1 Bar BouchonBar Bouchon
Thomas Keller's Beverly Hills haute spot offers $5 glasses of wine as well as $7 well drinks to complement his fabulous French fare. Culinary offerings include $2 oysters, steak tartare, pork sliders, and truffle popcorn.
235 N. Canon Drive, Ground Floor & 2nd Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
You'll find an awesome menu of nibbles at the always elegant West Hollywood eatery Cecconi's, from fried olives stuffed with mortadella and pargigiano to pizzettas delivered straight from the wood-burning oven to baked gnocchi...all for $4 a pop thanks to the restaurant's "apertivo" menu. Drink options include barrel-aged Negronis, draft beer and prosecco and wines by the glass for $7. There's also, unbelievably, free valet before 6. Talk about California dreaming...
8764 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
3 The CannibalThe Cannibal/Facebook
Culver City’s The Cannibal is the big daddy of happy hours. Not only is there complimentary self-serve charcuterie at the bar from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. daily (with items like salumi, pâté, bread and butter, housemade cacio e pepe chips, pork rinds, and crudité), but canned beers are $3, libations like old fashioneds are $5 and bottles of rosé are just $20...which means that you actually CAN drink rosé all day (or, for an hour, as it were).
Platform, 8850 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
4 The RockefellerThe Rockefeller/Facebook
We love, love, love Manhattan Beach's intimate gastropub The Rockfeller for its ambiance, its food AND its happy hour. You'll find drinks are a steal here Monday through Thursday, with $5 beer and wine deals, cut-price small plates AND, on Tuesdays, a $.99 burger. Yep, you heard that right. And it's awesome.
1209 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
5 Gracias MadreEric Wolfinger
Gracias Madre is a stunning vegan eatery in West Hollywood that may, even if you're a true carnivore, make you change your mind about vegan fare. Still, if plant-based isn't your thing, you can still enjoy still enjoy wine, beer and sangria for a song, as well as delicious cocktails like the Purista: tequila blanco - agave - lime - orange bitters - flor de sol. We do suggest you at least try the nibbles though—they're stellar. Fare includes tostadas, gorditas and a vegan take on nachos with tortilla chips, black beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, cashew nacho cheese, *chorizo*, salsa verde and cilantro.
8905 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069