Top 5 Happy Hours in LA 2013 – Let’s Get Tipsy
BEST HAPPY HOURS | BARS & RESTAURANTS
~ BY MONICA HUNT
It’s finally the season for the real drinking to begin — and with how your family behaves around the holidays, you’re going to need booze — lots of it. Good news for those who cope with healthy amounts of alcohol: We’ve got a few watering hole recommendations with great Happy Hours, allowing you to trim your drinking budget in order to buy awesome gifts for your ungrateful relatives.
Of course, if you have any better ideas about what the Top Happy Hours are in LA, leave your recommendations in the comments and we’ll check them out personally.
Here we go…
1. The Parlour Room
The Parlour Room of Hollywood sure is purdy. A dim interior, chandeliers, lots of room to roam, and as all Vintage Bar Group bars do, The Parlour Room has a bitchin’ jukebox with all the classics, indie hits, and other eclectic tracks to listen to while you spend your late afternoon imbibing their drink specials. For most of the week from 8 pm to 10 pm (7pm to 10 pm Friday and Saturday), The Parlour Room offers $3 Shot of the Day & Schlitz 16oz. can, $4-8 Beers, $5 Well Drinks & Wine, and serves their specialty Martini for $5. Late night Happy Hours are the only ones that matter — and The Parlour Room has this business down pat.
The Parlour Room | 6423 Yucca St. | Hollywood, CA 90028 | Facebook Page
2. The Edison
Who could resist the glamour, appeal, and overall sexy that The Edison provides for patrons? It can be particularly hard to not slip into this age-old Los Angeles watering hole especially during happy hour, when The Edison serves up 35 cent drinks. Dress to impress, for you won’t get into The Edison with jeans on!
The Edison | 108 West 2nd St. | Los Angeles, CA 90012 | Facebook Page
3. Freddy Small’s Bar and Kitchen
Freddy Small’s is a recent west side addition, with not only some of the most creative methods by which one can devour meat and brussel sprouts, but also has a happy hour fit for foodies. From 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, dine on a selection of Freddy Small’s fan favorites (Buffalo Deviled Eggs $3, Chicken liver mousse on toast $3, Smoked fingerlings and dip $6, Fried Brussels Sprouts $7, Belgian Waffle $6) and sip on discounted beer, wine, and specialty cocktails chosen by the staff.
Freddy Smalls | 11520 Pico Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA 90064 | Facebook Page
4. Pour Haus Wine Bar
The best downtown LA happy hour destination is at the Pour Haus — and we’re not talking about Skid Row. At Pour Haus, which is located in the Art’s District near some of the best new places to dine in LA, Pour Haus’s happy hour give patrons a sip of select red, white, and sparkling wines for mere $5, while a few menu items taunt you to add a few more dollar signs to your bar tab. If you can’t drink wine, Pour Haus also has a few select beers at happy hour for $3.
Pour Haus Wine Bar | 1820 Industrial | Los Angeles, CA 90021 | Facebook Page
5. Piano Bar
Say what you will about the haunts on Cahuenga Blvd. in Hollywood, some are pretty gnarly, but the Piano Bar is a Hollywood fixture worth visiting every so often. Live performances take place almost nightly (and occasionally, surprise performances by musical powerhouses who just happen to be drinking in the bar that night). Pop in for cheap drinks, where well drinks, beer, and wine are $4 and the Bottle of The Day is $3.
Piano Bar | 6429 Selma Ave. | Hollywood, CA 90028 | Facebook Page