The best way to learn about anything is to experience it, and at The Hawthorne, experiencing means drinking. Head to the bar on Mondays in January and February for one of their Tasting Hour events, an educational forum focused on a variety of tipsy topics, from specific spirits to the history of cocktails. One of The Hawthorne’s brainy barkeeps will be your guide through this boozy lesson as you taste your way to expertise in the fields of rum, whiskey, or agave. Tickets are $40 and class is in session from 6:00 to 7:00pm (after which you’re free to apply your knowledge directly at the bar). Click here for the full curriculum.