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Twelve of the Best Cheap Cocktail Deals in LA

Drinking cheap cocktails in Los Angeles is as easy as following along with this map.

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Drinking cheaply is an entirely relative thing. Do you want the least expensive drink you can find, or the best value? Do you mind a little dirt in the corner of your drinking establishment of choice, or are you more interested in bellying up to a beautiful bar while you save a few bucks with a well cocktail?

The only real standard for drinking cheaply in Los Angeles is happy hour, that magical time when bar prices go out the window completely. $3 well drinks before 7 p.m.? You got it. $5 midday cocktails you can sneak off to while your significant other does some upscale mall shopping? Why not. Of course, there are far too many great deals to all list here, but you can hit the comments section with your favorites to let everyone else know.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Five0Four

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6541 Hollywood Blvd, #102
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 960-0224
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This might be the biggest small drink deal in town: $1 mini-cocktails on Tiny Tuesdays. And if you joint their Bourbon Street Blackout drink challenge, your first drink from the list for the night is $1 on Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

2. Gracias Madre

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8905 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 978-2170
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One of the classier cheap drink deals in town, Jason Eisner and his team will pour you a Mezcal Mule or Purista Margarita for just $5 during happy hour, weekdays between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

3. The Woods

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1533 N LA Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 876-6612
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A true Hollywood haunt, this strip mall spot does a nightly happy hour that features a $4 shot of the day, $5 well martini and $3 Bud or Bud Light.

4. Bar 107

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107 W 4th St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 625-7382

This downtown bar’s iconic weeknight happy hour includes $3 well drinks and even cheaper cans of beer. That’s hard to beat.

5. Mom's Bar & Lounge

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12238 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 820-6667
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Who doesn’t love a Westside bar that promotes itself as the cheapest happy hour in the neighborhood? That means $3 well drinks and $2 domestic beers from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

6. RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen

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10250 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 552-9988
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If you’re trying to escape the mall crowd for a bit, you could do worse than RockSugar’s $5 cocktails deal during 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. happy hours.

7. El Cóndor

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3701 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 660-4500

Silver Lake’s revived El Condor does a Margarita Monday, where a featured marg comes in at $5.

8. Dog Haus Biergarten

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93 E Green St
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 683-0808
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Pasadena’s rollicking hot dog and beer spot does $4 well drinks during their all-day Sunday happy hour, plus mid-week from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and again after 10 p.m.

9. Lazy Dog Cafe

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2165 W 236th St
Torrance, CA
(310) 921-6080

If you find yourself in the suburbs, make for any Lazy Dog during their Monday through Friday 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. happy hour, when some well cocktails are as cheap as $3.

10. Eveleigh

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8752 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(424) 239-1630
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This deal is determined by volume: one Ti’Punch from barman Dvae Kupchinsky is only $5 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesdays only, but a flight of three is even cheaper — just $10.

11. Plaza

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739 N LA Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Secretive La Brea gay bar Plaza does reduced-price drinks on Thursdays, including (allegedly) $2 well drinks.

12. The Good Nite

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10721 Burbank Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 850-3485
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The cheapness of The Good Nite’s drinks depends entirely on how low-brow you want your nightly post-9 p.m. 2-for-1 drinks to be.

1. Five0Four

6541 Hollywood Blvd, #102, Hollywood, CA 90028

This might be the biggest small drink deal in town: $1 mini-cocktails on Tiny Tuesdays. And if you joint their Bourbon Street Blackout drink challenge, your first drink from the list for the night is $1 on Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

6541 Hollywood Blvd, #102
Hollywood, CA 90028

2. Gracias Madre

8905 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069

One of the classier cheap drink deals in town, Jason Eisner and his team will pour you a Mezcal Mule or Purista Margarita for just $5 during happy hour, weekdays between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

8905 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069

3. The Woods

1533 N LA Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

A true Hollywood haunt, this strip mall spot does a nightly happy hour that features a $4 shot of the day, $5 well martini and $3 Bud or Bud Light.

1533 N LA Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028

4. Bar 107

107 W 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

This downtown bar’s iconic weeknight happy hour includes $3 well drinks and even cheaper cans of beer. That’s hard to beat.

107 W 4th St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

5. Mom's Bar & Lounge

12238 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Who doesn’t love a Westside bar that promotes itself as the cheapest happy hour in the neighborhood? That means $3 well drinks and $2 domestic beers from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

12238 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

6. RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen

10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067

If you’re trying to escape the mall crowd for a bit, you could do worse than RockSugar’s $5 cocktails deal during 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. happy hours.

10250 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067

7. El Cóndor

3701 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Silver Lake’s revived El Condor does a Margarita Monday, where a featured marg comes in at $5.

3701 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

8. Dog Haus Biergarten

93 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91105

Pasadena’s rollicking hot dog and beer spot does $4 well drinks during their all-day Sunday happy hour, plus mid-week from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and again after 10 p.m.

93 E Green St
Pasadena, CA 91105

9. Lazy Dog Cafe

2165 W 236th St, Torrance, CA

If you find yourself in the suburbs, make for any Lazy Dog during their Monday through Friday 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. happy hour, when some well cocktails are as cheap as $3.

2165 W 236th St
Torrance, CA

10. Eveleigh

8752 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

This deal is determined by volume: one Ti’Punch from barman Dvae Kupchinsky is only $5 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesdays only, but a flight of three is even cheaper — just $10.

8752 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

11. Plaza

739 N LA Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Secretive La Brea gay bar Plaza does reduced-price drinks on Thursdays, including (allegedly) $2 well drinks.

739 N LA Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

12. The Good Nite

10721 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601

The cheapness of The Good Nite’s drinks depends entirely on how low-brow you want your nightly post-9 p.m. 2-for-1 drinks to be.

10721 Burbank Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

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