After enjoying the success of selling sealed alcoholic boba teas to go during the pandemic, founder by Jackson Chang of Arena Nightlife Group started introducing alcoholic boba drinks to nightclubs as soon as they opened back up. But, he didn’t stop there, two years later Chang would offer the world a boba experience unlike any other.
Sip Boba Lounge, in Little Tokyo, is now the only alcoholic boba bar in Southern California. Located on the third floor of Weller Court, previously occupied by the popular jazz bar, Blue Whale, SIP offers the most delightful spiked boba within a spacious facility complete with outdoor patio.
Sip Boba is the perfect combination this sweet comfort and intoxicating edge. Among its craft alcoholic boba flavors are a variety of fruit-based specialties, such as Tropic Like It’s Hot, which is pineapple green tea infused with coconut rum. Other offerings include strawberry black tea infused with banana Schnapps and rum, mango green tea infused with tequila, lychee green tea infused with vodka, peach black tea infused with peach Ciroc, blackberry black tea infused with gin and blackberry liquor, and passionfruit green tea infused with cognac.
SIP also has several milk-based alcoholic boba drinks, like black milk tea infused with Baileys and rum, black milk tea with Kahlua and Baileys, black milk tea with almond liquor and rum, and black milk tea infused with butterscotch Schnapps, rum and Baileys.
Tasty food items at SIP include soy garlic edamame, garlic furikake fries, deep-fried gyoza, brussels sprouts, a hand-breaded pork katsu sandwich and smash burger sliders.
The 3,500-square-foot venue with a capacity of over 200 people is also perfect for private event rentals, such as mixers, viewing parties, film or photo shoots, and holiday parties with top-of-the-line production, LED screens and lighting for people to relax, hang out and impress.
The SIP lounge is open from 5:00-9:00 p.m. inviting all to partake in one of Downtown’s most exciting Happy Hours Thursday through Saturday with happy hour specials. Then, from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., it turns into the SIP Little Tokyo nightclub.