Tucked away behind an inconspicuous door in the heart of downtown Hollywood, lies Twisted Roots Kava Brewery, a new kava bar that brings a next level social experience to those in favor of an alcohol-free night out. Twisted Roots offers an exotic mix of the finest kava root-based cocktails inspired by classic tiki drinks. Sourced from the South Pacific, kava is proven to reduce stress and anxiety, increase mental clarity and promote a feeling of overall happiness. “Our mission was to design a relaxing escape from the outside world with the thrill and fascination of a theme park ride,” says founder Darren Perlmutter.
The décor was deliberately designed to rival a Hollywood movie set, as it literally transports you on a jungle-themed, thrill seeking adventure as soon as you step through the door. The bar scene is set in a 1901 abandoned mansion in the middle of the jungle that was used as a secret meeting place for world travelers to gather and share adventure stories. The 1,400 square foot venue features a one-of-a-kind, custom designed “Lava Bar” simulating a realistic flow of hot lava by using over 3,300 LED lights that periodically runs beneath the surface from one end of the bar to the other. The rest of the space has a rustic vibe with mystical touches as trees snake through the walls and ceilings which compliment the distressed wooden tables and chairs. The sky-high ceiling is programmed to re-create thunderstorms as they are projected onto the paneled windows for added special effects. Broken pipes with flowing water line the walls, playing up the shipwreck vibes and creating sounds that cast a soothing spell on the senses.
The cocktail menu features unique kava concoctions inspired by traditional tiki cocktails with CBD upgrades available to increase the overall effects. Each recipe has been reformulated to work without alcoholic ingredients, however the natural bitter taste from the kava root is creatively and expertly masked behind the tropical elements. Guests are able to choose a distinct cocktail from the menu- in which a base of either kava, coffee, matcha or seasonal elixirs can be mixed in.
On a mission to elevate the overall kava experience, Twisted Roots Kava Brewery features live music from local and traveling bands on selects nights with genres ranging from surf rock, jazz and indie pop to blues and Americana. In addition, the venue offers a twist on traditional events where guests can expect something like “Surprise Karaoke” where singers don’t know which song they are given or are dressed in costume of the artist they are playing. A more interactive approach to the event program is to engage guests with theme nights including “Scary Story Telling Night” and “Show & Tell”.
For more information please visit www.twistedrootskava.com