A Wine Lovers Guide to DTLA
Wine lovers rejoice. Our cup runneth over with some of LA’s finest wine bars and purveyors situated just minutes away from THEA. Many establishments offer unusual and hard-to-find bottles, along with expert advice to guide your selection. Did you know there’s a new “European Corner” at 6th & Los Angeles Streets? Mignon Wine Bar has teamed up with their neighbors L’APPART restaurant and Cento Pasta Bar to bring you enhanced outdoor seating and more culinary choices to pair with your wine. Another destination for Francophiles is Garçons de Café, a wine bar and retail store founded by three French friends. Whether you’re a serious connoisseur or just want a convivial bottle to share, you’ll find everything from high end wine shops to patio sipping, takeout, delivery and even Virtual Tasting Kits in our Wine Lovers Guide to DTLA.
Mignon 128 E 6th St. Los Angeles, CA 90014
Mignon is teaming up with L’APPART restaurant to bring you more outdoor seating and additional culinary choices. You can enjoy al fresco dining in front of either restaurant and receive both menus. True to its name (mignon roughly translates to “small and cute” in French), Mignon specializes in small production, offering natural wines from all over the globe with an emphasis on the Old World. They also serve seasonal, rustic French cuisine, including a three-course pre-fixe option, small plates, and fine artisanal cheeses and charcuterie. The space is also a retail shop, so make sure you grab some bottles for your home cellar.
L’APPART by AIR FOOD 130 E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
L’APPART by AIR FOOD will make you feel like you flew straight to Paris where you’ll enjoy an exclusive French culinary experience. Created by two passionate visionaries, Marc and Thierry, L’APPART by AIR FOOD takes your tastebuds through a miraculous journey from traditional French cuisine to French & World Fusion from Europe, Middle East, Africa, and North America.
538 Wine & Spirits The California Club 538 South Flower St. Los Angeles, CA 90071
Ensconced in the ground floor of the California Club, 538 Wine & Spirits is open to both club members and non members. This elegant store is a premier source for world class wines and spirits, with an in-depth inventory of wines from the West Coast and Europe’s great winemaking traditions. 538 also sources rare and old vintages by legendary vintners, specializing in cult California, Bordeaux and Burgundy wines. They also feature a selection of Petrossian caviar and Padrón cigars. If you’re looking for something in particular or truly special, including hard to find bottles, the knowledgeable staff will source it for you. 538 Wine & Spirits offers same day local delivery.
Flask & Field Row DTLA 767 S Alameda St. Ste 180 Los Angeles, CA 90021
Flask & Field is a modern destination for the discovery of wine, spirits, art and design. They are now offering Virtual Tastings for a fun way to connect with friends and family near and far, while learning something new. The kits offer a variety of options and price points so you and your crew can choose your own adventure: classic wine tasting, natty wine tasting, cocktail making or non-alcoholic cocktail making. You can do it on your own using their guided tasting notes or you can book a Flask & Field host to virtually guide you through it all. Free delivery for orders $125 and more.
Gourmet Wines & Spirits 300 S Grand Ave LP110 Los Angeles, CA 90071
Located in the heart of DTLA at the corner of Grand Avenue and 3rd Street, Gourmet Wines & Spirits offers a large selection of fine wines, beers, and liquors from around the world, including many rare and hard to find items. A one-stop shop for personal and business gift entertaining needs, Gourmet Wine & Spirits offers free DTLA delivery. Choose from custom made baskets in a wide range of prices, such as Wine/Liquor Baskets, Cheese/Cracker, and Chocolate Baskets. Many wines, champagnes, beer, and soft drinks are already chilled. Ask about their “Emergency Platters,” which can be prepared on short notice. House accounts are available.
Oriel Chinatown 1135 N Alameda St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
Oriel is open for patio dining. For lovers of authentic French wine and food, Oriel is a chic, comfortable wine bar styled to please even the most homesick Parisian. Located just far enough away from Chinatown’s main drag, Oriel might be a little hard to spot hidden beneath the Chinatown Gold Line Metro stop. Oriel offers a curated selection of French bottles and some 20 wines by the glass, along with a classic bistro menu featuring French onion soup, steak tartare, chicken liver mousse, steak frites. escargots, and gnocchi.
Barcito Bodega 403 W 12th St. Los Angeles, CA 90015
Barcito is an entrepreneur-owned and operated Argentine-style cafe and cocktail bar turned bodega, selling natural wine, craft beer, deli sandwiches, coffee, and provisions. They are adding new biodynamic, organic, and natural wines to their selection every day. Barcito is also pouring batch cocktails, available for pickup and delivery daily from 3pm to 8pm. Order from their delicious snack-inspired menu and choose 16 ounce or 32 ounce batched cocktail options.
Pour Haus Wine Bar 1820 Industrial St. #101 Los Angeles, CA 90021
Tucked away in the DTLA Arts District, this cool boîte offers a variety of wines from across the globe, craft beer, and an interesting menu of noshes and desserts. Pour Haus is providing sidewalk tables, as well as Saturday Night Wine n Cheese Flights for takeout. 6 wines (4 ounce each) and cheeses from DTLA Cheese. $35 per flight. Pick up and delivery available.
Garçons de Café 541 S Spring St. Unit 114, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Garçons de Café is a wine bar to go shopping, and a retail store to have a drink. A piece of France in downtown LA, Garçons de Café is the beautiful aftermath of what happened when three French traveling friends were united by their big dreams, expensive tastes, and love of California. Their passions joined to set up shop in Downtown Los Angeles, and to bring the United States the most exquisite products of what France is known to do best. Garçons de Café is open for patio dining. Free delivery for orders over $150. Curbside pick ups within 2 hours.
Photo #1: Mignon Wine Bar
Photo #2: Mignon Wine Bar
Photo #3: L’APPART by AIR FOOD
Photo #4: 538 Wine & Spirits
Photo #5: Flask & Field
Photo #6: Gourmet Wines & Spirits
Photo #7: Oriel Chinatown
Photo #8: Barcito
Photo #9: Pour Haus Wine Bar
Photo #10: Garçons de Café