Party Earth Review Though the name may look like a misspelling of a facility for the destitute, Pour Haus is actually a casual wine bar where just sitting down earns guests a complimentary taste of cava and some truffle popcorn. Trendy... ... read full review
1820 Industrial Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021
M–Th, Su 4–10pm, F–Sa 4pm–midnight
Downtown, Los Angeles –
Though the name may look like a misspelling of a facility for the destitute, Pour Haus is actually a casual wine bar where just sitting down earns guests a complimentary taste of cava and some truffle popcorn.
Trendy cool patrons act as living fashion ads as they lounge at the sidewalk tables in the late afternoon, sunglasses on and wine glasses in their hands, while hip young professionals flank the square tables and the giant blackboard menu inside.
Much like the minimal and modern space, the regular clientele isn’t here to see and be seen, whether it’s the understated Downtown businesswomen enjoying an expensive bottle, the trivia geeks who come in on Tuesdays, or the newly minted couples trying to pronounce one of the daily rotating wines by the glass.
Owner Lorena is usually behind the small bar, quick to chat or challenge someone with the generous selection of board games always on hand – Cranium goes great with Pinot! – and if the tapas and charcuterie aren’t enough for the loft owners who just parked their bikes outside, they can always grab something heartier from the food truck stationed a few feet away on Thursdays and Fridays.
After a few glasses, groups of friends depart Pour Haus for the late-night bars or to call it a day, and often stop for a moment to stare at the wonderfully luminous Downtown skyline, its soft focus no doubt enhanced by too much cabernet.
Unpretentious area loft owners, Downtown professionals, local artists, couples on dates, wine lovers, and creative budget-minded drinkers, 20s to 40s.
Several board games available for free use, including Cranium and Boggle. Trivia on Tuesday, with winners typically awarded a gift certificate.
A menu of small plates including olives, cheese, cold cuts, hummus, tapas, and s’mores. Food truck usually outside Thursdays and Fridays selling heartier fare. Happy Hour daily 4–7pm.
Small plates $4–$17. Beer $4–$15, wine $5–$12/glass or $14–$50/bottle. Valet $5.
Casual to trendy cool: business suits, jeans, blazers, the occasional hoodie, sheer blouses, low-key dresses.
Tuesdays for the fun trivia night or Friday and Saturday nights to join a festive pack of pre-gamers and chill wine lovers chatting and gaming and popping corks.
French bistro Church & State (1850 Industrial Street) is far pricier than Pour Haus, but is a great place to impress a date for dinner before heading over for some wallet-friendly wine and dessert.