Diners citywide already know the dineLA name, as it's synonymous with great lunch and dinner deals during restaurant weeks throughout the year. Now they're getting into the happy hour game, with a series of curated menus, exclusive cocktails, and limited-time offers across Los Angeles. Here are 15 of the best deals during dineLA Happy Hour week, which runs from April 27 to May 1.Read More
The 15 Best dineLA Happy Hour Week Deals
The best of the bargains.
Roy Choi’s longtime Westside staple recently underwent a Hawaiian revamp, and has emerged with a happy hour worthy of its new digs. Dubbed the Luau Hour, drinks like Kona old fashioneds and Big Island gimlets run $8, while wine is $6 and beers are $4. Don’t forget the $12 beer can chicken plate to eat, either; there’s a reason the popular dish is a holdover from the previous A-Frame iteration.
This Silver Lake star is doling out several exclusive items for their happy hour, which runs 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Jidori wings run only $6, a headcheese banh mi is only $7 and there’s even a $5 house burger. Soju shots are $2 apiece, and beer comes in at $4.
Should you find yourself in Beverly Hills for an early midweek dinner, you could certainly do worse than the $20 happy hour deal at Bouchon Bistro, which features full plates of either steak frites, gnocchi or a croque madame, with a beer or wine of your choice. Add on $2 oysters at your leisure.
Cafe Gratitude Arts District
Downtown’s newest vegan enclave is getting into the happy hour game, with plant-based eats that range from a $6 pizzetta to an $8 plate of white truffle crostini. Assorted cocktails are only $6 to boot.
Culina, Modern Italian
Upscale Italian hotspot Culina Modern Italian brings an array of $6 crudos to the table for happy hour, along with $7 cocktails and $5 beers. Dubbed Crudo Hour, the deal runs weekdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
It’s a bit unconventional, but John Park’s Alhambra dessert shop Ice Que is getting in on the happy hour game as well. Using an assortment of rum and vodka gelées, Park is selling certain boba drinks for $4.75 and shave ice concoctions for between $5.75 and $7.25, depending on size. Oh, and happy hour runs basically all night, from 1 p.m. until closing.
Josef Centeno’s Ledlow downtown runs both an early (5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.) and late happy hour (10 p.m. to close), offering reimagined options like $9 pulled pork toast and $8 Belgian beer sausage plates. Cocktails come in at $7 or below.
Little Beast Restaurant
Eagle Rock exemplar Little Beast is going old school for their happy hour, which runs Tuesday through Thursday, as well as Sunday. For one true hour only (5 p.m. to 6 p.m.) small plates are half off across the board, and wine select wines are only $5.
Hollywood’s Littlefork is offering $1.50 oysters from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily, along with a late night menu on Friday and Saturday nights that runs from 10 p.m. to close. House wines are $5, and a small selection of dineLA happy hour exclusive drinks run $7 each. Don’t skip on the $13 plate of ribs, if you’re in the mood for something heartier.
Pasadena’s Magnolia House is offering their weekday happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with $6 well drinks, $8 flatbreads and a $7 plate of classic nachos, all of which can also be enjoyed out on their fantastic patio.
Preux & Proper
It’s hard to beat the deal at downtown’s New Orleans-themed Preux & Proper, which ventures everywhere from $5 fries and $3 oyster shooters to a $12 muffaletta charcuterie board and $4 Abita beers. Better still, all well drinks and shots are two for one.
Second City Bistro
Running nightly for a full three hours, El Segundo’s Second City Bistro has a happy hour worth the drive. Truffle parmesan fries run $6, bruschetta only $5, while cocktails are exclusive to dineLA and arrive for only $9. You could also stick with the $3 nightly sangria.
Popular neighborhood spot Sotto does happy hour nightly from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., with $8 bites like meatballs and swordfish belly, while cocktails and wines by the glass also come in at $8.
Terrine has since the beginning had quietly great deals available late night at the bar only. Now they’re opening up the playbook, with $9 plates of truffled chicken liver toast, $10 croque Cubanos and excellent Plymouth martinis for only $10. The deal is late night only, which means post-9 p.m. weeknights and Sunday, and post-10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
The Corner Door
Working a two hour happy hour daily from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Culver City’s perennially underrated The Corner Door lets drinkers enjoy $7 cocktails, while those looking to eat can grab $8 braised beef fries or even $9 fish and chips. On Sunday nights, a burger, fries and beer is only $15, and Old Fashioneds are a staggering $5 (bar and patio only).