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.
Cole’s is located at 118 East 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90014; open Sunday—Wednesday 11:30 AM to 12 AM and Thursday—Saturday from 11 AM to 2 AM. Restaurant hours are Sunday—Wednesday from 11 AM to 10 PM; Thursday from 11 AM to 11 PM; and Friday—Saturday from 11 AM to 1 AM