— RULES —
Please wait to be seated.
Our process takes time, thank you for your patience.
We are first-come, first-served, and we don’t take reservations.
We cannot accommodate parties larger than six people.
No vulgar language or loud behavior please.
Disrespectful attitudes towards other patrons or our staff will not be tolerated.
Cole’s drinks are allowed to be finished at The Varnish, but we insist that you order cocktails from us when seated.
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CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE A LARGE PARTY?
We cannot seat more than six guests per group. Any party larger than six, we offer standing room at the bar.
HOW DO I GET INTO THE VARNISH?
The Varnish is located through the Cole’s entrance in the back of the dining room. The door attendant will be happy to show you.
IS IT FULL SERVICE AT THE TABLES?
Once seated, our team will take care of you at your table. Standing room may order directly from the bartenders.
DO YOU SERVE FOOD?
We offer a small selection of bar snacks. You may bring sandwiches to-go from Cole’s, but limited to sandwiches only, no sides, salads, or dessert.
WHEN DO YOU HAVE LIVE MUSIC?
Live Jazz can be enjoyed Sunday-Wednesday from 9pm - 12:30am. We have a wonderful rotation of amazing musicians.
IS THERE A DRESS CODE?
Cocktail attire is admired, not required.
IS THERE A COVER?
There is no cover at The Varnish.
CAN I BRING IN DRINKS FROM COLE'S?
We strongly encourage guests to finish their drinks prior to admission. Due to limited capacity, we may decline entry to guests with full drinks. If there is room, you may finish your beverage at Varnish, but we do ask if you bring one, buy one. We extend the same courtesy to Cole’s.
CAN I BRING A GUEST THAT IS UNDER 21?
Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate guests under 21.
DO YOU HAVE A PATIO AREA?
We do have a patio in the front of Cole’s where you are welcome to enjoy your beverages. Please let the host know if you wish to take your drinks outside.
DO YOU HAVE HAPPY HOUR?
Cole’s has one of the best Happy Hours in the city. The hours for Cole’s Happy Hour is from 4-7pm, Monday-Friday.
DO YOU OFFER SPECIAL EVENT BUYOUTS?
We would love to host your private event! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any event inquiries.
DO YOU HAVE PARKING?
We recommend that you use ride share apps or a designated driver. The closest parking lot is on the corner of Main Street and 6th Street. There is free street parking available after 6pm.
WHAT KIND OF DRINKS DO YOU SERVE?
Classic cocktails are our specialty. We have a seasonal menu, but we offer a wide variety of off menu cocktails for the curious palate. We also offer a small selection of beer, wine, and sipping spirits.
EXPLAIN THE "BARTENDER'S CHOICE."
Let the bartender know your preference of either spirit base or balance and allow them. We have a database of over a thousand recipes to choose the perfect cocktail for your specific tastes.