Thursday, February 5, 2009

Best Happy Hours: LA Edition

Best Happy Hours in LA

The Culturistas bring you the best of the best happy hour spot
s in Los Angeles.

The Edison Bar:
108 W. Second St. #101
Los Angeles, CA, 90012
(213) 613-0000

Thursday (5-7pm) = you'll find depression era martinis at 35cents a pop.
Friday (5-7pm) = Soup Kitchen night: they serve complementary grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup---plus "depression era cocktails at depression era prices." And don't feel guilty living it up because 25% of the proceeds go to local food banks and charities.

Hand crafted cocktails and the majestic relics of a long lost era of glamour and intrigue mark The Edison one of the nations most intriguing lounge spaces. There is a dress code, so check out their website before going.
The Backstage Bar & Grill:
10400 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 839-3892
Monday-Saturday 4-7pm: $2 Domestic Beer, $3 Well Drinks, Half-Price Appetizers.

Not just your average bar food-- It's the only bar kitchen in history without a freezer or microwave. The other good news: the best karaoke in town Thurs-Sat starting at 9pm, there is never a cover, and the drinks are one of the cheapest in the city.

Formosa Cafe:
7156 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 850-9050

Mon-Fri 4-7pm: discounted sake, cocktails and small plates.

Opened in 1934, this trolley-car restaurant has preserved its star-studded history, making it an ever-trendy watering hole in West Hollywood.

The 3rd Stop:
8636 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048-3323
Phone: (310) 273-3605

Mon-Fri 5-7pm: discounted food and drinks

A casual gastro-pub that serves upscale food from a revolving menu with choices like brick-oven pizzas, a gnocchi-based mac and cheese, seared ahi and burgers. Even better: 36 beers on tap. The prices are a bit high so take advantage of the discounted happy hour!
163 N.La Cienega Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Gyu Kaku's Website

Mon-Fri 5-6:30 and 9:30 to last call: Cocktails and Martinis $5, Kirin drafts $.99. 50% off appetizers and discounted food.

Delicious Japanese bbq joint where you cook the food yourself. While it can be work it's a lot of fun and so tasty! They have several locations across the city so check out their website for more info.

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