The Varnish Los Angeles
Carlos Lopez

The Varnish

Los Angeles
Speakeasy
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Mon7:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Tues7:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Wed7:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Thu7:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Fri7:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Sat7:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Sun7:00 PM - 2:00 AM
The Varnish

118 E 6th St (at Main St)

Los Angeles, CA 90014

In the back of Cole's -- specifically behind an oak door that's marked with a framed picture of a cocktail -- is The Varnish, a tiny bar from the vaunted mixologists behind New York's Milk & Honey and Little Branch. The bar is an intimate, Prohibition-era hideaway with cozy wooden booths, soft jazz playing in the background, and expertly-made top-shelf cocktails. Order the Improved Whiskey Cocktail, or go off-menu and let the bartender make you something unexpected.