New smoke.oil.salt Wine Bar Offers Budget Drinks And Bites


A reasonably priced wine bar will be opening inside of smoke.oil.salt next week, offering bites under $10 and wine for $5 and $6 a glass.

POCO Wine Bar opens August 1 in the east side of smoke.oil.salt. They'll be operational Sundays through Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Those who wish to order from the smoke.oil.salt menu will be able to do so in the west dining room, or outside of POCO's hours.

Eats include short rib crostini, ceviche, house-brined chicken wings, grilled stuffed squid, skewers, a cheese plate, flatbreads and more. You will be able to score a glass of sangria for $4, white for $5, red for $6 or sparking cava for $7. The red and white offerings will change weekly and will come from the restaurant's larger wine list.

There will also be a monthly wine social. Each event will be hosted by a different wine person—be it a sommelier or a winemaker—starting with the first on August 11. That event includes a 6-course Portuguese meals with 7 paired wine for $59/person plus tax and tip.

Considering that a lot of the trendy places near Fairfax can be pricy, it's cool to see a new, affordable happy hour or date night option.

POCO Wine Bar is located inside smoke.oil.salt at 7276 Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles, 323-930-7900.