These guys are so cool! Not only do they let dogs in, I feel like the workers here legimately want to get to know you and find you a good bottle of wine. My group accidentally stayed a little past their closing time (sorry!) and they were so chill about it and even chatted us up for the last little bit.
Jul 5, 2023
I love LouElla’s. They are my go-to for discovering new exciting bottles. And the staff are very helpful in guiding you to something new that suits your taste. The free wine tastings are a staple, and I’d highly recommend going. The atmosphere is definitely slightly more upscale than a standard bar, but I quite enjoy that. My only quip is that the snacks are a bit pricey for the size you get. But I don’t really go there for the food, so I’m quite unfazed. The folks at LouElla have a put together a wonderful experience for wine lovers of any interest/ knowledge level, and a community has formed around that in a special way. Well done, and see y’all soon!
Jul 2, 2023
I stopped by to scope things out for my wife. Finally a wine store that's got more of a bar vibe than store vibe that also has some great choices by the glass. I had 2 tastings and enjoyed the gamay the most, though I certainly would knock down the white bordeaux for awhile in this heat--great prices and real wine in a nice atmosphere. The servers behind the bar were very nice and quick to help everyone. 5 stars.
Jun 8, 2023
This place is a perfect blend of bottle shop, bar, and neighborhood hang out. I love that they have a decent sake selection too. Folks that work there are super knowledgeable and friendly too
May 26, 2023
A fantastic bar and bottle shop with extremely knowledgeable and friendly staff. I’ve left here plenty of times with a new wine or vermouth etc that I would never have known about just by asking the staff. Great outdoor area to sit and sip some wine and gaze upon downtown durham as well!
Dec 29, 2022
Great place for wine, beer, sake, and mixers. Solid selection of NA drinks as well in a classy atmosphere. Also a great spot to hang out while your SO gets tattooed next door!