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The Eastside Happy Hour Directory

The 38 best places for after-work drinks in Thai Town, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Echo Park, and Atwater Village.

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Walk down Sunset in Echo Park on a regular Wednesday afternoon, and a couple of things will stand out. First, there’s a good chance you’ll meet multiple pugs named Theo. And second, there are going to be a whole lot of people who are not working. Maybe they’re film people who just spent nine days on set and today is their weekend, or they’re writers/artists/succulent breeders who aren’t in an office every day. The result is that Eastside bars tend to get pretty packed on normal weekday evenings, and Happy Hours sometimes start around the same time a lot of people get out of bed. Even if you working normal nine-to-five hours, there are plenty of great options for discounted food and drinks in this part of town.

This is your (mostly) comprehensive guide to every Happy Hour in East Hollywood, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Atwater, and Echo Park.

Los Feliz

Farfalla Trattoria

$$$$
$$$$ 1978 Hillhurst Ave

This wine bar on Hillhurst has very good pasta, and some of the best wine by the glass you can find at an $8 pricepoint.

The Deal: $5 house wines, $8 premium wines

When: Weekdays 4-7pm

The Dresden Restaurant

$$$$
$$$$ 1760 N Vermont Ave

An old-school spot in Los Feliz, The Dresden makes you feel like you’re drinking $7 martinis with Jon Favreau on the set of Swingers.

The Deal: $5 beers and well drinks, $7 wine and cocktails, $3 off appetizers

When: 5-7pm daily

The Guest House

$$$$
$$$$ 1750 Hillhurst Ave

This Mediterranean spot in a converted bungalow in Los Feliz has the feeling of a coffee shop that also happens to serve some pretty good cocktails. The mezcal margarita is available during Happy Hour, so get one of those to go along with your wasabi furikake fries.

The Deal: $5 beer, wine, and cocktails, food specials

When: Monday-Saturday 4-7pm

Jakob Layman

Ye Rustic Inn

$$$$
$$$$ 1831 Hillhurst Ave

Ye Rustic Inn’s wings aren’t available during Happy Hour, but you should order a dozen anyway (get them extra crispy) because they’re the best in LA. They’ll go well with whatever discounted drink you’re having.

The Deal: $5 snacks, $6 shot or well whiskey, $5 beer of the day

When: Monday-Thursday, 4-7pm

1739 Public House

$$$$
$$$$ 1739 N Vermont Ave

The Public House’s Happy Hour lasts basically all afternoon, which is good because that’s a great time to be here when it’s full of European league soccer fans. The food is just OK, but they have a massive tap list, and every beer comes with free taquitos.

The Deal: $5 well drinks, draft beer, and house wine, free taquitos with a purchase of beer

When: Monday-Friday 2-7pm

Big Bar

$$$$
$$$$ 1927 Hillhurst Ave

Big Bar at The Alcove can get crowded after work, but come earlier in the day, and you’ll find a nice patio with a few people working and drinking cocktails.

The Deal: $5 beer, $8 wine, $10 cocktails, food specials

When: Weekdays 2-7pm

Spitz

$$$$
$$$$ 1725 Hillhurst Ave.

This doner kebab spot has some excellent Mediterranean street food (get the street fries), and a very long list of craft beer on tap.

The Deal: $2 off pints, $4 well drinks, $5 house wine and sangria, food specials

When: Weekdays 3-7pm

Messhall Kitchen

$$$$
$$$$ 4500 Los Feliz Blvd.

A camp-themed restaurant on Los Feliz, Messhall has daily drink discounts to go along with nightly specials, like $2 tacos on Tuesdays and $1 oysters on Wednesdays.

The Deal: $5 draft beer, $6 hour wine, food specials

When: Weekdays 4-6pm, weekends 4-5pm

Home Restaurant

$$$$
$$$$ 1760 Hillhurst Ave

If you’re with a picky eater during Happy Hour, go to Home. It’s a beautiful outdoor space on Hillhurst that feels a bit like a treehouse, and the menu has everything from sandwiches, to pasta, to fish tacos.

The Deal: $5 small plates, cocktails, and beer

When: Sun-Fri 3-7pm

Silver lake

Jakob Layman

Ma'am Sir

$$$$
$$$$ 4330 W Sunset Blvd

If you’re looking for some truly excellent food during this Happy Hour, go sit at the bar at Ma’am Sir. The shrimp and uni lumpia are available a la carte, there’s a fantastic Happy Hour-only chicken noodle soup with chili oil for $7, and the (normally $12) longganisa burger is a very reasonable $8.

The Deal: $8 cocktails, $7 house wine, $5 beer, food specials

When: Weekdays 5:30-7pm

Jay's Bar

$$$$
$$$$ 4321 W Sunset Blvd

This neighborhood bar at Sunset Junction stays relatively quiet during Happy Hour, so it’s a good place to get work done while you sample some beers from their draft list. They also have an excellent burger that’s going to change the way you think about this place.

The Deal: $5 food specials, $1 off beer and wine glasses, $3 select beer bottles, $3 off pitchers and wine bottles

When: Weekdays 4-7pm

Wood

$$$$
$$$$ 2861 Sunset Blvd.

If you’re eating an early-ish solo meal and want something easy (meaning a whole pizza for yourself), you can get that (plus a glass of wine) for $15.

The Deal: Margherita pizza and Peroni or glass of house wine for $15

When: Weekdays 4-6pm

Trophy Wife

$$$$ 3715 Evans St W

This annoyingly-named sports bar on Hyperion has a decent patio, darts, and a whole bunch of TVs, but what you’re really coming here for is the drink special: everything is two-for-one until 9pm every day.

The Deal: All drinks two-for-one

When: Daily 4-9pm, all day Sunday

33 Taps Silver Lake

$$$$ 3725 W Sunset Blvd

33 Taps is sports bar on Sunset with mediocre food, a very solid selection of beer, and TVs with pretty much any game you could hope to find.

The Deal: 33% off beer and wine, $2 off starters, $6 mules and margaritas

When: Weekdays 3-6pm, Wednesday-Saturday 10pm-close

L&E Oyster Bar

$$$$
$$$$ 1637 Silver Lake Blvd

L&E has well-made cocktails and some of the best oysters in town - keep in mind Happy Hour is only available at upstairs the bar.

The Deal: $4 off select cocktails, $2 off all beer, $8 wine, food specials

When: Daily 5-7pm

Hyperion Public

$$$$
$$$$ 2538 Hyperion Ave

Hyperion Public is a great multi-level bar in Silver Lake with friendly service, extremely affordable Happy Hour drinks, and one of LA’s best trivia nights on Mondays.

The Deal: $5 house wine, old fashioneds, margaritas, well drinks, draft beer, $3 tall boys and Tecate, $4 food specials

When: Daily 4-7pm

Barbrix

$$$$
$$$$ 2442 Hyperion Ave

Come to this wine bar for a great cheese and charcuterie list, and one of the Eastside’s best late-night Happy Hours (half off wine) starting at 10pm.

When: Daily 5:30-7:30pm; Sunday-Thursday 10pm-close

The Deal: Half off select wine and beer by the glass, food specials

Michelangelo Ristorante

$$$$
$$$$ 2742 Rowena Ave

Michelangelo is a family-run Italian spot best known for brunch, but on weekdays, their little dining room off Rowena is filled with Silver Lake people eating solid Italian food.

The Deal: $6 well drinks, $4 beers, $5 wines, food specials

When: Weekdays 4-7pm

Edendale

$$$$
$$$$ 2838 Rowena Ave

The fantastic patio at this firehouse-turned-restaurant is the place to take out-of-towners when you want to show them how nice it is to eat outside in February.

The Deal: $6 draft beer, $8 house wine and well drinks, food specials

When: All night Monday, Tuesday-Friday 5-7pm

Kettle Black

$$$$
$$$$ 3705 W Sunset Blvd

One of those places that walks the line between being fancy and casual, this Silver Lake spot has a great meatball sandwich that’s only available during Happy Hour.

The Deal: $4 Peroni, $6 wine, $8 cocktails, food specials

When: Daily 5-7pm

Cha Cha Lounge

$$$$ 2375 Glendale Blvd

It’s an Eastside rite of passage to find a receipt in your pocket on a Sunday morning and realize you made a late night stop at the loud and grungy Cha Cha Lounge. Earlier in the night, it’s just as loud and grungy, but a lot less crowded, and there are $3 drinks and free foosball.

The Deal: $3 well drinks, $3 Tecate

When: Daily 5-9pm

Red Lion Tavern

$$$$
$$$$ 2366 Glendale Blvd

One of LA’s best places to daydrink, the Red Lion has an excellent outdoor dining room, plenty of space, and a great menu of German snacks to go with your steinful of bock.

The Deal: Food specials, $4.50 draft beer and wine

When: Weekdays 11-6pm

4100 Bar

$$$$ 1087 Manzanita St

4100 is a good place to go when you’re single and looking to mix it up, even early in the night. They have solid cocktails, and big, leather booths that are great for big groups.

The Deal: $8 cocktails, $5 beers and well drinks

When: Monday-Wednesday 7-8pm, Thursday-Sunday 5-8pm

Diablo

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

Diablo is a Mexican spot on Sunset that serves totally fine tacos and quesadillas, but more importantly, their own version of a Happy Meal, which is $9 and involves a PBR, a shot of mezcal, and chips and salsa.

The Deal: $3 beer cans, $7 cocktails, $9 Happy Meal

When: Weekdays 4-6pm, Monday-Thursday 9-11pm

The Friend

$$$$ 2611 Hyperion Ave

The Friend is a popular bar that fills up around 10pm with Eastsiders who drink cocktails and dance to Prince LPs. You can do that earlier in the night, too, but for less money.

The Deal: $3 beer, $5 wine, $6 cocktails

When: Daily 7-9pm

Echo Park

The Semi-Tropic

$$$$
$$$$ 1412 Glendale Blvd

Coffee shops that also serve alcohol are excellent places to get work done, because they give you an excuse to have a glass of wine “to get the creative juice flowing.” This place also has some excellent pita and hummus.

The Deal: $7 cocktails, $5 draft beers, wine glasses, and snacks

When: Weekdays 9am-5pm

Bar Caló

$$$$
$$$$ 1498 W Sunset Blvd

A cocktail bar that feels like it should be in Mexico City, this strip mall spot has a nice little patio, and a spicy feta salsa that we think about while we’re going to sleep every night.

The Deal: $10 cocktails and food specials

When: Daily 4-7pm

Little Joy Cocktails

$$$$
$$$$ 1477 W Sunset Blvd

This dive bar near Dodger Stadium packs up later on, but early in the night, it’s usually pretty empty, so you can drink your $2 PBRs in peace.

The Deal: $2 PBRs, $3 well drinks

When: Daily 6-9pm

Tsubaki

$$$$
$$$$ 1356 Allison Ave

A neighborhood izakaya with an excellent sake list, the best place to sit at Tsubaki is the little bar in the back. Chat with the chefs, and there’s a good chance they’ll give you an extra pour of something from off the menu.

The Deal: Various food discounts

When: Tuesday-Friday 5:30-7pm

Winsome

$$$$
$$$$ 1115 W Sunset Blvd

This Scandinavian-inspired spot in Echo Park near Downtown LA has fantastic cocktails that sometimes involve umbrellas and slushie machines, and a good $10 burger topped with pickled shallots.

The Deal: $8 cocktails, food specials

When: Wednesday-Sunday 4-7pm

Trencher

$$$$
$$$$ 1305 Portia St

Trencher is a sandwich spot off the main drag of Sunset in Echo Park. They just expanded to serve dinner, and added a decent selection of beer and wine. No matter when you go, don’t skip the chicken banh mi.

The Deal: $5 select draft beers and wine by the glass, $5 food specials

When: Weekdays 4-6pm

Mohawk Bend

$$$$
$$$$ 2141 W Sunset Blvd

This massive vegan-friendly pizza spot has LA’s best local draft list, with 72 taps of California-only beers. The food isn’t going to blow you away, but the pizzas are pretty good, and only $11 before 7pm.

The Deal: $2 off all beer and wine, $9 cocktails, $6 well drinks, food specials, all pizzas $11

When: Monday-Thursday 3-7pm, 10pm-midnight (drinks only); Weekends 11pm-1am (drinks only)

Sunset Beer Company

$$$$
$$$$ 1498 W Sunset Blvd Ste 3

This excellent little bar in Echo Park is basically the LA Public Library library of hard-to-find beer (except they’re not free). It’s typically a $2 fee if you want to drink them there, but there’s no corkage fee during Happy Hour.

The Deal: No corkage fee on any bottle opened

When: Monday-Thursday 4-7pm

East Hollywood/Thai Town

Jakob Layman

Tabula Rasa

$$$$
$$$$ 5125 Hollywood Blvd

A Thai Town wine bar with bartenders who won’t judge you if you can’t tell a gamay and a pinot, they have a whole bunch of discounted wines by the glass between 5-7pm daily. If you can, go on a Thursday, when La Morra is set up in the back slinging pizzas.

The Deal: $2 off all beer and wine by the glass, food specials

When: Daily 5-7pm

Jakob Layman

The Know Where Bar

$$$$ 5634 Hollywood Blvd

Know Where Bar is an excellent place to get away from the after-work networking drinks happening at a lot of nearby bars. Come here if you want to drink a very well-made martini in some peace and quiet.

The Deal: $9 wine by the glass, $10 cocktails, $4 beers, food specials

When: Daily 4-7pm

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Atwater Village

Jakob Layman

Bigfoot Lodge

$$$$ 3172 Los Feliz Blvd

Bigfoot has serious a ski lodge feel, right down to the laid-back bartenders and the late 20s crowd looking to mix it up (even at 6pm).

The Deal: $5 drink specials

When: Daily 5-9pm

All'acqua

$$$$
$$$$ 3280 Glendale Blvd.

A whole pizza for $10 is always a good thing. These aren’t the best pies in town, but they’re totally serviceable and available every night from 10-11pm (only at the bar).

The Deal: $10 all pizzas, $6 Old Fashioneds, all draft beer half-off, $5 wines by the glass

When: Daily 10-11pm

The Morrison

$$$$ 3179 Los Feliz Blvd

Atwater’s local sports pub has a whole bunch of excellent food options during Happy Hour, including a solid turkey burger and a massive plate of nachos that go nicely with a whole bunch of $7 cocktails.

The Deal: $7 food specials and cocktails, $6 draft beers and all wine by the glass

When: Daily 3-7pm

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