It’s 5 o clock somewhere. And, when the clock strikes happy hour in Los Angeles, you can be sure bars and lounges are ready to offer deals on selected wine, beer, spirits and cocktails as well as to greet guests with specialty happy hour spreads. Happy hour is an opportunity to unwind, and these five L.A. restaurants and bars offer imbibers a respite during the week after work to visit with colleagues, catch up with friends or a chance to see if your latest swipe right is a match.
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888 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 988-8880

Downtown LA epicurean retreat, Miro invites guests to its new happy hour. Open Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Miro is an ideal downtown meet up in the Financial District for execs, professionals and loft dwellers for sips and snacks, created by Executive Chef Gavin Mills. Pan-Mediterranean happy hour specialties include tagine poutine made with hand-cut fries, tagine gravy, feta cheese and a green harissa ($5), and a cheese and charcuterie board ($9) with selected cheeses like Brillat-Savarin, Monte Enebro and Challerhocker and assorted meats such as chorizo, chicken liver mousse, and country pate. Miro’s happy hour cocktail menu honors the season with a barrel aged Negroni ($8) and the bartender’s choice cocktail ($8), which treats guests to a unique concoction including a spirit of their choice. The restaurant also has a Whiskey Room dedicated to its collection of rare whiskys from around the world.

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8114 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90048
(3232) 655-5553

Max Marder’s French learning bistro Marvin has le cinq à Tuesday to Sunday from 6 to 7 p.m. and again from 10 p.m. to closing time. The French brassiere welcomes Francofiles to lean into classic French pairings. Happy hour wine ($10) and beer ($6) are highlighted by oysters ($3.50), ratatouille and goat cheese toast ($7), jamon tomato toast ($7), steak tartare ($7), mussels ($7), mac & cheese ($7), pomme frites ($6) and the Marvin happy hour cheeseburger ($9). Chef Ricky Moreno, who has been working with the Marder family for over 30 years, and serves up some of the best French fare in L.A.

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300 S. Santa Fe Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 262-9291

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Westbound, the newest bar and eatery in the Art District of DTLA offers a late night happy hour from midnight to 2 a.m., Tuesday through Thursday. Nightowls can indulge in this specially-priced nightcap which also offers a featured selection of elevated late night snacks. Classic cocktails such as Blue Lagoon, Gold Rush made with Buffalo Trace bourbon and honey syrup, and a Paloma with Cimarron tequila for $10 are prepared by head bartender Dee Ann Quinones. And, executive chef Gary Nguyen serves playful small bites including fried pork rillette ($9), a plate of purple potato chips and a dip ($7) crafted with vadouvan, mustard seed aioli and black garlic, beef tartare ($15) served with beef dressing, pickled onion and candied pumpkin seeds. Late night silver lining — guests who are cozying up in the train-inspired Pullman-style booths and still hanging at the bar at 1 a.m. will be treated to complimentary fresh baked brownies.

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The Cannibal LA
Located in The Platform
8850 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 838-2783

Westsiders don’t have to cross the 405 to enjoy a sophisticated new happy hour from The Cannibal LA. Offered every day 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., The Cannibal Beer & Butcher happy hour showcases a communal self-serve charcuterie spread where guests can partake in the complimentary selection of salumi, pate, bread and butter, housemade cacio e pepe chips, pork rinds and crudite. Rotating drink specials are available such as $5 Old Fashioneds, $4 craft canned beers and select $20 bottles of rose). $8 happy hour dishes featured are chicharron nachos, Thai chili wings and a “Shake Shack-esque” cheeseburger. Guests enjoy mingling with head butcher Anthony Suarez who doles out samples of porchetta or housemade sausage in the butcher shop. Similar to its NYC location, The Cannibal LA has a meat-focused menu, an inclusive butcher shop, daily sandwich menu and retail section.

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(credit: Joi S./yelp)

La Boheme
8400 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 848-2360

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La Bohème has a new happy hour/bar bite menu under the recently re-launched menu from new chef Leonardo Daniele. Tuesday through Sunday, from 5 p.m. ’til close, grab a seat at the bar, in the lounge or on the street patio to take advantage of the WeHo restaurant’s happy hour specials. Generous portions of truffle mushroom arancini (risotto ball), baked parmigiano fries, caprese or prosciutto bites, flatbreads that change out daily, among other tasty selections, all priced at $3 each, as well as $1 oysters. Sips are well-priced — $5 for beer, $6 for well drinks, sangria/martinis/margaritas are $7 and $8 glasses of Prosecco. La Boheme’s new bar program comes by way of beverage director Fred Ghiassi, who also oversees the cocktail program at 1212 in Santa Monica, focuses on classic cocktails featuring fresh ingredients.

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