Coles Originators

Landmark saloon known for French dip sandwiches & classic cocktails, plus hidden speakeasy in back.

Cole’s, Originator of the French Dip Sandwich, opened in 1908 in the Pacific Electric building, once the nucleus of the Pacific Electric railway network. In 2007, 213 Hospitality purchased the establishment and Cole’s reopened in 2008 with great acclaim, receiving rave reviews in numerous publications such as LA Weekly by one of LA’s top critics Jonathon Gold and the ‘25 Best Bars in America’ by GQ Magazine. Evoking the spirit of an early 20th century saloon, the welcoming 40-foot Red Car Bar boasts original glass lighting, penny tile floors, and historic photos, preserved in the restoration of the cherished landmark. The Red Car Bar’s ample selection of premium spirits, drafts, and historic cocktails compliment the saloon’s classic French Dip sandwiches. Cole’s also opened a second location at the Los Angeles International Airport in late 2013.

 

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East 6th Street 118
Los Angeles 90014 CA US
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Tuesday 11AM–12AM Wednesday 11AM–12AM Thursday 11AM–2AM Friday 11AM–2AM Saturday 11AM–2AM Sunday 11AM–12AM Monday 11AM–12AM

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Mike Kelley: Kandors 1999 – 2011

October 21, 2017 11:00 am - January 21, 2018 6:00 pm
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November 3, 2017 10:00 am - January 31, 2018 12:00 pm
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November 25, 2017 12:00 pm - February 25, 2018 8:00 pm
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