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The 23 Hottest Happy Hours in Los Angeles, Spring 2017

The best happy hour deals around

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| Wonho Frank Lee

Spring has officially sprung, which means there's no better time to sneak out a little early for a stop at one great happy hour or another in Los Angeles. All over the city, bars and restaurants are offering steeply discounted options for full-on dining, grazing with friends, or just grabbing a beer solo on the way home.

Luckily there's no shortage of great alternatives for happy hour dining and drinking right in your very own neighborhood, from glamorous Koreatown newcomers to laid back Santa Monica wine bars. Here now are the best places to slip in for an early evening (or all night long) happy hour bite.

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Terra Cotta

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This Koreatown stunner is quite the place to grab a pre-Wiltern libation, with half off beer, $8 cocktails, and $8 wine to wash down $1 oysters dressed with Korean pear mignonette and kimchi cocktail sauce. The special is available weekdays from 5 to 7 p.m.

Laurel Point Restaurant

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Studio City’s seafood haven Laurel Point shucks $1.50 oysters and serves a discounted menu of snacks like crab deviled eggs and cast iron mussels on Monday through Fridays from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Bonus points for the chic, nautically-inspired space by Kelly Architects which is an especially lovely place to sip glasses of $8 rose.

Odys and Penelope

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Find great prices on signature dishes on Odys + Penelope’s happy hour menu, including $4 za’atar onion rings, $7 brussels sprout fried rice, and a new $10 burger on a Hawaiian-style bun. The menu is available weekdays from 6 to 7 p.m. and on Sundays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., with a $7 glass of chardonnay and $8 sustainable grenache to wash it all down.

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Maple Block Meat Company

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The restaurant that has been lauded as having the best brisket in California recently launched a Monday through Friday happy hour menu available from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Catch off-menu specials like a grilled cheese with that famous brisket for only $6, brisket nachos of $7, and pints of Shiner for $3.

Esters Wine Shop & Bar

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Cassia’s sister restaurant now offers happy hour Monday through Saturdays from 4 to 6 p.m. with $9 wine, $8 house cocktails, $15 half dozen oysters, and $12 cheese plates.

Bacari GDL

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Happy hour is especially needed after a long day of shopping. Thankfully Bacari GDL in The Americana at Brand now hawks a 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. menu that features $7 wines, $8 cocktails, and $8 small plates. An even better deal for those feeling especially thirsty, the restaurant offers a 90-minute open bar for $25 with select beer, wine, and sangria.

The Hudson

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Longtime West Hollywood staple The Hudson has debuted a new “Huddy Hour” menu, with $4 cocktails (liquor and one mixer only), $6 specialty cocktails, and a smattering of $7 small places, offered daily from 4 to 7 p.m.

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Bouchon

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Now available only at Bouchon Bistro's second floor bar, one of Beverly Hills' best happy hour deals includes $2 oysters, petit Bouchon hot dogs, truffle fries, and $9 cocktails. The 4 to 7 p.m. special also comes with excellent people watching.

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Brack Shop Tavern

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Brack Shop Tavern is a cool newcomer into Downtown’s casual bar scene, offering TVs for early evening sports watching and a Monday - Saturday 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. happy hour that offers $5 food, $5 palomas, and $6 shot-and-a-beer combos.

Broken Spanish

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Run, don’t walk to Broken Spanish’s hora especial where you can get selected cocktails for $8. Think drinks like the Super Barrio Smash Bros with bourbon, lemon, mint, and Aztec mole syrup that can be soaked up with $8 rabbit albondigas. Offered at the bar and corral only.

Cecconi's

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Upscale West Hollywood space Cecconi’s has one of the best Tuesday through Saturday happy hours around, anchored by an a lounge burger that comes laced with fontina, pancetta and black truffle oil for $7. Add draft prosecco and a range of $4 - $7 drinks for maximum effect.

Citizen

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Beverly Hills isn’t known for being the cheapest place to dine, but Citizen is flipping that on its head with a long 2:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. happy hour (Tuesday through Friday, until 10 p.m. on Mondays) that offers a ton of $7 food and drink options.

DeSano Pizza Bakery

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It’s hard to argue with the party that DeSano puts forward, rocking a killer weekday-only $50 happy hour deal that includes two large pizzas and a bottle of wine, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

FIG Santa Monica

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FIG at Five is now seven days a week. The restaurant's long-running one hour reduced fare bonanza is overseen by chef Yousef Ghalaini, and spans just 5 to 6 p.m. daily. Expect big crowds and even bigger flavors.

Franklin & Co Tavern

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Franklin Village mainstay Franklin & Co. is a strong contender for best happy hour in the area, with a slew of sub-$6 eats, $5 well drinks, and more from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Gracias Madre

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From 3 to 6 p.m. on weekdays, Gracias Madre has discounted drinks like their popular mezcal mule, to go along with a selection of simple bites. Better still, everything on the menu is a cool $6.

Hinoki & The Bird

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Century City’s Hinoki & The Bird is mixing it up with its new early bird special. Available Tuesday through Fridays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., get the restaurant’s okonomiyaki burger with hot pepper relish and sharp cheddar on a honey potato bun with tonkatsu sauce with a choice of draft beer, house wine, or Miyagi mule for $20.

L&E Oyster Bar

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Local favorite L&E does upstairs happy hour only from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays only, with $4 beers and $10 plates of beet-cured salmon.

Nick & Stef's Steakhouse

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Downtown’s Nick & Stef’s is offering a new five-hour happy hour special that stretches from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m on weekdays. Think draft beers, wine, and small plates like crab cake sliders for six bucks.

Plan Check

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The Downtown branch of Plan Check goes hard from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. weeknights, with $5 wines, $6 old fashioneds and monster dishes like their new $5 chorizo chili sloppy joes and 1/4 slab of Korean-style barbecue ribs for only eight bucks.

Redbird

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Downtown’s Redbird has a happy hour that is a nice middle option between their growing lunch service and expansive dinners. Running Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the bar and lounge only, the menu is full of sub-$10 options like smoked ribs and fried oysters; selected cocktails are $7 apiece.

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The Cannibal

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Culver City’s The Cannibal is taking happy hour to the next level by offering complimentary self-serve charcuterie at the bar from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. daily. The communal spread can include items like salumi, pâté, bread and butter, housemade cacio e pepe chips, pork rinds, and crudité that can be enjoyed alongside $5 old fashioneds on draft, $3 craft canned beers, and $20 bottles of rosé.

The Corner Door

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The Culver City neighborhood spot has one of the best single happy hour bar items ever: the anti-mixology: a Miller High Life and a shot of whiskey for $8. But then you could also get a great martini or moscow mule if you choose. Then nosh $7 avocado toast, or get the $18 steak frites. Throw in the superb cocktails by barman Beau du Bois and you have the making of a fine evening.

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Terra Cotta

This Koreatown stunner is quite the place to grab a pre-Wiltern libation, with half off beer, $8 cocktails, and $8 wine to wash down $1 oysters dressed with Korean pear mignonette and kimchi cocktail sauce. The special is available weekdays from 5 to 7 p.m.

Laurel Point Restaurant

Studio City’s seafood haven Laurel Point shucks $1.50 oysters and serves a discounted menu of snacks like crab deviled eggs and cast iron mussels on Monday through Fridays from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Bonus points for the chic, nautically-inspired space by Kelly Architects which is an especially lovely place to sip glasses of $8 rose.

Odys and Penelope

Elizabeth Daniels

Find great prices on signature dishes on Odys + Penelope’s happy hour menu, including $4 za’atar onion rings, $7 brussels sprout fried rice, and a new $10 burger on a Hawaiian-style bun. The menu is available weekdays from 6 to 7 p.m. and on Sundays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., with a $7 glass of chardonnay and $8 sustainable grenache to wash it all down.

Elizabeth Daniels

Maple Block Meat Company

The restaurant that has been lauded as having the best brisket in California recently launched a Monday through Friday happy hour menu available from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Catch off-menu specials like a grilled cheese with that famous brisket for only $6, brisket nachos of $7, and pints of Shiner for $3.

Esters Wine Shop & Bar

Cassia’s sister restaurant now offers happy hour Monday through Saturdays from 4 to 6 p.m. with $9 wine, $8 house cocktails, $15 half dozen oysters, and $12 cheese plates.

Bacari GDL

Happy hour is especially needed after a long day of shopping. Thankfully Bacari GDL in The Americana at Brand now hawks a 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. menu that features $7 wines, $8 cocktails, and $8 small plates. An even better deal for those feeling especially thirsty, the restaurant offers a 90-minute open bar for $25 with select beer, wine, and sangria.

The Hudson