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Jun 18, 2009 10:27 PM

Happy Hour/Cheap Eats in Downtown L.A.

Hey all! I'm looking for some good happy hour/cheap eats in the downtown area, like my post says. I've been to Wokcano for early happy hour (4-7pm) and Cole's every now and then, but am looking for more places that have early and late happy hour deals in the area. I'm looking for places that are in $4-6 price range, that economy ya know! Lemme know what suggestions you all have! Thanks :-)

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  1. Royal Clayton's
    The Edison

    9 Replies
    1. re: ipsedixit

      Yes! The Edison! They have 35cent specials! Check the website

      1. re: Yes Please

        I loved the Edison the first few times. Then I show up via motorcycle, and they tell me I have to check my helmet with the coat wankers. I turned around and left. Ban for life.

        1. re: tj442x

          Have run into this problem as well, but it's not unreasonable. Now I switch rides & and bring the scooter with the top case instead of the sport bike. I think, for the ambiance + the ridiculous HH (food + beer for $10, AND the $.35 first cocktail), it's worth it.

          The other option is, of course, to use a helmet lock.

          1. re: TonyC

            I know, I am kind of blowing it out of proportion, but they really steamed me with that one. Was a favorite, no longer.

            I am scared of helmet locks ever since someone urinated in my boss's helmet locked to his bike downtown. Yikes!

            1. re: tj442x

              "I am scared of helmet locks ever since someone urinated in my boss's helmet locked to his bike downtown. Yikes!"

              One would imagine that checking it with the coat check folks would prevent that from happening. No?

              1. re: Servorg

                So would letting my hold on to my modestly sized belongings while patronizing the establishment. No?

                1. re: tj442x

                  I think the problem arises if the establishment get popular with both the 2 wheel and 4 wheel crowd. Now you have an issue with where all those helmets will get put down when folks are drinking in a crowded room.

                2. re: Servorg

                  OMG TJ, that is so foul. I've never heard of that actually happening in LA but...

                  Being good Angelenos, TJ & I both think paying for coach check is as blasphemous as valeting. It'd also defeat the purpose of saving $ by riding instead of driving.

                  Again, top case is your friend dude. Mine may look ugly, but it holds 2 FF lids.

                  1. re: TonyC

                    Good call, I should have some hard luggage on there anyway.

      2. McCormick & Schmick's
        Weiland Brewery

        3 Replies
        1. re: slowrider

          I used to be a BIG fan of McCormick's happy hour cheeseburger, but ever since they increased the price it seems like the quality of the burger has decreased. That said, it is a VIABLE option if you want a "dry" happy hour -- food without having to buy alcohol.

          1. re: slowrider

            I usually tell people to avoid McCormicks because they dont have happy hour drink specials and the food is mediocre at best, although it is inexpensive. Wielands is ok but its located underground in a foodcourt setting if im not mistaken so you cant enjoy the weather.
            I recommend Library Bar.

            1. re: toonoble

              You get what you pay for at McCormick & Schmick's. The question didn't ask for gourmet food btwn. 4-6 dollars.

              The Weiland's brewery on 1st & Alameda has a great outdoor patio.

          2. You might be interested in the new Cork Bar which has both early and late happy hours:

            5 Replies
            1. re: Servorg

              Second Corkbar - their happy hour prices are a really good value and it's a fun place.

              1. re: Servorg

                Servog, what did you have at Corkbar, I plan to go tommorow and was curious to hear your recs.. Thanks

                1. re: Servorg

                  Actually, this should be updated because Corkbar's happy hour now starts at 10PM, not 11PM.

                  1. re: Liquid Sky

                    Cork Bar ought to change their web site information...I don't believe anything I find on the web regarding hours of operation. There have been too many times I've gotten there and the place is closed. Now I call to confirm all pertinent information in advance.

                    1. re: Servorg

                      Servorg: I'm not sure if this info is the most up-to-date regarding Corkbar, but I came across this announcement recently:


                2. I was really impressed by Yxta Cocina Mexicana. It's been a couple of months since I've been, so I'd double check pricing, etc.

                  Yxta Cocina Mexicana
                  601 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021