Bubbly by the Glass: Where To Drink Expensive Champagne Solo in L.A.

— by Caroline on Crack

The BLVD in Beverly Hills now has a special mini pop-up lounge where you can order Dom Pérignon champagne by the glass.

Usually expensive champagne like Krug or Dom Pérignon can only be had by the bottle. But what if you just want a simple sipper to celebrate solo? (Say that three times fast.) Or you do not want to break the bank on a whole bottle? Fortunately there are a ton of places in Los Angeles — well, five — where you can order champagne by the glass.

The BLVD: Dom Pérignon Vintage 2003 by the glass for $45
At this Beverly Wilshire restaurant, there is a very popular champagne cart but currently through the awards season, there is also a mini Dom Pérignon pop-up lounge where you and a couple of your friends can enjoy sparkly sippers. Or if your flying solo, just grab a seat at the gorgeous bar.

Spago Beverly Hills: Krug Grande Cuvée, Brut, Reims MV by the glass for $50 or Dom Perignon, Brut, Hautvillers 2003 for $55
Just because it’s a Wolfgang Puck restaurant doesn’t mean you have to come for a whole meal. Simply take a seat at the bar or if you’re lucky snag one of the lounge chairs with a view of the patio to enjoy your bubbly.

Four Seasons Beverly Hills’ Culina: Perrier-Jouet Blason for $60 and Dom Pérignon Vintage 2003 for $69
Culina offers several sparkling wines by the glass, starting from the affordable $13 Borgoluce prosecco to a $31 Louis Roederer Champagne Rose. But if you’re serious about your celebrating, they’ve also got Dom.

Scarpetta: Krug Grand Cuvee for $48 and Moet & Chandon Imperial Rose at $30
This restaurant in the Montage Beverly Hills not only offers wine for the budget-minded (see: 35 wines for $35) but for those who are willing to spend nearly $50 for a simple glass of booze. Bonus, though, is that the Krug is accompanied by an amuse bouche from the chef.

Ink: 2004 Moët and Chandon Dom Pérignon for $85 and 1999 Cuvée Alain Thienot for $50
Unfortunately this is for one night only but in celebration of the new year, Michael Voltaggio’s restaurant has expanded its sparkling wine menu so now you can get a glass of Moët and Chandon Dom Pérignon for $85 or Cuvée Alain Thienot for $50.

If you really can’t get enough of champagne, check out my post “Champagne Wishes: Five Unusual Spots to Enjoy Bubbly in L.A.” on LA Magazine.