official sellers for this experience? Official tickets for The Obscure can only be purchased on Fever. Tickets are not available on any other website or ticketing platform.
Can I make a Group Booking? If you would like to book for a group, pleasecontact Théron to get in touch with your preferred attendance date and the size of your group.
I can't find my ticket. What can I do?

You can find your ticket with the QR code in the Fever app, within the Tickets section. If you don't have it installed, you can download it from the Apple Store or Google Play. Remember to log in using the same account that you used when buying the tickets. If you still cannot find your ticket, please contact us.

Fever takes your safety very seriously. Please make sure to read the safety measures here.


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Keep in mind

Important information about The Obscure

🚪 ENTRANCE: Please check in at our sidewalk restaurant, The Rising Sun, on Palmetto St. at least 15 minutes prior to the listed start time (look for the street lanterns). An attendant will check your reservation and IDs upon arrival. Guests of invitees will be required to register at check-in. In consideration of guest experience, doors will close promptly at the beginning of the tasting. Late arrivals cannot be accommodated.
📸 NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY: We discourage use of flash during the tasting experience, however, we understand the need to keep phones available for situations which may call for them.
❎ CANCELLATIONS: The Obscure operates on a seated reservation basis ONLY and cancellations require 72-hours notice. Unless seats can be re-booked, cancellations, no-shows, and late arrivals will not be eligible for refunds.