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Wine Expo Tasting Bar

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2933 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404-2413
+1 310-828-4428
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10:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Los Angeles
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Cute little wine bar behind an unassuming wine shop. The wine bar is a pretty big venue with live music on certain nights. The small plates are perfect little morsels to have with your wine or beer tasting. 1/2 price tasting during happy hour as well.

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Chicago, Illinois
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Decent wines, interesting beers, and great flight/tasting options. Contrary to another reviewer, we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food, given there is no kitchen. Great charcuterie plate (spring for the extra truffle honey--it was lovely), and the fungi and the pear/Gorgonzola pizzas were delicious. People in our party had both wine and beer--lots of choices, lively crowd,... More 

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Thank Erwinka
Santa Cruz
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

I ran in here because it was next door to our hotel. I grabbed a 4 pack of beer and left so I didn't experience a whole lot. The place is packed with wine tho! The employee that helped me was friendly.

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Thank JustinaErp
Malibu, California
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216 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

so I'm not sure if the service was odd because of that, or what...but it was hard to get served. Once we did, the wine was great, the prices fair. The cheese plate was small for the price.

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Thank hanoibelle
Thousand Oaks, California
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

Had so much fun at this tasting (how could you go wrong?) Five generous pours of champagne and five tastings of bacon, plus olives, bread, crackers and nuts. Could get crowded with only a couple of staff to help. For those of you who frequently buy wine here, go taste in the back. Good prices and nice little area.

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Thank berniez
Santa Monica, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

The wine was good. The happy hour prices are great. The food is not so great, tastes like frozen pizza because that is exactly what it was. The room is in back of the wine shop, a little creepy but they did a good job decorating. The bad part is gentlemen that sits in the wine shop. You pay him... More 

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Thank Lena G
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

Helpful staff. Selection has variety. Cool events. Parking lot. I love how involved they are in social media... the twitter account is active and hilarious! I picked up two (red & white) organic italian wines here for thanksgiving... (a modern & single girl alone but awesome, wine and cheese thanksgiving :) It was my first time buying organic wine but... More 

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Thank Misty B
Long Beach, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2013

I had to meet with a client, and I was in the Santa Monica area. The client liked wine also, so we decided to try this place... We were not disappointed! Monday & Thursday nights they have the "20 for 20" - you can try 20 1-ounce pours of 20 different wines for $20!!! The selection for $20 was amazing... More 

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Thank mjalvarez
Santa Monica, California, United States
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71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

The service is abysmal. We made advance reservations for 10 women for a girls wine group. The first 3 to arrive had to wait for 45 minutes for the waiter to even come to our table. I finally walked up to him at the bar and asked for service, and he said he just hadn't made it back to our... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

Went with a friend for a wine tasting. It was really fun and informative. The dining room is small and nicely appointed. There is a food truck outside on some week days too - to add to your choices of food. Service was delightful. I left full and more knowledgable and even bought two bottles of wine! I will be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International
Meals
Drinks
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 00:00
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2933 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404-2413
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-828-4428

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