This natural wine bar, bottle shop, and restaurant focuses on sustainable, small-production wines and Italian- and Mexican-influenced cuisine made with seasonal, hyperlocal ingredients—all in an incredibly laid-back atmosphere that’s perfect for informal gatherings. Hedged in by lush plants, the open-air patio offers a sense of privacy even though you’re in busy downtown. It’s even available for a full buyout that seats up to 40 with a reasonable $1,000 food and beverage minimum; you can work with the team to customize prix-fixe or family-style meals with dishes like Cacio e Pepe Bucatini, juicy meatballs glazed in charred guajillo sauce, and of course, an endless selection of natural wine.
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As the name suggests, Good Clean Fun in Downtown LA is a fun and approachable wine bar. The wine list focuses on “good clean” wines, meaning they lean heavily on natural options. There’s a full food menu serving oysters, pastas, and plenty of vegetarian options. Good Clean Fun has happy hour every day from 3-6 pm, special tacos on Taco Tuesday, and DJs Thursdays through Saturday nights.
This natural wine shop and bar has been doling out a solid dinner menu that’s heavy on interesting shareable small plates, including Red Roasted Carrots paired with cilantro yogurt, “Magic Myrna” potatoes topped with a decadent cheddar mornay sauce and crushed pepitas, Baked Oysters with a breadcrumb crust, and a few larger dishes like a Cacio e Pepe Bucatini and a Spicy Grilled Cheese. Hit happy hour—which runs from 3 pm to 6 pm daily—for discounted beer, wine, spritzes, and snacks, including $2 oysters. And check the calendar for more eponymous good clean fun like wine flight nights, meet the winemaker events, and themed dinners.