The Varnish

Διεύθυνση: Behind Cole’s Bar, 118 East 6th Street (@ S. Main St), Los Angeles, California, 90014, United States
Τηλέφωνο: +1 213 622 9999
Website: View bar's website
Ώρες λειτουργίας: Mon-Sat 6pm-2am
Είδος: Speakeasy
Προτείνεται για: Cocktails
Εύρος τιμών: High End
Φαγητό: Bar snacks
Ιδρύθηκε: 2009

Φωτογραφίες: diffordsguide.com

Review last reviewed on 2011-11-09

Cole's is every bit your all-American bar with solid mahogany counter and sports screens either side behind it. Its bartenders can knock up a decent selection of old school classic cocktails, and the French dip sandwich is worth a look. However, this 100-year-old landmark is also the portal to a hidden speakeasy.

An unmarked door opens at the back of the room leads to The Varnish, a Sasha Petraske-esque drinking den (the late bar empresario was a part owner) dimly lit by vintage industrial lighting and electrified Victorian oil lamps on wood panelled walls, where mellow jazz fills the room. Behind the bar is Marcos Tello, a self-taught cocktailer who has now written most of the drinks lists in town, and Eric Alperin, a Petraske protégé who has worked in his New York bars, now making cocktails from a list of just five at a surprisingly reasonable $13 - all relatively simple, expertly made drinks with intriguing flavours. There's the Floradora (gin, lime, ginger, raspberry and soda); the Brazilian Fix (Cachaça, lime, honey, Yellow Chartreuse); or the Fancy Free (bourbon, maraschino, bitters and orange Peel) for example. Or just go for the bartender's choice and you won't be disappointed.

×
  • Καλωσηρθατε στο
  • Τα παντα για τον κοσμο του ποτου, των bar και των cocktail
  • Παρακαλουμε επιβεβαιωστε πως ειστε ανω των 21 ετων και συμπληρωστε το email σας
  • Οχι ευχαριστω, θελω να προχωρησω στο diffordsguide.com
CSS revision 468f494