Where to Grab a Drink in Los Angeles Right Now
First debuted in late 2017 as a Cal-fresh wine bistro, Melody’s open-air, bungalow-style patio reopened less than a year later as a standalone wine bar and bottle shop, opting to host restaurant pop-ups rather than have a dedicated kitchen. The natural wine bar specializes in low intervention wines from around the world with special attention given to French, Italian and Spanish grapes. Check their Instagram for their latest rotating restaurant partnerships and weekend popups.
Where to Buy Natural Wine in Los Angeles
Melody’s spacious patio is one of the best spots to enjoy wine under the Los Angeles sun. The converted bungalow has a relaxed atmosphere, the rotating wine list consists of only natural wines, and there are always a few skin-contact wines on the menu. The menu descriptor under each wine is an excellent starting point for learning more about each producer and natural wines in general. The kitchen supports local chefs by hosting a rotating pop-up that gives regulars options like smash burgers, crispy flatbread pizzas, and tacos wedged in blistered blue-corn tortillas. While in-person dining is currently closed, the list of wines to-go has expanded even more, including an impressive collection of orange wines.