Lesley Balla is the Los Angeles editor for Tasting Table, a daily email newsletter. There are three speakeasies that recently opened in Los Angeles. The first, located in the back room at Cole's French Dip in Downtown L.A., is The Varnish. When you're there, Leslie recommends the drink 'Remember the Maine,' made from rye and Cherry Heering.
At The Wine Room at Delancy, you can find flights of three wines for $15. Finally, The Bar at Muse, tucked inside the hotel, Montage Beverly Hills, is only for restaurant patrons.
The Varnish at Cole's
118 E. 6th St., Los Angeles, CA - (213) 622-9999
The Wine Room at Delancy
5936 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA - (323) 469-2100
Bar at Muse
225 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA - (310) 860-7800
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