The words “happy” and “hour” have been together for decades. Tuesday, Nov. 12 is National Happy Hour and Los Angeles has no shortage of bars looking to welcome eager imbibers looking to blow off some after-work steam. Check out seven spots to celebrate the “holiday” this week, as if we needed an excuse.
The Crack Shack
The Crack Shack thinks outside the coop when it comes to happy hour from its cocktails to its shareable bites. Located at Westfield Century City,, this gourmet fried chicken concept celebrates the social hour 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. with crack snacks like fried pickles, chicken lollipops and spicy biscuit sliders, $3 off beer and wine and $4 off specialty cocktails including the “Caddyshack,” a drink in honor of the space “Back Nine” mini-golf area.
Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, Crackshack.com, @getcrackshacked
The Westside outpost of Jaffa, known for its rich Israeli menu and laid back atmosphere, hosts happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Drink specials include $4 Mystery shots (roll the dice on rotating spirits), $5 beer, including a Jaffa Blonde and $6 house white, red and bubbles. You can also try one of their signature cocktails for $6 including the Gentleman Jaffa with fig-infused whisky, Arak and bitters, the Metro Goldwyn with vodka, lemon and crème de cassis, the Grapefruit Collins with Campari, grapefruit soda and vermouth and the Cardamom Margarita with tequila, curacao and salt. Bar bites include $4 Mediterranean Nachos with pita, chickpeas, shakshuka and labneh, $5 Muhammara (red pepper and walnut dip) with pita chips and Lamb Slider with Moroccan spiced lamb, zhug and garlicky toum and $6 Tomato and Goat Cheese Flatbread with Zatar and olive oil and Harissa-spiced Chicken Wings with date-honey labneh
10306 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, jaffa.la, @jaffa.la
For martini lovers, head over to MiniBar, the retro-inspired cocktail spot located on the ground floor of the Best Western Hollywood Hills. The bar is hosting “Martini Hour” with $5 martinis in miniature glasses alongside $5 glasses of Cava.
6141 Franklin Ave., Los Angeles, Minibarhollywood.com, @minibarhollywood
Hip Mexican spot Petty Cash is really to fiesta with happy hour specials including $8 Petty Cash Margarita, $7 Boozy Agua Fresca, $6 draft beer and $10 oyster w/ a shot of mezcal. Mini-munchies $2 oysters and $7 quesadillas, nachos and chicken tostaditas.
7360 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, pettycashtaqueria.com, @pettycashla
With the catchphrase “Cold, Beer & Hot Catchers,” you know you are in for a good time at HiTops. Weho’s resident LGBTQ+ sports bar pours $5 well drinks, beers, drafts, wine and bubbly until 8 p.m. With National Happy Hour Day falling on a Tuesday, stick around for Trivia Night where guests can when bar tab prizes and free shots for best team name.
8933 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, hitopsbar.com, @hitopsla
The modern Japanese restaurant in the Arts District offers a “Social Hour” menu with specials including $5 Japanese beers (Kirin Ichiban and Orion Mugishokunin) and $6 cocktails. There are also $5 snacks including sticky ribs, fried tofu kara-age with miso mayo and nori, and Brussels sprouts, sesame furikake and wasabi mayo.
225-227 Garey St., Los Angeles, inkonitorestaurant.com, @inkonitola
District is an uber-cool farm to table restaurant and bar, located in an industrial space on the Bloc in DTLA. From 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., guests can enjoy a rotating selection of $6 beers, an $8 rotating cocktail special, $7 Moscow Mules, and $6.50 glasses of house wine.
The Bloc, 711 S. Hope St., Los Angeles, districtdtla.com, @districtdtla
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