15 Wine Bars We Like More Than Our Couch

Photo: Courtesy of Venice Beach Wines.
If you’re thinking about tucking into an Olivia Pope-sized glass of wine at home, try taking aim at one of these 15 bars throughout the city, instead. We've sourced the latest and greatest places to sip on L.A's best vino. (Who needs Napa?) Whether you prefer a breezy patio by the beach or a historic DTLA bank-turned-bar, this list has a spot you're sure to love.
Our point is: There is absolutely no need to spend one more evening sipping your shiraz on the sofa — unless you want to. In which case, we’ll be here for next time.
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Housed in a historic former bank in DTLA, Terroni's stunning architecture is matched only by its top-notch wine selection and delicious, traditional Italian bites.

Terroni, 802 South Spring Street; 323-954-0300.

Sourcing wines from France, Italy, Australia, Croatia, Greece, and over a dozen other countries, Covell in Los Feliz is guaranteed to please any palate.

Covell, 4628 Hollywood Boulevard; 323-660-4400.
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Sonoma Wine Garden
How about a nice ocean breeze to go with your swishing and sipping? You simply can't beat a lazy weekend afternoon at Sonoma Wine Garden's sun-filled outdoor patio that's a mere two blocks from the beach.

Sonoma Wine Garden, 395 Santa Monica Place; 424-214-4560.

Vinoteque On Melrose
Bring your pals and cozy up at Vinoteque's ultra-comfy outdoor cabana — you'll feel miles away from the middle of Hollywood.

Vinoteque On Melrose, 7469 Melrose Avenue; 310-860-6060.
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Smoke Oil Salt
One of the newest wine bars on the scene, Smoke Oil Salt just opened in West Hollywood at the end of April. With a Spanish-inspired menu of tapas and seafood, this spot will quickly become your new favorite go-to. Pro tip: Sunday paella nights are not to be missed.

Smoke Oil Salt, 7274 Melrose Avenue; 323-930-7900.

L'assiette Steak Frites
Just opened up at the end of February, L'assiette's wine bar is helmed by Mary Anne Reyes, a former partner of the super-popular (but now-defunct) Colonial Wine Bar. Pair your vino of choice with the restaurant's authentically French-style steak frites.

L'assiette Steak Frites, 7166 Melrose Avenue; 323-274-2319.
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Rustic Canyon Wine Bar And Seasonal Kitchen
Variety's the name of the game here, with an offering comprised of 30 wines by the glass and a rotating selection of over 500 bottles to choose from. Plus, the small plates menu makes for the perfect evening nosh.

Rustic Canyon Wine Bar And Seasonal Kitchen, 1119 Wilshire Boulevard; 310-393-7050.
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Escape the hustle and bustle of WeHo at this new outpost from the folks behind the popular Venice spot of the same name. It's both a coffee and wine bar, so you can visit Zinque morning, noon, and night — and once you get a taste of its signature libations, you're definitely gonna want to.

Zinque, 8684 Melrose Avenue; 424-284-3930.
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South End
Wash down South End's Neapolitan-style pizzas with a glass from its curated wine list, which includes a slew of organic options for the conscious drinker.

South End, 2805 Abbot Kinney Boulevard; 424-228-4736.
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A.O.C. Wine Bar
Choose from over 30 wines by the glass to go along with your cheese plates and focaccia from A.O.C., located near the Beverly Center. Take it from us: There's no way you'll be disappointed.

A.O.C. Wine Bar, 8700 West 3rd Street; 310-859-9859.
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Venice Beach Wines
Using mostly local and organically sourced ingredients, Venice Beach Wines' brunch and dinner menu — complete with sandwiches, salads, pizza, and small plates aplenty — would be reason enough to head to the neighborhood joint. But, the huge selection of our drink du jour (at $7 a glass during happy hour) is what truly won us over.

Venice Beach Wines, 529 Rose Avenue; 310-606-2529.
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Los Angeles Magazine didn't name Barbrix L.A.'s Best Wine Bar for nothing. The Silver Lake spot truly lives up to the hype with its terrific tapas and ridiculously long wine list.

Barbrix, 2442 Hyperion Avenue; 323-662-2442.
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Obika Mozzarella Bar
Touting itself as "the world's first mozzarella bar," Obika has mastered more than just the white cheese (though it has truly been mastered). In between gooey bites you can enjoy a seemingly never-ending list of reasonably priced wines.

Obika Mozzarella Bar, 10250 Santa Monica Boulevard; 310-556-2452.
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Bacaro LA
Since Bacaro's located a stone's throw away from USC, the Trojans have long known about this gem of a wine bar — and it's high time the rest of us take notice, too. House-made sangria and well-priced tapas make a fun night with any group of friends.

Bacaro LA, 2308 South Union Avenue; 213-748-7205.
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Bodega Wine Bar
Who could resist a lovely, airy patio like this? Certainly not us, which is why we head to Bodega's Pasedena location every chance we get. Oh, and its strictly non-snobby approach to wine makes it a must for any neophyte oenophiles.

Bodega Wine Bar, 260 East Colorado Boulevard; 626-793-4300.

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