Since 1968

Founded in 1968 as the favorite neighborhood liquor store in Los Angeles, Wally's has transformed into the premier epicurean destination for unique, top-quality ingredients and products procured from across the globe.

Designed to be a one-stop shop for all things delicious, Wally's Santa Monica, Beverly Hills and Las Vegas Resorts World have combined a dazzling array of wines and spirits, a specialty gourmet cheese shop, and exceptional cuisine, in a sophisticated yet relaxed restaurant setting, to offer a distinct dining and retail experience for wine aficionados and food lovers everywhere.

Our award-winning wine list, curated by an expert team of buyers, features more than 120 wines by the glass and 8,000 handpicked labels of wine, spirits, beer and specialty gourmet food. As we like to say, "We don't have everything, just the best of everything!"

Join our team of experts in finding your perfect every day pairing with our California-French inspired menu, or sip on one of our many artisan cocktails at our custom marble-topped bars. When seeking the rare and opulent, you’re invited to enter The Vault, the ultimate dream cellar, housing an unparalleled collection of coveted vintages from the most revered wine makers in the world.

As a leading expert in the wine and food world for more than 50 years, Wally’s is the proud recipient of The Wine Spectator Grand Award, solidifying Wally’s as a leader in an elite group of restaurants renowned for excellence encompassing both wine and food. A sincere ‘thank you’ to all of our clients and friends who have supported us throughout the years. Your patronage and loyalty have played a key role in making this dream come true.  

"We're compelled by our passion to pursue excellence in all things fine wine, spirits and cuisine."

- Christian Navarro
President & Principal, Wally's Wine & Spirits

Who We Are

Wally's impeccable selection and service are defined by our dedicated team of experts. Our staff is the perfect blend of wine aficionados, spirits specialists, beer connoisseurs, and epicurean virtuosos. We are committed to finding the right recipe for your celebration. Go ahead and reach out - we're waiting.

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    Christian Navarro

    President & Principal

    Born in Mexico City and raised in Palm Springs, California, Christian Navarro grew up fully exposed to the world of food and entertainment through his mother, who was a hotel and restaurant consultant. Navarro moved to Los Angeles at nineteen to pursue a career as an artist, and took a job to pay the bills at a local wine shop sweeping the floors and helping the owner clean. It was then that he developed a passion for wine tasting and began building his reputation in the industry as being one of Los Angeles' most knowledgeable experts. His reputation caught the attention of Wally's founder Steve Wallace, who took Navarro under his wing. Together they traveled the world, meeting renowned figures, tasting glorious old wines, discovering delicious foods and grew Wally's into a globally recognized wine retailer.

    Named “The Wine Therapist to the Stars" by The New York Times, Christian Navarro's clients include many of the most powerful players in the financial, political, art, and entertainment world. When Hollywood trendsetters and power brokers want to know what wines to collect, give as gifts, or serve with dinner, Navarro is the man they call.

    In addition to food and wine, Navarro's other interests include art, travel, and cooking--he is an accomplished cook, having worked in the kitchens of many of the country's top chefs. He also believes in giving back. Navarro is on the Board of Directors for Food on Foot, a volunteer-based, non-profit organization providing the poor and homeless of Los Angeles with nutritious meals, clothing, and assistance in the transition to employment and life off the streets.
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    Paul & Marice Marciano


    Paul and Maurice Marciano grew up in Marseilles, France and moved to Los Angeles in 1981, where they founded a small denim company that developed into the iconic denim lifestyle brand, GUESS?, Inc. Both brothers have been instrumental in the growth and prosperity of the company, with Maurice serving as Chairman and CEO from 1993-2007, and continuing to serve as a Director of the Company. Paul served as co-CEO alongside Maurice and continues to serve as Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Creative Officer for GUESS.

    Growing up in the South of France, the Marciano brothers developed a love for red wine early in life. Maurice's passion for wine led him to Napa Valley, where he acquired a historic property on the outskirts of St. Helena and undertook creating his own winery estate. Embarking on a total overhaul, Maurice painstakingly re-planted the vineyard, built a winery and added groves of Italian and Spanish olive trees to create his own signature blend of extra virgin olive oil. Marciano Estate now stands as one of the finest winegrowing and olive oil estates of Napa Valley.

    In June, 2013, their love of wine led the brothers to another venture, partnering with Christian Navarro to purchase Wally's Wine and Spirits, the landmark purveyor of wine and spirits in Los Angeles. In December, 2014, they expanded Wally's into a second location in Beverly Hills, where the wine store is complemented by a gourmet food store, a wine tasting bar and restaurant. "This is everything that we enjoy the most in life and want to share it with everybody" Maurice has said of the Beverly Hills location.
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    Thomas Kachani

    Chief Operating Officer
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    Ryan Kluver

    Executive Chef
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    Megan Gobel

    Vice President of Corporate Services
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    Alan Martinez

    Executive Sous Chef
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    Geoff Pattison

    Vice President of Purchasing
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    Robert Vardanian

    Santa Monica Wine Director
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    Phillip Dunn

    Beverly Hills Wine Director
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    Michael Rone

    Las Vegas Wine Director
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    Fabrizio Nocilla

    Santa Monica General Manager
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    Randy Evans

    Beverly Hills General Manager
  • Carlos Dubon

    Creative Marketing Director
  • Paul Francis

    Director of Retail and Restaurant Operations
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  • Marisa Zamora

    Customer Service Manager