Weho is a stacked full of bars, but it’s not as easy as you might think to find a place for Happy Hour that will make you forget how many times you thought about quitting your job and finally going to trapeze school today.
Even if you don’t have any dreams about trapeze (or already work in the circus), chances are you’ll be looking for an early evening drink in West Hollywood at some point. Whether it’s a post-audition margarita, pre-dinner beer with a date, or a glass of wine with your co-workers to gossip about how Gina’s totally lying about her dog having hemorrhoids to get out of management training, here’s your almost-exhaustive list to Happy Hours in Weho.
One of our favorite seafood restaurants in LA also has a fantastic weekday Happy Hour with drink specials and deals on oysters, smoked fish dip, and clam rolls. Sit on the covered patio once, and you’ll probably become a regular.
The Deal: Food discounts, $5 select craft beers, $6 select wines, and $7 margaritas.
When: Weekdays 4 - 7pm
When you’ve been fighting over the thermostat at work all day, it’s likely that you’d like to drink outside somewhere when you leave. The nice patio isn’t the only reason to go to Electric Owl - cocktails are $6 and pair well with one of LA’s best burgers (which isn’t on the Happy Hour menu but is worth ordering anyway).
The Deal: $5 beer, $6 cocktails, $7 wine, food specials.
When: Daily 4:20 - 7pm
Melrose Umbrella Co. is a solid cocktail bar that serves their normally-expensive (but good) drinks at much more reasonable prices during Happy Hour. They have things like a house Old Fashioned, a brandy sour, and various mules for under $10. It runs from 12 to 7pm on weekdays, so is ideal for those unofficial half-day Fridays when the whole office decides they’re done at 3pm.
The Deal: $8-$10 cocktails.
When: Weekdays 12 - 7pm
Petty Cash, the always-crowded taqueria, has a pretty affordable Happy Hour, with $8 margaritas and plenty of food specials. Get the brisket quesadilla or the cauliflower nachos.
The Deal: $7 food specials, $10 oyster shooters, $7 draft beer, $8 margaritas.
When: Weekdays 5 - 7pm
This western themed gay bar is the kind of place where even Happy Hour gets rowdy, so if you’re for some reason looking for deals on shots between 3 and 8pm on a weekday, this is your place.
The Deal: $4 well drinks, draft beers, and house wines, $1 Miller High Life ponies, specials on shots throughout the week.
When: Weekdays 3 - 8pm
There are higher profile spots along the Strip, but State Social House is a decent, low-key spot to grab some inexpensive food and drinks and avoid the crowds at nearby bars.
The Deal: Half price drinks.
When: Weekdays 4-7pm
Spartina is an Italian spot on Melrose with a front patio and cocktails worth investigating, especially during Happy Hour. The best time to go is on Mondays, when they do special deals on their pastas and Happy Hour runs until close.
The Deal: Discounted appetizers, $8 classic cocktails and glasses of wine.
When: Daily 5:30 - 7pm, all night Mondays
This gay sports bar has Happy Hour every day during the week, but stays pretty laid-back despite the two-for-one drinks deal. It’s the kind of spot where you might find a dodgeball team celebrating a victory or mourning a loss.
The Deal: Two-for-one drinks.
When: Weekdays 4 - 9pm
Barney’s has an excellent Happy Hour every weeknight, even during their special events, like Tuesday night trivia and football games. They usually have specific daily deals too. Get the nachos and some chili, and try not spill anything on the air hockey table.
The Deal: Half-price appetizers, daily discounts on specific drinks.
When: Weekdays, 4 - 7pm
Because of the huge patio and the location on Sunset, this is one of those places that you might assume is always full of slightly confused tourists, but is actually pretty cool. There are great views, and affordable drinks and oysters during Happy Hour, but Pearl’s doesn’t have the crowds that you’d normally expect to go with all that.
The Deal: $7 house wine, $4-5 beer, half-off well drinks, specials on small plates, $1 oysters.
When: Monday-Thursday 5 - 7pm, Friday 4 - 7pm
This neighborhood spot is well-known for its good bottomless brunch, but weeknights are nice too. On a random Tuesday, you’ll find that Marco’s is filled with locals drinking inexpensive glasses of wine and eating $4 pizza slices.
The Deal: Food specials, $4 house wine, $3 beer bottles.
When: Weekdays 3 - 7pm
The Abbey doesn’t really need an introduction. It’s the most recognizable gay bar in LA - and weeknights during Happy Hour are a pretty good time to come. There’s space to sit down, but also turns out plenty of people are willing to get on the dance floor when it’s still light out.
The Deal: $8 selected appetizers, $6 wine, well drinks, and beer, $9 martinis.
When: Monday-Thursday 4 - 7pm, Friday 4 - 9pm
Saint Felix is a casual gay bar and restaurant in Boystown, with a great patio for people watching. Happy Hour is the best time to be here, since it fills up with a big after-work crowd.
The Deal: Food specials, $9 cocktails or select wine glasses, $7 well drinks, $6 house wine.
When: Daily 4 - 8pm
Yes, Sur has a Happy Hour. There’s $5 sangria, and it’ll be crowded, but at least you won’t have to wait in a line down the block for a table like you did when it first opened. It’ll also be before Giggy’s bedtime, so maybe you’ll see her being carried around like the princess she is.
The Deal: $7 cocktails, $5 house wine, sangria, and appetizers, $3 Bud Light.
When: Daily 5 - 7pm
Nothing is too expensive during Happy Hour at Taste, but we’re here for the martinis. They’re $6, and go very well with the pear and onion pizzetta.
The Deal: Martinis, well drinks, speciality cocktails, beers, house wine, and small plates, all $6.
When: Weekdays 3 - 6pm, weekends 4 - 6pm
Saddle Ranch is a touristy bar on the Strip where you can do Fireball shots at 3pm and no one will look twice. They have deals on food and drinks, but you’ll be needing a discounted shot in order to get on a mechanical bull in front of a bunch of strangers.
The Deal: 25-50% off all drinks and appetizers.
When: Daily 3 - 6pm
This Irish sports bar on the Sunset Strip isn’t as rowdy as you’d think it would be. Stop in for a beer when you’re on the Strip and don’t feel like waiting in line.
The Deal: Food specials, half-off select draft beers, glasses of wine, and well drinks.
When: Weekdays 3 - 7:15pm
The Den is a bar full of agency dudes on the Strip, but it’s also a place where you can have a great time sitting by the fire pits - as long as you’re prepared to hear lots of talk from the guy next to you about just how important his boss is.
The Deal: $5 well drinks, $2 off beer and wine, $2 off appetizers and flatbreads.
When: Weekdays 5 - 7pm, Saturday 3 - 5pm
The Cecconi’s burger is one of the best in the city, and the only time you can get it is during Happy Hour. Add in $3 drinks and a bunch of food specials, and you have a great, surprisingly affordable option on Melrose for after-work snacks and drinks.
The Deal: $3, $6, and $9 appetizers and drinks.
When: Tuesday-Saturday 3 - 6pm
The food at this Mexican place on Robertson is only OK, but it’s worth adding to your Happy Hour rotation for the margaritas, which are good and more importantly, only cost $7.
The Deal: Food specials, $4 beers, $7 margaritas, house wine, and sangria.
When: Daily 3 - 7pm, drink specials run all night Mondays
The correct way to use Gracias Madre is to hang out on their excellent patio for Happy Hour with a glass of sangria and an order of chips and guac.
The Deal: $7 appetizers, cocktails, house wine, and beer.
When: Weekdays 3 - 6pm
This New Orleans-themed gay bar has two Happy Hours - one for after work, and one for when you show up in Boystown and need a few cheap drinks to catch up to the rest of the group.
The Deal: $2 beer, $4 well drinks.
When: Daily 4:30 - 8:30pm, 10:30pm - 12:30am
Eveleigh has fine food and is filled with actors hoping to meet better representation than their current Studio City strip mall agent. If that appeals to you, or you’d just like to drink an $8 cocktail in a very pretty space, check out their weekday Happy Hour.
The Deal: $8 cocktails, $7 wine, beer and food specials.
When: Weekdays 5 - 7pm
This is a totally fine Tex-Mex place on Santa Monica Blvd. Order the Happy Hour chips and guac, grilled street corn, and margaritas, and you’ll have a full meal and a bit of a buzz.
The Deal: Food specials, $6, $8, and $10 margaritas, $19 margarita pitchers.
When: Daily 3 - 7pm
At this point, The Surly Goat and their fantastic tap selection is a Weho institution, and they discount a few of the beers down to $4 every day for two hours. Pick one you like (or have the bartender pick for you), and head to their great side patio.
The Deal: Select $4 beers.
When: Weekdays 6 - 8pm, weekends 1 - 3pm
Laurel Hardware is a beautiful space on Santa Monica, and a place where you will inevitably find yourself for Happy Hour. Go for the good drinks, just make sure you eat beforehand.
The Deal: $5 draft beer, $10 cocktails and wine.
When: Sunday-Friday 6 - 7pm, Saturday 3 - 6pm
Behind that mysterious door on the far side of Canter’s [https://www.theinfatuation.com/los-angeles/reviews/canters-deli] is the Kibitz Room - a fun, dark bar with strong, very inexpensive drinks, particularly at Happy Hour.
The Deal: Regularly changing food and drink specials.
When: Daily 3 - 7pm
This bar on Melrose has big booths and huge windows that make this an ideal after-work drinks spot. They have good deals on food and $19 bottles of rosé you can pretend you’re splitting with someone else.
The Deal: $6 beer and shot, $19 bottle of rosé, $2 oysters, food specials.
When: Daily 4 - 7pm
Snake Pit is an all-purpose bar with great bartenders who’ll actually talk to you and a Happy Hour that goes as late as any in the neighborhood. You’ll find a crew from the nearby improv school here almost any time of day.
The Deal: Food specials, $5 well drinks, house wine, and draft beer.
When: Daily 3 - 8pm
You probably think of Harlowe for their fratty mid-’00s weekend dance parties, but they also have a surprisingly low-key Happy Hour. The $8 draft cocktails are good, and there’s decent food that works well to share on a first date.
The Deal: $8 draft cocktails, $6 well drinks, $2 off draft beers, $6 house wine, food specials.
When: Daily 5 - 7pm
A ramen spot on the Sunset Strip, Daikokuya is one of the area’s more affordable options, and it’s an especially cheap place to drink during Happy Hour, with $10 Asahi pitchers and discounted sake.
The Deal: $3 draft beer, $10 pitchers, discounted sake, appetizers, and select rolls.
When: Daily 3 - 6pm
We don’t love the food at Petite Taqueria, but the Happy Hour prices are pretty good. Come if you’re with a friend that’s really into clubbing, because that’s where everyone goes after eating here.
The Deal: $10 margaritas, palomas, shot/beer combos, $4 tall boys.
When: Weekdays 6 - 7:30pm
Pink Taco is a Mexican spot on the Sunset Strip that gets crowded during Happy Hour, especially on weekends. Everyone is here for the $8 margaritas, which come in about 20 different flavors.
The Deal: $8 margaritas, $6 sangria, $4 Dos Equis, food specials.
When: Daily 3 - 7pm