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Westside wine bars?

GJWhite Oct 6, 2008 10:19 AM

Went to Bodega last night and while it was a great place to hang out with friends, I wasn't really impressed by the wine (for a wine bar, they seem to be a lot less concerned with the wine than they are providing a cool place to hang). Anyone have suggestions?

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    TracyS Oct 8, 2008 12:50 PM

    BottleRock or Vinoteque.

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    1. re: TracyS
      hrhboo Oct 8, 2008 01:19 PM

      Vinoteque has been closed for a few weeks now with no plans to reopen.

      1. re: hrhboo
        wilafur Oct 8, 2008 01:33 PM

        thanks for the heads up as it was on my "to try" list.

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          hrhboo Oct 8, 2008 01:37 PM

          Sadly, Violet is also no longer. It's been a rough few months for restaurants.

          1. re: hrhboo
            wilafur Oct 8, 2008 01:52 PM

            damn. that's 2 restaurants off the "to try" list. doh!

    2. wilafur Oct 7, 2008 01:29 PM

      you should also check out upstairs2.

      1. Ginger Baker Oct 7, 2008 01:07 PM

        air conditioned lounge. 2819 pico at stewert. amazing selection of wine and excellent djs. very mellow place that focuses on the vino.
        their popular wine tastings are every tuesday till 930.

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          mangefromage Oct 6, 2008 06:42 PM

          BottleRock!! Rocks. The truffle grilled cheese sandwiches are To.Die.For. And there's a huge wine list to choose from, all styles, all price ranges. Good beer too. Had the Allagash Curiaux (sp?) on tap last week with duck breast salad. They're on Main Street, just north of Culver Blvd. Rumor is there is a downtown LA location on it's way...

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            Obessed Oct 6, 2008 02:22 PM

            I enjoy Bottle Rock in Culver City

            1. alkylyou Oct 6, 2008 01:22 PM

              cafe pintxo in santa monica for great small plates.

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