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The Varnish

66 locals recommend · Estimated price 3 out of 4 ·
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Classic Cocktails
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November 28, 2019
Awesome, historic speakeasy. Enter through Coles’s French Dipped restaurant and walk straight to the back and an unmarked door to find the bar
March 9, 2019
Theres a secret door in the back of Coles, it feels like an old timer diner, but if you go all the way to the back and then open the door, there is a nice bar with cozy seating, great drinks and live music.
Ryan & David
Ryan & David
February 6, 2019
Speakeasy behind Cole's restaurant. Check for live music nights.
February 4, 2019
Cool & moody speakeasy bar hidden inside Cole's Bar & Restaurant. Best drinks in LA
August 19, 2018
Speak easy bar within Cole’s Restaurant. Head to the back. Small elegant room with artisanal cocktails.

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118 East 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Phone+1 213-265-7089
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 7:00 PM
Credit cards
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor seating
Live music
Beer, wine, full bar, cocktails
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