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Written By: Alana Hosn Best Hollywood Happy Hour

If there’s one thing LA does better than any other city, it’s happy hour. Whether you’re a local taking full advantage of summer Friday work hours or an out-of-towner looking for some great drinks and small bites, Hollywood is the place to be. From cozy rooftops with unparalleled views of the LA skyline to intimate bars full of Hollywood glam, these are our favorite happy hour spots in the area right now!

 

Is It 5 p.m. Yet?

Paley

Old Hollywood glam meets hip, new Hollywood at Paley near Columbia Square. With the beautiful Art Deco design, the multicultural menu and the inventive cocktails, it’s an ideal spot to celebrate happy hour. Managing Director Chris Roaché says “Since we are located in the center of Hollywood near studios like Netflix, Gower, Siren, Paramount, and multimedia mecca Viacom’s headquarters, our Happy Hour has become a place where celebrities, executives and locals can relax.”

Happy Hour Deal:
-Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 4-6 p.m.
-50 percent off draft beer, wines by the glass and seasonal cocktails.  
-At the bar, bar lounge and outside patio only.

Paley
6115 Sunset Blvd, Ste 100
Los Angeles, CA 90028
323.544.9430

Best Hollywood Happy Hour

Tac-OMG

Petite Taqueria

When you’re feeling margaritas and elevated Mexican food (Taco Tuesday, anyone?), Petite Taqueria is the place to be. Meet your friends, grab a marg and order nachos for the table! “Petite Taqueria is a great place to meet up for an amazing atmosphere, as it is set up to be casually intimate and is open for anyone looking to enjoy Mexican cuisine. The interiors and decor designed by John Sofio, of Built, Inc., inside the restaurant and at the patio area, brings an overall warm vibe with the mix of dark colors, wood-stained, checkered floors and the candlelit wall,” says John Terzian, co-founder of The h.wood Group.

Happy Hour Deal:
-Monday-Friday, 6-7:30 p.m.
-$10 drinks, $4 tallboys and snacks $8 and under.

Native Knowledge: At Petite Taqueria, there’s no need to choose between your taco and pizza cravings with the must-order Mexican Pizza.

Petite Taqueria
755 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069
310.855.7223

 

Just Eat It!

Gesso


California-style Italian food is the vibe we get from Fairfax’s all-day eatery, Gesso. For a casual glass of wine and a pizza to share, Gesso will satisfy all those happy hour cravings. Director of Operations Jamie Boalbey adds, “Our happy hour is a gem in Los Angeles. It’s delicious and it’s boozy—we have seasonal veggies, coconut curry wings and a special pizza just for happy hour that changes every week.”

Happy Hour Deal:
-Monday-Friday, 5-7 p.m.
-Plates and drinks $10 and under.

Native Knowledge: If you’re feeling spontaneous, Gesso’s creative bartenders will craft up a special cocktail just for you for nine dollars!

Gesso
801 N Fairfax Ave, Ste 101
Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.544.6240

 

The Good Stuff

Madera Kitchen

Need we say more than “$5 glass of wine?” Madera is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood with cozy patio seating and yummy shared plates.

Happy Hour Deal:
-Tuesday-Friday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
-$5 wine by the glass, $8 specialty cocktails, $7 food.

Madera Kitchen
1835 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
213.261.3687

 

Tinseltown Treats

Saint Felix Hollywood


For a Hollywood happy hour complete with all your favorites like mac and cheese, sliders and Moscow mules, look no further than Saint Felix.

Happy Hour Deal:
-Monday-Sunday, 4-8 p.m.
-Eats and drinks $12.50 and under.

Saint Felix Hollywood
1602 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
323.460.5001

 

Margaritas, Por Favor!

Velvet Margarita

As the name suggests, Velvet Margarita is the spot to hit up for margs. And if the Dia de Los Muertos décor doesn’t get you in the happy hour mood, then the next-level tequila drinks and fresh guac will do the trick.

Happy Hour Deal:
-Monday-Friday, 12-8 p.m.
-$5 appetizers, classic margaritas and beers.

Native Knowledge: Complimentary chips, salsa and bean dip every single time, because Velvet Margarita knows how to complement those margaritas.

Velvet Margarita
1612 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
323.469.2000

 

So Glassy

The Parker Room

With walls adorned with the faces of jazz icons and their famed records, live music and drinks appropriately named after the jazz era, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into the 1940s at the Parker Room.

Happy Hour Deal:
-Tuesday-Sunday, 6-8 p.m.
-$7 well drinks, food under $8.
Native Knowledge: The Parker Room has live jazz music every Tuesday after happy hour!

The Parker Room
1358 Vine St
Los Angeles, CA 90028
323.745.0041

Love on Top

Filifera at the Hollywood Proper Residences

Head up to the 22nd floor to Filifera, Hollywood’s highest rooftop bar and lounge. Enjoy sweeping views of Los Angeles, complete with elevated bar snacks and all kinds of cocktail deals. Filifera’s Golden Hour is the ideal spot to catch unparalleled sunset views of the Hollywood Sign, Griffith Observatory and more.

Happy Hour Deal:
-Tuesday-Friday, 4-6 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.
-$9 specialty cocktails and wine, $5 craft beer, snack under $9

Filifera at the Hollywood Proper Residences
1550 N El Centro Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
323.465.7767

 

Gimme Shelter

Mama Shelter

There’s no better time to check out Mama Shelter’s rooftop bar than during sunset. Throw back a few downstairs during happy hour and then make your way to the rooftop for Insta-worthy views of the Hollywood Hills.

Happy Hour Deal:
-Daily, 3-6 p.m., downstairs bar only.
-$5 wine and beer, $6 well drinks and $15 sangria pitchers, food $14 and under.

Mama Shelter
6500 Selma Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
323.785.6600

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