The Hottest Happy Hours in Los Angeles
Los Angeles has so many great bars and restaurants that our wallets can’t keep up. But fortunately for us, many of these restaurants also have happy hours that are both wallet-friendly and delicious. Here are our picks for some of the best happy hours in Los Angeles.
Cecconi’s 4 to 7 menu features $4 small plates and $7 bigger plates, and drinks. Among the popular items are the $7 truffle burger and the $4 pizzetta, which comes straight out of the restaurant’s wood burning oven. The burger with fontina and black truffle aioli is filling enough for dinner, but you won’t want to miss the $4 baked gnocchi romana. Catch happy hour on Tuesday-Saturday from 4-7 p.m. (of course). As a bonus, valet parking is free before 6 p.m.
Chef Ray Garcia’s new casual downtown taqueria is upping the game with their new happy hour, taking place Monday-Friday from 5:30 -7 p.m. Get $6 cocktails from a fun list that includes Lazy Daisy (mezcal, ancho reyes, lime, strawberry, and ginger) or Pina Para la Nina (pineapple infused tequila, lime, basil, and agave). Those wanting something straightforward can opt for $4 tequila and mezcal shots, chasing it down with $2 tecate. All those drinks getting you hungry? B.S. Taqueria is serving tostada with picadillo for a mere $2.
Copa d’Oro has been a craft cocktail haven around Third Street Promenade, and their all-encompassing happy hour is an even bigger draw. During happy hour, all cocktails are $5 off while wine is $4 off. You can also get $2 off all beer and food. The great thing is that happy hour at Copa d’Oro lasts until 8 p.m. every night, and all night on Mondays.
A Thomas Keller restaurant in Beverly Hills for happy hour deals? You better believe it. On Monday-Friday from 4-7 p.m. you can score $2 oysters alongside other discounted bar bites like truffle popcorn, burrata crostini, or Petite Bouchon hot dog. Wash it down with their $9 cocktails or $5 glasses of wine. Draft beer is also available for $4, making Bar Bouchon possibly the best happy hour in the area.
Catch & Release
Craving some fresh seafood at discounted prices? Look no further than the happy hour at Catch and Release, where you can nosh on a Maine lobster roll with fries for $12 or a half dozen fresh oysters for the same. Try something new with their red snapper hot dog for $7. The food is paired with refreshing cocktails like a rye whiskey smash or Cape Codder each for $7. Happy hour here is every day from 4-5:30 p.m.
Fig at Five is arguably the best happy hour in Santa Monica. While the happy hour only lasts one hour, from 5-6 p.m. on Tuesday-Saturday, everything on the menu is half off during this hour. Yes, you heard that right, everything is half off. What other happy hour will let you order a milk braised pork shoulder or seared scallops for 50% off? Even better, you might want to splurge for a bone-in 18 oz prime rib eye. Naturally, drinks are also half off, which allows you to try their seasonal craft cocktails for just $7.
Neal Fraser’s hot new downtown restaurant recently launched their happy hour, and it’s a great one. Redbird’s cocktail selections is one of the best of the new restaurants in Los Angeles, and you can try them for $7 per cocktail. While some bars only offer highballs and classics on happy hour, Redbird made sure the list stays unique and interesting with drinks like the California Cup made with pear brandy, gin, lemon, cucumber syrup and pinot noir. Pair them with $9 bar bites from a diverse menu that includes pork posole, chicken pot pie and smoked ribs. Happy hour takes place Monday- Friday from 5-6 p.m. and is perfect for the downtowners looking to unwind after work.
Bartender Jason Eisner has made a name for himself at this West Hollywood hot spot, and happy hour is the perfect time to get familiar with the cocktail program. Get a mezcal mule or a Purista made with tequila, agave, lime, orange bitters and flor de sol for a mere five bucks. Sangria, wines and beers are also only $5 during happy hour, which occurs on Monday-Friday from 3-6 p.m. You can’t even valet park in West Hollywood for that price!
The Corner Door
Gather your friends in Culver City at The Corner Door for mixologist Beau du Bois’ creations, available for $7 during happy hour. Wines and Craftsman beer are $5 a glass or you can opt for a Miller High Life for just $3. Pair them with $7 pork belly sliders or other discounted fare. The Corner Door’s happy hour takes place every day from 5-7 p.m. with two late night happy hours from Sunday-Thursday, 10-11 p.m., and once more on Friday and Saturday from 11 p.m – midnight.
Public School 818
Public School’s happy hour, dubbed “Recess,” features an extensive food menu starting at just $4. Get more items such as crispy buffalo cauliflower for $5, three mini cheeseburgers for $6 or a chorizo mac and cheese for $7. Craft beers on tap are $5-$6 including Old Rasputin and Mama’s Little Yella Pils. If you’re in a big group, get a half liter house wine for just $10 to share. The Recess menu is available at the bar of all Public School locations starting at 4 p.m. on Monday-Friday. The food discounts are available until 6:30 p.m. while happy hour drinks are available until 7 p.m.