Echo & Rig. Photos by Kin Lui

Ramp Up a Night on Rampart

An evening on the town in and around Tivoli Village.

Starting at dusk, this itinerary proves that there’s plenty of night moves to be made in and around Tivoli Village.

Photos by Kin Lui

5 p.m. Begin your evening on the greens at Angel Park Golf Club (100 South Rampart Blvd., angelpark.com). A tee time won’t be necessary for the nine-hole putting course, which is putt-putt minus the annoying windmills plus real grass. This mini golf will cost $5, and that includes putters, balls and wild-bunny viewing. The Club’s restaurant, Nino’s Kitchen, offers plenty of refreshments, so grab a cheap beverage, and let the par-tee begin. (If you don’t have time for a round, you can at least take in the view from Nino’s palatial patio, where there is often live music.)

Photos by Kin Lui

6:30 p.m. Just down the street at Tivoli Village, Cork & Thorn (330 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 180, corkandthorn.com) is a full-service floral shop where you can sip wine and learn how to master the art of flower arranging. It’s like those classes where you drink wine and paint, but better because unlike your rendition of the Eiffel Tower, you will actually want to put the final floral masterpiece on display. And don’t be worried that you’ll have to suffer through a cheap glass of vino. Owner Randi Garrett is a self-proclaimed “Napa ninja” who takes her wine seriously, and the menu reflects it. For $80, get fine stems all around: a glass of good wine, floral instruction and a take-home arrangement that could easily cost $100. To register for a class, visit corkandthorn.com

Photos by Kin Lui

8 p.m. The host at Echo & Rig (440 S. Rampart Blvd,echoandrig.com) will think you’re high-class when you show up with your own centerpieces. Or, stash your flowers in the car before dinner at chef and restaurateur Sam Marvin’s worth-every-penny steakhouse. And, when it comes to meat, Echo & Rig is a very reasonable amount of pennies with steaks averaging $30. Because there is a full-service butcher on the ground level, you can order from a wide selection of cuts, including hard-to-find beauties such as the bavette. Even vegetarians will delight in their salads and small-plate vegetable creations, including an avocado toast that will elicit instant Instagram envy.

Photos by Kin Lui

9:30 p.m. You will have just enough time to satiate your sweet tooth with two scoops at Vivido Gelato (1000 S. Rampart Blvd.). Each homemade frosty treat is an unabashed display of flavor. For example, the white chocolate double fudge brownie variety features giant hunks mixed in. Warning: They limit the number of samples you can have, but without the restriction, you’d probably make your way through the more than 50 flavors one teeny spoon at a time. Vivido also offers pastries, cakes and crepes, and you can fuel up on a strong cup of coffee to keep the night going. 

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