Westside Happy Hour - that goes until 8pm?
Looking for an after-work happy hour on the westside that goes at least until 8pm - want to arrange a gathering and realize many people can't get out of work in time to make it before 7pm.
Only requirements: westside as in W. Hollywood, Brentwood, Westwood, Beverly Hills, W. LA … not as far as the beach. Something with atmosphere and food and drink specials would be ideal.
P.S. I understand Chaya Brasserie has a great one, but they can't confirm at this point whether or not they'll be rented for a holiday party and I need to let people know in advance.
The times, they are a-changin'. In today's economic climate, you have some juice for negotiating, depending on the size of your party. If you can promise the place a certain number of customers, for a weeknight OTHER than a Friday or maybe Thursday, I'll bet you can get somewhere to extend their happy hour for your event. The Daily Grill on San Vicente in Brentwood has an excellent weekday happy hour between 4-7, with drink discounts and bar food specials at $3.95 and $2.95 (nice portion of chicken pot pie, sliders, fried shrimp or calamari, a spicy tuna roll). They also have easy cheap validated parking, though the price jumps after two hours. I was there, admittedly on the early side, a couple of weeks ago on a Wednesday, and they were almost empty. For an early to midweek crowd in that large space, I'll bet they'd work with you.