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Where to Drink Wine in Los Angeles, Spring 2019

Not just wine bars, but places for wine geeks and budding aficionados

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Despite the surge of cocktails and craft beer, wine is as popular as ever in Los Angeles, fueled by interest from younger imbibers, plus an overall strong level of curation and quality across the city. Whether it’s a slant toward funky, natural wines or to more robust local Californian varietals, Los Angeles is a wine lover’s paradise. Connoisseur types will find what they want at upscale restaurants and avid shops like Heritage Fine Wines.

Just a note, there are dozens of fantastic shops around town but they must serve wine by the glass or bottle on site in order to be eligible for this map. This means shops like Lou and DomaineLA were unfortunately not included. Here now, where to drink wine in Los Angeles, presented from north to south.

Added: Night + Market, Tartine Bianco, Oriel, Garcons de Cafe, Malibu Wines and Beer Garden, The Blending Lab

Removed: Greenblatt’s, Gwen, Providence, Republique, Fundamental, Heritage Fine Wines, Rustic Canyon, Marvin

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Malibu Wines & Beer Garden

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23130 Sherman Way
West Hills, CA 91307
(818) 712-9760
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There’s more to Malibu Wines and Beer Garden than just, well, beer and wine. The gorgeous and historic space is dripping with greenery and sparkling lights, and evenings spent tasting wine come with a variety of food trucks as well. What’s not to love?

Malibu Wines and Beer Garden shown in the summer sun with a red collection of umbrellas and tables.
Malibu Wines and Beer Garden
Malibu Wines and Beer Garden

2. Augustine Wine Bar

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13456 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
(818) 990-0938
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Dustin Lancaster, Matthew Kaner, and Dave Gibbs partnered together to open Augustine Wine Bar in Sherman Oaks, creating a local gathering place for great bottles and a critically acclaimed vintage wine program, with some pretty outrageous vintages offered by the glass. Truly an oenophile’s ideal hangout.

Augustine Wine Bar
Wonho Frank Lee

3. Good Measure

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3224 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 426-9461
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This lovely neighborhood spot from wine vet Matthew Kaner has one of the strongest lists on the Eastside, with well-priced vintage bottles and an expansive glass list for those just dipping their toes. The food plays a good accompaniment too, with a great burger and a wide array of wine-friendly dishes that works for casual nights at the bar or sit-down dinners with a crew.

Good Measure, Atwater Village
Wonho Frank Lee

4. Tabula Rasa Bar

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5125 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(213) 290-6309
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This intimate Thai Town wine bar is just the place for locals to geek out over wine. The prices are modest and the bottle selection ranges toward the natural and small producer. It’s got some snacks too in case hunger strikes.

Tabula Rasa

5. Silverlake Wine

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2395 Glendale Blvd A
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 662-9024
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An easy-going place to delve into wine, the knowledgeable staff here will help beginners pick a bottle for any occasion to take to a restaurant or enjoy at home. They have three regular tastings a week, though any bottle can be enjoyed in the shop upon request. And they also have bottles open and ready to pour by the glass.

Silverlake Wine
Silverlake Wine
Silverlake Wine

6. Covell

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4628 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 660-4400
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For anyone who can't read a list but knows what flavors they enjoy, there's Bar Covell. The Los Feliz spot eschews a traditional bottle or by-the-glass look in favor of a conversation with bartenders who can then subtly steer people into new and exciting directions.

7. Botanica Restaurant & Market

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1620 Silver Lake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 522-6106
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Summery Silver Lake option Botanica has the natural wine movement in its sights, with a marketplace up front for takeaway sales and a strong collection of bottle and by-the-glass pours at the sit-down portion of the restaurant. Add in the back patio and a dish or two from owners' Heather Sperling Emily Fiffer's vegetable-focused menu, and it's a perfect Silver Lake night.

Botanica Silver Lake Jakob Layman

8. Kali

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5722 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 871-4160
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Co-owner Drew Langley runs the show at Kali, having spent years at the wine helm of Michelin-starred Providence. Kali is more approachable, more casual opportunity, and he and co-owner chef Kevin Meehan take full advantage by pairing unique regional wines with some of the most thoughtful cuisine around.

Kali Defines Upscale Casual Dining in Larchmont Next Week
Bar at Kali
Wonho Frank Lee

9. Osteria Mozza

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6602 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 297-0100
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One of the city’s most stalwart wine programs, Nancy Silverton’s classic Italian restaurant along Melrose serves quartinos (250 ml) of wine from magnums, showing of big Italian varietals for adventurous wine palates.

Nancy Silverton at Mozza
Mozza

10. Bar Bandini

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2150 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Bar Bandini is something of a leader in the Los Angeles natural wine movement. This Echo Park stop is the place where a restaurant's best somm likes to drink, and it draws enough curious locals on weekends to feel like a vibe-y kind of wine bar scene, without all the pretension.

Bandini Wine Bar in Echo Park
Bandini
Bandini

11. A.O.C.

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8700 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 859-9859
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Since opening in the early aughts, A.O.C. was an immediate hit with locals thanks to partner Caroline Styne’s award-winning wine list. Styne focuses on wines produced from biodynamic, sustainable or organic farming practices that create beautiful synergy with Suzanne Goin’s California-inspired small plates.

AOC
AOC
AOC

12. The Blending Lab Winery

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7948 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 424-4051
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The Blending Lab is part science, part drinking, and all unique to LA. The two-year-old West 3rd Street space sources grapes from all over but crafts the wine in Los Angeles County, offering standalone bottles of their own stuff as well as ongoing classes to learn about production and blending.

13. Wally's Beverly Hills

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447 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 475-3540
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Wally’s is Beverly Hills’ favorite hang to sip pours of pricey bottles from the premier celebrity wine supplier. It’s a connoisseur’s kind of place.

14. Maude

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212 S Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 859-3418
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Though dining at Maude requires a commitment of a tasting menu, Curtis Stone’s elegant Beverly Hills restaurant touts one of the most compelling wine pairings in the city. The Reserva and Grand Reserva pairings, which boost the cost of dinner quite a bit, offer some of the most arcane and rare wine pours for each menu.

Maude
Maude
Elizabeth Daniels

15. Oriel Chinatown

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1135 N Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 253-9419
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Chinatown’s stunner of a space, Oriel, doubles as a French micro-bistro and a place to sip on elegant wines. Swing through for some charcuterie, a few glasses, and to watch the city float by.

Pretty pink interior at Oriel Chinatown.
Oriel
Wonho Frank Lee

16. Garçons de Café

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541 S Spring St #114
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 278-0737
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Garcons de Cafe is Downtown’s three-year-old wine bar stalwart. As the Spring Arcade continues to bulk up with new tenants, this charming tucked-away spot for drinking continues to thrive.

Garcons de Cafe, Downtown
Garcons de Cafe, Downtown
Garcons de Cafe

17. Tartine Bianco

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787 S Alameda St Unit 120
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 375-3315
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Fans of Chris Bianco and the Tartine team are flocking to the new Manufactory at the Row near the Arts District, but don’t sleep on Taylor Parson’s approachable wine list at Tartine Bianco. There’s bigger, more expensive stuff next door at Alameda Supper Club, but the Tartine Bianco side is meant to be easy-drinking weeknight stuff that works for all occasions.

Inside Manufactory at the Row, with tall open windows and wooden tables and chairs and a bar in the background.
Tartine Bianco
Wonho Frank Lee

18. Hayden

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8820 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 593-4777
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Hayden’s continued success in Culver City means they must be doing something right. The Platform participant has become a home for casual meals and lots of wine, with a patio that should suit nicely now that spring is here.

19. Esters Wine Shop & Bar

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1314 7th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 899-6900
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Esters is the wine and snack shop offshoot of Cassia in Santa Monica, as it’s run by the Rustic Canyon restaurant group. That means there are a lot of reliable names swirling around the placebut none more important than Kathryn Coker, the longtime LA wine star. With takeaway bottles, on-site pours, and a mean charcuterie board, this is the wine-sipping place to be this summer.

20. NIGHT + MARKET Sahm

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2533 Lincoln Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 301-0333
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Night Market’s James Beard-nominated wine list leans big, fun, and funky. That is to say, it’s perfect for a night of spicy Thai flavors out in Venice.

Night + Market Sahm
Night + Market Sahm
Wonho Frank Lee

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1. Malibu Wines & Beer Garden

23130 Sherman Way, West Hills, CA 91307
Malibu Wines and Beer Garden shown in the summer sun with a red collection of umbrellas and tables.
Malibu Wines and Beer Garden
Malibu Wines and Beer Garden

There’s more to Malibu Wines and Beer Garden than just, well, beer and wine. The gorgeous and historic space is dripping with greenery and sparkling lights, and evenings spent tasting wine come with a variety of food trucks as well. What’s not to love?

23130 Sherman Way
West Hills, CA 91307

2. Augustine Wine Bar

13456 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Augustine Wine Bar
Wonho Frank Lee

Dustin Lancaster, Matthew Kaner, and Dave Gibbs partnered together to open Augustine Wine Bar in Sherman Oaks, creating a local gathering place for great bottles and a critically acclaimed vintage wine program, with some pretty outrageous vintages offered by the glass. Truly an oenophile’s ideal hangout.

13456 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

3. Good Measure

3224 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Good Measure, Atwater Village
Wonho Frank Lee

This lovely neighborhood spot from wine vet Matthew Kaner has one of the strongest lists on the Eastside, with well-priced vintage bottles and an expansive glass list for those just dipping their toes. The food plays a good accompaniment too, with a great burger and a wide array of wine-friendly dishes that works for casual nights at the bar or sit-down dinners with a crew.

3224 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039

4. Tabula Rasa Bar

5125 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Tabula Rasa

This intimate Thai Town wine bar is just the place for locals to geek out over wine. The prices are modest and the bottle selection ranges toward the natural and small producer. It’s got some snacks too in case hunger strikes.

5125 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

5. Silverlake Wine

2395 Glendale Blvd A, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Silverlake Wine
Silverlake Wine
Silverlake Wine

An easy-going place to delve into wine, the knowledgeable staff here will help beginners pick a bottle for any occasion to take to a restaurant or enjoy at home. They have three regular tastings a week, though any bottle can be enjoyed in the shop upon request. And they also have bottles open and ready to pour by the glass.

2395 Glendale Blvd A
Los Angeles, CA 90039

6. Covell

4628 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

For anyone who can't read a list but knows what flavors they enjoy, there's Bar Covell. The Los Feliz spot eschews a traditional bottle or by-the-glass look in favor of a conversation with bartenders who can then subtly steer people into new and exciting directions.

4628 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

7. Botanica Restaurant & Market

1620 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Botanica Silver Lake Jakob Layman

Summery Silver Lake option Botanica has the natural wine movement in its sights, with a marketplace up front for takeaway sales and a strong collection of bottle and by-the-glass pours at the sit-down portion of the restaurant. Add in the back patio and a dish or two from owners' Heather Sperling Emily Fiffer's vegetable-focused menu, and it's a perfect Silver Lake night.

1620 Silver Lake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

8. Kali

5722 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Kali Defines Upscale Casual Dining in Larchmont Next Week
Bar at Kali
Wonho Frank Lee

Co-owner Drew Langley runs the show at Kali, having spent years at the wine helm of Michelin-starred Providence. Kali is more approachable, more casual opportunity, and he and co-owner chef Kevin Meehan take full advantage by pairing unique regional wines with some of the most thoughtful cuisine around.

5722 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

9. Osteria Mozza

6602 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Nancy Silverton at Mozza
Mozza

One of the city’s most stalwart wine programs, Nancy Silverton’s classic Italian restaurant along Melrose serves quartinos (250 ml) of wine from magnums, showing of big Italian varietals for adventurous wine palates.

6602 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

10. Bar Bandini

2150 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Bandini Wine Bar in Echo Park
Bandini
Bandini

Bar Bandini is something of a leader in the Los Angeles natural wine movement. This Echo Park stop is the place where a restaurant's best somm likes to drink, and it draws enough curious locals on weekends to feel like a vibe-y kind of wine bar scene, without all the pretension.

2150 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

11. A.O.C.

8700 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
AOC
AOC
AOC

Since opening in the early aughts, A.O.C. was an immediate hit with locals thanks to partner Caroline Styne’s award-winning wine list. Styne focuses on wines produced from biodynamic, sustainable or organic farming practices that create beautiful synergy with Suzanne Goin’s California-inspired small plates.

8700 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048

12. The Blending Lab Winery

7948 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048, Los Angeles, CA 90048

The Blending Lab is part science, part drinking, and all unique to LA. The two-year-old West 3rd Street space sources grapes from all over but crafts the wine in Los Angeles County, offering standalone bottles of their own stuff as well as ongoing classes to learn about production and blending.

7948 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Los Angeles, CA 90048

13. Wally's Beverly Hills

447 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Wally’s is Beverly Hills’ favorite hang to sip pours of pricey bottles from the premier celebrity wine supplier. It’s a connoisseur’s kind of place.

447 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

14. Maude

212 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Maude
Maude
Elizabeth Daniels

Though dining at Maude requires a commitment of a tasting menu, Curtis Stone’s elegant Beverly Hills restaurant touts one of the most compelling wine pairings in the city. The Reserva and Grand Reserva pairings, which boost the cost of dinner quite a bit, offer some of the most arcane and rare wine pours for each menu.

212 S Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

15. Oriel Chinatown

1135 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Pretty pink interior at Oriel Chinatown.
Oriel
Wonho Frank Lee

Chinatown’s stunner of a space, Oriel, doubles as a French micro-bistro and a place to sip on elegant wines. Swing through for some charcuterie, a few glasses, and to watch the city float by.

1135 N Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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16. Garçons de Café

541 S Spring St #114, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Garcons de Cafe, Downtown
Garcons de Cafe, Downtown
Garcons de Cafe

Garcons de Cafe is Downtown’s three-year-old wine bar stalwart. As the Spring Arcade continues to bulk up with new tenants, this charming tucked-away spot for drinking continues to thrive.

541 S Spring St #114
Los Angeles, CA 90013

17. Tartine Bianco

787 S Alameda St Unit 120, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Inside Manufactory at the Row, with tall open windows and wooden tables and chairs and a bar in the background.
Tartine Bianco
Wonho Frank Lee

Fans of Chris Bianco and the Tartine team are flocking to the new Manufactory at the Row near the Arts District, but don’t sleep on Taylor Parson’s approachable wine list at Tartine Bianco. There’s bigger, more expensive stuff next door at Alameda Supper Club, but the Tartine Bianco side is meant to be easy-drinking weeknight stuff that works for all occasions.

787 S Alameda St Unit 120
Los Angeles, CA 90021

18. Hayden

8820 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Hayden’s continued success in Culver City means they must be doing something right. The Platform participant has become a home for casual meals and lots of wine, with a patio that should suit nicely now that spring is here.

8820 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

19. Esters Wine Shop & Bar

1314 7th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Esters is the wine and snack shop offshoot of Cassia in Santa Monica, as it’s run by the Rustic Canyon restaurant group. That means there are a lot of reliable names swirling around the placebut none more important than Kathryn Coker, the longtime LA wine star. With takeaway bottles, on-site pours, and a mean charcuterie board, this is the wine-sipping place to be this summer.

1314 7th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401

20. NIGHT + MARKET Sahm

2533 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Night + Market Sahm
Night + Market Sahm
Wonho Frank Lee

Night Market’s James Beard-nominated wine list leans big, fun, and funky. That is to say, it’s perfect for a night of spicy Thai flavors out in Venice.

2533 Lincoln Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

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