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Best 2015 Tax Day Deals In Los Angeles

April 14, 2015 4:44 PM

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(Credit: Bacaro LA)

Whether you’re getting a big refund this year, or your wallet’s looking a little slim, you can’t go wrong by taking advantage of all the deals Tax Day has to offer. These restaurants will help you cope with the pain of paying the IRS, or celebrate the extra cash you’re getting back. We’ve rounded up the best spots in the city offering freebies and deals for this year’s tax day.

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(Credit: Bacari PDR)

Bacaro LA
2308 South Union Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 748-7205
www.bacarola.comLet someone else pay the food tax this time! Sister restaurants Bacaro LA and Bacari PDR will pay the tax fees for every guest check on Tax Day. Bacaro and Bacari offer happy hour from 5-7p, so that should keep your bill down too. Whether you’re on the Eastside or Westside, you can eat tax-free on Tax Day.

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(Credit: The District by Hannah An)

The District by Hannah An
8722 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 278-2345
www.thedistrictbyha.comThe 1040EZ is the specialty cocktail available for a mere $0.10 with the purchase of one regularly priced drink. Create a social media post that mentions the restaurant, and you’re guaranteed a free small appetizer that showcases the modern Vietnamese menu.

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(Credit: Plan Check)

Plan Check Downtown
1111 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 403-1616
www.plancheck.comThe choice drink of the evening is the $7 Smokey Juarez with Xicaru Blanco Mezcal, blood orange, lemon juice, simple syrup, and smoked salt. A happy hour menu will also be on hand from 4-7pm featuring dishes like Tacos Hamburguesa with two ground beef tacos, habanero salsa, cheese, guacamole, and cilantro, Pimento Grilled Cheese & Bacon with green chiles and pickles and Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich with Jidori chicken, yam preserves, smoked milk gravy, pickled okra. This deal is only available at the DTLA location.

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(Credit: Culina Restaurant)

The Whisper Lounge
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 931-0202
www.whisperloungela.comAnyone who appreciates the classic martini will love The Whisper Lounge’s $0.15 deal available from 11:30a-10p. All you have to do purchase an entrée. Only two martinis per guest.

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(Credit: Andrew Stuart Photography)

Hungry Cat
100 West Channel Road
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 459-3337
www.thehungrycat.comOyster fans rejoice! Both L.A. Hungry Cat locations will serve half-priced half shells all day, along with $8 specialty cocktails and $4 draft beers.

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(Credit: Detour Bistro Bar)

Detour Bistro Bar
12473 West Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90066
(424) 289-8191
www.thedetourbistrobar.comThe Detour Bistro Bar extends its usual happy hour, so that Tax Day will offer twelve hours of happy. From 11a-11p, enjoy small plates, wine, beer and cocktails at low prices.

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(Credit: The 1933 Group)

Bigfoot West
10939 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 287-2200
www.bigfootwest.comThe 1933 Group is the force behind some of the city’s most purposefully designed and themed bars. They are once again offering a select $1 cocktail at Oldfield’s, Bigfoot West, Bigfoot East, Harlowe, Sassafras, Thirsty Crow and La Cuevita from 5-9p, or until supplies last.

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(credit: Shutterstock)

Arby’s
Multiple Locations
www.arbys.comArby’s will be celebrating the big day by offering customers a free Jamocha shake with a sandwich purchase. Expires April 19th.

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(credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Ben & Jerry’s
Multiple Locations
www.benjerry.comVisit any Ben & Jerry’s ice cream store from 12pm to 8pm on Tuesday, April 14th for a free cone.

(credit: Mark Wilson, Getty Images)

(credit: Mark Wilson, Getty Images)

Boston Market
14480 Sherman Way
Van Nuys, CA
(818) 994-0700
Multiple Locations
www.bostonmarket.comOn Wednesday, stop by Boston Market for a buy-one-get-one free individual meals, whole sandwich, whole sandwich combo, salad bowl or market bowl. No coupon is necessary.

A Burger King sign outside a restaurant in Glendale  (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

A Burger King sign outside a restaurant in Glendale (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Burger King
Multiple Locations
www.bk.comOn tax day, stop by Burger King for a buy-one-get-one free Whopper. Expires April 19th.

(credit: Linette P./Yelp)

(credit: Linette P./Yelp)

Chili’s
Multiple Locations
www.chilis.comStop by for a free appetizer or dessert with a coupon. Good from April 13th through April 16th.

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(credit: Dave H./Yelp)

Hard Rock Cafe
Hollywood & Highland
6801 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA
(323) 464-7625
Additional Location at Universal City
www.hardrock.comGet a free burger on Wednesday, April 15th. The only catch? You have to sing a whole song in front of the restaurant.

(Credit: Culina Restaurant)

(Credit: Culina Restaurant)

Culina
300 South Doheny Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 860-4000
www.culinarestaurant.comNormally, Culina’s Crudo Hour ends at 8p, but all of you lucky taxpayers can enjoy the deals all night long. Until 10:30p, choose from three-piece crudo plates and hot hors d’oeuvres, as well as cocktails, carafes, and draft beers.

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(credit: istockphoto)

Olive Garden
101 N Brand Blvd
Glendale, CA
(818) 240-7119
Multiple Locations
www.olivegarden.comBuy one, take one deal will get you two entrees from a select menu. The menu prices start at just $12.99 Or, claim a coupon which is good for $6 off a dinner for two.

(credit: Natyra N./Yelp)

(credit: Natyra N./Yelp)

Outback Steakhouse
The Americana at Brand
146 S Brand Blvd
Glendale, CA
(818) 244-1136
Multiple Locations
www.outback.comCelebrate the end of tax day with a steak dinner using a coupon which will get you 15% off. Expires May 3, 2015.

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(Credit: Dog Haus)

Dog Haus
105 N Hill Ave
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 577-4287
www.doghaus.comVarious Dog Haus locations will offer Tall Can PBRs in a Dog Haus Koozie for just $1. Beer-serving locations include Biergarten in Old Town Pasadena, Hill St. in Pasadena, Burbank, Alhambra, Thousand Oaks, West Covina.

Chrystal Baker is a freelance food and events contributor for CBS
Los Angeles
and Basil Magazine. She is the co- editor of a recipe
blog, The Duo Dishes, as well as her personal lifestyle blog, Any and Everywhere.

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