Natural wines have fetched quite the crowd lately, and we’re all for it! Lucky for us, Los Angeles has a lot to offer when it comes to the bar scene, and natural wines are not stray over here.
We’ve racked up some of our favorite wine bars in LA where natural wines are at the forefront of the list. Whether you’re a connoisseur of natural wine or just getting into it, there’s a place in LA for you - and it’s most likely on this list.
Tilda, source: Instagram
Tilda is a wonderful addition to Echo Park and the east side. The all-natural wine bar opened in early 2020 and quickly became a go-to for natural wine enthusiasts. The Echo Park spot focuses on mainly California wines, but also carries wines from all over the world with a menu of small plates to accompany them. For those whose hearts are close to beers, Tilda offers a range of brews as well, including Pilsners, IPAs, and ciders.
Where - 1507 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Timings - 3 pm to 9 pm (Tuesday to Thursday)
12 pm to 10 pm (Friday & Saturday)
12 pm to 9 pm (Sunday)
Closed on Monday
Melody Wine Bar, source: Instagram
Melody is an indoor-outdoor wine bar with rotating dinner options ranging from pasta to Indian-inspired cuisine. Patrons can eat and drink on the bar’s patio, which is a great spot to enjoy the Los Angeles sun. The converted bungalow offers a relaxed atmosphere where the rotating wine list consists of only natural wines from around the world, the menu descriptor under each wine is a very good starting place to learn about each producer and natural wines as a whole.
Where - 751 N Virgil Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029
Timings - 5 pm to 11 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Friday)
12 pm to 11 pm (Wednesday & Thursday)
2 pm to 11 pm (Saturday)
2 pm to 10 pm (Sunday)
Bar Bandini, source: Facebook
Nestled in Echo Park, Bar Bandini is known for its small, but rotating natural wine list which includes a few wines on draft, and some available to-go in reusable growlers. Enjoy natural wines from small producers around the world at this dimly lit bar, perfect for a date night. Yelpers have once again spoken, and have deemed Bar Bandini to be one of the coolest spots in the neighborhood.
Where - 2150 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Timings - 3 pm to 10 pm (Thursday to Sunday)
Closed on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
Severance Wine Bar, source: Facebook
The owner Evan Charest started this wine bar with his severance pay from his corporate job, hence the name. Severance specializes in champagne punch, cheese & dessert fondue, and terroir-driven, esoteric wines from throughout the world. There are plenty of natural and biodynamic wines to try and are also clearly marked on the menu. The bar also offers live events and virtual tastings, with a virtual tasting kit available to-go.
Where - 7950 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles
Timings - 7 am to 10 pm (Everyday)
Tabula Rasa, source: Facebook
Located on Hollywood Blvd, Tabula Rasa serves natural wines and craft brews from around the world, with shareable snacks, and a bottle shop. The best part? The wine and beer spot even has a special section for wines under $22. If the tables are full, you can always opt for their to-go curated wine bundles.
Where - 5125 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Timings - 2 pm to 7 pm (Monday)
2 pm to 10 pm (Tuesday to Sunday)
Mignon Wine & Cheese Bar
Mignon Wine & Cheese Bar, source: Instagram
Nuzzled in Downtown LA, Mignon Wine & Cheese Bar is a treat for locals and travelers looking for something different than the usual. The bar specializes in small production, natural wines from around the world, with a major emphasis on Old World wines. Pair any of the wines on their list with an array of fine artisanal cheese, charcuterie, and French plates.
Where - 128 E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Timings -6 pm to 10 pm (Sunday to Thursday)
6 pm to 11 pm (Friday & Saturday)
Lolo Bar, source: Instagram
When it comes to paying tribute to French wines, no one does it better than Lolo. This East Hollywood neighborhood hangout offers everything you’re looking for in a wine bar, from great service to delicious food like the juicy chicken confit, and top-notch wines. While French wines are the star of the show here, the wine bar is also known to serve some of California’s best. The wine list at Lolo, with its descriptions, makes it easier for you to take your pick, and of course, a Sommelier is always available!
Where - 5140 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
5 pm to 11 pm (Tuesday to Saturday)
Closed on Sunday & Monday
Header Image: Severance Wine Bar LA, source: Facebook