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The best wine bars
in Los Angeles

“The smoky scent of grilled panini and pizzas fills the interior and tented patio space at Norma Alvarado and Oscar Hermosillo’s casual and intimate neighborhood wine bar. There are about 20 wines by the glass, ranging in prices, regions and varietals, as well as small plates, entrées and lunch specials on the Mediterranean-leaning food menu. Venice’s eclectic, artsy crowd convene around communal tables—opt for the table made from an old Oregon stump—for weekday happy hour from 3 to 6pm, tastings and monthly wine-club selections.” Read more…


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Venice's new bloom

"When they opened," he said, "I thought, 'They're never going to make it.' "

"Hey, hey, good to see ya!" Oscar Hermosillo shouted over the chatter, clapping a friend on the back. The owner of Venice Beach Wines couldn't even walk out the back of his wine bar one recent Friday night. The 500-square-foot space was packed tighter than standing room only.” Read more…


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Wanderlust
The Merchants of Venice

“At some point Venice, the longtime epicenter of Los Angeles cool, surrendered its title to other neighborhoods, like Silver Lake and Los Feliz. But some recently opened businesses are beckoning that attention back, particularly along Rose Avenue, thoroughfare to the Pacific Ocean …Oscar Hermosillo opened a boutique wine shop here two years ago but decided he wanted something more. After a four-month renovation, he recently reopened the wine shop as a casual restaurant. Lunchtime is bustling with locals chowing down on pressed sandwiches, salads and a hearty selection of cheeses and meats. At night, the heated front patio fills up with a jaunty crowd of California hipsters.” Read more…


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BEST BAR
THAT USED TO BE A BODEGA

“You may have to battle for a spot at Venice Beach Wines, a 35-seat bar, but it's worth it. Formerly a bodega, the spot is half bottle shop and half wine bar; folks come both for the cozy atmosphere and the excellent wine choices… One of the best tables in the house is actually a giant stump, trucked down from Oregon. It gives a view of the kitchen, which cooks up grilled sandwiches (the lambwich is divine), local organic salads and artisanal cheese plates. Read more…


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“It started as a grab-and-go bottle shop… but quickly blossomed into one of Venice’s tiniest but most beloved wine bars. And all because Oscar Hermosillo (with some help from his mother, girlfriend, and the cooks) decided to add some market-driven small plates to the mix, drawing droves of locals to the cozy, heated front patio on Rose Avenue for highly original bites...

VBW has one of the best boutique wine and craft beer lists on the west side.” Read more…

529 Rose Avenue  |  Venice Beach CA  90291 |  310.606.2529