The Varnish
Today 7:00 pm – 2:00 am
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118 E 6th St Los Angeles, CA 90014
118 East 6th StreetUSCaliforniaLos Angeles90014
$$$Bar, Cocktail Bar
Cocktail Bar
Today 7:00 pm – 2:00 am
Monday 7:00 pm – 2:00 amTuesday 7:00 pm – 2:00 amWednesday 7:00 pm – 2:00 amThursday 7:00 pm – 2:00 amFriday 7:00 pm – 2:00 amSaturday 7:00 pm – 2:00 amSunday 7:00 pm – 2:00 am
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Mixologists handcraft custom cocktails at this dark, moody speakeasy hidden behind Cole's bar.- Google
"Located inside Cole's French Dip is this amazing speakeasy."
"Definitely stick with the bartender's choice drinks - they were all awesome."
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Damian Pressnell
2 months ago
Great laid back atmosphere with awesome music playing in the background. Listen to the reviews and get the tacos! They also offer $15 flights which includes four tastings of draft beer. Love!
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Charles Potter
2 weeks ago
Fun place to go downtown. Been coming to Cole's for a while before I knew this was here. If you don't know it's here, you're not going to find it- but that's the idea. After a knock on the door, it's off to your table, and it feels like stepping back in time. The dim lights and lack of windows add to the effect. This place is both old and old fashioned. I like a different ambience from your run of the mill bar, and although many places want an old fashioned atmosphere- this place is the real deal. Like Cole's, the drinks are pretty good. I've heard they have live music, but for some reason I never seem to catch this place on the right night.
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Jonathan Bingman
5 months ago
Very unique. Great drinks, great staff. Recommend a visit, if only once.
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David Ashley
2 months ago
Super cool. No phones allowed.
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Colleen Bierman
a week ago
Dear Varnish, Although I'm sure your establishment is wonderful and I would love to travel all the way there from Ohio, I too am now being cold called from your phone number and location. How do we stop this? Sincerely, Me
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3 weeks ago
Dear Varnish - Someone is using your phone and location to cold call people on the other side of the country. Just thought you'd want to know as I received two of those calls from your phone number this morning. On do Not Call Registry - Compliant has been filed, just an FYI you might want to contact your phone company to see what measures can be taken.
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Christine Tran
10 months ago
Located inside Cole's French Dip is this amazing speakeasy. The Varnish is small, intimate, and dimly lit. Cocktails are made using fresh herbs and organic juices. Try the Eastside martini made with cucumber and gin. Refreshing! Bartenders are very knowledgeable. Tell them what you feel like and they will not disappoint you.
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Tommy O'Connell
2 years ago
Fantastic service. Definitely stick with the bartender's choice drinks - they were all awesome. The menu drinks were good, but not great. Nice atmosphere, but a little too loud for the quality of drinks and service