One of my favorite places to go in Downtown LA (DTLA) is Cole‘s. You can get a half french dip with Tots for like $6, Old Fashioneds for $5 and my favorite bar (The Varnish) is located through a “secret” door in the back. It’s been there for like 100 years (literally), so it feels like a blast from the past inside the wooden booths. Apparently Bukowski peed there too, according to a plaque on the wall of the men’s restroom. The atomic mustard is divine.
118 EAST 6TH STREET
DOWNTOWN LA 90014