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.
Neal Fraser’s hot downtown restaurant has a great happy hour. Redbird’s cocktail selections is one of the best of the new restaurants in Los Angeles, and you can try them for $8 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 Chai Milk Punch. Pair them with $10 bar bites from a diverse menu that includes rabbit wings, chicken pot pie and Hamachi crudo. Happy hour takes place Monday- Friday from 5-7 p.m. and is perfect for the downtowners looking to unwind after work.
Chef Ray Garcia’s new casual downtown taqueria is upping the game with their new happy hour, taking place Monday-Friday from 5 -7 p.m. Get a seasonal Oaxacan Bramble and margaritas for $6 or a pitcher of margarita for $24. Those wanting something straightforward can opt for $5 tequila and mezcal shots, chasing it down with $2 tecate. All those drinks getting you hungry? B.S. Taqueria is serving tostada with picadillo and chicken tacos for a mere $2.
Cecconi’s 4 to 7 menu features a menu of food and drinks priced at $4, $7, and $9. Among the popular items are the $9 truffle burger and the $4 baked gnocchi romana. Pair the $7 tuna and avocado lettuce wrap with the $7 rose wine. Catch happy hour on Tuesday-Saturday from 4-7 p.m. (of course). As a bonus, valet parking is free before 6 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, almost 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 grilled scallops or lamb pasta for 50% off? Naturally, drinks are also half off, which allows you to try their seasonal craft cocktails for just $7.
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. The happy hour menu is priced at $7 per item. You can’t even valet park in West Hollywood for that price. Get a Purista made with tequila, agave, lime, orange bitters and flor de sol, seasonal Sangria, wines and beers. There are also a good selection of food for $7 from crispy potato “chorizo” taco, sweet potato flauta, and barbecue jackfruit tacos. The happy hour occurs on Monday-Friday from 3-6 p.m.
Everson Royce Bar
Not only is Everson Royce Bar one of the best spots to drink in downtown L.A.’s Arts District, but they also offer a nice happy hour menu on Tuesday-Friday from 5-7 p.m. There are $8 wines and cocktails such as Sonar So Good (bourbon, Bruto Americano, Punt e Mes, and Branca Menta) and $20 pitchers of beer. For food, the bar is offering burger and fries for just $10.
A good happy hour in Beverly Hills is hard to come by, so thankfully we have Nerano. Nerano’s Aperitivo Hour is on Monday-Friday from 4:30-7 p.m. at the bar. Choose from half a dozen selection of $8 cocktails like martini and palomino, wines and specially priced food offerings. There are $9 margherita pizza and $10 meatball sliders to soak up all the drinks.
Copa d’Oro is 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.
This subterranean lounge and karaoke bar in Koreatown has some great offers for happy hour, including $5 beers, $7 house wines, and $5 off specialty cocktails created by bartender Devon Espinosa. Chef Nick Erven helped launch some inspired bar snacks on the happy hour menu including his fried ramen egg topped with uni for $8. Don’t miss the fried chicken and kimchi waffle sliders for $5.
Mar Vista’s Accomplice offers happy hour 5-7 p.m. on Monday through Friday with deals including $4 draft beers, $7 Gimlets and Old Fashioneds, and 50% off wine. Snack on $3 egg rolls and General Tso’s cauliflower for $5. In addition to the regular happy hour deals, there are also specials on the drink and food of the day such as the $8 margarita with $3 taco of the day for Taco Tuesday.