Party Earth Review Part wine bar, part wine shop and artisanal deli, Venice Beach Wines has created a supremely relaxed little nightspot whose small wood and stone patio just past the wrought-iron gate is packed every night with a talkative... ... read full review
529 Rose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90291
M–Th 4–11pm, F 4pm–midnight, Sa 9am–midnight, Su 9am–11pm
Venice, Los Angeles –
Part wine bar, part wine shop and artisanal deli, Venice Beach Wines has created a supremely relaxed little nightspot whose small wood and stone patio just past the wrought-iron gate is packed every night with a talkative and laid-back crowd of creative types and boho locals.
On each side of the walkway, raised slatted wood seating areas with rustic benches and metal tables provide a serene place for patrons to relax over an impressive selection of wines, or sample some offerings from the refined menu of artisanal meats and cheeses.
The afternoons see Venice locals and beachy dudes showing up to take in the sunshine and ocean breeze, while evenings draw young professionals looking to mingle around the heat lamps as the space fills to standing-room-only capacity.
Although the patio’s romantic vibe makes it a popular date destination, groups of friends and business buddies will find it an equally appealing place to enjoy low-key drinks with a hip and sophisticated crowd – and those who want to take the party home with them need only step inside to the shop.
Couples, upscale young professionals, artists, boho types, and Venice locals, 20s to 50s.
Low-key tunes provided by Pandora radio. Live acoustic solos, duos, and trios on the patio most Sundays.
Small plates of farm-to-table cheeses, charcuterie, and panini. Brunch menu features toast with Nutella and multigrain pancakes.
Breakfast items $3+, snacks $4, small plates $6–$10, cheese plates $6+, charcuterie plates $5.50+, sandwiches $10. Beer $4.50+, wine $9+. Corkage fee $15.
Casual: shorts, jeans, t-shirts, button-downs, fashionable tops.
Any night for after-work or sunset drinks, and Fridays and Saturdays for a livelier and more crowded scene.
The Otheroom (1201 Abbot Kinney Boulevard) is a great low-key bar.