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The 20 Hottest Happy Hours in Los Angeles, Fall 2021

Cheers to crowd-pleasing happy hour specials in LA

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Tropical cocktail at Bull and Butterfly in Playa Vista.
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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 20 hot happy hours around Los Angeles.

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1. Solita Tacos & Margaritas

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24201 Valencia Blvd STE. 3470
Valencia, CA 91355
(661) 291-1399
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The laid-back Solita in Valencia (with another location in Huntington Beach) offers a weekday happy hour that includes spectacular deals like two tacos and a house margarita for $12.

2. 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, with $9 wines and snacks.

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

3. Beach and Brew Venice

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405 Washington Blvd
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 881-9172
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Jason Fullilove is at the helm of Beach & Brew in Venice. Stop by for 20 percent off dishes like a burger, aguachile, oysters, and beyond.

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Beach and Brew Venice.
Beach and Brew

4. Bull and Butterfly

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12746 W Jefferson Blvd
Playa Vista, CA 90094
(213) 267-2900
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Playa Vista’s newer Bull & Butterfly does happy hour Wednesday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the bar, with burgers, drinks, and more on offer.

A side view of a new restaurant with a view into an open kitchen.
Bar at Bull and Butterfly.
Wonho Frank Lee

5. Zinc at Shade Lounge

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1221 N Valley Dr
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 546-4995
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Every Monday through Thursday, the restaurant and lounge Zinc inside of the Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach does $10 food bites like spicy tuna on crispy rice, plus $8 well cocktails.

6. 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 nam prik wings, spritzes, and more for less.

Piccalilli restaurant in Culver City
Piccalilli Culver City.
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7. 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 $8 nachos and $6 draft beers are the norm.

Gracias Madre, West Hollywood
Gracias Madre, West Hollywood
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8. 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

9. 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 and Friday DJ sets to complement the mood.

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

10. Yakumi Sushi

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3919 W Riverside Dr
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 748-3040
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Burbank sushi option Yakumi’s new weekday happy hour is for dine-in customers only, and comes with $5 sake and cocktails and 20 percent off all sushi rolls.

An evening patio setup at a restaurant with dark wooden tables.
Yakumi Sushi in Burbank.
Wonho Frank Lee

11. 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 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Madre, with room for $9 cocktails, snacks, and more.

Colada cocktail from Madre
Colada cocktail from Madre
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12. Nossa Restaurant

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1966 Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 644-1798
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Newer Brazilian stop Nossa takes $2 off glasses of wine and sangria for happy hour, and offers snacks like pão de queijo, arancini, and more.

13. 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 bitesl ike 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.
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14. The Greyhound Bar & Grill

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933 S Brand Blvd
Glendale, CA 91204
(747) 240-6825
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The Glendale location of the Greyhound runs a daily happy hour with options for less-expensive wings, well drinks, and wines.

Inside The Greyhound Glendale with a bar, barstool, and covered windows with blinds and hanging lights.
The Greyhound in Glendale.
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15. 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.

16. 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 and beef tartare for $10, plus $10 cocktails and wines.

Bar at Redbird in Downtown LA with patrons sitting at stools.
Bar at Redbird.
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17. The Grant

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3515 Eagle Rock Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90065

New Glassell Park bar the Grant offers happy hour daily for its wide array of drinks. The deals are available from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Leather bar seats and lots of bottles at a tall new bar with high ceilings.
The Grant bar
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18. 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.
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19. The Fable

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1630 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041
(323) 508-5058
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Eagle Rock bar the Fable made it through the pandemic selling drinks to go, and now fans can hang out inside and get $2 off their cans and drafts of beer, cider, seltzer, and kombucha.

20. Otoño

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5715 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90042
(323) 474-6624
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It’s all about the Spanish flavors at Otoño, where bar and patio-only happy hour means lots of conserves and drinks.

Otono Otoño Los AngelesBar at Otoño in Highland Park.
Bar at Otoño in Highland Park.
Wonho Frank Lee

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1. Solita Tacos & Margaritas

24201 Valencia Blvd STE. 3470, Valencia, CA 91355

The laid-back Solita in Valencia (with another location in Huntington Beach) offers a weekday happy hour that includes spectacular deals like two tacos and a house margarita for $12.

24201 Valencia Blvd STE. 3470
Valencia, CA 91355

2. 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, with $9 wines and snacks.

970 Monument St
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

3. Beach and Brew Venice

405 Washington Blvd, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Patrons sit next to windows at bar in Venice.
Beach and Brew Venice.
Beach and Brew

Jason Fullilove is at the helm of Beach & Brew in Venice. Stop by for 20 percent off dishes like a burger, aguachile, oysters, and beyond.

405 Washington Blvd
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

4. Bull and Butterfly

12746 W Jefferson Blvd, Playa Vista, CA 90094
A side view of a new restaurant with a view into an open kitchen.
Bar at Bull and Butterfly.
Wonho Frank Lee

Playa Vista’s newer Bull & Butterfly does happy hour Wednesday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the bar, with burgers, drinks, and more on offer.

12746 W Jefferson Blvd
Playa Vista, CA 90094

5. Zinc at Shade Lounge

1221 N Valley Dr, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Every Monday through Thursday, the restaurant and lounge Zinc inside of the Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach does $10 food bites like spicy tuna on crispy rice, plus $8 well cocktails.

1221 N Valley Dr
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

6. Piccalilli

3850 Main St, Culver City, CA 90232
Piccalilli restaurant in Culver City
Piccalilli Culver City.
Bread & Butter PR

Two hours of happiness at Culver City’s Piccalilli leaves plenty of room to enjoy nam prik wings, spritzes, and more for less.

3850 Main St
Culver City, CA 90232

7. Gracias Madre West Hollywood

8905 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Gracias Madre, West Hollywood
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 $8 nachos and $6 draft beers are the norm.

8905 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069

8. 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

9. 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 and Friday DJ sets to complement the mood.

129 N Market St
Inglewood, CA 90301

10. Yakumi Sushi

3919 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505
An evening patio setup at a restaurant with dark wooden tables.
Yakumi Sushi in Burbank.
Wonho Frank Lee

Burbank sushi option Yakumi’s new weekday happy hour is for dine-in customers only, and comes with $5 sake and cocktails and 20 percent off all sushi rolls.

3919 W Riverside Dr
Burbank, CA 91505

11. 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 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Madre, with room for $9 cocktails, snacks, and more.

1261 Cabrillo Ave #100
Torrance, CA 90501

12. Nossa Restaurant

1966 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Newer Brazilian stop Nossa takes $2 off glasses of wine and sangria for happy hour, and offers snacks like pão de queijo, arancini, and more.

1966 Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

13. 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 bitesl ike 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

14. The Greyhound Bar & Grill

933 S Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91204
Inside The Greyhound Glendale with a bar, barstool, and covered windows with blinds and hanging lights.
The Greyhound in Glendale.
Wonho Frank Lee

The Glendale location of the Greyhound runs a daily happy hour with options for less-expensive wings, well drinks, and wines.

933 S Brand Blvd
Glendale, CA 91204

15. 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

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16. 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 and beef tartare for $10, plus $10 cocktails and wines.

114 E 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

17. The Grant

3515 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90065
Leather bar seats and lots of bottles at a tall new bar with high ceilings.
The Grant bar
Jakob Layman

New Glassell Park bar the Grant offers happy hour daily for its wide array of drinks. The deals are available from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

3515 Eagle Rock Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90065

18. 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

19. The Fable

1630 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041

Eagle Rock bar the Fable made it through the pandemic selling drinks to go, and now fans can hang out inside and get $2 off their cans and drafts of beer, cider, seltzer, and kombucha.

1630 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041

20. Otoño

5715 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Otono Otoño Los AngelesBar at Otoño in Highland Park.
Bar at Otoño in Highland Park.
Wonho Frank Lee

It’s all about the Spanish flavors at Otoño, where bar and patio-only happy hour means lots of conserves and drinks.

5715 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90042

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