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The LA Outdoor Happy Hour Guide

21 spots with great patios and even better nightly specials.

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Updated March 10th, 2021

Whether you’re trying to decompress from another day of marathon Zoom calls or meeting up with a friend who you haven’t seen in over a year, finding a great Happy Hour can completely change the momentum of your week. This guide is here to help you make that happen. From casual wine bars to German beer gardens, here are 21 great restaurants and bars with outdoor Happy Hours in LA right now.

THE SPOTS

Saddle Peak Lodge

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American  in  Malibu
$$$$ 419 Cold Canyon Rd

When: Monday through Friday, 5-7pm

The Deal: $6 beer, $8 house wine and appetizers, $9 Old Fashioneds and negronis, and $10 martinis

A meal at Saddle Peak feels like you’ve left Los Angeles and walked into a billionaire’s hunting ranch in Montana. The historic space, which used to be a Pony Express stop, has a massive back patio and a menu filled with excellent hard-to-find meats like elk, emu, and bison.

Idle Hour Bar

$$$$ 4824 Vineland Ave

When: Tuesday through Friday, 5-6pm; Saturdays, 12-6pm; Sundays, 3-6pm

The Deal: Daily discounts on drinks and food

Idle Hour is one of our favorite places to drink in the entire Valley - it’s a giant barrel on the side of Lankershim in North Hollywood. And though you can’t drink inside the barrel right now, you can certainly throw a few back on their patio.

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Esters Wine Shop & Bar

$$$$
$$$$ 1314 7th St.

When: Daily, 4-6pm; all day on Monday

The Deal: $5 beer, $9 wine and cocktails, and discounted cheese and charcuterie

If you’ve missed wine bars as much as we have, you’ll want to check out Esters newly reopened patio. They have a giant wine list, plus excellent charcuterie and other snacks. If you’re in the market for something a bit stronger, try the Old Fashioneds.

Red Lion Tavern

$$$$
$$$$ 2366 Glendale Blvd

When: Monday through Friday, 12-6pm

The Deal: $5.75 wine, beer, and well liquor; bar snacks like sausage platters and giant soft pretzels all under $10

Red Lion is an LA classic, and one of the only German beer gardens in the city. This isn’t where you come to sample sours and discuss how many notes of apricot you’re getting. This is where you come to drink gigantic steins of beer, nod along as your one friend tries to explain Australian rugby, and stumble out four hours later than you intended.

La Boheme

$$$$
$$$$ 8400 Santa Monica Blvd

When: Daily, 5-7pm

The Deal: $7 wine, $8 cocktails, $6-10 bar snacks

The casual French spot in West Hollywood has one of our favorite new patios in the neighborhood. Be sure to get there early, as it tends to get crowded at night.

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Edendale

$$$$
$$$$ 2838 Rowena Ave

When: Monday all day; Tuesday through Friday, 5-7pm

The Deal: $4-6 beer, $7 well drinks, $8 wine, and $3-9 bar snacks

This firehouse-turned-restaurant has one of the best patios on the Eastside. It’s the kind of place you take out-of-towners in the middle of winter to show off the fact we can sit outside in the middle of winter.

Theia

$$$$ 8048 W. 3rd. Street

When: Monday through Friday, 5-7pm

The Deal: $5-6 wine and beer, $10 cocktails, and $3-6 mezze

Theia is an upscale Greek restaurant on W. 3rd St. that’s one of the newer spots in Beverly Grove. They have an expansive menu filled with everything from assorted mezze to a dry-aged Tomahawk ribeye, plus a large list of cocktails, wine, and beer.

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Saso

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$$$$ 39 S El Molino Ave

When: Daily, 3-6pm

The Deal: $6 sangria, $7 house spirits and tap wine, plus snacks under $10

The new Basque-inspired seafood spot in Pasadena has a menu filled with things such as Alaskan mussels over charred leeks, poached shrimp and deviled eggs, and a crudo bar including oysters, wagyu tartare, and ora king salmon carpaccio. They also have an excellent patio in the courtyard of the Pasadena Playhouse.

The Misfit Restaurant + Bar

$$$$
$$$$ 225 Santa Monica Blvd

When: Daily, open-6pm

The Deal: Daily discounts on beer, wine, and cocktails

Despite being located uncomfortably close to the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, The Misfit is a casual bar and restaurant that manages to have solid bar food, great cocktails, and a crowd that’s mostly devoid of tourists.

Pilot

$$$$ 1060 S. Broadway, Rooftop

When: Monday through Friday, 2-5pm

The Deal: $4 beer, $8 wine and well drinks, $10 gin and tonics

Pilot is the rooftop restaurant at Downtown LA’s Hoxton Hotel. They’ve got an open-air dining room that opens at noon with a snack menu featuring dishes like chicory salad, fried artichoke hearts, and baked ziti. On Friday and Saturdays, they’re open until 11pm.

Tokyo Hamburg

$$$$
$$$$ 600 S New Hampshire Ave.

When: Daily. 5-8pm

The Deal: $1 oysters, $2 small sake, $4 draft beer

Tokyo Hamburg in Koreatown is one of our favorite party spots in LA, and they also have fantastic Japanese bar food, including cheese katsu, okonomiyaki, and their namesake Tokyo hamburg. It’s essentially a DIY-smashburger setup, with a big hunk of grass-fed beef and a sizzling hot stone that you smash it down on right at the table.

Bacari W. 3rd

$$$$
$$$$ 8030 W 3rd St

When: Monday through Friday, 5-7pm

The Deal: $7 beer, $8 sangria and wine, and $2 off all signature cocktails

Bacari is a local mini-chain known for its excellent drink deals and solid small plates. But this location is special because of its patio, tucked away from the blow-dry bars and cupcake shops on West 3rd Street. Walking in feels like you’ve entered a portal into a European forest with trees growing every which way, and giant lanterns hanging from the ceiling.

Manchego

$$$$
$$$$ 2518 Main St

When: 5-6:30pm, daily

The Deal: $6-8 apps, $7 house wine, $8 sangria

This Spanish tapas and wine bar on Main St. in Santa Monica has solid food and a casual, relaxing space that’s ideal for winding down after a long day of passive-aggressive emails from your boss.

Home Restaurant

$$$$
$$$$ 1760 Hillhurst Ave

When: Monday through Friday, 3-6pm

The Deal: Beer, wine, cocktails, and bar snacks are all $6

Located in Los Feliz, Home has a beautiful patio on Hillhurst that feels like you’re eating and drinking inside a treehouse. Don’t worry though, there aren’t any secret passwords to weed out the adults. The food menu skews mostly towards comfort food, with everything from baby back ribs to bacon mac and cheese.

State Social House

$$$$
$$$$ 8782 W Sunset Blvd

When: Monday through Friday, 4-7pm

The Deal: Half-off all wine, beer, and liquor; bar snacks $6-7

Sure, there are fancier spots to grab a drink on The Strip, but those involve reservations, lines, and putting on expensive clothes. If you’re looking for a low-key spot to grab a quick drink and call it a night, State Social House is your spot.

Spartina

Spartina

$$$$
AmericanItalian  in  Fairfax
$$$$ 7505 Melrose Ave

When: Daily, 4-6pm

The Deal: $5 beer, $7 wine, $10 cocktails, and $12 pizza, salad, and sandwiches

Spartina is an Italian spot on Melrose with a big front patio and solid food across the board. It’s a great spot to meet up with a friend or someone from a dating app who you aren’t totally sold on yet.

Hi Tops

$$$$
$$$$ 8933 Santa Monica Blvd

When: Monday through Friday, 3-8pm

The Deal: $5 wine, beer, and well drinks

This sort-of sports bar in the heart of Boystown has a big front patio. It’s a great place to drink with friends, people-watch, and update your Grindr profile.

Big Bar

$$$$
$$$$ 1927 Hillhurst Ave

When: Monday through Friday, 5-7pm

The Deal: $5 beer, $8 wine, $10 cocktail of the day; bar snacks ranging from $5 to $12

Big Bar in Los Feliz is attached to The Alcove on Hillhurst and serves some of the best cocktails in the neighborhood. The massive front patio has plenty of room to spread out and relax.

Hyperion Public

$$$$
$$$$ 2538 Hyperion Ave

When: Daily, 3-6pm

The Deal: $3 PBR tallboys, $9 cocktails, $6 draft beer, wine, and well liquor

Hyperion Public is a Silver Lake standby and the kind of neighborhood pub that’s guaranteed to always have solid bar food, friendly service, and an empty table for you and your friend. They also have a location in Studio City.

E.P. & L.P.

$$$$ 603 N LA Cienega Blvd

When: Monday through Friday, 4-6pm

The Deal: $6 beer, $8 red wine and rosé, $11 Aperol spritzes, $5-8 bar snacks

This popular Weho spot is open again with a new menu featuring a selection of small plates like salt-and-pepper calamari, lobster quesadilla, and tuna tartare crostini. Keep in mind that there is currently no bar service and everyone must be seated at a table while on the patio. They aren’t currently accepting reservations, so be prepared to wait in line outside.

Diablo

Diablo

$$$$
$$$$ 3129 Sunset Blvd.

When: Monday through Friday, 4-7pm

The Deal: Daily discounts on drinks and food

Diablo is a Mexican spot in Silver Lake with solid tacos and quesadillas, plus a fantastic corner lot with a big sidewalk patio going down Sunset Blvd.

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