Happy Hour. It’s the best hour of the day. Especially after a long day at work. When I worked in Arizona on a very stressful project, my coworkers and I always ended up going for Happy Hour after work. But Happy Hour isn’t just for stressful day but a great way to hang out with friends. Of course, Happy Hour isn’t just an hour. Happy Hour in Los Angeles can start as early as 2:00 pm but it’s the best time to discover best restaurants at discounted prices. I can’t wait to share with the top Happy Hours in Los Angeles that I have discovered.
The Top Happy Hours in Los Angeles
Cecconi’s West Hollywood
Cecconi’s is a retro, chic Italian restaurant on Melrose Ave. Since it’s affiliated with the Soho House, it’s an A-list favorite with an amazing Happy Hours (HH) menu. It’s the perfect time to discover Cecconi’s in my opinion. It’s more affordable and chill. And the appetizers are phenomenal. I’m not a huge fan of Italian food but Cecconi’s truffle arancini (vegan) make my mouth water. There’s plenty of vegan options. My favorite drink is the Eastern Standard and popular drink is Aperol spritz.
WHEN: Tuesday – Saturday, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
COST: Food & drinks from $3 – $6 -$9
WeHo Bistro is a French-style bistro in the heart of West Hollywood. The cocktails are exceptional. So is the service. This is where you will want to go when you need to start HH as soon as possible. Of course, it’s referred to Magic hour at WeHo Bistro. There’s even free parking available. The popular menu choices are truffle Mac n’ Cheese, Hummus Plate and Chicken & Waffle.
WHEN: Monday – Sunday, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m. – 12 a.m.
COST: Food & drinks from $4-$8
Full Disclosure: I was invited for a complimentary HH at WeHo Bistro.
Montage Beverly Hills is a luxury hotel in Beverly Hills with an adjacent courtyard, which is a popular local hangout spot. The Cafe inside of the hotel offers a happy hour menu but at a later hour. It’s a great place to grab a small bite at a later hour. This is a perfect spot for people-watching. You can also get treated to live music in the courtyard during the summer.
WHEN: Monday – Sunday (daily), 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
COST: Food & drinks from $6-$15
Conservatory is the neighborhood’s bar, restaurant, and cafe with indoor and outdoor seating. The HH aka Golden Hour is at the bar or the outdoor cafe. Last time, I was there it seemed it’s a great first date spot. I can see why it is super cozy and cute. Since there’s outdoor seating, you can sit and watch the sunset.
WHEN: Monday – Sunday (daily), 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Conservatory Bar and Cafe at Conservatory
COST: Food & drinks from $6-$14
Full Disclosure: I attended Conservatory’s launch party with StayTony. Read about it here.
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle – Century City
Del Frisco’s is a steak house that also serves seafood and fine wine. It’s located inside of Westfield Century mall. Del Frisco’s just launched Sip & Savor for wine lovers. Sip & Savor consisted of not one but three wine pours and three bites. This is your spot for Wine Wednesday.
WHEN: Monday – Sunday (daily), 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Cleo – Third Street
Cleo Third Street is a pan-Mediterranean restaurant situated inside The Orlando Hotel. Since it is pan-Mediterranean, the menu by f Israeli-Japanese chef Danny Elmaleh includes Moroccan cigars, babaganoush with luffa and shawarma. The interior is beautiful with teal and earth tone colors.
WHEN: Monday – Sunday (daily), 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
COST: Food & drinks from $5-$9
Blackship is an Italian – Japanese fusion restaurant meaning Italian dishes are prepared in Japanse style to create that perfect umami flavor. Basically, the food is delicious. The staff is very friendly and accommodates any food or diet restrictions. The decor is LA chic. When you walk in, you feel like you have stepped into a secret garden off Santa Monica Blvd.
WHEN: Tuesday – Saturday, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
COST: Choose any three items for $21
Enjoy Happy Hour! But always remember to drink responsibly!
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