My FAVORITE wine shop in LA!
I’ve been coming here since I moved into the neighborhood a few years ago. Although I’ve checked out many other wine shops, Silverlake Liquor Shop cannot be beat. Their selection is wide-ranging and well chosen specially selected. Amazing choices of wine for all budgets; from cheap n’ chic to rare & collectible. Other options include a vast array of beers, spirits and non-alcoholic bevies.
Going to a movie at the Hollywood Cemetery? Having a picnic in the park?
This is your one-stop shop. Their cheeses and crackers are among the BEST I’ve had in my life. As a TV producer who’s done a lot of culinary programming, this statement should yell “get your ass to this place right now!” The crackers, by Cow Girl Creamery, are a little pricey but absolutely worth the splurge. Oh, just remembered the quince paste! So delicious & lasts a long time. Fresh loaves of bread are delivered daily. Chocolates and charcuterie round out the yum factor.
Beyond their incredible offerings is another important element: the owner (Scott, an experienced sommelier) and everyone who works here are terrific. Low-key but friendly and hugely knowledgeable but advice is only offered when asked. Raul, in particular, seems to be ever present and always lovely. He’s turned me on to my favorite Rioja. He also goes out of his way to accommodate special requests. When I was on an organic wine kick, they had only 2 options, Raul offered to order whatever I’d like. They also have weekly tastings so you can try before you buy…if you have more self-control than me, ha!
Deirdre Keeley, Los Angeles