La Botella Republic. Yelp photo by Jwg O.
Berkeleyside Nosh caught the story on ~LA BOTELLA REPUBLIC~ back in August, and then updated in March with more details. The new spot, from husband-and-wife team Christopher Clarke and Lauren Brody-Clarke, is a wine shop and “tasting salon” where you can check out some hard-to-find, small-batch local wines. The wine bar will offer Northern California wines (some for less than $15 a bottle), as well as beer and small bites. Any bottles you particularly enjoy can be purchased from the shop. They’re also hoping to offer special events, with sommeliers, winemakers, and chefs. Hours are Tue-Thu 4pm-9pm, Fri 4pm-10pm, Sat 12pm-10pm, Sun 1pm-9pm. 2055 Center St. at Shattuck, Berkeley, no phone.