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Make It a Wine Night At The 7 Best Wine Bars in LA

Sometimes the best way to unwind after a hard day is with a calming and delicious glass of wine. Whether you’re a wine novice or connoisseur, we all know that drinking wine is best in the right ambiance. That’s why we’ve rounded up our favorite wine bars in Los Angeles for you to sip the night away. Keep scrolling to find out where the best wine bars in LA are serving up the finest vintages in trendy bottles.

1. Le Champ 

Location: 1200 E 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

The Champs-Élysées in Downtown L.A. is a Parisian hangout behind the Arts District Park. Enjoy wines like their Three Brooms Sauvignon Blanc or their NW Vinovore Orange wine. And while they’re known for their wine collection, we can’t stop raving about their authentic french fare. The LA Times says their French onion soup is one of the best in town, (and we agree!). But we can’t recommend enoughheir escargot and roasted chicken to round out the meal. Get cozy on the patio in white bistro chairs beneath unpretentious string lights or on a sofa within their dimly-lit interior to enjoy French and globally-sourced wines at a reasonable price.

2. Red Room

Location: 2580 W Olympic Blvd #2 Los Angeles, CA, 90006

Disguised as an on-the-corner coffee shop during the day, the Red Room is a neighborhood wine bar that serves globally-sourced wines on a monthly rotation. In the heart of K-townand one of the best wine bars in LA, you will find lively crowds sipping wine and listening to hip hop at any time of the night on the weekend. With its signature red mood lighting and vinyl clad-walls, this wine bar is perfect for a Saturday date night or thirsty Thursday with friends. 

Pro-tip: Come with good company, because you may have to wait for a table during peak hours of the night.

3.Tabula Rasa Bar 

Location: 5125 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Wine connoisseurs rejoice at this trendy wine bar in Thai Town on Hollywood Blvd. Stocking over 200 bottles of wine in-house, Tabula Rasa is truly one of the best wine bars in LA! Packed every night of the week for their epic happy hour deals ($9 house wines anyone?) and soulful jazz performances. This wine bar also donates a portion of their proceeds to local charities for their weekly Giving Tuesday. Tabula also sells local beers and sakes at fair prices. For food pairings, their small plates are the perfect snackable size. Sample their olives, cheeses, and foccacias with one-of-a-kind beverages native to California and from all around the world. With expansive menu options and live music offerings it’s no wonder why they this “low-brow + high-brow” spot was crowned the #1 Wine Bar in L.A. by Los Angeles Magazine.

4. El Chucho 

Location: 12821 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066

You know what they say: when one bar closes, another one opens. After local crowdpleaser, La Potranca in Mar Vista, closed its doors, El Chucho moved in, and they brought a robust natural wine program with them. To appease past bar regulars, they kept all the aspects of everyone’s favorite dive. Not only did they re-use the same posters, furniture, and games from before, but they didn’t change the beer prices either! So gather around a pool table with your beer and wine-loving friends to experience LA nightlife at its most authentic.

Pro-tip: visit the Korean restaurant (BBQ+RICE Venice) that’s next door, anytime before 9pm. Their rice bowls are the perfect snack during a night out.

5. Holcomb 

Location: 5535 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042

The girl next door of wine bars resides in the humble neighborhood of Highland Park. With a weekly rotating menu, Holcomb stays cool with energetic wines that you can take on the go. East siders love this date night spot that’s romantic enough to star in a Nancy Meyers film. Chill out in sea foam-colored booths pressed against a forestial mural, or hang in their storefront patio that’s surrounded by cedar planks and hanging plants. Not convinced? Well, if you like Bar Covell in Los Feliz, then you’ll love Holcomb. After all, they’re owned by the same people. Trust us you’ll declare that this is one of the best wine bars in LA.

6. Baby Battista

Location: 3111 Glendale Blvd #2, Los Angeles, CA 90039 (Beneath Nico’s Wine Shop)

It’s all vibes and laughs at Baby Battista in Atwater Village. It’s right under Nicos Wines – a place to shop a variety of bottles. Their wine lounge just opened and it looks like a 70’s-inspired lounge designed to resemble a living room. Ideal for drinking, snacking, and even playing games with friends, take a seat on their cushy leather chairs and chill out. Their burnt orange sconces enhance the warm ambiance and are soothing on the eyes. But if you want to bring your energy up, check out one of their regular open mic nights and laugh with (or at) local comedians.

7. Wife and the Somm

Location: 3416 Verdugo Rd, Glassell Park, CA 90065

Wife and the Somm in Glassel Park is a refreshing take on classic wine bars with a cooled-down industrial aesthetic and expansive food and wine program. Expand your palette by sampling a prestigious Chablis or a skin-contact Pinot Grigio at a wrap-around bar top or in their lofty dining room. Also, they have a great food menu that includes a 3-course and a 5-course tasting menu to pair with your wine selection.

Pro-tip: Many of their wines come with a hefty price tag, so if you’re on a budget, try their sparkling Treveri ($12) or their chilled red Tempranillo ($13)

And for more to drink and dine, check out our best bars in the Arts District here.