Your Guide to Happy Hour In Los Angeles

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Punch Bowl for happy hour at the Church Key.

Whether you’re looking for a place to start your night or cap it off, check out some of our favorite happy hours in Los Angeles. Want to know the coolest happenings going down in Los Angeles? This is It!

Edited by Christina Xenos

Who says happy hour can’t be indulgent? At the caviar house’s weeknight soiree, you can indulge in small bites ($8- $24) like mini lobster rolls with sea urchin and caviar; caviar burger slider with pressed caviar, caviar aioli and a fried egg; jicama smoked trout tacos with tequila-infused trout roe, cucumber ginger salsa and grapefruit and more, including drink specials ($6-$8) like the caviar martini (Akvinta Organic Vodka, dry vermouth, caviar-stuffed olive, cocktail onion and Petrossian’s signature caviar cube). Mon.-Fri., 4-7 p.m. 321 North Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.271.6300.

The Bazaar
Ease into the evening with an afternoon tapas and cocktail menu debuting on May 5. The “Tapas on the Terrace” menu is served on the restaurant’s patio and offers up $8 selections like sweet potato chips, steam buns with uni and avocado, and more including wines by the glass for $8 and “endless” sangria for $12/pp. Top it off with a selection of premium cigars and preferred valet parking. Sun.-Thurs., 5-7 p.m. 310.246.5555.

Faith & Flower
During Social Hour at one of downtown’s newest dining destinations, you can nosh on $5 deviled jidori kimchi eggs; $6 duck liver mousse tarts; $14 Margherita pizzas; $1 oysters and additional daily specials, in addition to $8 specialty cocktails. 705 W. 9th St., downtown.

The Church Key
For those wanting an early start to their weekday evenings, the dining spot in the Sunset Towers now offers a set happy hour menu. Highlights include punch bowls for two or four ($14/$25), classic “Rat Pack” cocktails ($8), “Bar 101″ cocktails like raspberry mojitos and blood orange margaritas ($6) and single serving bites ($2-$5) that range from “Thai Chili” glazed wings, to hoisin glazed smoked pork ribs, to fried green tomato sliders, and the ever addictive “salt and vinegar” popcorn with brown butter chives—even a brioche donut with chocolate glaze and a hazelnut toffee crunch. Mon-Fri. 5:30-7 p.m. Sunset Towers, 8730 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 424.249.3700.

The happiest hours at Cecconi’s in West Hollywood are Tues.-Sat. from 4-7 p.m. when you can indulge in their $4 to $7 menu of specials that includes everything from their fontina and black truffle burger, meatballs with tomato sauce and basil and more, in addition to specials on draft Peroni, cocktails and wine. 8764 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 310.432.2000.

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Deviled jidori kimchi eggs on the happy hour menu at Faith & Flower in downtown Los Angeles.

Nest at WP24
Whether you’re hitting downtown LA for a night on the town, game at Staples Center or concert, the best way to cap off your night is 24 floors above downtown at WP24. Their Night Owl menu (Fri.-Sat. 10 p.m.-close) offers specials on cocktails and modern Asian-inspired eats all accompanied by 180-degree views. 900 W Olympic Blvd., downtown.

Bar Bouchon
The alfresco patio at Bar Bouchon is the perfect place to kick off your evening and even more so with their The weekday happy hour from 4-7 p.m. Nosh on light bites, oysters on the half shell, truffled popcorn and select specials on wine, cocktails and craft beer. 235 N Cañon Dr, Beverly Hills.

Hit the bar at Scarpetta where you can lounge on their $8 until 8 p.m. (Mon.-Thurs.) happy hour that offers $4 beer, $8 cocktails and an array of menu specials like duo of tartare (tuna and yellowtail) topped with Osetra caviar; Tuscan kale toast with smoked shelling beans and a sunny side up hen egg on top; or pancetta-spiced porchetta served with smoked borlotti beans and broccoli rabe pesto. Montage Beverly Hills, 225 N Cañon Dr., Beverly Hills.

Team crafted cocktails with dry aged New York skewers during happy hour at Sidebar adjacent to Wolfgang Pucks CUT inside the Beverly Wilshire hotel. The weekday fete (Mon.-Fri., 5-7 p.m.) offers specials on select cocktails, wine and beer with bites from CUT’s kitchen. 9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills.

The Wallace
Pull up a seat at the community table and indulge in happy hour snacks like roasted artichoke and crab dip, served with root vegetable chips; Merquez sliders with marinated feta and harissa aioli; sweet potato fries; and chicken liver mousse. Also find specials on cocktails like the Disco Nap (vodka, lillet blanc, pomegranate hibiscus and lemon). Mon.-Fri 3:30-6:30; Thurs.-Sat. 9:30-midnight. 3833 Main St., Culver City, 310.202.6400.

Stop by Hollywood’s dining outpost that pays homage to fare of the Northeast and dine on a daily happy hour that offers selections like oysters of the day; pork rind cheat toes; maple onion rings; maple eggs with crispy bacon; chowder with clams, bacon and oyster crackers; and drink specials on draft beer (think $1.50 Molson Canadien bottles), wine and select cocktails (Daily 5-7 p.m.; Fri.-Sat, 10 p.m.-close). For a more substantial meal, you can order up their Demitasse Menu (Sun.-Thurs., 5-7 p.m.), that includes a customizable three-course menu and a drink for $26. 1600 Wilcox Ave., L.A.

Drago Centro
Pull up a seat at the bar to enjoy a menu of Italian specialities like fried squid with sun dried tomato aioli, house charcuterie; mini kobe beef burgers, and more including drink specials on wine, beer and cocktails $4-$13. 525 S. Flower St., downtown.

Make your way back to the twinkling lights on the restaurant’s back patio and pull up a seat to enjoy an array of bar snacks, meatball sliders, potato croquettes, salumi and more, including specially pricked drinks and all. night happy hour on Tuesday. 5-7:30 p.m. 1607 N Cahuenga Blvd., L.A., 323.500.0969.

Gracias Madre
West Hollywood’ new home for plant-based Mexican-inspired fare offers a weekday happy hour pricing on select cocktails, margaritas, wines and beers ($5-$8) Mon.-Fri., from 5-7 p.m. 8905 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 323.978.2170.

At Echo Park’s destination for avant-garde comfort food, you can sip $5 craft beers, wines by the glass and a house cocktails special for $7 from 6-7:30 p.m., Tues.-Sat. 1320 Echo Park Ave., Echo Park, 213.935.8787.

The Must
Work your way through specially priced wine offerings during The Must’s daily happy hour. Pair those up with food specials like smashed tater tots, sliders, roasted tomato and pepper soup, jalapeño hush puppies. Mon.-Fri., 4-7 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 3-7 p.m. 117 Winston St., downtown, 213.628.2000.

Pull up a chair at Roy Choi’s picnic concept to enjoy eats like the Chicano Chicago dog; peel-n-eat shrimp; crispy potato skins; and drinks that range from wine to specialty cocktails like the Rum Buck (dark rum, lime, ginger beer). $5-$7. Mon.-Fri, 5-7 p.m.; Fri.-Sat, 10 p.m.-midnight. 12565 Washington Blvd., Culver City.

Pink Taco
Celebrate Tacos Tuesdays at Pink Taco with $3 tacos, $5 house margaritas and $2 Tecates and PBRs. If you can’t catch it on Tuesdays stop by for daily happy hour specials that include $3 beer; $5 house margaritas, sangria, wine; and $7 nachos, huac and tacos. The taco den’s Sunset Blvd. outpost also offers a late night happy hour from 11 p.m.-midnight (Sun.-Thurs.); midnight-2 a.m. (Fri.-Sat.) with specials on tacos, nachos, guac and more. Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, L.A.; : 8225 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood.

Mud Hen Tavern
Chef Susan Feniger’s casual neighborhood pub offers happy hour fare like tuna ceviche, lamb meatballs, French fries and more like specials on draft beer, cocktails, and select wines. Mon.-Fri, 5-7 p.m.; Sun.-Thurs., 10 p.m.-midnight. 742 N. Highland Ave., L.A.

Casa Ado
Catch an amazing sunset steps from the beach as you nibble on appetizer specials like bruschetta with fresh tomatoes and olive oil, grilled baby calamari served on a bed of lightly spiced green chard, sautéed Tuscan kale, cannelloni beans and burrata cheese topped with a caramelized balsamic reduction ($4-$7), in addition to specials on wine, beer and cocktails ($4-$6). Mon.-Fri. 4-7 p.m. 12 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey.

Open Air Kitchen + Bar
You can always enjoy $4 well drinks, $4 select wine, $4 select beer, and $4 food items, like wings and onion rings during the daily 3-7 p.m. happy hour at Open Air Kitchen + Bar; and now on Wednesdays you can get half off any bottle of wine when you purchase and entree off the menu. 829 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A.

Situated perfectly for an afterwork drink or pre game snack, Soleto offers a weekday happy hour with food specials from $6-$10; and deals on wine, beer and cocktails. Mon.-Fri., 4-7 p.m. 801 S Figueroa St., downtown, 213.622.3255.

Plan Check
Whether you’re on the Westside or farther east, you can enjoy Plan Check’s “Daily Shift Change”, which includes $2 off draft beer, $4 house wine, $5 Old Fashioneds and $6 Pisco Sours. Fairfax 3-7 p.m.; Sawtelle 3-6 p.m. 351 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A.; 1800 Sawtelle Blvd., L.A., 310.288.6500.

The Corner Door
Gorge on food like grilled cheese, steak & fries, fried chicken and more for $3-$8, and sip cocktails, beer and wine for $5-$8, daily from 5-7 p.m. 12477 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, 310.313.5810.

City Tavern Culver City
Nosh on bites like cured salmon, fried chicken bites and oysters from $3-$8 while you sip on drink specials ($6-$8) on everything from wine to sangria to cocktails. Mon.-Sat., 3-6 p.m. 9739 Culver Blvd., Culver City.

Stop by any of the CHAYA locations (Downtown, Beverly Hills, and Venice) fir $1 oysters (Pacific oysters only for $1 and KUSHII Oysters for $3 and SHIGOKU Oysters for $3.50 each) in the evening (bar, lounge & patio) from Mon.-Fri. Chaya Venice and Chaya Brasserie Beverly Hills, 5-7 p.m. and all night at Chaya Downtown.

Duck out of work early to dine on food like Indonesian crispy Brussels sprouts, tuna tartare, chocolate Nutella pot de creme and more, including draft beer and select wines all for $6. 11301 W Olympic Blvd., L.A.

Dog Haus
From $4 will score you specials on well drinks, select tap and canned beers and more during happy hour from 3-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri., a reverse happy hour from 10 p.m.-close Mon.-Thurs., and all day happy hour on Sunday. 93 E. Green St., Pasadena.

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
Hit the bar and patio of any SoCal Lazy Dog location and enjoy food specials like Cajun fries, spicy buffalo chicken nuggets, chicken lettuce cups for $4-$6, and specials on drinks from martinis to craft beer from $3-$6. 3-6 p.m., Mon.-Fri.

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