La Valle Wine Bar and Bottle Shop
Drop by to pick up one of the 200-plus bottles of vino on the shelves, or stop for a drink and some cheese.
More than a few venues have popped up inside 179 Alfred Street, including La Costa restaurant and bar, rooftop bar Cielo and late-night watering hole The Parlour. Also on the premises: La Valle Wine Bar and Bottle Shop, if you're looking for somewhere to sip vino and grab a bottle to take home with you.
Whether you're eager to spend some time onsite or you're just popping in for a drop to go, you'll choose from 200-plus bottles. For customers on the run, wine tastings might tempt you to hang around for a little longer. That's a standard part of the bottle-o experience, of course — but being able to choose between cheese platters ($14–28), duck paté with lavosh ($8), three types of bruschetta ($14) and four kinds of focaccia ($14) definitely isn't.
Sit inside and peer at all the brands you'll suddenly want to drink, perch yourself by the window and look out onto the street or pull up a chair outside — the choice is yours.
And if you're wondering what types of drops you'll be imbibing, La Valle stocks the likes of Payten & Jones, Athletes of Wine and Barbera d'Alba, although obviously the list goes on.