300 bottles of beer and wine ready to pour at new Lincoln Heights deli & bottle shop

Courtesy of The Heights

Courtesy of The Heights

LINCOLN HEIGHTS – Stocked with 300 bottles of craft beer and wine, The Heights Deli & Bottle Shop  held a “soft opening” today. Owner Vanessa Baek, a Lincoln Heights resident who also operates Xlixe pizzeria in Little Tokyo, said she hopes her new store will bring residents together even as it generated comments from Eastsider readers concerned about the gentrification.

“I wanted to offer a way to bring options to both the long time residents and the influx of new residents coming into our neighborhood,” Baek said in a press release. “It’s not a secret that this neighborhood is changing, but instead of looking at it as a way to divide, I thought why not find a way to bring everyone together under a common ground?”

Located on the 2900 block of North Broadway next to the Chapalita taco stand, the deli portion of The Heights will be selling meats and cheeses,  hot Italian subs and sandwiches, salads and pizza. The Heights’ wine selection will feature “wine that you couldn’t find in your local supermarket” and a large selection of craft beers from El Segundo Brewery, St. Archer Brewing and other providers.

Courtesy of The Heights

Courtesy of The Heights


  1. Great news! This place is going to do exceedingly well!!

  2. Happy to see some new dining options in this lovely neighborhood. Welcome!

  3. Congrats and welcome to the neighborhood. I was born and raised on the Eastside and I’m not scared of wine and cheese. Gente, please we can eat more than carne asada and Tecate, really, it’s going to be alright!!!

    • It would be nice to travel to and explore other parts of the city to try out this food and wine thing they got going on. Unless, they have a problem with gente visiting and redefining their neighborhoods according to our preferences(?).

      • I don’t think “they” would have a problem with that. Pretty sure “they” would be pretty open minded to anyone’s preferences and welcome new gente. They’d basically take the opposite approach relative to your condescending comment and entitled tone. Please stop with the theatrics. Thanks in advance.

  4. I have to laugh at all of the people who say that members of the community don’t eat sandwiches or drink craft beer. Half of the clientele at Wurstkuche and Angel City Brewery in the very hipster Arts District are non-white residents from NELA. Not even I can eat a burrito everyday. Now people in the neighborhood can walk to get a nice sandwich instead of driving into DTLA.

  5. SO EXCITED! I hope this has the same effect on the retail landscape in LH that the opening of “The York” had on York a few years ago.

    Next up, the abandoned Bi-Rite market space on the corner of Broadway and Griffin.

  6. For those who were concerned that the staff would be shipped in, I talked to the nice young man running the register, and he told me he loves about 5 minutes away. Also, the sandwiches are enormous and the beer hits all price points.

  7. The $2.49 40oz. beers are gone, but the Koreans across the street have that covered. The place is a nice little shop on a strip of street that could use some loving attention from local business people. Gil Cedillo’s neglect will ensure that things continue at their own pace.

  8. Is there seating or is this take-out only?

  9. “300 bottles of beer” on the wall, 300 bottles of beer
    Take one down, pass it around
    299 bottles of beer on the wall…

  10. Just moved to the neighborhood last year and am very excited that this place is here. I too was happy to see that they’re hiring locally – from front of house to the kitchen, and that the owners actually LIVE in Lincoln Heights. I drove to Echo Park to buy craft beer from Sunset Beer before, and now there’s a spot right down the block from me – literally! I am happy Chapolita (the small stand next door) stayed open – those shrimp tacos are delicious – and maybe their business will increase too as people go to check out the beer. I know some people are bummed that the old chicken/meat service counter is no longer there – but according to people who work there the guy retired and sold it & these ladies took a good opportunity when they saw it. Seems like good business to me. I’ll show support!

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