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Visiting from NY - looking for a cool wine bar to have a couple of glasses before dinner. Good wine slections, soundtrack and comfy seating. Any suggestions?

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  1. What area? Where are you going to dinner?

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    1. re: Obessed

      Not firmed up yet. Possibly, Koi, or SLS.

      1. re: pamela18

        Firstly, why would you eat at either, and secondly, all the recs so far are not even remotely near by.
        Are you more interested in the winebar selections, the food at the restaurant, or exactly what?
        As I post, you have no answers, yet many questions in your mind.
        If you are staying at a hotel in that area, then probably that hotel will have a place to provide two glasses of quality wine, be it the Andax, the London, the SLS, or any other place. Then just determine what it is you want to eat, and where you want to do so.

    2. -Vinoteca Farfalla in the Los Feliz area
      -Palate in Glendale
      -Primitivo Wine Bistro in Venice (although I haven't been in a while so I may be wrong)

      1. Enoteca Drago-Great wine GREAT PASTA!!!!!

        1. City Sip in Echo Park.

          1. Great seslection at Bottlerock in Culver City (www.bottlerock.net). Will open any bottle if 2 or more glasses will be ordered. Not the most comfortable, however.

            1. Vertical in Pasadena.

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              1. re: trimtab

                Ditto.

                1. re: trimtab

                  Vertical Wine Bistro it is!

                2. Corkbar if you'll be downtown.

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                  1. re: Ciao Bob

                    If downtown, Bottlerock has much food/service/wine than Corkbar.

                    BottleRock
                    ENTRANCE = on 11th Street; between Hope and Flower
                    1050 S Flower St., # 167, Los Angeles, CA 90015
                    (213) 747-1100
                    http://www.bottlerock.net/losangeles/...

                    1. re: Ciao Bob

                      Downtown you have 3 choices: Corkbar, Bottlerock and The Must. The Must is a very busy place in the historic core. I like all three but The Must is the most fun, inexpensive and has great small plates.

                      http://www.themustbar.com

                    2. Cube, on La Brea, has interesting wines by the glass and bottle, and has some really excellent food.