dineL.A. Offers A Full Week Of Happy Hour Deals
dineL.A. is getting into the happy hour game, with one week of happy hour deals at numerous joints around Los Angeles—including a few that don't traditionally offer a happy hour. dineL.A.'s Happy Hour Week, presented by the L.A. Tourism & Convention Board, is running from April 27 to May 1, and you can check out the complete list of participating restaurants here. Deals occur during the establishments' traditional happy hours as well as their late-night happy hours. Some restaurants, like Ray & Stark's at LACMA and The Library at the Redbury, don't typically have happy hour at all, but will that week. A few places haven't secured their menus yet—Redbird, M Grill, Mari Vanna—but we found some fun deals among the ones who have.
Cafe Gratitude's three locations are offering dishes like Flourishing (braised asparagus arancini, gremolata pesto, arugula) for $6; Abundant (white truffle macadamia cheese, red onion and butternut squad pickle, shaved fennel, gluten-free sourdough crostini), and cocktails including the Sassy (cava and house-made strawberry shrub) and Excited (lime-cucumber-mint sparkling wine spritzer), both $6, as well as $5 select wines and a $4 beer. They are also offering a $20 flight of elixirs.
New Orleans-themed Preux & Proper is offering $4 beers from Abita, Louisiana's top craft brewery, plus 2-for-1 cocktails and shots. Food specials include a $12 muffuletta board, $8 smoked shrimp beignets, as well as $12 po' boys. Exclusive to dineL.A. is their $12 gulf shrimp cocktails with pickled celery and cajun kimchi, as well as the Sweet Tea Smash. It's Kentucky bourbon whiskey with iced tea and strega (an herbal liqueur) muddled with lemon and mint. Get it as a cocktail for $8 or in a punch bowl for $30.
Terrine in Beverly Hills doesn't traditionally offer a happy hour, but will be offering a few late-night specials from 9 to 11 p.m. Sun. through Thurs. and from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Specials include an Onion Soup Poutine for $11, truffled chicken liver toast for $9, and chipped beef & gravy for $9. Drink specials include two $9 specialty cocktails and a $10 Plymouth martini.
Little Beast in Eagle Rock is only doing happy hour for one actual hour, 5 to 6 p.m. However, we like the simplicity of their menu: $5 wine, $4 beer and half-off small plates. It's the perfect spot to go immediately after work with your coworkers for a beer and a snack.
Roy Choi's Hawaiian soul joint, A-Frame, is serving up $4 beers, $6 wines and $8 cocktails. We like the sound of Guava Buck (vodka, guava, ginger beer, lime) and the Kona Old Fashioned (Rye, Coffee liqueur, angostura). Food-wise, their menu includes doing $9 baby back ribs, $5 hush puppies and a $12 crackling beer can chicken made with kimchi, century egg, and red and green salsas.
HAUS by Coffeehunter has a number of Korean fusion offerings during their happy hour, which runs 5 to 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Friday. The kimchi bulgogi quesadilla is $9 and a dineL.A. exclusive, but they also have calamari ($8), fries with dipping sauces ($7) and chicken wings ($9). For drinks, they've got a $9 espresso cocktail, BOGO beer, $6 wines and $7 snake bites (that's Guiness plus cider).
Asa Meza in Hollywood blends Latin and Asian cuisine, plus has a cute patio. Their simple happy hour runs Mon.-Fri. from 4 to 7 p.m. and has a number of $3-6 beers, $8 craft cocktails and $7 small plates including wings, chilaquiles and sausages.
Gracias Madre, WeHo's vegan Mexican eatery, has a simple menu where everything is $5. That includes select craft cocktails (sangria, a Mezcal Mule and two refreshing tequila concoctions), wine, beer and small places including tacos, gorditas, flautas, tostadas and empanadas.
See the whole list here.