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clintonhillbilly Oct 29, 2009 11:38 AM

We just moved here from Brooklyn and we miss wine bars with $5 glasses. There's gotta be someplace in LA that's not $9 or $10 a glass. We'd love to find a place with inexpensive tapas too. We live on the Eastside but suggestions from all over are welcome!

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Wine Bar
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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    Matt Esq. RE: clintonhillbilly Oct 29, 2009 12:48 PM

    the closest thing i can think of is barbrix on hyperion. not quite $5/glass, but they have a few $6-$7/glass wines and i've usually been pretty impressed with their selection. they also have a pretty reasonably priced small plates menu.

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      badvlad RE: clintonhillbilly Oct 29, 2009 01:11 PM

      What about the San Antonio Winery? They have not just their wines but a world-wide selection.

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      San Antonio Winery
      737 Lamar St, Los Angeles, CA

      San Antonio Cafe
      1110 E 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

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        badvlad RE: clintonhillbilly Oct 29, 2009 01:12 PM

        PS - and we've missed it now but the best wine tasting is at the LA County Fair. You may want to bring your own glass.

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          Ernie RE: clintonhillbilly Oct 29, 2009 03:01 PM

          The Must in downtown has a good selection of affordable wines by the glass, with a few in the $5-6 range

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            syggyl RE: Ernie Oct 30, 2009 11:26 PM

            yes, the must is a good one. parking will prolly be an issue though.

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            jchaire RE: clintonhillbilly Oct 29, 2009 05:32 PM

            Lou Wine Bar in Hollywood has Tuesday night flights for $14. And Silverlake Wine does a few different tastings a week for even less than that.

            Salute in Santa Monica has a daily happy hour from 5:30-7:30.

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            Silverlake Wine
            2395 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

            Wine Bar
            6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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              jucope RE: clintonhillbilly Oct 30, 2009 03:33 PM

              El Prado on Sunset Blvd in Echo Park: http://elpradobar.com/
              Bacaro, S. of downtown near USC: http://www.bacarola.com/

              Both have well-chosen by-the-glass lists that change daily, and start at $5-6/glass. Bacaro also has a nice happy hour deal w. $5 small plates.

              Plus, both have kind of a Brooklyn feel; neither would be out of place in Carroll Gardens or Greenpoint.

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                Ringo Gato RE: clintonhillbilly Oct 30, 2009 08:46 PM

                Check out 4th Street Vine, on the so-called Retro Row in Long Beach. They pour a generous glass of wine (not just a taste) for $3 every Thursday. Each week they have one white and one red for that price. Other wines are available at typical prices ($8-10).

                http://www.4thstreetvine.com/

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                  choucroutegarni RE: clintonhillbilly Nov 22, 2009 09:59 AM

                  Haven't been there yet myself and I think the name is dorky, but this place looks like it may fit your requirements.

                  http://chicwinebar.com/

                  1. ipsedixit RE: clintonhillbilly Nov 22, 2009 07:32 PM

                    Noir

                    www.noirfoodandwine.com

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