Wine. What was once looked on as what “fancy” people drink over a lavish dinner, while comparing notes upon their first sip, has certainly become a bit more for the masses. From Moms to Grandparents alike, many people have discovered the beauty that is wine and all of the incredible aspects that can come from one simple glass. Whether it’s a red from Bordeaux or a butter-y, French oak aged Chardonnay that is your go-to, you certainly are living in the right place for an array of options for wine bars. We decided to do some investigating in City West (ok, ok, we admit; it was a very easy investigation to sign up for!) to share with you some of our favorites in LA’s City West. Cheers!
BottleRock combines the best of both worlds. Boasting a wine bar, restaurant and retail shop, BottleRock has mastered the expertise of offering a location to grab a delicious meal expertly paired with a fantastic wine, stop by for a glass (or 2) before heading off to your other plans, or, stopping in to buy that bottle of wine for your guests coming over.
From their website:
“BottleRock offers an extensive wine list of over 800 different wine labels with top producers for the insatiable connoisseur, value wines for the budget-conscious, and obscure, rare varietals for adventurous types eager to explore the world of wine. While a constantly evolving list of wines by the glass is available, servers will ‘pop the cork’ on any bottle of wine with a commitment to purchase two glasses. As BottleRock is also a wine retail shop, all wines are also available for purchase at the reduced retail price.”
Just under 2 blocks from LA Live, BottleRock is an ideal one stop shop for all of your wine needs.
Sara: The Wine Bar
A staple for the wine lovers in City West, Sara is a Culver City favorite also offers a great menu to go along with their wines; “This a local spot, amazing for Happy Hour!” writes a happy Yelp review, “I went in solo to have a glass of wine and some Mommy time and met Sara. She’s super down to earth and friendly. We made casual banter and I tried the meatballs. It was a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere and I really like the meat balls. Of course, great wine!” We also recommend you do not leave without trying their world-famous bruschetta; many say it’s the next best thing to Italy’s!
Plan Check Kitchen and Bar
Plan Check is an incredible restaurant and bar, especially if you have guests in tow who are not all on the same page as far as their drink. They’ve got a fantastic wine list, beer, cocktails and even Japanese whiskey, all on tap. We love their Langetwins Winery Estate Grown Sauvignon Blanc, and the Caricature Cabernet Sauvignon. If you are looking for something different than their wine, that whiskey ain’t a bad choice, either!