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Chaya Downtown Launches 3rd Annual Izakaya and Beer Garden Today

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Summertime in LA is all about soaking up Vitamin D. To help usher in the sunshine,Chaya Downtown will open their outdoor beer garden and izakaya today. (Take that, June gloom!)In its previous three years, Chaya's vibrant weekday happy hour scene has welcomed well-heeled young professionals looking for post-work tipple as well as the Downtown hipster crowd.

Chef Atsushi Kenjo’s special menu will include yakitori skewers ($2—$3) and a variety of izakaya fare ($5-7), like spicy tuna and shisito pepper tempura or baked scallops with soy butter and wasabi. Downtowners can toast (kanpai!) with discounted Kirin pitchers ($10), house made sake sangria ($6/glass), sake flights ($15), or premium Japanese whiskeys (starting at $18).

The outdoor patio will be festively decorated to re-create the traditional beer gardens thru August 31.

Chaya Downtown, 525 S. Flower St., Downtown; 4 p.m.-close; (213) 236-9577