dineL.A. the popular twice-annual dining event, expands with its inaugural happy hour week that showcases L.A.’s thriving dining scene. Enjoy exclusive dishes and drinks from acclaimed chefs and bartenders at more than 130 restaurants around Los Angeles. Where should you go? While at some destinations happy hour is an everyday affair, at these eight outposts you’ll find it exclusively during dineL.A. Happy Hour Week.
Neal Fraser’s newly opened dining destination in the former rectory of the Vibiana Cathedral downtown celebrates the week with $11 bites like chicken pot pie with chicken thighs, herts, thyme and hen of the woods mushrooms; crispy tempura Florida rock shrimp; and vegan pasole with chicanitas, lime and smoked tofu. Julian Cox mixes up $8 cocktails like the Rickey Ricardo with gin, French vermouth, ricard, maraschino, lime and cherry bitters.
Beverly Hills Hotel
Dine with the stars at the iconic Polo Lounge and chic Bar Nineteen 12 over a $10 happy hour menu that includes specials on bubbly and wine, craft cocktails (think Primavera Margarita with pineapple infused Patron silver tequila, Grand Marnier, raspberries and lemon.
Dine on Chef Kris Morningstar’s decadent happy hour fare at California brasserie, Terrine. The dineL.A. menu includes $9 onion soup poutine, truffled chicken liver toast, chipped beef and gravy; along with cocktail specials like the Rosewater Sour with Rain vodka, lemon, Noilly Prat Aperol and rosewater cordial.
The Silver Lake gastropub goes all out with exclusive Happy Hour Week items like their Five Dollar burger, S.O. Wings, Headcheese Banh Mi and Furikake Shishitos; along with cocktails like The Korean Happy Meal, which is a soju shot with kimchi sangrita and a can of OB lager; along with $2 soju shots.
The destination for organic vegan cuisine and affirmation welcomes all at its Larchmont, Venice and newly opened Arts District locations to nosh on eats like “Flourishing” braised asparagus arancini with gremolata pesto and arugula; “Abundant” white truffle macadamia cheese, red onion and butternut squash pickle, shaved fennel and gluten free sourdough crostini; and drinks like “Sassy” cava and house made strawberry shrub cocktail.
Cozy up over $8 specials on indulgent Italian offerings like braised pork meatballs and garlic toast, crescenza-stuffed fried zucchini flowers and swordfish belly spiedini. Also enjoy Italian wines and cocktails like the Lil Italy, a variation on a Manhattan with Overholt Rye, cynar and carpano.
The Bar & Lounge at Hotel Bel-Air
Head to the exclusive Bel-Air hideaway to go all out with a special menu of happy hour highlights like big eye tuna sliders, brine-smoked-grilled chicken thighs, garlic-chili prawns, tea-smoked “deviled” eggs and HBA house made ice cream bars. Also find drink specials like the Tiffany Twisted with vodka, aperol, elderflower syrup, rhubarb and sparking rose.
The Library at The Redbury
Enjoy a bird’s eye view of Hollywood from The Library’s terrace while you enjoy happy hour specials like $5 lamb schwarmas, $7 Cleo burgers and $8 cocktails like The Garbo with Hennessy VS Cognac, cardamom and orange peel infused syrup, lemon, orange bitters and a splash of prosecco.