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Sunset Strip’s Best Happy Hours

July 25, 2013 6:00 AM

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The Sunset Strip has something that can make everyone happy. If you are looking for a Happy Hour that suits your style check out some of these fresh Sunset hot spots. Sometimes shaking it up will help you find your next regular hang out. It’s always fun to try something new so, go ahead, give it a shot, cocktail or glass of wine. The Sunset Strip is happiness in a boulevard.

(credit: Yelp user Katie B.)

(credit: Yelp user Katie B.)

Rock & Reilly’s Irish Pub

8911 West Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 360-1400
www.rnrpub.com

Rock and Reilly’s Irish Pub is a newcomer to the Sunset Strip. Surrounded by such classics as The Rainbow Room and The Roxy, Rock & Reilly’s is a fresh addition to this iconic strip on Sunset. Happy Hour takes place every day from 3 to 6 p.m. They have 45 different kinds of whiskey, making it nirvana for the whiskey connoisseur. Happy Hour specials on beer and booze start at $3. Grub starts at $5. Weekly specials include Taco Tuesdays, Wednesday Sliders and Grilled Cheese Thursdays. If you had a rough week, Rock & Reilly’s offers $12 bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys. If you are not Irish when you walk into this traditional public watering hole, you will definitely feel Irish by the time you leave.

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(credit: Yelp user Jonh N.)

The Happy Ending

7038 W Sunset Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 469-7038
www.thehappyending.com

“Drink off your work week blues.” The Happy Ending is a 10,000-square-foot bar, which somehow still makes you feel at home. If you are New Yorker this is your spot. The owners are from New York and have made sure everything from its décor to the menu to ambiance says WE LOVE NEW YORK. And what’s not to love? Happy hour is seven days a week from 4 to 7 p.m. Well drinks are $5, $1 off all pints, pitchers of margaritas are $15 and Bud Light pitchers are available for $12. Happy hour snacks are priced from $5 to $7 and include rarities you won’t usually find on a HH menu like the cobb salad, fish sticks with lobster bisque sauce and drunken BBQ quesadillas. They also offer happy hour lunch, Sunday Funday and get ready for this — free parking Monday through Friday until 5 p.m. FREE PARKING ON SUNSET. Unheard of. Happy hour at The Happy Ending will put a smile on your face the moment you park your car.

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(credit: David Silverman/Getty Images)

Pink Taco

8225 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 380-7474
www.pinktaco.com

It’s bright pink, it’s hot and it’s hip. You simply cannot miss this festive cantina as it proudly displays its heritage and maintains a solid presence on the Sunset Strip. Pink Taco has party all over it. It calls your name as you drive by and clearly it’s calling to many people because it is always busy. Happy Hour is Monday through Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m., when all drinks are half price and appetizers are $6. Start with a nice glass of Sangria Blanca, Mango Margarita or Raspberry Mojito, followed by some house specialties like short rib taquitos, signature queso dip and homemade guacamole. This is a Mexican Bar mixed with traditions of now and then. It retains all the goodness of old, spins it into new and creates the perfect secret recipe. Don’t forget to try the pink taco, you will then understand what all the fuss is about.

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(credit: Yelp user Joe B.)

Pi on Sunset

8828 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 657-2874
pionsunset.com

Pi on Sunset is truly a refreshing venue. This restaurant/bar is nestled quietly between the bold buildings that are home to so many Sunset Strip regulars. Pi has a welcoming feeling and romantic atmosphere for those who would like to experience Sunset without all the hype. This Mediterranean restaurant serves authentic, health-conscious Lebanese and Italian food. Happy hour is every day from 5 to 7 p.m. Try something new with $3 Specialty Lebanese Beers and $4 glasses of Mediterranean wine. All appetizers are half off and they are not the usual suspects — no Buffalo wings or nachos here. There is a hookah patio outside which offers the best $7 hookah around. Pi stands out once again by hosting standup comedy, karaoke shows and live music events throughout the week. Give Pi a try, you will feel like you are on vacation. Hookah-up people, this is a unique experience.

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(credit: Den of Hollywood)

The Den of Hollywood

8226 W Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 656-0336
www.thedenofhollywood.com

Lair, nest, burrow, hideout. A den is a room designed to provide a quiet, comfortable, and informal atmosphere for conversation, reading, writing or, in this case, drinking, eating, singing, playing and watching. The Den of Hollywood feels like home. With its dark wood frame, walls of stone, fire pits ablaze, inviting leather booths and lights down low, you cannot help but feel warm and cozy. Happy Hour is every day from open until 7 p.m. Start
off your week with Mystery Monday $1 beers and $2 shots. On Tuesdays, $4 margaritas all night long. Rock star Karaoke on Wednesday and Friday nights DJ starts at 10 p.m. Try some comfort appetizers ranging from $2 to $6. Crispy Mac & Cheese Balls, Fries with Chipotle Aioli and Den sliders are sure to leave you feeling full and content. The Den of Hollywood is a great place to connect and meet friends for some quality happy hour time.

Sharla can be found out on the town livin’ it up LA Style! Her party all the time website is clubbinproductions.com and she can also be found on Facebook.

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