There's a stairway to heaven in Atwater Village, except this staircase goes down, deep down, into the basement of 55 Degree Wine. There you'll find a dimly lit cellar bar with a dozen or so tables where you can sample some of 55 Degrees' many Italian wines -- the shop features grapes from each region -- with four new flights introduced each week. If nothing on the list tickles your fancy, you can purchase a bottle from one of the hundreds in the shop and bring it downstairs with you for a $6 corkage fee. We also encourage you to sample their curated selection of beers, whispered to be among the best in Los Angeles. Perfect for date nights and small oenophile gatherings, the bar features a small but noteworthy selection of nibbles, including a gourmet cheese plate and fresh pizza from Crispy Crust next door. Each Wednesday night, various food trucks post up in the parking lot.
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