Fun wine bars for a first date conducive to coversation and on the Westside or into Hollywood
I haven't been to all of these i.e. Tasca, Pourtal, Vinoteque.
AOC (sitting at the wine or cheese bar) is probably my favorite of the bunch; Rustic Canyon and Bottle Rock will be livelier.
8022 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Rustic Canyon Wine Bar
1119 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
8108 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
3847 Main St, Culver City, CA 90232
Vinoteque on Melrose
7469 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Pourtal Wine Tasting Bar
104 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
Bar Pinxto, which I love, gets crowded super fast. And loud as a result.
As for Salut, my friends did not comment that it was overly loud, but I suppose it depends on what time you go. And usually, after a few glasses of wine, WE get loud, so it doesn't bother us a bit.
Have you looked in Barrel, in Malibu, in the Ralph's shopping center? Supposed to be reasonable.
Lou on Vine? It's small and lively. So, if the conversation lags, you'll mostly likely be conversing with people on both sides of you. The food is good, too...as our the wine selections. The owner is very knowledgeable.
Lou on Vine
724 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90038