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5 Happy Hours You Can’t Afford To Miss

Just about every restaurant and bar in LA offers happy hours – some worth the savings, some just down right disappointing, and some you’d be downright crazy to miss out on.  We’ve been around town a few times and collected 5 Happy Hours You Can’t Afford to Miss.

1.  Kay ‘N Dave’s in Culver City
Daily happy hours are our favorite and always a sign of kick ass drinks!  Kay ‘N Dave’s offers happy hours daily from 4-7pm with $3 House Mararitas, Sangria, Tecate Draft, and House Wine…damn.  $1 Tacos and $3-$5 select entrees.

2.  First & Hope in Downtown Los Angeles
Weekly happy hour Tuesday – Friday from 5-10pm.  Even without the happy hour this place top notch but the $5 at 5 Social Soiree includes $5 Draft Beer and Wine, $7 Well Drinks (amazing), and $5 Bar Bites (also amazing-try the gourmet mac and cheese).

3.  Bigfoot West in Culver City
Another daily happy hour from 5-9pm, Bigfoot West offers an array of alcoholic favorites including Manhattan’s and Old Fashions – too name a couple – for $5. Gourmet fresh empanadas are available from next door.  We suggest you try them all.

4.  Copa d’ Oro in Santa Monica
Damned if we can’t get away from the daily happy hour, but Copa d’ Oro is one of our all time faves and even offers an all night happy hour Mondays.  Cocktails include Manhattans, Buck Fizz, Pisco Sours, and many more for only $5…in addition to Beer, Wine, and Food.  This may be one of the best happy hours in LA.

5.  Cliff’s Edge in Los Angeles
This place offers unique craft cocktails like the Gold Rush, Glasgow Mule, and Bitter Pill – bartender’s special for $7, $6 wine, and $3 beer.  Every night, all night.


First and Hope Los Angeles

First and Hope Los Angeles is a hidden gem located adjacent to the Los Angeles Music Center.  The vibe along with vibrant selection of handcrafted cocktails makes for a fine late night weeknight experience (at least in our opinion).  The menu is chock-full of American classics but if there’s one thing we’ll try at any restaurant its gourmet Mac N’ Cheese!  Served on a black slate, the trio of gourmet mac includes Bacon Beer, Popcorn, and even Ritz Crackers.  Pair these up with the Pork Belly Sliders and you can call it a night.  Or if you’re really in a IDGAF kind of mood you can order the “Praise the Lard” dish featuring crispy pig’s ears, bourbon-braised pork cheeks and a crisp soft egg, served with Kurobuta pork belly over creamy grits.

Let’s not forget about the cocktails either.  The Manhattan made with Whiskey, Sweet Vermouth, Bitters is top notch.  But along with our go-tos we ordered the Eyes Wide Shut made with Southern Comfort, Crown Royal, Amaretto, Orange and Cranberry Juice and must say it will be on our tab again the next time we’re back here.