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Best Happy Hour Los Angeles


From appetizer specials to deals on drinks, these Los Angeles bars and restaurants offer the best happy hour to be found in the city.

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Westside
Beverly Hills/Hollywood/Midtown

Santa Monica/Venice
Downtown
San Fernando Valley
San Gabriel Valley/Pasadena

South Bay
Inland Empire


WESTSIDE

A-Frame Hawaiian
13/20
Dining Room at A-Frame, Los Angeles, CA 12565 Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Menu
Casual neighborhood spot with a revamped menu heavy on Hawaiian twists. More...

BLVD 16 American
No Rating
Dining Room at BLVD 16, Los Angeles, CA Hotel Palomar Los Angeles - Westwood, A Kimpton Hotel
10740 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Menu
Seasonal American cuisine at the Hotel Palomar Los Angeles - Westwood, A Kimpton Hotel. More...

The Corner Door New American
13/20
Dining Room at The Corner Door, Los Angeles, CA 12477 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Menu
Located in Culver City, The Corner Door is yet another casual but gourmet neighborhood hangout. More...

Il Moro Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Il Moro, Los Angeles, CA 11400 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Menu
Stylish Italian with traditional dishes and extensive specials provides a welcoming escape with its terrace and airy dining room. More...

Rush Street American
13/20
Dining Room at Rush Street, Culver City, CA 9546 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Menu
A vibrant bar where you can complement your drinks with something from the casual American menu. More...

STK Steakhouse
12/20
Dining Room at STK, Los Angeles, CA W Los Angeles – West Beverly Hills
930 Hilgard Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Steakhouse at the W Los Angeles – West Beverly Hills. More...

BEVERLY HILLS/HOLLYWOOD/MIDTOWN

Beer Belly Bar
12/20
Dining Room at Beer Belly, Los Angeles, CA 532 S. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90020
Menu
Local craft brews and pub grub in Koreatown. More...

La Boheme American
No Rating
Dining Room at La Boheme, West Hollywood, CA 8400 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Longtime Santa Monica Boulevard restaurant with a menu ranging from Catalan octopus to beef tenderloin. More...

Caffe Roma Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Caffe Roma, Beverly Hills, CA 350 N. Canon Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Menu
A popular Beverly Hills Italian, revitalized under chef/restaurateur Agostino Sciandri. More...

EMC Seafood & Raw Bar Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at EMC Seafood & Raw Bar, Los Angeles, CA 3500 W. 6th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90020
Menu
Eastside seafood and raw bar offers quality Cal-Asian fare at moderate prices in a chic setting. More...

Harlowe Small Plates
13/20
Dining Room at Harlowe, West Hollywood, CA 7321 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
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Craft cocktails and bar bites by Eric Greenspan amid hip, Art Deco-style décor. More...

Next Door Lounge Modern American
13/20
Dining Room at Next Door Lounge, Los Angeles, CA 1154 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
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Spirit-spiked small plates and barrel-aged cocktails in a speakeasy-inspired space in Hollywood. More...

Nic's Restaurant & Martini Lounge Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at Nic 453 N. Canon Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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Vibrant, hip destination for some stylish food, an extensive martini menu, live jazz, and tour in the VodBox. More...

Petrossian Boutique & Restaurant Contemporary
No Rating
Dining Room at Petrossian Boutique & Restaurant, West Hollywood, CA 321 N. Robertson Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90048
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The Los Angeles caviar emporium offers modern cuisine. More...

Petty Cash Taqueria Mexican
14/20
Dining Room at Petty Cash Taqueria, Los Angeles, CA 7360 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
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A taqueria from chef Walter Manzke. More...

Pistola Italian
15/20
Dining Room at Pistola, Los Angeles, CA 8022 W. Third St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Chef Vic Casanova (Gusto) and Seth Glassman are behind this stylish, cosmopolitan steakhouse with a strong Italian accent. More...

RH California
No Rating
Dining Room at RH, West Hollywood, CA ANdAZ
8401 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Menu
Fresh, local and seasonal ingredients inform the cuisine at this ANdAZ hotel restaurant. More...

Taste California
13/20
Dining Room at Taste, West Hollywood, CA 8454 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Menu
California food at reasonable prices in a handsomely transformed house on Melrose Avenue. More...

Trader Vic's Lounge Fusion
12/20
Dining Room at Trader Vic The Beverly Hilton
9876 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Menu
Exotic cocktails and a bite --- pork spareribs, prawns, sushi --- under the stars at The Beverly Hilton. More...

Wolfgang's Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zwiener Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at Wolfgang 445 N. Canon Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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Wolfgang Zwiener brings his traditional New York steakhouse to Beverly Hills. More...

SANTA MONICA/VENICE

Bar Pintxo Spanish
13/20
Dining Room at Bar Pintxo, Santa Monica, CA 109 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Menu
Joe Miller shares his take on Spanish tapas. More...

Canal Club Eclectic
12/20
2025 Pacific Ave.
Venice, CA 90291
Menu
An eclectic mix of flavors, including California and Pacific Rim influences. More...

Dukes, Malibu California
12/20
21150 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Malibu, CA 90265
Menu
With 300 feet of windows, the view is a big draw at this Hawaiian surfing-inspired venue. More...

Larry's Gastropub
13/20
Dining Room at Larry 24 Windward Ave.
Venice, CA 90291
Menu
A funky neighborhood spot with gastropub fare and more than two dozen beers on tap. More...

SALT Restaurant & Bar California
14/20
Dining Room at SALT Restaurant & Bar, Marina del Rey, CA Marina del Rey Hotel
13534 Bali Wy.
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
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Chef Mark Gold presents seasonally inspired California cuisine at this hidden gem in the Marina del Rey Hotel. More...

Taberna Arros y Vi Spanish
13/20
Dining Room at Taberna Arros y Vi, Santa Monica, CA 1403 2nd St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Michael Cardenas' latest venture focuses on Spanish plates. More...

Tacoteca Mexican
13/20
Dining Room at Tacoteca, Santa Monica, CA 2460 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Menu
Casual contemporary Mexican fare from Ricardo Diaz pairs with mezcal cocktails in a hip Santa Monica setting. More...

DOWNTOWN

Blue Cow Kitchen & Bar Sandwiches
13/20
350 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Menu
Gourmet sandwich and salad restaurant with a brightly lit, airy dining room. More...

Border Grill Downtown LA Mexican
13/20
Dining Room at Border Grill Downtown LA, Los Angeles, CA 445 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Menu
Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger’s Border Grill offers the duo’s Mexican cooking to a downtown crowd. More...

Chaya Downtown Fusion
14/20
Dining Room at Chaya Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 525 S. Flower St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Menu
A vibrant space from the Chaya restaurants family, where the menu offers sushi and global dishes with Japanese influences. More...

DRAGO Centro Italian
15/20
Dining Room at DRAGO Centro, Los Angeles, CA City National Plaza
525 S. Flower St., Ste. 120
Los Angeles, CA 90071
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Celestino Drago’s passionate cooking brings haute Italian style to downtown L.A.’s cultural matrix. More...

The Edison American
12/20
Dining Room at The Edison, Los Angeles, CA Higgins Building
108 W. Second St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Menu
Downtown continues to heat up with this hot bar with tasty snacks like fries with orange-ginger mayo, truffled mac ‘n’ cheese and lobster corn dogs. More...

Katsuya Downtown Sushi
13/20
Dining Room at Katsuya Downtown, Los Angeles, CA L.A. Live
800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Menu
Chef Katsuya Uechi teams up again with Philippe Starck, this time at L.A. Live. More...

Morton's The Steakhouse Steakhouse
12/20
TASTE at FIGat7th
735 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Menu
Chicago stakes its claim. More...

Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant + Elevate Lounge Sushi
13/20
Dining Room at Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant + Elevate Lounge, Los Angeles, CA 811 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
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Sushi and robata in a downtown penthouse with sweeping city views. More...

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

Casa Vega Mexican
13/20
Dining Room at Casa Vega, Sherman Oaks, CA 13301 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Menu
A popular Mexican eatery with strong margaritas, plus quesadillas, chile rellenos and oversized burritos. More...

Chadaka Thai Thai
13/20
Dining Room at Chadaka Thai, Burbank, CA 310 N. San Fernando Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91502
Menu
Memorable Thai food offered amid a modern décor. More...

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY/PASADENA

aka An American Bistro American
14/20
Dining Room at aka An American Bistro, Pasadena, CA One Colorado
41 Hugus Alley
Pasadena, CA 91103
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Casual Old Town bistro offering a menu with wide-ranging appeal. More...

Bar Celona Spanish
12/20
Dining Room at Bar Celona, Pasadena, CA 46 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91105
Menu
A hip, contemporary scene in Old Pasadena serving reasonably authentic Spanish fare, Bar Celona offers a wide range of tapas to enjoy with a pitcher of sangría. More...

Kabuki Japanese Restaurant Japanese
12/20
88 W. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91105
Menu
Sprawling corporate-style Japanese restaurant with quality sushi for the masses, emphasizing selection and value. More...

Vertical Wine Bistro Wine Bar
13/20
Dining Room at Vertical Wine Bistro, Pasadena, CA 70 N. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103
Menu
Old Pasadena wine bar offering Laurent Quenioux’s Cal-French fare and an extensive wine list, including 36 selections by the glass. More...

Yard House American
12/20
Paseo Colorado
330 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
Menu
The numerous shiny taps on the stylish bar are paired with a "something for everyone" menu. More...

SOUTH BAY

BALEENkitchen American
13/20
Dining Room at BALEENkitchen, Redondo Beach, CA King Harbor Marina
The Portofino Hotel & Marina
260 Portofino Way
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Menu
Dine at this location right next to the Pacific Ocean. More...

Hudson House Gastropub
13/20
Dining Room at Hudson House, Redondo Beach, CA 514 N. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Menu
The beach meets the gastropub at Redondo Beach’s ultra-casual bar. More...

Salt Creek Grille American
13/20
Dining Room at Salt Creek Grille, El Segundo, CA Plaza El Segundo
2015 E. Park Pl.
El Segundo, CA 90245
Menu
This American grill restaurant offers distinctive Craftsman architecture and a wide selection of mesquite-grilled steaks, chops and seafood dishes. More...

INLAND EMPIRE

 

Casa 425 Lounge & Bar Small Plates
13/20
Hotel Casa 425
425 First St.
Claremont, CA 91711
Menu
A laid-back indoor-outdoor lounge at Claremont’s trendiest boutique hotel. More...

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