I usually work from home, but I’m being displaced this afternoon at 3pm. I need to find a place to work for 1.5 hours on my laptop. I don’t want to go to a coffee shop. I’d rather go to a place where I can have a glass of wine and a small bite to eat.
Is there a place close to Culver City like that that wouldn’t mind a person working for an hour or so?
The Wine Bar at the Westside Pavilion. The music can be a bit loud but there shouldn’t be too many other people there during lunch so overall not too bad. No wifi/power outlets, if those are requirements.
I do this on a fairly regular basis at several restaurants with free wifi. I always ask the bartender if it’s okay to work sitting at the bar. I always order a couple glasses of wine, and I’ve never had a problem. I’m in OC, but I would imagine you could do the same in CC. One of the places I’ve done this is Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern (Brea location, but they have one in SM, too). It’s always pretty quiet in the afternoon. You can search Yelp for places that have wifi.
Too late for the OP, and not in Culver City, but Zinque in Venice is great for this purpose. I have a couple friends who refer to it as their office. And unlike the other popular “offices” in the neighborhood, Zinque serves wine.