Best Happy Hours


Decked out with piñatas and Corona blowup toys, Fiesta Cantina is where cute, casual guys go to feel like they’re in Cancún (if Cancún weren’t so trashy). Shirtless bartenders with perfectly chiseled everything pour two drinks for the price of one every day from 4 to 8 p.m. and from 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. »8865 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-652-8865.

You can almost hear the Sex and the City theme song as you enter Luna Park , which is classy and lady friendly. Monday through Friday, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., drinks cost $6 and tasty hors d’oeuvres are $4 or less. Just as appetizing—and free for the viewing—are the handsome bartenders in tight black T-shirts. »672 S. La Brea Ave., L.A., 323-934-2110.

Three-ounce pours at La Maschera Ristorante & Enoteca cost $3, and any of the 150 bottles of wine are up for grabs, Monday through Thursday, from 5 to 7 p.m. Superthirsty? A 15-ounce carafe of Chianti or pinot grigio costs only $7, and the bruschetta is a buck. »82 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, 626-304-0004.

British expats and Valleyites crowd the Fox and Hounds to watch soccer matches on the telly, throw darts, and knock back pints of Abbot ale and Carlsberg lager. Beer costs $4 from morning until 7 p.m. (blimey!), and a free platter of assorted grub, like banger bits and sausage rolls, is served daily at 4. »11100 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, 818-763-7976. 

Jackets come off and ties get looser at Ciudad every weekday from 3 to 7 p.m. You can sip $4 mojitos and sangria and munch on inexpensive appetizers like chicken quesadillas. Add live rumba Wednesday through Friday, starting at 6 p.m., and you may never go back to the office again. »Union Bank Plaza, 445 S. Figueroa St., L.A., 213-486-5171.