There's never a quiet night at this Los Feliz wine bar, where each of the 150 wines by the glass comes with a story to tell. Whatever you're in the mood for, an expertly trained member of the staff will make unique wine recommendations based on a few simple questions about your preferences and maybe an adjective or two (think: "fruity," "clean," "funky"). Then, your drink-slinger is off, pouring samples and drawing in the most serious of customers until they crack a smile and get something that’s just to their liking. Ask for a seat at Bar 1 for prime people watching, and discover a new wine from the ever-changing menu as you munch on standard fare like cheese and charcuterie.
These days, L.A. is up to its nose in natural winelists, and while that means everyone and their mother now considers themselves an expert in pet-nat, these particular bars offer the ideal combination of knowledgeable bartenders, diverse bottle selections and even great food. Though the atmosphere at these spots run the gamut from relaxed to slightly pretentious, the complex varietals you'll sip on will more than make up for whatever's missing. Whenever you're not in the mood for yet another upscale cocktail den or a rowdy brewery, these amazing wine bars will be more than happy to pour you a glass.