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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.

View the Top 10 Happy Hour Restaurants in Los Angeles

Westside
Beverly Hills/Hollywood/Midtown

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

South Bay
Inland Empire


 

WESTSIDE

A-Frame Eclectic
13/20
Dining Room at A-Frame, Los Angeles, CA 12565 Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Menu
Inventive cuisine at a reasonable price at this casual neighborhood spot. 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
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...

The Glendon Bar & Kitchen American
11/20
Dining Room at The Glendon Bar & Kitchen, Los Angeles, CA 1071 Glendon Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024

American fare and low-cal cocktails in Westwood. More...

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

Napa Valley Grille California
14/20
Dining Room at Napa Valley Grille, Los Angeles, CA Westwood Center
1100 Glendon Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
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California cuisine with a home-cooking style that has charm and taste. More...

Pink Taco Southwestern
12/20
Dining Room at Pink Taco, Los Angeles, CA Westfield Century City
10250 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Menu
Harry Morton's Pink Taco offers Mexican cuisine in Westfield Century City. More...

BEVERLY HILLS/HOLLYWOOD/MIDTOWN

La Boheme American
No Rating
Dining Room at La Boheme, West Hollywood, CA 8400 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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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
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A popular Beverly Hills Italian, revitalized under chef/restaurateur Agostino Sciandri. More...

McCormick & Schmick's----A Pacific Seafood Grill Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at McCormick & Schmick 206 N. Rodeo Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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If you're serious about seafood or happy hour, this Rodeo Drive resident is the place to satisfy your craving. 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...

Petrossian Boutique & Restaurant Contemporary
13/20
Dining Room at Petrossian Boutique & Restaurant, West Hollywood, CA 321 N. Robertson Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90048

The Los Angeles caviar emporium offers modern cuisine by chef Giselle Wellman. More...

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

RivaBella Italian
No Rating
Dining Room at RivaBella, West Hollywood, CA 9201 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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West Hollywood Italian restaurant from Innovative Dining Group with executive chef Luigi Fineo. More...

STK Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at STK, West Hollywood, CA 755 N. La Cienega Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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A high-energy steakhouse with a loungy ambience and a meat-centric menu. More...

Taste California
13/20
Dining Room at Taste, West Hollywood, CA 8454 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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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, chef-owner of Joe's restaurant, shares his take on Spanish tapas. More...

Border Grill Mexican
14/20
Dining Room at Border Grill, Santa Monica, CA 1445 Fourth St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Menu | Video
Funky and colorful spot for Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger’s Latin American cooking. More...

Canal Club Eclectic
12/20
2025 Pacific Ave.
Venice, CA 90291

An eclectic mix of flavors, including California and Pacific Rim influences. More...

Chaya Venice Fusion
14/20
Dining Room at Chaya Venice, Venice, CA 110 Navy St.
Venice, CA 90291
Menu
A vibrant Venice hangout featuring seafood and Euro-Asian cuisine. 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...

DOWNTOWN

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
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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
Menu | Video
Celestino Drago’s passionate cooking brings haute Italian style to downtown L.A.’s cultural matrix. 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
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Chicago stakes its claim. More...

Nick & Stef's Steakhouse Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at Nick & Stef 330 S. Hope St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Menu
Sleek, contemporary downtown steakhouse. 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
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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
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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...

Kabuki Japanese Restaurant Japanese
12/20
88 W. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91105
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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 offers California fare and an extensive wine list, including 60-plus 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 The Portofino Hotel & Marina
260 Portofino Way
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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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
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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
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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
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A laid-back indoor-outdoor lounge at Claremont’s trendiest boutique hotel. More...

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