New Nightlife: Ebanos Crossing Hits DTLA

By Lesley Balla  |  August 5, 2013
Credit: Ebanos Crossing

There isn't a hot summer day that goes by without us wanting some sort of icy, juicy cocktail. This Colt Neck Cobbler at the newly opened Ebanos Crossing will do just fine. The drink, made with Laird's apple brandy, sloe gin, lemon and blackberries, was created by Phil Ward, a mixology hot-shot from NYC's Mayahuel. He and Justin Shapiro, another Mayahuel mixo, debuted the new nightspot in place of the mega Pho Citi at 2nd and Hill.

Named after a Texas border crossing, the multi-level space is supposed to have a Prohibition-bordello-bootlegger vibe, with lots of red, dark wood and ornate light fixtures. In addition to cocktails like the Cobbler and Angel's Flight (mezcal, Aperol, grapefruit liqueur), there's a small food menu with goat tacos, brisket taquitos and churros. Right now the hours are limited, but it opens for Tuesday through Friday for happy hour (5-8 PM) and stays open until 2 AM; Saturdays it opens at 7 PM. And yes, there is an actual velvet rope out front. [Eater]