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Bookish Wine Bar Bukowski's One Step Closer to Landing in Los Feliz

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If all goes well, you could be drinking there soon

The proposed Bukowski's, Los Feliz
The proposed Bukowski's, Los Feliz
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

A new bar proposed for Los Feliz would bring the legend of notorious Eastside writer Charles Bukowski back to life. The Los Feliz Neighborhood Council just this month nearly unanimously agreed to support Bukowski's, a casual beer and wine bar with plans to convert a corner location on Vermont.

The Los Feliz Ledger has news of the newcomer, named aptly Bukowski’s. It’s the work of Los Feliz small business owner Marci Siegel, a self-avowed Bukowski fan who also owns and operates the next door retail shop Co-Op 28. Per Siegel herself (and the bar’s own website), Bukowski’s would consider itself to be "the intellectual’s dive bar," an intimate space for two dozen drinkers downing beer and wine only.

That non-booze designation seems to have helped their cause in front of the Council, considering the wealth of full liquor license options otherwise nearby (Public House sits across the street, the Dresden just steps away).

If all goes well, Bukowski’s could be up and running by sometime this summer, following some conditional use permitting and the regular ABC license application process. Expect a cozy space lined with books and probably lit by candlelight, keeping causal evening hours. FYI, this place has no relation to Santa Monica's Bar Bukowski.

4650 Kingswell Ave.
Los Angeles, CA