What: $8 house wine & sangria, $5 beers, $2 off small dishes and cocktails
When: Happy hour: Mon–Thu 5–7pm, Friday 4–7pm. Open bar special: nightly.
Why we love it: Bacari has a few locations scattered across town, from the San Fernando Valley to Playa del Rey to Silver Lake, and its happy hour specials are available at each one. But its Beverly Grove location in particular oozes charm with its outdoor courtyard and aged French country design. Glasses of the house’s red, white and rosé wines come out to just $8 for happy hour, as well as their fruity house sangria that’s perfect for enjoying at sunset. There’s a lengthy cocktail list to browse through if you’re interested in a mixed drink and small plates from the cichetti menu (a.k.a. snacks) include a wide variety of things like a five-cheese mac and cheese or a shrimp ceviche for something bright and refreshing.
Not every happy hour special is created equal, and what makes a spot someone’s go-to for a much-needed early-evening drink can vary. But we think there’s a little something for everyone among these happy hour spots below.
Los Angeles is never short on great bars to try, ranging from your neighborhood dive bars to sports bars and delicious restaurants that compliment that 4pm cocktail with some delectable food. Of course, having to navigate the city’s web of freeways for the perfect special puts a dent in that discount, so we’ve gone ahead and compiled a comprehensive list of the best happy hour deals all over L.A. Set a reminder in your calendar this coming workweek and round up your friends because here is where you can grab a drink and meal for just a fraction of the price.