Mama Lion Becomes First California Lounge To Have Its Own Moët & Chandon Vending Machine

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Wouldn’t it be nice to have champagne on call? If that’s your fantasy, it’s become a reality at Mama Lion, a chic bar, lounge, restaurant and social club in Koreatown, which has become the first lounge and bar in California to have its own Moët & Chandon vending machine.

The vending machine, which is loaded with 320 mini bottles of champagne, made its debut in K-Town last week, giving guests immediate access to brut and rosé all day.

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The first-ever Moët & Chandon champagne vending machine debuted back in 2013, available in limited quantities and only in the most exclusive of locations. The champagne vending machine concept landed for the first time in the U.S. at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Las Vegas and has appeared at some of Hollywood and the fashion world’s most high-profile celebrations including the Golden Globe awards and amfAR Gala.

Creating a fun and festive way to sip in style, this new vending machine installation includes a tiny champagne flute for every Moët Impérial Brut or Moët Impérial Rosé mini bottle purchase. The machine only accepts specially branded Moët golden tokens (which can be bought for $20 at the bar) as a form of payment.

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Those who prefer cocktails to bubbly libations can order from a standalone cocktail program that includes an array of top shelf spirits and innovative pairings. Standouts include the Black Swan—Cardamom-Infused Beluga bodka, Kahlua, cold brew, vanilla and coconut foam— the K·Pop: Bulleit rye, strawberry, cucumber, lemon, honey and cinnamon, shaken with egg white—and the Mr. Kim, a nod to Mama Lion owner Robert Kim—a mix of Suntory Toki, fresh lemon, honey, ginger and Mezcal.

Mama Lion is located at 601 South Western Avenue and is open every Tuesday through Saturday from 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

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