Angeleno, Marc Dix is the Food and Beverage Manager at Granville Restaurants with California locations in Glendale, Studio City, West Hollywood and Burbank, and a Pasadena-opening close to realization. Since joining Granville in 2016, Marc has been an intricate part in all facets of food and beverage

Photo: Marc Dix, Marie Buck Photography

He describes Granville’s cocktail menu as modern-day bar focusing on small production craft spirits while applying classic bar techniques. At Drink Me, we like the sound of that. The cocktail space continues to come full circle while evolving, or at least, elevating, at the same time, and Granville is truly indicative of this cycle. Marc explains the restaurant’s two-part cocktail list: one focuses on Granville’s own innovative philosophies by creatively tweaking classics while utilizing handcrafted syrups and infusions (that’s the craft creation part); and, the second is a focus on heritage and history executing the classics flawlessly (hence the classic).

“Our demographic is a mixed variety of guest. With hospitality and integrity being our focus, we have a bar that covers all who want to enjoy a simple mixed cocktail to those who prefer a Granville original. Price points will always be on the value side compared to other comparable restaurants and cocktail focused bars.”

And that’s a key point. Granville prides itself on having its finger on the pulse of the industry without being pretentious. “While trends guide its innovations, it depend son a balanced list of all spirits in order to have something for everyone”, according to Marc.

“With the rise of talented master distillers we’re committed to allowing the craft spirit in the bottle to be the focus.In my opinion three-to-five ingredients show off the taste of the cocktail while each ingredient is an enhancement of the liquid concoction, but one item doesn’t over power the other.”

Granville’s cocktail list is the evolution of twelve years in business. Its R&D department grows with the trends but but leans on originals which brought it success in the first place. If you’re looking to develop your palate through the discovery of new recipes, or learn more about how a classic cocktail should taste when done right, Granville is a good place to be.

Photo: Gran Fashioned, Marie Buck Photography

Gran Fashioned – $12


  • 1 Orange peel
  • 2 dashes Reagan Orange Bitters
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 2 dashes Housemade Cherry Vanilla Bitters
  • .125 oz Molasses
  • .25 oz Housemade Port Cherry Syrup
  • 2 oz. Elijah Craig Bourbon

Photo: Palomita, Marie Buck Photography

Palomita – $14


  • .125 oz Grapefruit
  • .25 tsp Brown Sugar
  • .5 oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 2 oz El Silencio Mezcal
  • 1.5 oz Izze Grapefruit Soda
  • .125 tsp Kosher Salt
  • Grapefruit Zest
  • Lime Wheel

Photo: Picante Pineapple, Mare Buck Photography

Picante Pineapple Margarita – $12


  • .5 oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 1 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1 oz Chipotle Pineapple Juice
  • 1.5 oz Luna Azul Reposado Tequila
  • .25 tsp Kosher Salt
  • Lime Wheel
  • 2 Jalapeño Peppers, Sliced
  • 1 Pineapple Wedge

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