Time Out LA - February 2019

 

Five brand new happy hours to try in March

Your guide to late-night deals, $6 cocktails, $4 beers, all-day menus and more in our favorite new happy hour scores this month.

Photograph: Courtesy The Henry

Photograph: Courtesy The Henry

It’s still chilly but we’re already daydreaming about patio cocktails and warmer weather. Fortunately, a few of this month’s new happy hours can be found at restaurants and bars complete with charming waterside decks with fire pits, and wraparound patios with heaters. Even better, some of the drinks on this month’s menus can be found all day long and into the night—we’re gonna make it through the winter just fine.


The Henry

The Henry’s happy hour gets an early start, which is perfect for day-drinking enthusiasts or those who’ve had a hard enough workday that the only thing standing between them and total mental breakdown is cutting out a little early for some $4 draft beers. Starting at 3pm on weekdays, either set should head to this WeHo-adjacent gastropub, because that’s precisely where they’ll find those $4 craft beers on tap (in varieties like Firestone Walker’s 805 Blonde and Iron Fist Brewing Co.’s Nelson Pale Ale). There are $6 cocktails, too, like the fig-and-ginger mule and the rhubarb paloma, not to mention $6 wines on tap. For those who prefer to snack (or eat their way through a long day), the Henry also offers discounted bar bites, so you can nosh your way into the evening with $3.50 grilled shrimp, $7 avocado hummus, $7 black-truffle cheese fondue with soft pretzels, and take it all in both indoors and outdoors.

Mon–Fri 3–6pm


Makani

Venice’s modern-Korean restaurant just underwent a sea change, and now aims to be the area’s go-to comfort spot for farmers’-market–inspired dishes like wild-caught, tempura battered cod, and a gooey grilled cheese sandwich made with Hook’s Cheese cheddar and romesco sauce ($10 and $8 on the happy hour menu, respectively). There’s also a rotating selection of $6 draft beer, plus wine by the glass at around $8, and if you’re searching for that farmers’ market ethos in a glass, look to the cocktails—packed with freshness in the form of blood orange, fresh ginger and more—for $6 to $10 apiece. This happy hour is only available in the bar area, but who’s complaining? Makani’s 35-seat, horseshoe-shaped bar is one of the prettiest in the neighborhood. 

Daily 5:30–7pm

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SALT Restaurant & Bar

Marina del Rey Hotel’s restaurant—you know, the one right on the marina? with the stellar views?—just extended its happy hour to run daily, and added a few new menu items along the way. Now, you can lounge on SALT’s patio, settle into a couch near the fire pits and watch the boats come in as you sip $6 glasses of red, white or sparkling wine; the $8 cocktail of the day; and $6 select beers, both by the draft and the bottle. Really lean into that maritime theme with $9 fish tacos, $2 oysters and other snacks.

Daily 4–6pm

The Shelby

West Third’s comfy new modern-American spot keeps its happy hour running every day—and some days, well into the night. Slide into its tufted leather chairs and couches or sidle up to the bar for $10 cocktails, $4 Peroni, $8 glasses of house wine, plus select appetizers running between $8 and $12 (hello, New York steak skewers with pistachio pesto). If you’re bringing a date, we recommend ordering the happy hour cheese and charcuterie board, which just so happens to include an entire bottle of house red or white wine all for just $30. You know what? At that price, we’ll take one of those specials just for ourselves. 

Daily 5–7pm; late-night Wed–Sat 10pm–1am

Sloane’s Valley Village

North Hollywood’s got a new casual American restaurant and it’s keeping things simple, affordable and agreeable with a range of drink specials at insanely good prices. Every single day—all day long—some of the wine and beer offerings are only $5.50. This means you can drop by for lunch or a late breakfast—hey, Sloane’s has all-day breakfast burritos and egg-topped curry fries on the food menu—or stop by in the afternoon for the same deal, or the evening, or—well, you get the idea. Whether you’re looking for sauvignon blanc, rosé, pinot grigio, malbec, pinot noir, Peroni, cider, Modelo or craft beers such as Anderson Valley Brewing Co.’s Winter Solstice ale, Sloane’s has you covered, and, again, it’s got you covered for $5.50 a pop.

Daily 11am–10pm

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Five brand new happy hours to try in February

Atrium

Los Feliz’s new neighborhood restaurant now offers some drool-worthy happy hour specials across the board—and it’s offering them every day of the week. You’ve got a two-hour window to enjoy the best of all Atrium’s possible worlds: savory bites, drinks and desserts are all up for a discount (and we’re telling you, you’re going to want dessert here). Don’t skip pastry chef/partner Gregory Baumgartner’s daily sorbet, only $6 during happy hour, and if you’re looking for snacks, executive chef/partner Hunter Pritchett’s got more than a few of his bites available: the massive burger, topped with secret sauce, green-tomato pickle and house-made cheese whiz ($11); the Baja prawns with clamato and pickled mirepoix ($9); the crispy BBQ fingerling potatoes with French onion dip ($6) and more. You’ll want to wash it all down with $8 classic cocktails—palomas, margaritas, old-fashioneds and martinis, to name a few—$4 beers and $7 glasses of wine.

Daily 4–6pm

Bar Franca

There are few DTLA bars chiller and more charming than Bar Franca, the kind of place where you can sip vermouth-scented cocktails on plush velvet chairs. Take full advantage of this too-cool setting—which includes a patio right on Main Street—with cocktails priced at nearly half off. Look for $8 drinks such as the Pegu Club (London Dry gin, curaçao, lime and bitters) and the Regal Daquiri (rum, lime, sugar and grapefruit oil), plus $6 draft beers and $8 glasses of wine. This is the kind of place you want to linger, and thankfully, happy hour runs three hours long.

Tue–Fri 4–7pm

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Gina Borgia