Whoever thought that the quest to find one of the hottest, trendiest, yet unpretentiously inviting, bars in Southern California did not begin in the Valley was clearly misinformed. For the past two years, Bar One Beer and Wine Parlour in North Hollywood has been a cozy home away from home for beer and wine aficionados alike, which is exactly what managing owners Arelene and Sean Heitkemper had in mind when they first opened their doors in 2007. Named after a nickname for Sean’s grandfather Sebastiano “Bill” Barone, Bar One has managed to meet the needs of every diverse individual that enters. A place to relax solo or with company after work, before dinner, after dinner or a comfortable gathering place for birthdays and other celebrations, Bar One has it all.
Aside from unrivaled service in a fun charismatic atmosphere, Bar One has managed to deliver an affordable yet fine selection of quality beers and wines rarely found elsewhere. Their menus, regularly rotated monthly or bimonthly depending on the season, as well as frequent beer and wine tastings allow patrons to try a variety of flavors. Thanks to close relationships with brewers and distributors as well as extensive knowledge and appreciation for delicious beers and wines, Arelene and Sean have been able to feature Weihenstephaner Fest Bier, a unique beer hailing from one of the oldest breweries in the world, located in Southern Germany, since the year 1040. Other popular draft beers include Chimay Triple and Woodchuck Granny Smith Apple Cider. Bottled beers such as Napa Smith, Cucpa Obscura and Lost Coast Winter Braun, among others, rounds out a fantastic selection. Equally impressive is the list of wines like Lander Jenkins Cab, Bitch Grenache, Mountain View Chardonnay and White Knight Viognier. Traditional beers and wines like Guinness and California Pinot Noir are also available.
In addition to being one of the best bars in town, Bar One is well known for regularly hosting fun and entertaining events most nights of the week. Weekly hits include: Monday Night’s $3 Mystery Beer; Tuesdays Loteria with Herman of Los Creepers and fun games of Mexican bingo; Ladies Night Wednesdays featuring their famed sangria ($2 all night long); and DJ hosted spin offs Thursdays and Fridays pack an exciting punch paired with special events like kick ball and Beer Fest.
Bar One Beer and Wine Parlour is located at 12518 Burbank Blvd in North Hollywood. For more information about events and menu items or to join their mailing list, visit them online at www.bar1noho.com. They are open daily from 7am-2pm (happy hour from 7-9pm). They can be reached by phone at (818) 509-1938 during business hours or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Accommodations are available for private events such as mixers and meetings on virtually any budget.