118 East 6th Street, Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90014


We are officially reopened for dine-in with a few adjustments. We'll have a limited menu, ramped up sanitation, table service instead of bar service, digital menus, and additional guidelines. To keep everyone feeling safe, we’ve laid out a few ground rules for both you and us; please check them out below before stopping on by. This is new for everyone so let’s be kind, have fun, and make this last. We look forward to welcoming you back into our humble bar. 


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 Jonathan 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.


Operating Hours

Sun-Thu 3pm-12am
Fri-Sat 3pm-1am


(213) 622-4090

General Inquiries >

Book private event >

  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon