Getting a big refund? Or are there taxes due? Either way, Tax Day brings some great deals your way. With the IRS rules providing an extension on filing until Monday, April 18th, starting off the work week – and mailing in your taxes combined – might require a little something to celebrate. So, whether you’re getting some extra cash or paying the piper, here are some specials that would make even Uncle Sam smile.
La Dolce Vita
9785 Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
For classic Italian fare in a beautiful Beverly Hills setting, La Dolce Vita is the place to be. On Tax Day this year, this 50-year-old city mainstay is offering .66 cent martinis and old fashioned cocktails for the same price of juyst .66 cents. Why 66? The price reflects the year the restaurant was founded. These drinks will be offered Monday April 18, and every Thursday starting April 21st through the end of the year. Now that’s an on-going tax break.
7321 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
What’s never old fashioned? An old fashioned from Harlowe’s bar. In honor of tax day, the ultra-popular West Hollywood spot will be offering $1 Tax Day cocktails on Monday, April 18 from 5-7pm. Furnished with Hollywood Golden Age vintage decor, this throw-back bar often has live music or DJ action drawing patrons out on the dance floor.
Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood
6801 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Finished tuning up your taxes? If so, now you’re ready to tune up your vocal cords at the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood as they present their third annual Sing for Your Supper. On Monday the 18th, guests who stand up and sing a tune on the cafe stage receive a free Legendary Burger. Made with Angus beef, smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, a golden fried onion ring, lettuce and tomato, all resting on a toasted brioche bun, diners also get a tasty helping of seasoned fries. The burger rocks almost as hard as the rock n’ roll celebs whose memorabilia line the walls of this buzzy franchise outpost.
1233 N. Vine St.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
This mixology-centric bar in Hollywood features a fun Wild West meets the deep South theme along with an equally wild mix of stellar cocktails. And in honor of tax day, Sassafras, located in the heart of tinsel town, pours a mean $1 Old Fashioned that will “spur” you to forget your tax day trials on the 18th from 5 to 7. Now, that’s sassy.
Bigfoot West & Bigfoot East
10939 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Along with Bigfoot Lodge in Los Feliz, Bigfoot West provides a look at life inside a cool cabin in the Pacific Northwest. You could almost imagine old Bigfoot himself stomping in, especially on tax day, when a $1 Old Fashioned shows up on the menu. Enjoy the rustic lodge-like interior on the westside or the east – both bars are serving up this tax day deal from 5 to 7 p.m. on the 18th.
5922 N. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Decorated like a huge cave, La Cuevita lives up to its name. Check out the cool wrought-iron chandeliers while sipping a $1 Old Fashioned from 5 to 7 p.m. on the 18th. This Highland Park spot is both homey and chill, with a great mix of tunes usually in play to get your toes tapping, too.
2939 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
The saloon-style setting at Thirsty Crow makes for a lively happy hour crowd, and it should be even livelier on the 18th, when $1 Old Fashioned’s are served up. The bartender is a well-regarded mixologist, and this is a bar known for its whiskey selection. Line ‘em up from 5 to 7 p.m. April 18th in this Silverlake mainstay.
Oldfield’s Liquor Room
10899 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Named after so-called “outlaw” racer Barney Oldfield, Oldfield’s is a welcoming Westside watering hole that should have patrons racing on in for a Tax Day Old Fashioned $1 special. Located in Palms, the comfortably dim bar is known as a neighborhood spot to relax – but non-locals are greeted warmly, too. Exchange a taxing experience for a relaxing one from 5 to 7 p.m. on the 18th.
Love shaved ice? Well, on April 18th, or tax day, Kona Ice will have their trucks parked outside post offices, tax preparation centers, and other businesses throughout the city. Giving you some relief from those expensive taxes you’ll be paying, it’ll surely be worth it to get a free cup of shaved ice.