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10 of Our Favorite Happy Hour Spots in LA

10 Of The Best LA Happy Hours; Happy Hour Cocktails

You know what they say, “It’s always happy hour somewhere” and in Los Angeles, that statement couldn’t be anymore true. Why limit yourself to a happy hour between 5:00 and 7:00 PM, when you can start your fun a whole lot earlier?! Grab your friends and get ready for a good time because there are many places in LA that have awesome happy hours you don’t want to miss out on. Here are 10 of our favorite happy hour spots in LA!


The Upper West 

Mondays aren’t all that bad at The Upper West! Happy hour happens all night on Mondays and they offer happy hour everyday from 5-7 PM. The Upper West has $6 specialty cocktails and $4 glasses of red or white wine. Talk about an amazing happy hour deal!  The excitement continues on Tuesdays as all bottles of wine are 50% off. It’s clear to see that The Upper West is a place you need to head on over to as soon as possible!

The Nook 

The Nook will definitely be your new favorite place to go to. This extraordinary bistro offers happy hour all night, every night – there’s nothing better than that! Have your pick from delicious $5 wines to other $5 drinks such as whiskey lemonade, salty dog, tequila and blood orange soda, and many others. Plus, enjoy some super affordable happy hour appetizers to accompany your excellent drinks. There’s everything from gnocchi mac & cheese to shrimp tacos, crispy brussels sprouts and more.

Ashland Hill 

It’s time to get social during Ashland Hill’s “Social Hour,” which takes place Monday through Friday at 3:00 – 6:00 PM. There are so many incredible deals you can get – from $6 beers, drinks, and wines to mouth-watering food. You’ll definitely want to go to Ashland Hill – you’ll be amazed with how good the prices are for some outstanding food and drinks.

The Tuck Room Tavern

Head over to this hidden Westwood speakeasy on Thursdays when they have their all-day happy hour offering delicious drinks and bites. It’s located next to the iPic Theaters so plan to stop here for a cocktail before catching a flick. Favorites on the menu include the calamari, sliders, croquettes, Mac and cheese fries, okay – pretty much everything on the menu!

Holy Cow 

Holy cow, indeed – the happy hour at Holy Cow is remarkable! Holy Cow has all night happy hours every Monday where you can enjoy the many excellent cocktails and drinks that are available there. Holy Cow has three locations – in Culver City, Santa Monica and Downtown Los Angeles, so you should definitely stop by at least one of their locations and have some fun!


Come by Cerveteca for some yummy grub and some tasty drinks. Happy hour at Cerveteca starts at 3:00 – 6:00 PM on Monday through Friday. You’ll definitely be craving their L.A. Street Dog and their exceptional La Puente Backyard Burger. Plus, they have many choices of wines and beers at their Venice Beach and Culver City locations.



EMC Seafood 

Happy hour doesn’t just happen once at EMC Seafood – it happens twice! EMC Seafood located in Koreatown has a daily happy hour from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. There is also a late night happy hour on Sunday through Thursday from 10:00 PM until closing time and on Friday through Saturday from 11:00 PM until closing time. Not only can you get terrific beers, wines, and drinks, but EMC Seafood’s happy hour also has $1 oysters. EMC Seafood is a must to go to if you’re looking for a great place to enjoy happy hour.



Want to try some spectacular and unique dishes like the Japanese Dodger Dog or Baby Corn Tempura? You can enjoy them at Tsubaki, located in Echo Park, during happy hour! Happy hour at Tsubaki takes place from 5:30 – 7:00 PM on Tuesday – Friday. Say “cheers” to some sake and other great Japanese beers and drinks.



Downtown Los Angeles

 Bunker Hill Bar & Grill 

From sushi rolls to sliders, tacos and more – Bunker Hill Bar & Grill will definitely give you a bang for your buck. Happy hour at Bunker Hill Bar & Grill is from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM and it’s definitely worth going to. You’ll absolutely love the modern atmosphere of the Bunker Hill Bar & Grill and the drinks are definitely all the rave. It’s the perfect place to watch a sports game and get your drink on!


Cafe Pinot 

Looking for an elegant place to dine out that also has a terrific happy hour? Look no further as Cafe Pinot is here. Cafe Pinot is a California French inspired restaurant. There is a beautiful, outdoor patio area to dine at that makes for an excellent date night. Happy hour at Cafe Pinot takes place on Monday through Friday from 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM. Don’t miss out on all of the amazing cocktails – especially the strawberry mojito!


Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse 

Who doesn’t love some good ‘ol steak? Not only is Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse known for its indescribably good steak, but this restaurant is also known for having one of the greatest happy hours. Stop in any day during the week from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM for an incredible happy hour that you’ll enjoy to the fullest. The pineapple punch bowls and the house cocktails are calling your name!


For the best places to go wine tasting in Los Angeles, be sure to take a look at this article and for more food and drink articles, check out this article about sushi places you need to visit and this article for eight tips on how to choose the best wine for dinner.

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