Recently visited on a lazy weekday afternoon and had a very nice experience. LouElla is a bar and a wine shop with some outdoor seating. Their selection and knowledge of wine (and beer; draft, bottle and can) is top notch. The staff was very friendly and helpful with some great suggestions. Got to meet the owner as well who was also very nice. The shop and bar space is open and relaxed.
Mar 28, 2019
Wonderful wine selection, excellent service and our new neighborhood place to grab wine. You can enjoy a glass or bottle at the bar and bring in food from a local restaurant too. Or if you need a cold bottle of wine on the fly just stop by and they have you covered. Visit LouElla and experience it for yourself...Cheers!
Mar 10, 2019
Newly opened wine/beer bar and bottle shop in the quickly developing Geer St. row that includes boxcar, Hutchins garage, choice tattoo etc. (they’ve coined the phrase, “ink and drink” but never the other way round).
Daily drink specials in a bright, open space with lots of natural wood. Both wine and beer on tap with plans for small plate offerings to follow.
Apr 20, 2019
Love the Wine selection. Thank you to Cam and Staff for being helpful and knowledgeable. Had a blast!
Apr 17, 2019
Beautiful, charming, and great selections of wine and beer! Cam, the owner is amazing, he knows his stuff! Great addition to the Durham community.
Jul 2, 2019
Fun place to visit! Very quiet, good environment to not have to shout over your friends.
Aug 17, 2019
This place is so fun! Very spacious and classy, lots of options to buy to-go or stay and hang. You can bring your own food in which is a huge plus! The service is fast and the staff are very nice. Plus it’s so beautifully clean and well-kept. An excellent addition to the downtown durham scene!
Aug 15, 2019
Great little spot. Stopped in for a bottle of wine to take home but couldn’t resist the charm so my husband and I also had two glasses at the bar. The bar tender and owner(?) made great suggestions. We took a bottle of German Riesling home. Great selection - it was hard to choose! We really enjoyed the laid back environment. Would definitely recommend!
Aug 11, 2019
If you like wine, this is a great spot. Also has interesting beer and cider options. It's a little Spartan but there's a feel they're still growing into the space.
Sep 15, 2019
An amazing wine, beer, and beverage shop! Try their low-alcohol cocktails, made with vermouths, fortified wines, etc. What a great place!
Dec 30, 2019
Love this spot! Beautiful space, wonderful staff, very interesting wine selection. They're also dog-friendly which is a huge plus for me. The folks who work here are extremely kind, helpful, and knowledgeable about their offerings.
Jan 25, 2020
A nice change from the many great options for beer or fancy cocktails. Solid selection of drafts, wine by the glass, sherry, vermouth and Madeira. Warm vibe, and some unusual and tasty looking wine selections at a variety of price points.
James Kempski Your Triangle REALTOR 919-308-7597
Feb 22, 2020
What a Great place. Very classy. We ordered two bottles of wine one to share and one to take home. They have a great selection and do wine tastings frequently. Highly recommend this place to gather with friends and family.
Feb 22, 2020
Great selection of wines (particularly very fun French and Italian ones for special occasions), friendly and knowledgeable staff, and to top it off a pleasant atmosphere where you can spend hours conversing and enjoying fine wine and snacks. Love coming here.
Nghi Maggie Nguyen
Apr 29, 2020
I can't speak for the drink-in experience since I only knew of Louella after the pandemic started. I emailed to ask for some recommendations on Riesling and stopped by later to grab a few bottles. Cam was very helpful and I didn't feel overwhelmed/ confused given I'm a wine noob. Bought three bottles based on their recommendations, the first one I tried was fantastic. I can't wait to try the other two and definitely will come back!