Los Angeles’ history echoes at Cole’s, Originator of the French Dip, housed since 1908 in the hollow of the Pacific Electric building, once the nucleus of the Pacific Electric railway network. After a yearlong renovation, Cole’s recently reopened, keeping many of the original details, including glass lighting, penny tile floors, historic photos, and the 40-foot mahogany bar.

Restaurant group 213’s designer Ricki Kline will be giving us a tour of the restored space, which will include the soon-to-open speakeasy The Varnish, in the back room. UPDATE: Cole’s has kindly offered to extend their happy hour specials to de LaB attendees throughout the night.
Enjoy “Swell Well” $2 off, $1 off all Drinks/Beer/Wine and $4 Half Dips.

Thanks to our friends at 213!