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The 23 Hottest Happy Hours in Los Angeles, June 2017

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As the days grow warmer and longer, 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 standout Valley 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.

Added: Tower 12, The Flats, The Edmon, SOCA, Woodley Proper

Removed: Terra Cotta, DeSano, The Hudson, Redbird, The Corner Door

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Woodley Proper

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16101 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA

The Woodley Proper, a collaboration between cocktail maven Devon Espinosa and Scratch Bar duo Phillip Frankland Lee and Margarita Kallas-Lee, is offering a standout quality-to-price ratio during their weekday happy hour. From 3 to 5 p.m., snag a $5 glass of the barman’s choice Yorkshire, or large format punch display. Think options like the Encino Man with gin, aperol, grapefruit, lemon, and mint.

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2. Tower 12

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53 Pier Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA
(310) 561-6008
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This beachy bungalow hawks steeply discounted weekday happy hour bites that come by way of chef Brendan Collins. Catch half off all shots and beers and $4.50 to $6 glasses of wine that can be absorbed by $5 to $6 small plates that include smoked meatballs and tuna poke from 3 to 6 p.m.

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3. The Edmon

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5168 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 645-5225
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Hollywood’s reimagined Art Deco stunner slings $6 to $9 small plates, $7 cocktails, $5 beer, and $10 glasses of wine Tuesday through Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. There are worse ways to wait out rush hour than with steak sliders and baby hot fried chicken.

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4. The Flats

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(310) 909-7549
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From 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday through Friday, sip $5 beer and $10 specialty cocktails right in the heart of Beverly Hills.

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5. SOCA

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14015 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA
(818) 301-4300
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Glamorous Sherman Oaks newcomer SOCA turns up the Latin and Asian influence in its daily happy hour from 5 to 6 p.m. There are Korean crab dumplings, shimeji mushroom flatbread, and blistered shishito peppers with six different Spanish gin tonics to wash it all down.

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6. Laurel Point Restaurant

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12050 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
(818) 769-6336
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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.

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7. Odys and Penelope

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127 S LA Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 935-2977
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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 drink.

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8. Maple Block Meat Company

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3973 Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
(310) 313-6328
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The restaurant that has been lauded as having the best brisket in California has 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.

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9. Esters Wine Shop & Bar

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1314 7th St
Santa Monica, CA
(310) 899-6900
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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.

10. Bacari GDL

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757 Americana Way
Glendale, CA
(818) 696-1460
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Happy hour is especially needed after a long day of shopping. Thankfully Bacari GDL in The Americana at Brand now sports 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.

11. Bouchon

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235 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA
(310) 271-9910
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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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12. Brack Shop Tavern

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525 W 7th St
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 232-8657
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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 to Saturday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. happy hour that offers $5 food, $5 palomas, and $6 shot-and-a-beer combos.

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13. Broken Spanish

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1050 S. Flower St
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 749-1460
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Broken Spanish’s hora especial literally only lasts one hour, where one can get select 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.

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14. Cecconi's

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8764 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA
(310) 432-2000
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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 $9. Add draft prosecco and a range of $4 to $9 drinks for maximum effect.

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15. Citizen

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184 N. Canon Deive
Beverly Hills, CA
(310) 402-5885
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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 to 7 p.m. happy hour (Tuesday through Friday, until 10 p.m. on Mondays) that offers a ton of $7 food and drink options.

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16. FIG Santa Monica

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101 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA
(310) 576-7777
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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.

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17. Franklin & Co Tavern

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5923 Franklin Ave
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 463-1552
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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 to 6 p.m.

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18. Gracias Madre

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8905 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA
(323) 978-2170
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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.

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19. Hinoki & The Bird

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10 W Century Dr
Los Angeles, CA
(310) 552-1200
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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 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.

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20. L&E Oyster Bar

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1637 Silver Lake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 660-2255
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Local favorite L&E does upstairs happy hour only from 5 to 7 p.m. weekdays only, with $4 beers and $10 plates of beet-cured salmon.

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21. Nick & Stef's Steakhouse

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330 S Hope St
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 680-0330
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Downtown’s Nick & Stef’s is offering a new five-hour happy hour special that stretches from 2 to 7 p.m on weekdays. Think draft beers, wine, and small plates like crab cake sliders for six bucks.

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22. Plan Check

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1111 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 403-1616
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The Downtown branch of Plan Check goes hard from 4 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.

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23. The Cannibal

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8850 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA
(310) 838-2783
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Culver City’s The Cannibal keeps happy hour rolling with a collection of $5 small plates, $3 beers, $5 old fashioneds, and their near-infamous $20 bottles of rose.

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1. The Woodley Proper

16101 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA
Jakob Layman

The Woodley Proper, a collaboration between cocktail maven Devon Espinosa and Scratch Bar duo Phillip Frankland Lee and Margarita Kallas-Lee, is offering a standout quality-to-price ratio during their weekday happy hour. From 3 to 5 p.m., snag a $5 glass of the barman’s choice Yorkshire, or large format punch display. Think options like the Encino Man with gin, aperol, grapefruit, lemon, and mint.

16101 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA

2. Tower 12

53 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA
Tower 12

This beachy bungalow hawks steeply discounted weekday happy hour bites that come by way of chef Brendan Collins. Catch half off all shots and beers and $4.50 to $6 glasses of wine that can be absorbed by $5 to $6 small plates that include smoked meatballs and tuna poke from 3 to 6 p.m.

53 Pier Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA

3. The Edmon

5168 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Wonho Frank Lee

Hollywood’s reimagined Art Deco stunner slings $6 to $9 small plates, $7 cocktails, $5 beer, and $10 glasses of wine Tuesday through Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. There are worse ways to wait out rush hour than with steak sliders and baby hot fried chicken.

5168 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA

4. The Flats

Beverly Hills, CA
Courtesy The Flats

From 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday through Friday, sip $5 beer and $10 specialty cocktails right in the heart of Beverly Hills.

5. SOCA

14015 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA
Wonho Frank Lee

Glamorous Sherman Oaks newcomer SOCA turns up the Latin and Asian influence in its daily happy hour from 5 to 6 p.m. There are Korean crab dumplings, shimeji mushroom flatbread, and blistered shishito peppers with six different Spanish gin tonics to wash it all down.

14015 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA

6. Laurel Point Restaurant

12050 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Laurel Point
Wonho Frank Lee

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.

12050 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

7. Odys and Penelope

127 S LA Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Odys & Penelope
Wonho Frank Lee

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 drink.

127 S LA Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA

8. Maple Block Meat Company

3973 Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Maple Block Meat Company
Wonho Frank Lee

The restaurant that has been lauded as having the best brisket in California has 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.

3973 Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

9. Esters Wine Shop & Bar

1314 7th St, Santa Monica, CA

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.

1314 7th St
Santa Monica, CA

10. Bacari GDL

757 Americana Way, Glendale, CA

Happy hour is especially needed after a long day of shopping. Thankfully Bacari GDL in The Americana at Brand now sports 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.

757 Americana Way
Glendale, CA

11. Bouchon

235 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA
Bouchon
Deborah Jones

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.

235 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA

12. Brack Shop Tavern

525 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA
Brack Shop Tavern
Wonho Frank Lee

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

525 W 7th St
Los Angeles, CA

13. Broken Spanish

1050 S. Flower St, Los Angeles, CA
Broken Spanish
Wonho Frank Lee

Broken Spanish’s hora especial literally only lasts one hour, where one can get select 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.

1050 S. Flower St
Los Angeles, CA

14. Cecconi's

8764 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Cecconi’s

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 $9. Add draft prosecco and a range of $4 to $9 drinks for maximum effect.

8764 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA

15. Citizen

184 N. Canon Deive, Beverly Hills, CA
Citizen
Wonho Frank Lee

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 to 7 p.m. happy hour (Tuesday through Friday, until 10 p.m. on Mondays) that offers a ton of $7 food and drink options.

184 N. Canon Deive
Beverly Hills, CA

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16. FIG Santa Monica

101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
FIG

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.

101 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA

17. Franklin & Co Tavern

5923 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Franklin & Co Tavern
Yelp

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 to 6 p.m.

5923 Franklin Ave
Los Angeles, CA

18. Gracias Madre

8905 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA
Gracias Madre

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.

8905 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA

19. Hinoki & The Bird

10 W Century Dr, Los Angeles, CA
Hinoki & the Bird
Wonho Frank Lee

Century City’s Hinoki & The Bird is mixing it up with its new early bird special. Available Tuesday through Fridays from 5:30 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.

10 W Century Dr
Los Angeles, CA

20. L&E Oyster Bar

1637 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA