Party Earth Review A Los Feliz getaway catering to a diverse crowd of creative professionals, Covell combines a sophisticated and welcoming atmosphere with an in-depth education in wine. Filled with after-work wine enthusiasts, this shabby... ... read full review
4628 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027
M–Th, Su 5pm–midnight, F–Sa 5pm–2am
Los Feliz / Atwater Village, Los Angeles –
A Los Feliz getaway catering to a diverse crowd of creative professionals, Covell combines a sophisticated and welcoming atmosphere with an in-depth education in wine.
Filled with after-work wine enthusiasts, this shabby-chic one-room bar is usually abuzz with lively chatter, much of it fueled by the display of the owner’s travel souvenirs, from a weather-worn Indian motorcycle and wallpaper fashioned from Argentinean encyclopedia pages to rusty keys and vintage cameras.
The real adventure, however, is at the sleek bar beneath the Tuscan-tinted walls where well-dressed novices and vino connoisseurs mull over the daily specials or peruse a menu of more than fifty wines, helped along in their choices by expert sommeliers.
A few leather stools provide a place for the laid-back clientele to perch, while smokers and minglers can take their drinks out to the small patio for quieter conversation with equally upscale and outgoing twenty- and thirty-somethings.
Because of its warm and open-minded atmosphere, Covell is an excellent spot for wine lovers looking for an understated and unpretentious evening of good wine and great conversation.
Open-minded, creative, laid-back, and well-dressed professionals and wine lovers, late 20s to 40s.
Ambient music ranging from jazz to Latin. Check the Twitter page for schedule updates.
Small menu includes appetizers and cheese plates. Drinks menu includes over fifty wines and eight beers. The Sidebar at Covell offers a private space large enough to accommodate parties of sixty people.
Appetizers $6–$18. Beer $7–$9, wine $7–$42.50/glass or $28–$135/bottle. Valet $3.
Work attire on weeknights, nice pants, tops, and oxfords on weekends.
Friday and Saturday nights for the liveliest scene, or any weeknight for more personal attention from the sommeliers.
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