As the blazing heat of summer recedes as LA heads into early fall, there’s no better time to sneak out a little early for a stop at one great happy hour or another in Los Angeles. All over the city, bars and restaurants are offering steeply discounted options for full-on dining, grazing with friends, or just grabbing a beer solo on the way home.

Luckily there’s no shortage of great alternatives for happy hour dining and drinking right in your very own neighborhood, from upscale izakayas to beachy Westside newcomers. Here now are the best places to slip in for an early evening (or all night long) happy hour bite.

4. The Whisper Restaurant and Lounge
Ideal for those looking to catch a matinee at The Grove theater, The Whisper Lounge has launched a daily 4 to 7 p.m. happy hour with killer deals that include a $6 burger and $9 Jidori chicken wings that can be enjoyed alongside $6 well cocktails and $4 off glasses of wine. Pro tip: come on Wednesdays and Fridays to enjoy a live jazz band at 6:30 p.m.

12. Bacari GDL
Happy hour is especially needed after a long day of shopping. Thankfully Bacari GDL in The Americana at Brand now hawks a 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. menu that features $7 wines, $8 cocktails, and $8 small plates. An even better deal for those feeling especially thirsty, the restaurant offers a 90-minute open bar for $25 with select beer, wine, and sangria.


By Crystal Coser