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Best Happy Hours In Hollywood

August 1, 2013 6:00 AM

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In Hollywood it is difficult to find good quality, non-expensive drinks and food. That is why happy hour is the best time of the day. Unfortunately, many of us in this town are busy workers and don’t get off work in time to beat the LA traffic. Fortunately, there are many happy hours in Hollywood that last till later for you hard workers to enjoy. If you’re looking for a place where you can get more bang for your buck and don’t have to rush to get there, you have found the right place! Here is a list of the best happy hour spots in Hollywood where you can experience the lavish lifestyle, without breaking the bank.

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Five0Four

6541 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 960-0224
www.five0four.com

Located directly on Hollywood Boulevard, the FiveOFour is a great place to hop in and grab some of your favorite pints for only $3! If you’re not a beer drinker, you can get double your well drinks with their 2-for-1 special. This New Orleans-style bar is a great place to start in Hollywood with their lively staff and fun sing-a-long music. The happy hour goes from 4 to 8 p.m. so if you’re one to get out of work a little late, you still have some time to grab a cheap drink. They also have some of their best appetizers for less than $10. Their “Dirty Fries” are something that everyone must try once. For only $14.95, you get a monster order of French fries doused in chilli or homemade gumbo and pepper jack cheese. If you dare they also add jalapeno peppers to give it that extra kick.

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The Well

6255 Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 467-9355
www.vintagebargroup.com

The Well is one of the greatest spots to grab a drink and get away from the pretentious and crowded streets of Hollywood. The bar is dark and ominous filled with comfy booths for everyone to get all cozied up and enjoy some of their favorite drinks at a great price. Happy hour is available everyday from 5 to 9 p.m. Who doesn’t love a happy hour that goes even later than thought possible? Well drinks are $6, but if you feel like spending an extra buck for their specialty cocktails, it is definitely worth the price. The cucumber press is one of the most delicious and refreshing drinks on their menu. Made with cucumber vodka and ginger ale with a special twist, you’ll feel like you’re relaxing at a spa with a mask on and cucumbers resting on your eyes. They also have beer starting from $3 and house wines for $5. You can’t beat it. Not to mention the food is even more incredible. The jalapeno mac and cheese is one of the most delicious things on their menu. If you like a quiet yet entertaining place, The Well is the place to go.

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The Woods

1533 N La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 876-6612
www.vintagebargroup.com

The Woods is another one of Vintage Bar Group’s masterpieces. When you step into The Woods you feel as if you were transported from the busy streets of Hollywood to the soothing presence of nature. The entire bar’s interior is filled with an array of different wood combinations, crowned with two elk chandeliers. When you look up you all you can see is the star-lit ceiling. With a happy hour that runs from 6 to 10 p.m., you can walk in and feel like you’re drinking under the beautiful night sky. They have $5 martinis but the $7 S’mores Martini is one drink to get you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside.

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Photo Credit: The Piano Bar via Facebook

The Piano Bar

6429 Selma Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 466-2750
www.pianobarhollywood.com

The Piano Bar is one of Hollywood’s underrated gems. It allows you to step from the hustle and bustle streets of Hollywood into a relaxed and genuine place. The bar has live music everyday from a selection of different musicians, with no cover. Their happy hour goes from 5 to 8 p.m. and has $4 well drinks, wine and beer. They even have a $3 bottle of the day. Definitely not a price you can beat! The cheap drinks mixed with the great atmosphere allows people to relax and enjoy the beautiful music to their ears.

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Big Wangs

1562 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Hollwood, CA 90028
(323) 469-2449
www.bigwangs.com

Big Wangs is a sports-bar that has one thing that most do not — happy hour twice a day. You can enjoy the cheap prices of happy hour, let me repeat that, twice a day! From 3 to 7 p.m. and then again at 10 p.m. to close, you can try most of their delicious drinks and food on the menu. How can it get much better than that? They have a special happy hour menu where “grub” is only $5. Their “Wang-tinis” and cocktails are also only $5. If you don’t feel like spending $5 you can get well drinks for a dollar cheaper. And beer for $3.50. There is no other place in Hollywood that has a better deal.

Alexandra Panagos is a studying Broadcast Journalism at The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Check out some of her work here at alexpanagos.wordpress.com
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