Haute Top 5: Best Happy Hours in Los Angeles

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1 Bar Bouchon

Bar 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

2 Cecconi's

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 Cannibal

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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 Rockefeller

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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 Madre

Eric 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