Happy Hour: near BH/We Ho/The Grove area
I'm meeting up with some five girlfriends on Friday for happy hour. My cousin is in town and I want to go somewhere lively and fun - so she gets a taste of LA. Most of the happy hours we know of end on the early side and we are all coming from work. Any suggestions for places in and around Beverly Hills/West Hollywood area (nothing east of The Grove/Larchmont though)? We've been to Cha Cha Chas a few times now and are looking for some other ideas. Late happy hours are great too.
I llke the wine happy hour at Mr. Marcel Pain Vin Et Fromage located in the Farmers Market at the Grove. Definitely an LA vibe. Wines are 1/2 price and the olives and bread are always perfect sides. Live large and order a cheeses and pate plate. Nice mix of locals, people from CBS next door, and French ex-pats. Surprisingly, not a lot of tourist. I think they head to the Cheesecake factory. Then head over to the Whisper Lounge and finish up over there.
Another vote for The Belmont and Luna Park for great drinks, good crowd, and fun place.
Along the same lines is Lola's on Fairfax, just south of Santa Monica Blvd. Probably best in terms of the drinks.
747 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069
672 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036
945 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Lolas on Fairfax & santa monica. They have a happy hour menu and drink specials, a great loungey vibe and over 50 different martinis.