10 OF LA’S HAUTEST HAPPY HOURS

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Your mind says “yes, I must have that” but your wallet says “well too bad, you can’t”. It’s just not fair, is it. Being a girl in my twenties trying to build a career while still wanting to dine at all of LA’s best restaurants, I can sympathize. Regardless of the amount on your paycheck though there’s a little part in all of us, especially us ladies, who just want to dress up all fancy like, drink some craft cocktails, and eat things garnished with edible flowers – and not have to pay an arm and a leg for all of it. Thus, Happy Hour was born a gift from the ‘good time’ gods for all of those just tryin’ to “ball on a budget”. There are ‘happy hours’ and then there are HAPPY hours; if you’d say you’re more into the latter option here are 10 of LA’s “hautest” spots to enjoy a taste of the good life without stressing over check.

 

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Pistola

 L’apertivo Italiano | New

Hours: Monday – Friday 6 – 7 pm at the bar (and a really good bar it is at that)

The Deal: $8 craft cocktails (Old Fashioned, Negroni, Martini, etc.) // $8 glasses of wine // $7 well cocktails // $25 wine + pasta deals (pick 1 house wine and 1 pasta dish) // $25 wine + pizza deal (1 glass of wine of the day + 1 hand crafted pizza of the day) // $8 small plates (meatballs, fries, crostini, etc.)

8022 W 3rd St Los Angeles, CA 90048

 

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Dominick’s

5 O’Clock Meeting | Classic

Hours: 5 – 7 pm daily at the bar (that includes the little bar on the patio as well)

The Deal: $4 mini cocktails (Martini, Manhattan, etc.) // $6-$8 craft cocktails // $4 Peroni // $6 wines by the glass // $1.50 meatballs and oysters on the 1/2 shell // $3 seasonal bruschetta // $4 rice balls (my favorite) // $8-$18 dishes

8715 Beverly Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90048

 

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Spaghettini & The Dave Koz Lounge

Happy Hour | Classic

Hours: Monday – Friday 5:30 – 8:30 pm / Tuesday 5:30 – close at the bar

The Deal: $8 craft cocktails (Daiquiri, Old fashioned, Mule, Martinis) // $7 wines by the glass // $5 beer // $1 oysters on the 1/2 shell // $10 charcuterie board // $10 cheese board // $7 – $10 dishes (mac & cheese, pastas, grilled octopus, burrata)

184 N Canon Dr Beverly Hills, CA 90210

 

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Red O Santa Monica

Happy Hour | New

Hours: 4 – 6:30 pm daily

The Deal: $7 craft cocktails (Margarita, etc.) // $7 wines by the glass // $5 beer // $7 well drinks // $5 – $7 plates (guacamole, tacos, tamales**, queso fundido, ceviche, etc.)

1541 Ocean Ave Santa Monica, CA 90401

 

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[photo: Michelle Park Photography]

Redbird

Happy Hour | Chic

Hours: 5 – 6 pm daily at the bar and in the lounge

The Deal: $7 craft cocktails (5 options, all gorgeous, all delicious) // $9 dishes (shishito peppers, fried oysters, pork posole, chicken pot pie, smoked ribs)

114 E 2nd St Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

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The Bellwether

Happy Hour  | New

Hours: All night on Mondays, 5 – 7 pm Tuesday – Friday

The Deal: $9 on tap cocktails // $9 wines by the glass // $5 beers // $5 – $9 small plates

13251 Ventura Blvd., Suite A, Studio City, CA 91604. (818) 285-8184.

 

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[photo via Little Door]

Little Door Santa Monica

Little Hour | Classic

Hours: 5:30 – 7 pm daily at the bar

The Deal: $9 craft cocktails (Gold Rush, Manhattan, Margarita, etc.) // $8 wines by the glass // $10 bar bites (duck confit croutons, tuna tartare, hummus, falafel, etc.)

*Little Next Door has a great Happy Hour too!*

246 26th St Santa Monica, CA 90402

 

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Gracias Madre

$5 Happy Hour | Chic

Hours: Monday – Friday 3 – 6 pm

The Deal: $5 plates // $5 cocktails/beer/wine – simple, chic, and straight to the point!

8905 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069, 323-978-2170

 

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Viviane

Happy Hour | Chic

Hours: Daily 3 – 7 pm

The Deal: $7 – $8 wines by the glass // $8 – $23 plates (fries, cheese plate, charcuterie plate, flatbread, salad, hummus, marinated olives, etc.)

9400 West Olympic Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90212

 

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Bar Bouchon

Happy Hour | Classic 

Hours: Monday – Friday 4 – 7 pm

The Deal: $9 craft cocktails // $4 beer // $5 wines by the glass // $8 sparkling wine // $2 oysters // $4 – $7 small plates (deviled eggs, truffle popcorn, crostini, hot dog, etc.)

235 N Canon Dr Beverly Hills, CA 90210

 

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