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Best Happy Hours In Beverly Hills

November 7, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: Fleming's Prime Steakhouse)

(credit: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse)

(credit: Fleming's Prime Steakhouse)

(credit: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse)


The neighborhood of the rich and famous has fallen in line with the times. With restaurants and bars offering some of the best happy hours around, you’ll be excited to keep coming back for more. Whether it is cocktails, appetizers or the perfect combination of both, here is a list of some of Beverly Hills’ best happy hour spots

(credit: Chaya)

(credit: Chaya)


Chaya Brasserie
8741 Alden Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90048
(310) 859-8833
www.thechaya.com

Each restaurant under The Chaya umbrella offers its own happy hour of sorts, but the Beverly Hills Brasserie is one of the best. Each evening, until the bar’s close, enjoy happy hour in the bar, lounge or patio. Select beers, wine and cocktails range from $5-7, and several small plates, including sushi rolls, escargots, lamb meatballs, flatbread pizza, pork spare ribs and more are available. The menu changes from time to time, which means the more often you go, the more items you can sample from Executive Chef Shigefumi Tachibe.

(credit: Picca)

(credit: Picca)


Picca
9575 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 277-0133
www.piccaperu.com

Picca Peru’s happy hour may be brand new and only feature drinks, but the selection of cocktails is notable. Each day, from 6-7pm, take a seat at the bar and sample one or more of the specially selected drinks for the evening. The catch is that there are only four, so just trust in the expertise of the bar’s mixologists that they are right for a reason. Try the Peruvian Maid with cucumber Pisco, fresh lime and mint or the Anejo Honey Sour with anejo tequila, fresh lemon juice, honey and grapefruit essence. Be sure to look over Chef Ricardo Zarate’s Peruvian menu now featuring 15 new plates–Madagascar prawns, potatoes a la huancaina, tuna tartare with avocado relish and paiche fish and chips, just to name a few.

(credit: Monsieur Marcel)

(credit: Monsieur Marcel)


Monsieur Marcel
447 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 274-7300
www.mrmarcel.com

If you have yet to explore the new Monsieur Marcel location in Beverly Hills, happy hour should be the perfect excuse. It is offered Monday through Friday from 3-7pm and features a menu of cheese, wine by the glass and beer for half the price, in addition to a few signature plates. Sample dishes include merguez croquettes with gruyere, duck mousse with pickled shallots, smoked salmon with caviar cheese and capers and serrano ham and manchego crostini.

(credit: Fleming's Prime Steakhouse)

(credit: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse)


Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse
252 North Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 278-8710
www.flemingssteakhouse.com

A steakhouse dinner can unravel your purse strings, but Fleming’s has its “5 For $6 ’Til 7” menu that will save you a few bucks any day of the week. There are five cocktails, five wines by the glass and five hors d’oeuvres, each for only $6, served at the bar until 7pm. Pair a Sailor Jerry Rum Retropolitan, Moscow Mule or a glass of Spanish cava with crispy pork belly, salt and pepper shrimp or beef tenderloin carpaccio.

(credit: Denise H. /Yelp)

(credit: Denise H. /Yelp)


Nic’s
453 North Cañon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 550-5707
www.nicsbeverlyhills.com

Nic’s offers an extensive happy hour menu all night on Mondays and 4-7pm Tuesday through Saturday. The menu includes a special $7 martini of the week, a $7 red and white wine of the day and various $7 plates. Favorite menu items include lobster beignets, grilled lamb pizza, Nic’s house oysters and fried artichokes. If you are a vodka lover, step inside the VODBOX for a chilly survey and taste session of curated vodkas.

(credit: Scarpetta)

(credit: Scarpetta)


Scarpetta
225 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 499-4199
www.montagebeverlyhills.com

Chef Scott Conant’s restaurant offers a happy hour selection Monday through Saturday from 4-8pm. Beers are $4, glasses of wine are $6 and various cocktails and appetizers are only $8. Try the classic San Remo with campari, Maker’s Mark and St. Germain or the Ferrari with tequila, Cointreau, fresh blood orange and jalapeno. If you’re hungry, try the lobster croquettes with saffron aioli, porchetta piadini with pickled shallots or chicken liver pâté with pickled cherries.

(credit Luxe Hotel)

(credit Luxe Hotel)


Bar 360
Luxe Hotel
360 North Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 273-0300
www.luxehotels.com/rodeodrive

If you really want the Beverly Hills experience, visit the Luxe Hotel directly on Rodeo Drive. Happy hour takes place every day from 4-7pm with a selection of beers for $4, well cocktails for $6, specialty cocktails priced at $8 and wines for $6 a glass. Small plates include tempura-battered jalapenos, truffle fries with aioli, baby back riblets, mini crab cakes and a Mediterranean-inspired mezze plate. The bar is small, so if it is a full house, you may have to wait for a seat.

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

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