We are on a mission to find all the cool, hip, hidden & popular spots around Los Angeles that are dog friendly AND serve good wine!
“Good” can be subjective when it comes to wine, yes. For us, good wine is wine that was made with minimal intervention, minimal or no artificial additives, zero pesticides, no added sugar….you get it. No nasties, only fermented grape juice. We’ll be updating this list as we explore more dog friendly patios around LA, and would love your recommendations!
Esters is an iconic wine bar & shop in Santa Monica, with a full food menu, and a good happy hour. (TUE-SAT 3-6PM and MON-all day).
Their wine selection is wide, and extremely well curated, focusing on smaller producers as well as high-end finds.
Esters’ by the glass wine list changes regularly, but usually features at least one biodynamic producer, with plenty of organic wine options on their by the bottle list. The patio isn’t big, but it’s charming, and centrally located if you’re in Santa Monica. We love their weekend events, featuring different winemakers, importers and guest chefs. Please note: Unfortunately, Esters is only dog-friendly in the summer months. In colder (whatever, California) months, they put up a vinyl patio cover, thereby rendering the patio not dog friendly. If you’re planning a visit between October and April, we suggest you call ahead.
PLANT FOOD + WINE
Can we eat (and drink) here every day, please? PF+W is a vegan restaurant on the trendy Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice, but you definitely don’t have to be vegan to love this place. Although the portions aren’t large, all of the dishes are fresh, full of flavor, and are designed