Best Wine Bars in Los Angeles


Although not usually for positive reasons, Los Angeles is one of the most well-known cities in the US. The socioeconomic problems that have dogged the city since its founding frequently upend the glamour associated with Hollywood. In addition, traffic is heavy and it is notoriously pricey. Then why do so many people relocate to LA each year? What makes LA so constantly fascinating? We’re not 100% sure, but it probably has something to do with the food scene. Here’s a list of the best Wine Bars in Los Angeles!

Fair-to-middling eateries won’t survive in this fiercely competitive metropolis. Why would anyone settle for mediocrity when there are so many other gorgeous, cool, contemplative, and inventive places to discover? Add the fact that a large percentage of locals have experience working in the hotel industry to the excellent service. A memorable experience is virtually guaranteed when dining and drinking in Los Angeles. So, let’s jump to the greatest Wine Bars in Los Angeles!

Bar Covell

Think of a weekend trip where you can experience what it’s like to be an Angeleno without ever leaving the building. The Los Feliz hotel Covell has everything a visitor to Los Angeles might want or need. And it is surrounded by it. The expansive, well-appointed apartment-style suites include local labels like Parachute and are rather spacious. A complete bottle of specialty wine is also available in the tiny bar. Which is stocked to satisfy our inner kids and provide the much-needed post-traffic decompression. The quaint historic Los Feliz theater is across the street from the neighborhood’s favorite Go Get Em Tiger coffee shop.

Esters Wine Shop & Bar

Esters have been able to connect not only with the residents of Santa Monica but with all of LA in a city that hasn’t yet embraced the wine bar lifestyle. The winery exceeds expectations in every way. Whether you visit to purchase a bottle to take home, enjoy a drink at the bar, or sample the wines of a visiting winemaker. Notable features include the ideal balance of indoor and outdoor dining. A casual menu that occasionally features visiting chefs, and friendly staff. This opinion is widely shared, and in 2017, the LA Times named it the greatest wine bar in Southern California.


Similar to how Rao’s is to New York, Marino is to Hollywood dining—and even to Los Angeles. A  place that is still run by a family that makes you feel as though you are being invited to someone’s house for supper. See, this generation simply isn’t capable of reproducing the soul, history, and genuine hospitality that are indelible on Marino’s walls. Sal doesn’t just emerge from the kitchen to shave truffles over your perfect pasta; he also greets you with a warm hug and assists you in selecting the ideal bottle of wine for the evening. People all across the world frequent family-run eateries like Marino’s, which is a living example of why.

Belle Vie

French chef and restaurateur Vincent Samarco, along with his wife Chase and chef de cuisine Cedric Nicolas, launched Belle Vie, a small wine bar and cafe in West LA, in August 2016. Francophiles will feel quite at home there. Sit down at the marble bar with the stained glass above, or in one of the crimson booths surrounded by artwork, a collection of old books, and other decorative items. Visit the daily happy hour starting from 4 o’clock. to 7 p.m. and savor a few $4 beers and $6 wines. The hours for Sunday brunch are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A fascinating and unusual range of natural French wine and bubbles can be found on the wine list. The menu is extensive and is complemented by specials from the chalkboard that are presented to your table. The menu includes seasonal soups and salads, “Angel’s Eggs” (truffle aioli, red beet, crispy potatoes), P.E.I. Mussels, Duck Magret, and the traditional Poulet aux morilles, which is made with half-organic Mary’s Chicken and served with morel sauce and pomme dauphine.


Oriel, a cozy, modern French wine restaurant created by wine bar expert Dustin Lancaster, is located underneath the train tracks in Chinatown (Bar Covell, Augustine). It is a distinctive hidden gem with an urban appeal because of its unusual location. A trio of neon-lit stripes on the exterior’s purplish background make it impossible to overlook when approaching. With a color scheme of mauve and rose against painted white brick, simple hanging lighting, an L-shaped marble bar, plush bench and chair seating with tables—all softened with hanging plants—and an adjacent little patio, the exterior carries inside.

In addition to cheese and charcuterie, Chef Evan Algorri’s classic French menu features well-known delicacies including onion soup, escargots, steak tartare, croque monsieur, bavette steak, loup de mer, and pâté (duck in a jar). Including organic and bio-dynamic alternatives, the wine menu offers an amazing assortment of reasonably priced French wines by bottle or glass. A few tap beers, champagne, and aperitifs including Lillet and Kir are also available. Until 5 p.m. It’s a quiet dinner date night restaurant that is open every day until midnight. With happy hour Monday through Friday from 5-7 p.m. It’s also a late-night hangout for chat, drinks, and a snack.

Tabula Rasa

Simply put, Tabula Rasa adds a lot of excitement to the Los Angeles wine scene as it is one of the best Wine Bars in Los Angeles and from its location in a dimly lighted area where Los Feliz and East Hollywood meet. With alternating industry nights, food trucks, pop-ups, and guest DJ sets. And other programming elements, the team elevates programming to a whole new level. One can’t help but return frequently to experience the variety of events. And crack open bottles with friends thanks to this constant enthusiasm. With your glass of orange wine or bottle of Champagne. The little kitchen can serve up everything from a Cubano to an octopus salad.

Rustic Canyon

Rustic Canyon is here to fully capture the West Coast way of life, from plate to glass. When creating recipes, executive chef Andy Doubrava continues to emphasize the purity of each component. Doubrava develops a vegetable-focused cuisine and a world-class charcuterie program while drawing inspiration from his ties and experiences with outstanding farms. The menu changes frequently. But dishes like the beef cheeks au Poivre with Murray’s persimmon on toast and rye spaetzle with carrot mustard, vin jaune, and Mimolette stand out.

Summer Thatcher
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