ETA, which takes over a tiny former boutique and transforms it into an intimate cocktail lounge. Mauricio Canales, formerly of Mercado and Bar Ama, brings a creative bent toward mixed drinks, such as the Penultimate Word. The gin-based beverage mixes mezcal, cucumber puree, green chartreuse, and lime for a complex, spring-worthy sipper.
Also consider wines by the glass and a small beer selection for those who don’t want a crafted intoxicant. If you’re hungry, you can always indulge in some light bar snacks, though they won’t care if you bring something in from The Greyhound or anywhere else on the block to munch on.
Designed by Sayre Ziskin, who also did the polished Now Boarding lounge in West Hollywood, ETA makes the best of a small footprint, though it’s really accented by a mural painted by local artist Tarajosu. When it opens officially on Friday, hours will run 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., Monday to Thursday, and until 2 a.m. on weekends, with a slightly earlier start time.