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The Varnish

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The Varnish

WHY HERE: Established in 2009, this dimly-lit, stylish speakeasy located within Cole’s French Dip downtown is known for indoctrinating the devil-may-care “bartender’s choice” into the mixology lexicon.

WHY NOW: Look for precise, polished classic cocktails with historical backstory under the guidance of mixologist and proprietor Eric Alperin and his team.


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118 E. 6th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014