The long week ahead means one thing: plenty of time to try out some of L.A.’s newest happy hours. From North Hollywood to the South Bay, there are some boozy deals to be had—and don’t forget to soak it up with food specials.
Vic Casanova’s 1950s-inspired Italian steakhouse is now serving $8 drinks and small plates on weekdays from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m at their L’Aperitivo Italiano happy hour. Cocktails include a classic mix of negronis, martinis, old fashioneds, and more while options like meatballs in Sunday gravy, Bone Marrow Al Forno, and fried stuffed olives round out the food offerings. A few wines are also available for a special price.
Pistola, 8022 W 3rd St, 323-951-9800
Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill:
The L.A. Live destination has launched a summer happy hour and a Wine Wednesday program. Daily, from 5:00 p.m. to close at the bar only, small plates of Truffled Potato Chips with Maytag blue cheese sauce, Roasted Corn on the Cob with garlic aioli, and more are available for $7. A list of featured wines are $6 and beers are $5. All cocktails are $2 off. On Wednesdays, bottles of all wines on the current menu are half off.
Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, 800 West Olympic Boulevard, 213-748-9700
The Fat Dog NoHo:
The sister restaurant to the popular Hollywood hang out, the NoHo outpost of The Fat Dog comes complete with drinks designed by Matthew Biancaniello and a new happy hour from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily. Beer will set you back a measly $3, house wine is $4, and well drinks are $5. The food offerings are particularly tempting with dishes like crab-and-bacon loaded potato skins, mini cheeseburgers, and fried pickles running between $3 to $7.
The Fat Dog NoHo, 11050 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood, 323-951-0030
The new Redondo Beach modern Italian restaurant recently launched its “Save Water, Drink Wine” happy hour, which means that weekdays from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., wine by the glass is $3 off. If you prefer beer, the same deal applies. Michelin-starred chef Fabio Ugoletti will also be serving $5 crostini plates.
Bettolino Kitchen, 211 Palos Verdes Blvd, 310-375-0500
Detour Bistro Bar:
This Culver City restaurant/bar serves their happy hour menu from 3:00 p.m- 7:00 p.m. seven days a week, and on Monday it goes until 11:00 p.m. Cocktails, including Detour’s Honey Old Fashioned, go for $8 while beer (some 22 different types) is $4 to $6.50, and wines are $6 to $8. The food menu, which will changed based on seasonal availability, currently features shrimp tacos, watermelon salad, and flatbreads ($5-$10).
Detour Bistro Bar, 12473 West Washington Blvd., 424-289-8191