What You'll Get
Unlike Similac Baby Formula, which is unfairly reserved for babies and experimenting teens, wine can also be consumed by adults. Separate the towerers from the toddlers with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $55 worth of wine and beer at 55 Degree Wine, so named because it is the only wine shop in L.A. to store wines at the perfect wine-serving temperature of 55 degrees. This attention to detail, coupled with a vast selection and knowledgeable staff, gave Citysearchers no choice but to vote it as Best Los Angeles Wine Bar in 2009.
The modest décor and location allow the 500-plus bottles in this well-stocked shop to take center stage. Whether you’re seeking an ideal full-bodied holiday pour or an appropriate housewarming gift, experts are always on hand and eager to educate and listen to your relationship problems. Most bottles range between $7 and $100 and include tastes from around the world (most are from Italy, but you'll also find sips from Argentina, Portugal, Spain, and Australia). After finalizing your selection, disappear downstairs in the store’s underground tasting room. Veiled by candlelight, sip on special weekly sommelier selections in the secret, subterranean space previously occupied by a charming race of mole men.
Unlike tequila shots and shotgunned root-beer floats, wine is a slow sip, making it a more enjoyable libation. Plus, wine can help reduce the risk of heart disease, certain cancers, and progression of disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
Must be 21 with valid ID to redeem Groupon.
- Well i went with my girlfriend, to try this new place out and it was great. The place is nice and intimate but small. The flights arent expensive and the staff were REAL REAL friendly [sic] and imformative. [sic] – Ralph02, Citysearch
- I bought some of the BEST beers here. The people that run it are super friendly and they have a secret wine tasting room down stairs. Like the bat cave. – Rob D., LA Hot List
- 55 Degree has incredible wine (and a friendly, knowledgable sommerlier [sic] to boot), amazing cheese plates, a cool underground atmosphere (literally), and a truly nice staff. – lyad L., LA Hot List
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 12, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Must be at least 21. Must bring valid photo ID. Good for all products and services. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 55 Degree Wine
Cozy candlelight and flickering lanterns cast soft shadows in 55 Degree Wine’s cellar, where waiters eagerly pair customers’ palates with weekly rotating wines. Featured on Best of LA Weekly in 2012 for its wine program, the winery stocks more than 2,000 labels, of which up to 60 are spotlighted in the cellar’s monthly lineup of pours. Though most vintages are Italian, ambrosias from Europe, South America, and other far-flung climes find homes in the shop after being tasted and approved by store owners. The thermostat, appropriately set to 55 degrees, helps keep elixirs fresh and patrons comfortable, but guests may wish to bring a sweater or particularly affectionate bear.