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The Best Places for Happy Hour in Los Angeles
The Best Places for Happy Hour in Los Angeles

The Best Places for Happy Hour in Los Angeles

Allow us to introduce you to your new favorite happy hour spot in Los Angeles.


Published April 25, 2022

There’s no shortage of amazing happy hours in the City of Angels — to the point where it can be a little overwhelming trying to pick the perfect bar or restaurant for your post-work drinks. To help you out with that, we’ve rounded up Los Angeles’ top happy hour spots!

Esters Wine Shop & Bar

Esters Wine Shop & Bar

Santa Monica

The vibes are right in this beautifully renovated art-deco building turned wine bar. While the space is gorgeous, there’s nothing uptight or stuffy about Esters. It’s the perfect upbeat place to grab a hand-picked glass of wine for $10, or a curated cheeseboard for $20 during their daily happy hour. 

Location: 1314 7th St

Happy Hour: Everyday from 4pm-6pm

Hours: Sunday 12pm-9pm, Monday-Saturday 12pm-10pm

For more information on Esters.

Santa Monica

The vibes are right in this beautifully renovated art-deco building turned wine bar. While the space is gorgeous, there’s nothing uptight or stuffy about Esters. It’s the perfect upbeat place to grab a hand-picked glass of wine for $10, or a curated cheeseboard for $20 during their daily happy hour. 

Location: 1314 7th St

Happy Hour: Everyday from 4pm-6pm

Hours: Sunday 12pm-9pm, Monday-Saturday 12pm-10pm

For more information on Esters.

Bodega Wine Bar

Bodega Wine Bar

Santa Monica

This bright and airy neighborhood wine bar is as much about the food as the drinks, and you can sample both on their happy hour menu. With $6 sangria and $8 starters, you’ll want to try everything.

Location: 814 Broadway

Happy Hour: Monday-Thursday from 3pm-6pm, Sunday 7pm-close

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 8am-10pm Friday-Saturday 8am-11pm

For more information on Bodega Wine Bar.

Santa Monica

This bright and airy neighborhood wine bar is as much about the food as the drinks, and you can sample both on their happy hour menu. With $6 sangria and $8 starters, you’ll want to try everything.

Location: 814 Broadway

Happy Hour: Monday-Thursday from 3pm-6pm, Sunday 7pm-close

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 8am-10pm Friday-Saturday 8am-11pm

For more information on Bodega Wine Bar.

Kabuki

Kabuki

Old Pasadena

Kabuki Japanese Restaurant has one of the most extensive happy hour menus around. You can snag basic sushi rolls for $4.50, specialty rolls for up to $9.50, and draft beers and sake for just $3 a pop. With several locations to choose from, chances are there’s one nearby. 

Location: 88 W. Colorado Blvd.

Happy Hour: Monday-Friday from 3pm-6pm

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11am-8:30pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-9:30pm

For more information on Kabuki.

Old Pasadena

Kabuki Japanese Restaurant has one of the most extensive happy hour menus around. You can snag basic sushi rolls for $4.50, specialty rolls for up to $9.50, and draft beers and sake for just $3 a pop. With several locations to choose from, chances are there’s one nearby. 

Location: 88 W. Colorado Blvd.

Happy Hour: Monday-Friday from 3pm-6pm

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11am-8:30pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-9:30pm

For more information on Kabuki.

Public School 213

Public School 213

Downtown

Public School may be cafeteria-themed, but their food is anything but basic. If you stop by during their “recess” hours, you can try their amazing bites — like bacon cheddar tots, truffle mac n’ cheese, and PB&J sliders — for under $10. While you’re there, try the Study Hall cocktail! 

Location: 612 Flower St

Happy Hour: Monday-Friday from 3pm-6pm

Hours: 11am-9pm daily

For more information on Public School 213.

Downtown

Public School may be cafeteria-themed, but their food is anything but basic. If you stop by during their “recess” hours, you can try their amazing bites — like bacon cheddar tots, truffle mac n’ cheese, and PB&J sliders — for under $10. While you’re there, try the Study Hall cocktail! 

Location: 612 Flower St

Happy Hour: Monday-Friday from 3pm-6pm

Hours: 11am-9pm daily

For more information on Public School 213.

Electric Owl

Electric Owl

Hollywood

All aboard! This vintage train station themed hotspot in Hollywood has some of the coolest ambiance around, and a menu to match. Try some tasty and unique treats — hello, pink hummus — while tasting cocktails like their tequila tang and hibiscus margarita.

Location: 1451 N Gardner St

Happy Hour: Wednesday-Sunday from 3:30pm-6pm

Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 3:30pm-10pm

For more information on Electric Owl.

Hollywood

All aboard! This vintage train station themed hotspot in Hollywood has some of the coolest ambiance around, and a menu to match. Try some tasty and unique treats — hello, pink hummus — while tasting cocktails like their tequila tang and hibiscus margarita.

Location: 1451 N Gardner St

Happy Hour: Wednesday-Sunday from 3:30pm-6pm

Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 3:30pm-10pm

For more information on Electric Owl.

Over/Under Public House

Over/Under Public House

Burbank

This unassuming spot in Burbank has a cool vibe and something you don’t often see as part of happy hour: bottomless mimosas! For just $25, you can chug as many of their 10 delicious mimosas as your heart desires. They also have an extensive happy hour menu of food including $10 handcrafted sandwiches and six wings of your choice for $6! 

Location: 310 N San Fernando Blvd

Happy Hour: Monday-Friday from 2pm-6pm

Hours: Monday-Thursday 12pm-12am, Friday 12pm-1am, Saturday 10am-1am, Sunday 10am-12am

For more information on Over/Under Public House.

Burbank

This unassuming spot in Burbank has a cool vibe and something you don’t often see as part of happy hour: bottomless mimosas! For just $25, you can chug as many of their 10 delicious mimosas as your heart desires. They also have an extensive happy hour menu of food including $10 handcrafted sandwiches and six wings of your choice for $6! 

Location: 310 N San Fernando Blvd

Happy Hour: Monday-Friday from 2pm-6pm

Hours: Monday-Thursday 12pm-12am, Friday 12pm-1am, Saturday 10am-1am, Sunday 10am-12am

For more information on Over/Under Public House.

Mercado

Mercado

Hollywood

There’s no better spot to grab a marg and unwind than this modern taqueria nestled where Hollywood meets the San Fernando Valley. Their $8 margaritas are some of the best around, but the real draw is their unique happy hour menu, which includes a killer vegetarian mushroom choriqueso and jicama shrimp tacos. 

Location: 3413 Cahuenga Blvd W

Happy Hour: Tuesday-Thursday from 5pm-7pm, Friday-Sunday 4pm-6pm

Hours: Tuesday-Wednesday 5pm-9:30pm, Thursday 5pm-10pm, Friday-Saturday 4pm-10pm, Sunday 11:30am-9pm

For more information on Mercado.

Hollywood

There’s no better spot to grab a marg and unwind than this modern taqueria nestled where Hollywood meets the San Fernando Valley. Their $8 margaritas are some of the best around, but the real draw is their unique happy hour menu, which includes a killer vegetarian mushroom choriqueso and jicama shrimp tacos. 

Location: 3413 Cahuenga Blvd W

Happy Hour: Tuesday-Thursday from 5pm-7pm, Friday-Sunday 4pm-6pm

Hours: Tuesday-Wednesday 5pm-9:30pm, Thursday 5pm-10pm, Friday-Saturday 4pm-10pm, Sunday 11:30am-9pm

For more information on Mercado.

The Bamboo Club

The Bamboo Club

Long Beach

If you’re in need of an emergency vacation, The Bamboo Club will give you the Hawaiian vibes without the price of a plane ticket. Soak in the aloha and sip some $5 well drinks and drafts. 

Location: 3522 E Anaheim St

Happy Hour: Monday-Friday from 3pm-6pm

Hours: Sunday- Wednesday 11am-12am, Thursday-Saturday 11am-2am

For more information on The Bamboo Club.

Long Beach

If you’re in need of an emergency vacation, The Bamboo Club will give you the Hawaiian vibes without the price of a plane ticket. Soak in the aloha and sip some $5 well drinks and drafts. 

Location: 3522 E Anaheim St

Happy Hour: Monday-Friday from 3pm-6pm

Hours: Sunday- Wednesday 11am-12am, Thursday-Saturday 11am-2am

For more information on The Bamboo Club.

The Edmon

The Edmon

Hollywood

The Edmon offers one of the more upscale happy hours in the city. From 5pm to 7pm every day they’re open, you can sample their duck confit tacos, short rib poutine, and oysters for a discount, along with some of their tastiest beverages. 

Location: 5168 Melrose Ave

Happy Hour: Monday-Friday from 5pm-7pm

Hours: Tuesday-Wednesday 5pm-10pm, Thursday 5pm-11pm, Friday-Saturday 5pm-12am

For more information on The Edmon.

Hollywood

The Edmon offers one of the more upscale happy hours in the city. From 5pm to 7pm every day they’re open, you can sample their duck confit tacos, short rib poutine, and oysters for a discount, along with some of their tastiest beverages. 

Location: 5168 Melrose Ave

Happy Hour: Monday-Friday from 5pm-7pm

Hours: Tuesday-Wednesday 5pm-10pm, Thursday 5pm-11pm, Friday-Saturday 5pm-12am

For more information on The Edmon.

33 Taps

33 Taps

Silverlake

If you’re looking for a fun, casual spot to hang with friends after work, look no further than 33 Taps. If you’re lucky, you might catch a round of trivia or some live music, but if you go during happy hour, you’re definitely going to catch some great deals on their burgers and pitchers.

Location: 3725 Sunset Blvd

Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 3pm-6pm, Friday-Saturday 9:30pm-12am

Hours: Monday-Thursday 12 pm-11 pm, Friday 12 pm-1am, Saturday 10am-1am, Sunday 10am-10pm

For more information on 33 Taps.

Silverlake

If you’re looking for a fun, casual spot to hang with friends after work, look no further than 33 Taps. If you’re lucky, you might catch a round of trivia or some live music, but if you go during happy hour, you’re definitely going to catch some great deals on their burgers and pitchers.

Location: 3725 Sunset Blvd

Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 3pm-6pm, Friday-Saturday 9:30pm-12am

Hours: Monday-Thursday 12 pm-11 pm, Friday 12 pm-1am, Saturday 10am-1am, Sunday 10am-10pm

For more information on 33 Taps.

Home Restaurant

Home Restaurant

Silverlake

Home has one of the coolest patios for outdoor dining in the city, and its food is next-level, too. Try their mac n’ cheese bites or mango habanero wings for $8 — either one is great alongside their legendary $8 Silverlake mule.

Location: 1760 Hillhurst Avenue

Happy Hour: Monday-Friday from 3pm-6pm 

Hours: Monday-Wednesday 9am-9pm, Thursday-Friday 9am-10pm, Saturday 8am-10am, Sunday 8am-9pm

For more information on Home Restaurant.

Silverlake

Home has one of the coolest patios for outdoor dining in the city, and its food is next-level, too. Try their mac n’ cheese bites or mango habanero wings for $8 — either one is great alongside their legendary $8 Silverlake mule.

Location: 1760 Hillhurst Avenue

Happy Hour: Monday-Friday from 3pm-6pm 

Hours: Monday-Wednesday 9am-9pm, Thursday-Friday 9am-10pm, Saturday 8am-10am, Sunday 8am-9pm

For more information on Home Restaurant.

Employees Only

Employees Only

West Hollywood

This prohibition-style bar will make you feel like you’re stepping back in time — but the food and drinks scream modern! Happy hour eats include stuffed burrata, market crudo, and elevated cocktails that will make you feel a little extra fancy. 

Location: 7953 Santa Monica Blvd

Happy Hour: Everyday from 6pm-7pm

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 6pm-2am

For more information on Employees Only.

West Hollywood

This prohibition-style bar will make you feel like you’re stepping back in time — but the food and drinks scream modern! Happy hour eats include stuffed burrata, market crudo, and elevated cocktails that will make you feel a little extra fancy. 

Location: 7953 Santa Monica Blvd

Happy Hour: Everyday from 6pm-7pm

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 6pm-2am

For more information on Employees Only.

Upstairs at the Ace Hotel

Upstairs at the Ace Hotel

Downtown

There’s no better place to take in views of the city on a budget! Nestled at the top of the luxe Ace Hotel in downtown, Upstairs offers $3 chips and salsa, $7 bartender’s choice cocktails, $6 house wine and a $5 beer of the day. Oh, and did we mention there’s a pool? 

Location: 929 S Broadway

Happy Hour: Tuesday-Friday 3pm-6pm

Hours: Monday-Wednesday 12pm-12am, Thursday 9am-2am, Friday 12pm-2am, Saturday 11am-2am, Sunday 11am-12am

For more information on Upstairs.

Downtown

There’s no better place to take in views of the city on a budget! Nestled at the top of the luxe Ace Hotel in downtown, Upstairs offers $3 chips and salsa, $7 bartender’s choice cocktails, $6 house wine and a $5 beer of the day. Oh, and did we mention there’s a pool? 

Location: 929 S Broadway

Happy Hour: Tuesday-Friday 3pm-6pm

Hours: Monday-Wednesday 12pm-12am, Thursday 9am-2am, Friday 12pm-2am, Saturday 11am-2am, Sunday 11am-12am

For more information on Upstairs.

Nighthawk Breakfast Bar

Nighthawk Breakfast Bar

Venice

This moody spot may be famous for its boozy french toast and other breakfast-meets-late-night concoctions, but their happy hour menu is nothing to scoff at! They have three kinds of sliders for $4, intriguing dishes like hot cheetos chicken fingers for $6, and some very exciting mixed drinks (like their liquid gushers beverage) for just $9. 

Location: 417 Washington Blvd

Happy Hour: Everyday from 3pm-7pm and all day Friday

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10am-10pm, closed on Monday

For more information on Nighthawk Breakfast Bar.

Venice

This moody spot may be famous for its boozy french toast and other breakfast-meets-late-night concoctions, but their happy hour menu is nothing to scoff at! They have three kinds of sliders for $4, intriguing dishes like hot cheetos chicken fingers for $6, and some very exciting mixed drinks (like their liquid gushers beverage) for just $9. 

Location: 417 Washington Blvd

Happy Hour: Everyday from 3pm-7pm and all day Friday

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10am-10pm, closed on Monday

For more information on Nighthawk Breakfast Bar.

The Brickyard Pub

The Brickyard Pub

North Hollywood

This is the only place on our list that doesn’t serve food, but their extensive beer list and fun atmosphere more than make up for it. With pool tables, tabletop shuffleboard, dart boards, and a photo booth, there’s plenty to keep you busy while you enjoy buy-two-get-one-free drinks.

Location: 11130 Magnolia Blvd

Happy Hour: Everyday from 5pm-9pm

Hours: Everyday 5pm-2am

For more information on The Brickyard Pub.

North Hollywood

This is the only place on our list that doesn’t serve food, but their extensive beer list and fun atmosphere more than make up for it. With pool tables, tabletop shuffleboard, dart boards, and a photo booth, there’s plenty to keep you busy while you enjoy buy-two-get-one-free drinks.

Location: 11130 Magnolia Blvd

Happy Hour: Everyday from 5pm-9pm

Hours: Everyday 5pm-2am

For more information on The Brickyard Pub.

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