Food & Drink

How to hit downtown LA's sexiest cocktail bar since The Edison

ederson crossing
Scotty Tomaino

Ebanos Crossing isn't actually the Coen brothers' long-awaited gangster movie sequel, but a cocktail bar/restaurant meant to evoke the idea that you're in a '20s smugglers' haven, because noted '20s smugglers really loved plush couches, exposed brick, and ridiculously on-point cocktails. BONUS: These ones are all from the award-winning former head bartender at NYC's ultra-lauded Death & Co. and Mayahuel. Here's how to hit it right:

Ebanos Crossing, Los Angeles
Scotty Tomaino

Start your night off in a square chair, because triangular chairs are for hippies.

Ebanos Crossing, Los Angeles

Then, suck down some apps, like these oysters w/ lime-habanero butter...

Ebanos Crossing, Los Angeles
Scotty Tomaino

... or their Mediterranean spiced goat tacos.

Ebanos Crossing, Los Angeles
Scotty Tomaino

Wash 'em down with this ancho chile-infused, Mezcal-based Pueblocito, which will begin to colonize... your liver.

Ebanos Crossing, Los Angeles
Scotty Tomaino

Move into the swanky front room...

Ebanos Crossing, Los Angeles
Scotty Tomaino

... and help yourself to these sliders w/ braised pork, Black Forest ham, smoked Gouda, and maple mustard.

Ebanos Crossing, Los Angeles
Scott Tomaino

In case that's not enough pork for you: this Old Fashioned's got bacon bourbon and some extra-special pig up top. You lose, brandied cherries.

Ebanos Crossing, Los Angeles
Scotty Tomaino

Finally, make it into this main room...

Ebanos Crossing, Los Angeles
Scotty Tomaino

And finish things off with this fried chicken sandwich w/ jalapeno slaw...

Ebanos Crossing, Los Angeles
Scotty Tomaino

... and the absinthe-y Yesterday's Noose (because, let's face it -- you're now definitely closer to death).