LA is known for a lot of things; celebrities, a fast pace, and huge houses in the hills. But what LA should be known for is its wine scene. We’ve picked out 10 of the best places to enjoy a glass or bottle in the City of Angels.
The Best Wine Bars in Los Angeles
Augustine Wine Bar
This cozy little wine bar has touches of a moody eclectic feel, all while remaining casual and comfortable.
You’ll find ample seating either in intimate wooden booths or at the long curved bar.
Along the walls are bottles upon bottles, lined up and waiting to go home with you.
They boast wine selections from all around the world, including rare and vintage, with some labels dating back to the 1860s.
The menus change daily, so every time you stop in, there’s sure to be something new. Stop into Augustine and enjoy wines that pre-date WWII. We guarantee you’ll be back for more.
- Location: 13456 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91432
Bar Bandini is a small, intimate, and dimly lit wine bar that packs a lot of personality.
The moody interior is echoed by a wine list that includes rare, eccentric, and eclectic. But you’ll find all the wines are approachable and unpretentious.
The natural wine selections are served on tap or by the glass. And in case you’re looking for a new weeknight spot, they have comedy shows every Wednesday, so you can have a giggle with your glass.
This bar is the perfect fit for Echo Park and a perfect fit for your wine-drinking needs.
- Location: 2150 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
If you’re into Italian fare and wine, this will be your new go-to. Located inside Cinque Terre West, a well-known Italian restaurant.
You’ll find a cozy wine bar that houses the best wines Italy has to offer alongside Californian varieties. Choose from over 20 options by the glass, or select one of hundreds out of their bottle list.
When you need help deciding, staff are available to give recommendations and answer any questions.
Plus, you may learn a thing or two about what you’re sipping on. Sit at the marble countertop and enjoy a wood-fired pizza to pair.
Great for a date or night out with friends. If you love Italian, you’re sure to love Enoteca Cinque.
- Location: 970 Monument St #110, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Esters Wine Shop + Bar
Here you’ll find a highly sophisticated wine selection hand-picked by owner Kathryn Cocker.
Highlighting mainly small-batch and imported labels with an emphasis on natural wines.
They strive to create an approachable and unpretentious environment to enjoy and learn.
You’ll find nearly 30 by-the-glass options on their bar menu, but the full bottle list spans over 20 pages.
Whether you’re looking to sip on a glass with friends or pick out a bottle for your next special occasion, Esters has you covered.
- Location: 1314 7th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Garçons de Café
Be transported to France without ever leaving LA county. Here you’ll find an enduring Parisian-inspired wine bar including mostly French wines, of course, with a touch of local options as well.
Small bistro plates like charcuterie add to the feel of a Paris cafe.
You’ll find around 15 by-the-glass options to pick from, and they change regularly. Their bottle list contains at least 50 options of sparkling, reds, and whites to pick from.
For a taste of France right in Los Angeles, be sure to check out Garçons de Café.
- Location: 541 S Spring St #114, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Enjoy all the flavors of France you love without ever leaving downtown LA.
This French-inspired bistro includes vintage decor, including a sectioned mirrored wall and tables and chairs reminiscent of an old farmhouse dining room.
In this comfortable environment, you’ll find an extensive wine list covering some of the absolute best French wines you can find in the city.
Additionally, you’ll find wines from other notable growing regions, such as New Zealand and Italy.
Perfect for a date night or meal with friends enjoy the authentic French flavors of Marvin.
- Location: 8114 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
This upscale wine bar offers an intimate space to learn about and drink wines from all across the globe.
They strive to be approachable, so no matter your wine-drinking experience, you’re sure to enjoy your time at Melanie.
There’s an emphasis on wine from France and Italy, but selections highlight regions all across the globe.
The list, while ever-changing, keeps things fresh but always includes options of bubbles, reds, and whites.
The vintage decor creates a moody cafe feel while being elevated and inviting. Be sure to keep an eye out for their pop-up theme tastings for a chance to learn more while sipping on fine wine.
- Location: 8310 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Here you’ll find a dimly lit, intimate space designed to offer wines you won’t likely find in other places in the city.
Here you’ll find a large emphasis on natural wines, and they typically require a winery to be certified natural to stock their product.
Occasionally you’ll find smaller family-owned labels without the certification.
They also strive to highlight women-owned wineries and vineyards with the selections available.
Tabula Rasa also engages in community, with a special every Tuesday where 5% of sales go right back into the neighborhood around them. For a taste of nature, be sure to check out this place.
- Location: 5125 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
This neighborhood restaurant strives to offer seasonal ala carte dishes that highlight local ingredients.
You’ll find that chef Travis Hayden designs dishes to pair with their wine selection. And that wine list is unbelievable.
With over 400 bottles in stock, you’ll find only natural wines here. They frequently change out the selections available by the glass, so there will always be something new waiting for you when you enter the door.
Each wine is hand selected before they decide to sell it on-premise.
No wine available is one the owners themselves wouldn’t enjoy. Make sure you stop by Voodoo Vin, you won’t be disappointed.
- Location: 713 N Virgil Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029
1010 Wine & Events
Located just outside of LA, 1010 is proudly the first and only wine bar in the city of Inglewood.
This upscale wine bar is the project of two sisters who wanted to share their love of wine and food in a location all could enjoy.
Not only is this a great stop on a weeknight or date night for the weekend, but they also have a full event space for more intimate and special occasions.
Here you’ll experience wine selections from across the globe by the glass or take a bottle home with you.
They also strive to highlight Black-owned wines and wineries. Stop in and stay a while. You’re sure to find something you love.
- Location: 1010 La Brea Ave, Inglewood, CA 90702
After making a stop at any of these great locations, you’re sure to know that the City of Angels should be well-known for its wine too.
So grab a date or a group of friends and taste the best of what the Los Angeles wine scene has to offer.