5 O'Clock Blog

National Bubbly Day

Happy June everyone! Just because the calendar is rolling on doesn’t mean we’re done with wine just yet. Today is National Bubbly day! Save any errands for tomorrow, grab some good oysters, cheese or any other apps you like with your bubbles and let’s celebrate!

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Sofian Ketfi

Every month, we gather intel on the best Happy Hours in LA, but where would we be if not for the dedication of bartenders? May’s honor belongs to Sofian Ketfi, a Sommelier from France who’s passionate about teaching his craft to patrons via his wine bar. Get to know Sofian one on one like we did and learn all about how he plans to educate the public even further with a Sommelier program in the future, what his favorite wine is to pair with this favorite meal, and the one time a party bus of 45 people showed up at his wine bar.

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Pour Haus Wine Bar

Overall: 5/5

Happy Hour: 4.7/5

We crossed over to the Arts District in DTLA for our last wine edition review. Pour Haus wine bar has a Happy Hour that deserves your attention. The neighborhood favorite built solely on the love and word of mouth from regulars is almost too good a place to share, but thanks to owner Lorena we are telling you all about it. Read on to see why we loved it, what we ate, and how the quality of wines here is unmatched. Cheers!

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Garçons de Cafe

Overall Score: 5/5

HH Score: 4.8/5

Inside the Spring Arcade building is DTLA’s very own authentic French wine bar, Garçons de Cafe. The favorite for those mature locals looking to escape the craziness of the historic core. Filled from ceiling to floor with fine French wines, this is heaven for Francophiles and those who know how to appreciate quality, variety, and simplicity. We stopped by for their daily Happy Hour, enjoyed ourselves some cheese and meat plates, all the while getting to know all about our favorite wine bar. Cheers!

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What is bubbly?

Happy Memorial Day! Continuing with our wine discussions it’s a great time to bring up “the bubbly.” Sparkling wines that is. Whether you’re toasting your holiday with Champagne from France, Spanish Cava or just some budget-friendly sparkling white from wherever, we’ve got you covered with info on this effervescent treat.

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Overall Score: 4.5/5

Happy Hour Score: 4.8/5

We visited Baldoria for our Wine Month celebrations in Los Angeles. The hip local neighborhood spot that never has the same menu is a favorite among locals. They have a ton of options for all liquids and an extensive food and wine menu that pairs well in many different ways. They’re open for lunch, dinner, and brunch PLUS a late night Happy Hour on the weekends, need we say more?

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National Mimosa Day

It’s National Mimosa Day! We celebrate the famous brunch cocktail just about every weekend, however, this is their observance day and they have rightfully earned it! Learn all about their history and trek to being a staple in every brunch menu, where it all began, and what the heck the name Mimosa actually means. Cheers!

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