Come here on a clear Saturday afternoon, and Malibu Wines is admittedly a real scene. But when that scene involves drinking lots of white wine and picnicking with friends on the grass, you somehow always manage to tolerate it. The entirely outdoor space is much bigger than it looks, with two wine bars, a performance space for nightly concerts, and an upper picnicking area with fantastic views of the mountains. As popular as it is, Malibu Wines remains one of the easiest escapes from LA.
Search by Perfect For
More spots in MalibuSee more
Giorgio Baldi is an Italian restaurant in the Palisades and one of the most insane celebrity hideouts in the city.
Broad Street Oyster Co.
Malibu’s Broad Street Oyster Company is the grown-up version of a pop-up, and the ultimate LA seafood destination.
The Old Place
The Old Place is an aptly named saloon in the Santa Monica Mountains that also happens to serve some of the best steak in LA.
More Wine Bar spotsSee more
You’d think that a place like Bar Covell that so thoroughly holds your hand through the ordering process would feel a bit condescending. But as much as LA pretends not to need it, the crowd at Covell every night proves otherwise.
Kensho is a tiny Japanese restaurant on the grounds of Yamashiro in Hollywood, and one of LA’s most personal dining experiences.
Augustine Wine Bar
Augustine in Sherman Oaks is the kind of wine bar that makes other wine bars look like they're phoning it in.
Suggested by our writers
The Cafe At The Getty Villa
The Cafe at the Getty Villa is far more than your average museum restaurant.
Duke’s is a bit of a tourist trap, but its beachside location in Malibu can make the crowds worth it.
Rosenthal Wine Bar & Patio
Rosenthal Wine Bar & Patio is the perfect remedy for when everybody in the group sick of dealing with the crowds at Malibu Wines.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more