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The 21 Hottest Happy Hours in Los Angeles

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With in-person work returning across the city, it’s a good time to catch up again with some of the many happy hour specials throughout the city. Bars and restaurants at all price points and in lots of different neighborhoods are offering special menus for full-on dining, grazing with friends, or just grabbing a beer solo on the way home from the office. Here now are 21 hot happy hours around Los Angeles.

Added: Selva, De Buena Planta, Short Stories, Loam, Smoke City Char Bar, Belles Beach House

Removed: Otoño, Solita, El Granjero Cantina, the Grant. All Day Baby

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1. Enoteca 5

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970 Monument St
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Charming Pacific Palisades wine bar Enoteca 5 does happy hour Tuesday through Thursday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., with $9-10 wines and pizzettes.

Enoteca 5 bar in Pacific Palisades
Bar at Enoteca 5
Wonho Frank Lee

2. Esters Wine Shop & Bar

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1314 7th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 899-6900
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Santa Monica’s handy wine bar Esters, located next to Cassia, has some upscale happy hour picks like charcuterie, cheese, and burrata with crostini, plus $10 glasses of wine, $5 beers, and $10 bartender’s choice cocktail from 4 to 6 p.m. daily. It’s one of the rare weekend happy hours in Santa Monica.

Esters Wine Bar, Santa Monica
Esters Wine Bar, Santa Monica
Wonho Frank Lee

3. Socalo

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1920 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 451-1655
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Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger’s return to Santa Monica also brought a fantastic happy hour back to the Westside, with freshly made $8 cocktails and tasty $5 tacos and more from 3 to 6 p.m., Wednesday to Saturday. Taco Tuesday also runs basically all day with $4 tacos and discounted drinks.

4. Belles Beach House

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24 Windward Ave
Venice, CA 90291
(424) 363-6600
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This breezy Venice spot has a happy hour from Monday to Thursday, 4 to 6 p.m., with favorite dishes like rock shrimp and mochiko chicken nuggets to go along with $10 piña coladas and slushies. A real island vibe but here on the mainland.

Tiki-style bar at Belles Beach House in Venice with wood chairs.
Bar at Belles Beach House in Venice
Wonho Frank Lee

5. De Buena Planta

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1118 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

Silver Lake’s sceney new plant-based Mexican-inspired restaurant has a daily happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. on weekdays selling $12 margaritas, $10 wines, and $5 Boomtown lager beef, plus $12 guacamole, $9 trumpet mushroom ceviche tostada, and $8 mulitas.

An angled look at a leafy restaurant patio at daytime.
Outside De Buena Planta in Silver Lake.
Wonho Frank Lee

6. Hermanito

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2024 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(424) 465-9029
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Sawtelle’s little bungalow has seen so many different restaurants over the years, but Hermanito has endured as a neighborhood favorite serving easy Mexican fare and stellar cocktails. Dubbed “Off Hour Menu,” from 3 to 5 p.m., there’s $10 cocktails, plus tacos, nachos, wings, and guac for $10.

Duck and a cocktail at Hermanito in Sawtelle, Los Angeles
Duck and a cocktail at Hermanito in Sawtelle, Los Angeles
Mona Holmes

7. Piccalilli

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3850 Main St
Culver City, CA 90232
(424) 298-8540
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Two hours of happiness at Culver City’s Piccalilli leaves plenty of room to enjoy smashed cucumber salad, popcorn chicken, crispy chicken skin, spritzes, and more for less beginning at 4 p.m. There’s also $4-6 beers and $6-9 wines.

Piccalilli restaurant in Culver City
Piccalilli Culver City.
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8. Banditos Tacos & Tequilas

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11801 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 452-9030
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A rowdy spot for affordable tacos and strong margaritas, this Valley Mexican restaurant has a daily happy from 4 to 7 p.m. with two for one drinks (well, 25 cents for the second drink). On Taco Tuesdays, there’s $5 margaritas, $3 tequila, and $2 tacos.

9. Gracias Madre West Hollywood

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8905 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 978-2170
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The patio, the vegan food, the tequila… it all times up perfectly for happy hour at Gracias Madre, where options like $9 nachos and $6 draft beers are the norm. A $9 margarita, $8 house wine, and some plant-based tacos are other options. Happy hour runs 3 to 5 p.m. on weekdays only.

Inside Gracias Madre in West Hollywood with colorful blue tiles and the bar.
Gracias Madre, West Hollywood
Elizabeth Daniels

10. Theía

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8048 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 591-0059
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Sceney Greek restaurant Theia has a handy happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday, with $10 cocktails, moderately priced mezze like baba ganoush and spanikopita, as well as $5-6 wines and beer.

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Cocktail at Theia held over dishes.
Theia

11. Short Stories Restaurant

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115 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 937-3930
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This wonderful little find in Fairfax has ample outdoor seating and a very millennial pink bar area with some handy happy hour items from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Drinks like pisco sour or cantaloupe basil margarita go well with olive choclo flatbread, labneh with crispy quinoa, or a media luna taco with tiger prawns.

A marble dark red bar at a new restaurant at daytime.
Inside Short Stories restaurant on Fairfax.
Stefan Marriweather

12. The Wood Urban Kitchen

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129 N Market St
Inglewood, CA 90301
(310) 466-9741
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Inglewood’s hit for barbecue and beats sure knows how to throw a party, with all-day prices like $8 margaritas, $5 domestic beers, $10 top chef cocktails, sliders, brisket fries, and fried zuccini, plus Friday DJ sets to complement the mood.

Brisket from Wood Urban Kitchen and Sports Lounge
Brisket and sides from Wood Urban Kitchen.
Wood BBQ

13. Madre Oaxacan Restaurant and Mezcaleria

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1261 Cabrillo Ave #100
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 974-8005
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Happy hour runs 3 to 6 p.m. at all three Madre locations (including West Hollywood and Palms), with room for $9 cocktails, snacks like tasajo tacos, quesadilla de hongos, and carnitas tacos for around $5, and more.

Colada cocktail from Madre
Colada cocktail from Madre
Jakob Layman

14. Cafe Fig

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939 S Figueroa St UNIT 300
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 600-3006
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Downtown’s busy historic hotel has a great weekday happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. with affordable bites like hummus, cauliflower drizzled with smoky honey sriracha, and tuna tartare tostadas. Cocktails are a step above the average hotel bar, with the Eden mixing gin, chamomile-infused sherry, lime, guava, and cucumber.

Eden cocktail at Cafe Fig in Downtown LA.
Eden cocktail at Cafe Fig in Downtown LA.
Matthew Kang

15. Loam

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927 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 235-9660
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The Ace Hotel’s newish ground floor hotel has a Wednesday to Sunday happy hour they’re calling the Golden Hour from 4 to 6 p.m. with $1.50 oysters, $10 burgers, and $10 specialty cocktails. Given the scene and the location, the pre-sunset moniker certainly makes sense.

Dishes and drinks from Loam in Downtown LA’s Ace Hotel shot overhead.
Dishes and drinks from Loam in Downtown LA’s Ace Hotel.
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16. Little Llama Peruvian Tacos

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222 S Main St #101
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 372-5630
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Peruvian taco spot Little Llama has a diverse happy hour set of chips, salsa, elotes, shrimp ceviche tostada and pork belly tacos from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Happy hour also has draft beer and draft wine specials.

17. Redbird

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114 E 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 788-1191
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Redbird, one of LA’s best restaurants period, offers a strong happy hour with snacks like shishito peppers, caledonian prawns with chipotle mole grits, and beef tartare for $10, plus $10 cocktails and wines.

Bar at Redbird in Downtown LA with patrons sitting at stools.
Bar at Redbird.
Jenn Emerling

18. Smoke City Char Bar

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899 Traction Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 935-8194
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With a regular happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. and a special late night happy hour from Thursday to Saturday beginning at 9 p.m., Arts District’s new barbecue spot has a solid selection of dollar wings, sliders, nachos, and street tacos to go along with discounted drinks.

Two tacos dressed and laid out on metal holders.
Tacos from Smoke City Char Bar in Arts District.
Smoke City Char Bar

19. Guerrilla Tacos

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2000 E 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 375-3300
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Happy hour at Guerrilla Tacos means buy one, get one tacos, $7 quesadilla, $10 cocktails, plus an $11 boilermaker with an oyster. The special runs 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday to Sunday (closed Tuesdays).

Bar at Guerrilla Tacos in Arts District with stool and hanging lights with mural in the back.
Bar at Guerrilla Tacos in Arts District.
Wonho Frank Lee

20. The Greyhound Bar & Grill

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5570 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90042
(323) 900-0300
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Highland Park’s enduring sports bar that happens to have excellent food has a daily happy hour from 3 to 5:30 p.m., plus a late night happy hour from Monday to Thursday at 10 p.m. (until 11 p.m.), with boneless or veggie wings, personal pizza, fries, and $8 well drinks, wine, or $6 draft beer.

The Greyhound in Highland Park
The Greyhound in Highland Park
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21. Selva

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4137 E Anaheim St
Long Beach, CA 90804

This bustling Colombian and pan-South American-inspired Long Beach restaurant has a happy hour situation from Wednesday to Sunday, 4 to 6 p.m., with $5 house wine, $2 off specialty drinks, plus $7 arepas, $12 ceviche, and $9 chicken “wangs.”

A light purple cocktail in a coupe glass.
Cocktail from Selva, Long Beach.
Wonho Frank Lee

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1. Enoteca 5

970 Monument St, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Enoteca 5 bar in Pacific Palisades
Bar at Enoteca 5
Wonho Frank Lee

Charming Pacific Palisades wine bar Enoteca 5 does happy hour Tuesday through Thursday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., with $9-10 wines and pizzettes.

970 Monument St
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

2. Esters Wine Shop & Bar

1314 7th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Esters Wine Bar, Santa Monica
Esters Wine Bar, Santa Monica
Wonho Frank Lee

Santa Monica’s handy wine bar Esters, located next to Cassia, has some upscale happy hour picks like charcuterie, cheese, and burrata with crostini, plus $10 glasses of wine, $5 beers, and $10 bartender’s choice cocktail from 4 to 6 p.m. daily. It’s one of the rare weekend happy hours in Santa Monica.

1314 7th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401

3. Socalo

1920 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger’s return to Santa Monica also brought a fantastic happy hour back to the Westside, with freshly made $8 cocktails and tasty $5 tacos and more from 3 to 6 p.m., Wednesday to Saturday. Taco Tuesday also runs basically all day with $4 tacos and discounted drinks.

1920 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404

4. Belles Beach House

24 Windward Ave, Venice, CA 90291
Tiki-style bar at Belles Beach House in Venice with wood chairs.
Bar at Belles Beach House in Venice
Wonho Frank Lee

This breezy Venice spot has a happy hour from Monday to Thursday, 4 to 6 p.m., with favorite dishes like rock shrimp and mochiko chicken nuggets to go along with $10 piña coladas and slushies. A real island vibe but here on the mainland.

24 Windward Ave
Venice, CA 90291

5. De Buena Planta

1118 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
An angled look at a leafy restaurant patio at daytime.
Outside De Buena Planta in Silver Lake.
Wonho Frank Lee

Silver Lake’s sceney new plant-based Mexican-inspired restaurant has a daily happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. on weekdays selling $12 margaritas, $10 wines, and $5 Boomtown lager beef, plus $12 guacamole, $9 trumpet mushroom ceviche tostada, and $8 mulitas.

1118 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

6. Hermanito

2024 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Duck and a cocktail at Hermanito in Sawtelle, Los Angeles
Duck and a cocktail at Hermanito in Sawtelle, Los Angeles
Mona Holmes

Sawtelle’s little bungalow has seen so many different restaurants over the years, but Hermanito has endured as a neighborhood favorite serving easy Mexican fare and stellar cocktails. Dubbed “Off Hour Menu,” from 3 to 5 p.m., there’s $10 cocktails, plus tacos, nachos, wings, and guac for $10.

2024 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

7. Piccalilli

3850 Main St, Culver City, CA 90232
Piccalilli restaurant in Culver City
Piccalilli Culver City.
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Two hours of happiness at Culver City’s Piccalilli leaves plenty of room to enjoy smashed cucumber salad, popcorn chicken, crispy chicken skin, spritzes, and more for less beginning at 4 p.m. There’s also $4-6 beers and $6-9 wines.

3850 Main St
Culver City, CA 90232

8. Banditos Tacos & Tequilas

11801 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

A rowdy spot for affordable tacos and strong margaritas, this Valley Mexican restaurant has a daily happy from 4 to 7 p.m. with two for one drinks (well, 25 cents for the second drink). On Taco Tuesdays, there’s $5 margaritas, $3 tequila, and $2 tacos.

11801 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604

9. Gracias Madre West Hollywood

8905 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Inside Gracias Madre in West Hollywood with colorful blue tiles and the bar.
Gracias Madre, West Hollywood
Elizabeth Daniels

The patio, the vegan food, the tequila… it all times up perfectly for happy hour at Gracias Madre, where options like $9 nachos and $6 draft beers are the norm. A $9 margarita, $8 house wine, and some plant-based tacos are other options. Happy hour runs 3 to 5 p.m. on weekdays only.

8905 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069

10. Theía

8048 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
A hand holds a clear cocktail above a blue table filled with Greek food.
Cocktail at Theia held over dishes.
Theia

Sceney Greek restaurant Theia has a handy happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday, with $10 cocktails, moderately priced mezze like baba ganoush and spanikopita, as well as $5-6 wines and beer.

8048 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048

11. Short Stories Restaurant

115 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
A marble dark red bar at a new restaurant at daytime.
Inside Short Stories restaurant on Fairfax.
Stefan Marriweather

This wonderful little find in Fairfax has ample outdoor seating and a very millennial pink bar area with some handy happy hour items from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Drinks like pisco sour or cantaloupe basil margarita go well with olive choclo flatbread, labneh with crispy quinoa, or a media luna taco with tiger prawns.

115 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

12. The Wood Urban Kitchen

129 N Market St, Inglewood, CA 90301
Brisket from Wood Urban Kitchen and Sports Lounge
Brisket and sides from Wood Urban Kitchen.
Wood BBQ

Inglewood’s hit for barbecue and beats sure knows how to throw a party, with all-day prices like $8 margaritas, $5 domestic beers, $10 top chef cocktails, sliders, brisket fries, and fried zuccini, plus Friday DJ sets to complement the mood.

129 N Market St
Inglewood, CA 90301

13. Madre Oaxacan Restaurant and Mezcaleria

1261 Cabrillo Ave #100, Torrance, CA 90501
Colada cocktail from Madre
Colada cocktail from Madre
Jakob Layman

Happy hour runs 3 to 6 p.m. at all three Madre locations (including West Hollywood and Palms), with room for $9 cocktails, snacks like tasajo tacos, quesadilla de hongos, and carnitas tacos for around $5, and more.

1261 Cabrillo Ave #100
Torrance, CA 90501

14. Cafe Fig

939 S Figueroa St UNIT 300, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Eden cocktail at Cafe Fig in Downtown LA.
Eden cocktail at Cafe Fig in Downtown LA.
Matthew Kang

Downtown’s busy historic hotel has a great weekday happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. with affordable bites like hummus, cauliflower drizzled with smoky honey sriracha, and tuna tartare tostadas. Cocktails are a step above the average hotel bar, with the Eden mixing gin, chamomile-infused sherry, lime, guava, and cucumber.

939 S Figueroa St UNIT 300
Los Angeles, CA 90015

15. Loam

927 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Dishes and drinks from Loam in Downtown LA’s Ace Hotel shot overhead.
Dishes and drinks from Loam in Downtown LA’s Ace Hotel.
Loam

The Ace Hotel’s newish ground floor hotel has a Wednesday to Sunday happy hour they’re calling the Golden Hour from 4 to 6 p.m. with $1.50 oysters, $10 burgers, and $10 specialty cocktails. Given the scene and the location, the pre-sunset moniker certainly makes sense.

927 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015

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16. Little Llama Peruvian Tacos

222 S Main St #101, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Peruvian taco spot Little Llama has a diverse happy hour set of chips, salsa, elotes, shrimp ceviche tostada and pork belly tacos from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Happy hour also has draft beer and draft wine specials.

222 S Main St #101
Los Angeles, CA 90012

17. Redbird

114 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Bar at Redbird in Downtown LA with patrons sitting at stools.
Bar at Redbird.
Jenn Emerling

Redbird, one of LA’s best restaurants period, offers a strong happy hour with snacks like shishito peppers, caledonian prawns with chipotle mole grits, and beef tartare for $10, plus $10 cocktails and wines.

114 E 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

18. Smoke City Char Bar

899 Traction Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Two tacos dressed and laid out on metal holders.
Tacos from Smoke City Char Bar in Arts District.
Smoke City Char Bar

With a regular happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. and a special late night happy hour from Thursday to Saturday beginning at 9 p.m., Arts District’s new barbecue spot has a solid selection of dollar wings, sliders, nachos, and street tacos to go along with discounted drinks.

899 Traction Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90013

19. Guerrilla Tacos

2000 E 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Bar at Guerrilla Tacos in Arts District with stool and hanging lights with mural in the back.
Bar at Guerrilla Tacos in Arts District.
Wonho Frank Lee

Happy hour at Guerrilla Tacos means buy one, get one tacos, $7 quesadilla, $10 cocktails, plus an $11 boilermaker with an oyster. The special runs 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday to Sunday (closed Tuesdays).

2000 E 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90021

20. The Greyhound Bar & Grill

5570 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042
The Greyhound in Highland Park
The Greyhound in Highland Park
The Greyhound [Official]

Highland Park’s enduring sports bar that happens to have excellent food has a daily happy hour from 3 to 5:30 p.m., plus a late night happy hour from Monday to Thursday at 10 p.m. (until 11 p.m.), with boneless or veggie wings, personal pizza, fries, and $8 well drinks, wine, or $6 draft beer.

5570 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90042

21. Selva

4137 E Anaheim St, Long Beach, CA 90804
A light purple cocktail in a coupe glass.
Cocktail from Selva, Long Beach.
Wonho Frank Lee

This bustling Colombian and pan-South American-inspired Long Beach restaurant has a happy hour situation from Wednesday to Sunday, 4 to 6 p.m., with $5 house wine, $2 off specialty drinks, plus $7 arepas, $12 ceviche, and $9 chicken “wangs.”

4137 E Anaheim St
Long Beach, CA 90804

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