Who doesn’t love a half-priced bottle of wine night? It’s the perfect way to splurge on that amazing bottle you love without feeling bad. Luckily, on slows dining nights, there are plenty of restaurants in Los Angeles that offer half price wine at least one day a week. Almost all of them have great food too!
Here is the list, by neighborhood. (please post or email if you have additional suggestions):
Westside (Venice, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey, Brentwood, Westwood):
Hal’s Bar and Grill, Abbott Kinney, Venice, CA: Great food and a great atmosphere, Hal’s offer half priced wines on Tuesday nights. Hal’s offers a full bar, fairly extensive wine menu and a kind of old-school meets local fresh dinner menu. Nice local crowd and jazz and on Sunday’s and Monday’s if you don’t mind the full price bottle .
Whist at Viceroy, Ocean Ave. Santa Monica, CA: Monday nights at Whist are all wine at $25 a bottle. Well, actually it is a select few bottles but still a great deal, especially considering that you are dining at a beautiful hotel bar accross the street from the ocean. Good small plates and great pool side seating and people watching galore.
Upper West Restaurant on Pico Blvd in Santa Monica, CA: This sleek, sophisticated surprise of a cool bar in the middle of a rather dull part of East Santa Monica (next to Trader Joe’s) is one of my new favorites. There is a great happy hour every night from 5-7, which includes great wines $4, delicious cocktails for $6, PBR for $3 and more. Even better though, is their 1/2 price wine night on Tues. nights. The wine list at Upper West is actually one of the better lists I have seen in awhile for this size and style of restaurant. Food is excellent as well. Upper West is reminiscent of a place you’d find in New York without trying too hard (besides the name ).
Boa West Hollywood, Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA (excuse the horrible website): Boa offers very solid steak and fish options along with all the other usual stuff you’ll find on a steakhouse menu (including the huge portions). Dining room is very elegant, crowd tends to be a bit on the “sophisticated” side, and the half price wine on Sunday nights is a GREAT deal. They have an amazing wine list as well inflatable tents.
XIV, Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA:
After revamping the menu, XIV is offering half-priced wine on Monday nights. The new menu is exquisite (Prix fixe menu is not worth it though). Great wine menu.