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“Just like Cheers”

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Friends of the Vine
Sydney
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Just like Cheers”
Reviewed March 22, 2011

The staff are friendly and it is a real local hang out. Comfy lounges and great service, sit back, enjoy the wine with a cheese plate and then head over to HT Grill and drink some more wine by the firepit!

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Los Angeles
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Hospitality at its best!”
Reviewed December 27, 2007

Tracy, Fred, and their staff are friendly, warm, and knowledgable about wines. They have a good selection of boutique wines that are not widely known, and they are able to obtain these wines before they become popular. This is a great place to pop-in for a glass before or after dinner, or to share a bottle with friends while relaxing.

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Los Angeles
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“The owner Tracy is rude and will treat you terribly unless you buy several bottl”
Reviewed November 19, 2007

We go wine tasting all the time, go to wine tasting bars all over Los Angeles and wineries all over California, Italy, and Greece. Have been to Friends of the vine a few times and never been very impressed. If you buy a bottle of wine from them, there is a $9 corkage fee on top of the cost of the bottle of wine. This last time we were treated horribly by the owner Tracy. It was appalling. We were there with a group, got a lot of appetizers, wine flights, she was very friendly to begin with. In the end did not end up ordering any extra bottles due to the $9 extra corkage fee (decided to go eat elsewhere). When we asked for our bill, it was as if a switch had been flipped. She went from friendly to outright angry with us for not getting extra wine. She actually angrily grunted at us when we gave her two credit cards to pay the bill, and literally yanked them from our hands. When the bills were brought back to our table my friend had his hand out to take them from her and she actually threw the bills at us on the table (They skipped across the table) and she snapped at us "is anyone going to take these???" as his hand was still out to take them. It was outrageous that I actually said something to her she then seemed quite embarrassed but not enough to rectify the situation. We will never go back there or take our friends and we are wine lovers and this is the closest wine tasting bar to us. That woman was appalling for no reason. Our group was quiet, polite, and friendly and spent quite a bit of money already. She was appalling. This is not the place for a friendly, relaxing, nice glass of wine.

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