Bacaro LA

Restaurants , Italian USC/Exposition Park
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On most nights, this intimate Downtown wine bar is hopping with USC sorority girls, graduate students and professors, as well as the nearby, after-work crowd. The wine program focuses on esoteric, terroir-driven Italian wines by the glass and changes as frequently as the attention span of its patrons—the chalkboard walls showcase a constantly rotating menu of eight reds, seven whites, two sparkling and two sweet, replaced after each case. The food is California-fresh tapas that’s churned out quickly from a busy kitchen and served by a staff so casual you might mistake them for self-serving patrons. The atmosphere is pure conviviality and serious wine geeks sit at the long, communal table at the newly expanded room to revel in the chance to make new friends and sniff what’s in their Riedel glass. Don’t miss Sunday brunch and Monday night happy hour (5-7pm) of $5 plates and half-off wines by the glass.

Venue name: Bacaro LA
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Address: 2308 S Union Ave
Los Angeles
90007
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 5pm-10pm; Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm
Price: $30 and under
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Raakhee
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As a USC Alum, I have had my fair share of nights at Bacaro LA. It's convenient for a quick drink if you find yourself in that neighborhood. It's pretty small, cosy, dark, rowdy - so manage expectations accordingly. The mini pizza's are great. I love the cookie dough dessert (it's a must) and happy hour specials are terrific!