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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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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.

Gracias Madre

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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.

The Woods

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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.

Bar 107

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

Mom's Bar & Lounge

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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.

RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen

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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.

El Cóndor

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

Dog Haus Biergarten

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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.

Lazy Dog Cafe

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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.

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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.

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

The Good Nite

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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.

Five0Four

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.

Gracias Madre

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.

The Woods

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.

Bar 107

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

Mom's Bar & Lounge

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.

RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen

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.

El Cóndor

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

Dog Haus Biergarten

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.

Lazy Dog Cafe

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.

Eveleigh

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.

Plaza

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

The Good Nite

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.

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