The Best Happy Hours in Los Angeles

Dipping and sipping at Cole's French Dip

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When it comes to bites and drinks at discounted prices in Los Angeles, you might have to skip the clock. But you certainly don't have to compromise on quality, thanks to the wide range of top-notch restaurants with happy hour bargains. Here are the best places in L.A. to score some delicious fare at great values.



Cole's, the landmark Downtown L.A. restaurant that claims - along with rival Phillipe's - to be the originator of the French Dip, offers numerous happy hours in its famed Red Car Bar. The best one is all day and night on Tuesday. An extended happy hour is featured Monday through Friday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. There's also a late night happy hour Sunday-Wednesday from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Cliff's Edge

Cliff's Edge

It's always a good time to visit this Silver Lake hidden gem, with its rustic interior bar and charming covered patio, but visiting on Thursdays for their Oyster Happy Hour is as good a time as any. Oysters are only $1 each from 6-7 p.m. and bartender specials are offered all night. 

Petrossian West Hollywood Restaurant and Boutique

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Petrossian Restaurant & Boutique

It doesn't get more high end than a restaurant focused on caviar, and we're all the luckier for the fact that Petrossian features a weekday happy hour in their boutique and patio. Visitors get to experience bites like Caviar Deviled Eggs ($10), Croque Madame ($16) and even Caviar for Two ($49) which includes 30g Classic Transmontanus and two glasses of champagne or two flutes of vodka. Speaking of which, don't miss the with a Caviartini® compressed caviar cube, caviar-stuffed olive and a cocktail onion. Happy hour is available Monday-Friday from 4-7 p.m. 

Chicken tinga three-taco platter at Loteria Grill, LAX Terminal 7

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"Fiesta Hour" is the time to be at the Downtown L.A. location of Jimmy Shaw's Loteria Grill, located at FIGat7th. Held everyday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., it's a generous timeframe to enjoy appetizers that are priced at $6 and drinks from $5 - $8. Choose from chicanitas; quesadillas filled with Oaxaca-Jack cheese, then topped with guacamole and Pico de Gallo; nachos; a variety of ceviches; and a taco platter. 

Plan Check Burger | Photo: Plan Check

The expansive Fairfax location of Plan Check is giving its neighborhood a run for the late night money. Try Ernesto Uchimura's specials, like a Green Pimento Burger  for $8 or a Smokey Fried Chicken Sandwich for $9. Side that up with a delicious cocktail, such as the Tropical Dairy or the Slow & Low Old Fashioned for $6 each. You can enjoy happy hour here Monday through Friday, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m..



The culinary institution known as Tavern has expanded its happy hour in the Blue Room to a daily feature, and Brentwood revelers are all the happier for it. Bites such as Suzanne Goin's hallmark bacon-wrapped dates start at only $4, while others such as Lamb Meatballs with Currants, Pine Nuts and Feta are $13. A trio of burgers, including the Pork, Pork, Pork with Romesco & Manchego with fries, arugula salad or onion rings run $15 each. Don't forget a glass of wine selected by Caroline Styne ($6) and/or a garden-forward cocktail by Christiaan Rollich ($10). You can also keep it simple with a beer on draft ($4) or well cocktail ($8).