Notes on City Sip

If there’s one thing I know about hipsters in Silver Lake Echo Park with a little bit of green in the bank, it’s that they love finding new ways to spend their money. And what better way to spend it than on the classiest of all class-defining drinks, yep, you guessed it: wine.

The deal with City Sip is that they’re really laid back and unpretentious about what can possibly be called the most pretentious drink of all time (until Pitchfork comes out with its own PBR knock-off beer, that is). The ambiance of the place is pretty much exactly what you think the inside of a wine bar should look like—dark with soft lighting and Bon Iver on the stereo. For someone like me who doesn’t know shit about wine except that it makes my mouth all red and gets me my favorite kind of drunk, City Sip offer flights of wine where you can try three different wines (they suggest some combos like all Italian wines or a mix of different kinds of red wines, etc.) for $12. But the kicker is that you can get a plate of four fucking delicious cheeses for an additional $10. Now, I don’t know about you guys, but as far as I’m concerned, cheese plates definitely get filed under the as-good-as-a-blow-job-and-hand-job-at-the-same-time file.

Drinking at City Sip is definitely not the cheapest way to get drunk, folks. If you want to do that, I recommend you walk yourself down to the corner store, buy two forties of your preferred malt beverage, crack the lids, and pump up the Fleetwood Mac. If you want to get laid, however, and don’t mind treating the little lady/fellow how she/he deserves to be treated, take your better half to City Sip and splurge on some of the fancy stuff.

City Sip LA
2150 W. Sunset Blvd
(213) 483-WINE |