MARTINIS WITH A TWIST

The glass is always half full (or fuller) at the stylish supper club/cocktail lounge Nic’s in Los Angeles, where they’ve put a new spin on martini drinking. Sidle up to the bar with your own martini glass, and if it catches the eye of one of the owners, you get a free martini (there are more than 50 to choose from), a martini-making lesson for you and three friends, and your glass becomes part of Nic’s extensive collection. The martini bar opens at 5 p.m. every Monday through Saturday. (310) 550-5707 —