The Lab at Patent Pending
Photo by Rachel Vanni

The Lab at Patent Pending

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If you’ve never heard of a bar within a speakeasy within a coffee shop, you can now officially say you have. From the street, all passersby see is the facade of Patent Coffee, but by night the doors are locked and the coffee shop takes on a candlelit glow. Ring a buzzer and pass through a false wall at the back to enter Patent Pending. An original arch of the building connects it to The Lab, tucked into a small cavern at the back. Their hand-illustrated menu might require a bit of extra light from your phone to read, but it will be worth it once you’re sipping on the Mexican corn whiskey and smoked serrano chile of The Science Fiction Factor. Both bars draw inspiration from Nikola Tesla, who once lived and worked in the Radio Wave Building above.

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