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Lavender almonds, kippered sable terrine, olives, and other dishes from Birdie G’s new happy hour menu
Happy hour dishes at Birdie G’s.
Meghan Reardon

The 19 Hottest Happy Hours in Los Angeles

Cheers to crowd-pleasing happy hour specials in LA

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Happy hour dishes at Birdie G’s.
| Meghan Reardon

With in-person work returning across Los Angeles, 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 19 hot happy hours around Los Angeles.

Added: Birdie G’s, Caravan Swim Club, Little Fatty, Moto Ramen, Pizzana WeHo, Rossoblu

Removed: Enoteca 5, Esters Wine Bar, Socalo, Gracias Madre, Theia, Cafe Fig, Redbird, Guerrilla Tacos

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Belles Beach House

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This breezy Venice spot has a happy hour from Monday to Thursday, 4 p.m. 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

Birdie G's

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The daily “Early Birdie’s” happy hour from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Bird’s Nest bar at chef Jeremy Fox’s eclectic Santa Monica restaurant offers a variety of $5 to $15 snacks such as a kippered sable terrine with crispy potato waffles. There’s also a Kishka burger made with a blood sausage patty and persimmon “comeback sauce.” On the drinks side, there’s a chamomile lavender lemonade mocktail for $4, seasonal $12 cocktails, and $6 craft beer.

Hermanito

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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 are $10 cocktails, plus tacos, nachos, wings, and guacamole for $10.

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

Little Fatty

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Every day from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the always-bustling Taiwanese spot in Mar Vista, you can score $4 beers, $8 wines by the glass, $8 classic cocktails like a paloma or old fashioned, and a $9 Japanese highball. Snack on (or make a meal of) $4 egg rolls and $5 fried dumplings and fried chicken bao.

Caravan Swim Club

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The breezy poolside restaurant at Hotel June offers a weeknight “Golden Hour” from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Food specials include Baja-inspired bites such as $2.50 oysters with michelada mignonette, while drink deals include $9 margaritas and $6 Calidad beer.

Moto Ramen

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If you’re in the mood to noodle around on the earlier side, head to Culver City’s Moto Ramen. From 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, get discounted snacks such as gyoza, sashimi, and karaage, as well as 20 percent off all bottles of wine and sake. And yes, there’s also ramen.

Piccalilli

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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 to $6 beers and $6 to $9 wines.

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

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

Pizzana West Hollywood

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The WeHo location of Pizzana has launched a new happy hour where you can choose any one of Daniele Uditi’s signature pies (like the already iconic cacio e pepe, neo margarita, or squash blossom pizzas) plus two cocktails or wines by the glass for $35. Cocktails include fresh takes on Italian classics like the spritz al limone, with limoncello, orange curacao, lemon, orange bitters, prosecco, and mint. The happy hour runs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

A whole pizza from Pizzana, with burrata and squash blossoms.
Burrata and squash blossom pizza.
Wonho Frank Lee

Short Stories Restaurant

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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 p.m. 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

The Wood Urban Kitchen

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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 zucchini, 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

Madre Oaxacan Restaurant and Mezcaleria

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Happy hour runs from 3 p.m. 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

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

Rossoblu

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Steve Samson’s open, airy Italian stunner in the Fashion District offers a pizza happy hour daily from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Order a margherita or cheese pizza and beverage (beer, wine, margarita, martini, or spritz) for $25 per person. 

Little Llama Peruvian Tacos

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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 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Happy hour also has draft beer and draft wine specials.

Smoke City Char Bar

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With a regular happy hour from 4 p.m. 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

The Greyhound Bar & Grill

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Highland Park’s enduring sports bar that happens to have excellent food has a daily happy hour from 3 p.m. 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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This bustling Colombian and pan-South American-inspired Long Beach restaurant has a happy hour situation from Wednesday to Sunday, 4 p.m. 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

De Buena Planta

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

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Belles Beach House

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 p.m. 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

Birdie G's

The daily “Early Birdie’s” happy hour from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Bird’s Nest bar at chef Jeremy Fox’s eclectic Santa Monica restaurant offers a variety of $5 to $15 snacks such as a kippered sable terrine with crispy potato waffles. There’s also a Kishka burger made with a blood sausage patty and persimmon “comeback sauce.” On the drinks side, there’s a chamomile lavender lemonade mocktail for $4, seasonal $12 cocktails, and $6 craft beer.

Hermanito

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 are $10 cocktails, plus tacos, nachos, wings, and guacamole for $10.

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

Little Fatty

Every day from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the always-bustling Taiwanese spot in Mar Vista, you can score $4 beers, $8 wines by the glass, $8 classic cocktails like a paloma or old fashioned, and a $9 Japanese highball. Snack on (or make a meal of) $4 egg rolls and $5 fried dumplings and fried chicken bao.

Caravan Swim Club

The breezy poolside restaurant at Hotel June offers a weeknight “Golden Hour” from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Food specials include Baja-inspired bites such as $2.50 oysters with michelada mignonette, while drink deals include $9 margaritas and $6 Calidad beer.

Moto Ramen

If you’re in the mood to noodle around on the earlier side, head to Culver City’s Moto Ramen. From 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, get discounted snacks such as gyoza, sashimi, and karaage, as well as 20 percent off all bottles of wine and sake. And yes, there’s also ramen.

Piccalilli

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 smashed cucumber salad, popcorn chicken, crispy chicken skin, spritzes, and more for less beginning at 4 p.m. There’s also $4 to $6 beers and $6 to $9 wines.

Piccalilli restaurant in Culver City
Piccalilli Culver City.
Bread & Butter PR

Banditos Tacos & Tequilas

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

Pizzana West Hollywood

A whole pizza from Pizzana, with burrata and squash blossoms.
Burrata and squash blossom pizza.
Wonho Frank Lee

The WeHo location of Pizzana has launched a new happy hour where you can choose any one of Daniele Uditi’s signature pies (like the already iconic cacio e pepe, neo margarita, or squash blossom pizzas) plus two cocktails or wines by the glass for $35. Cocktails include fresh takes on Italian classics like the spritz al limone, with limoncello, orange curacao, lemon, orange bitters, prosecco, and mint. The happy hour runs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

A whole pizza from Pizzana, with burrata and squash blossoms.
Burrata and squash blossom pizza.
Wonho Frank Lee

Short Stories Restaurant

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 p.m. 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

The Wood Urban Kitchen

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 zucchini, 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

Madre Oaxacan Restaurant and Mezcaleria

Colada cocktail from Madre
Colada cocktail from Madre
Jakob Layman

Happy hour runs from 3 p.m. 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

Loam

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 p.m. to 6 p.m. with $1.50 oysters, $10 burgers, and $10 specialty cocktails. Given the scene and the location, the pre-sunset moniker 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.
Loam

Rossoblu

Steve Samson’s open, airy Italian stunner in the Fashion District offers a pizza happy hour daily from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Order a margherita or cheese pizza and beverage (beer, wine, margarita, martini, or spritz) for $25 per person. 

Little Llama Peruvian Tacos

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 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Happy hour also has draft beer and draft wine specials.

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Smoke City Char Bar

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 p.m. 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

The Greyhound Bar & Grill

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 p.m. 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.