The Varnish


The Varnish

The Varnish, part of Los Angeles’ celebrated 213 Hospitality, Inc., opened to immediate critical and popular acclaim in 2009. Co-founded by partner and 213 Hospitality Cocktail/Beverage Director Eric Alperin with proprietor Cedd Moses, and Sasha Petraske (Milk & Honey, NYC), The Varnish features meticulously constructed cocktails made with passion and precision by some of the city’s most lauded bartenders.

Housed inside a refurbished storage room in Los Angeles’ oldest public house — Cole’s The Originators of the French Dip Sandwich restaurant in downtown L.A. — The Varnish pays tribute to both classic and updated cocktails with a focus on thoughtful service and hospitality. In 2012, The Varnish won the prestigious title of Best American Cocktail Bar at the Tales of the Cocktail® 2012 Spirited Awards® in New Orleans, recognizing it as the bar with the most prominent influence on cocktail trends within the United States.

New Year’s 2017
Black & White Soirée & 60’s Dance Party!
Vinyl Deejays Curtis Lindersmith & Sween (after 9:30pm) spinning 60s soul, R&B and garage!
Standing area at the bar will be first-come, first-served from 7pm-2am; No cover!
Tables will be first-come, first-served from 7pm-10pm; and reserved for purchase from 10pm-2am.
Table reservations will be $50 for a small round (2 people); $100 for a small booth (up to 4 people); and $150 for a large booth (up to 6 people). Table reservations include snacks and a midnight toast!
Black & White cocktail attire is admired, not required!
For table reservations, email

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