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Happy hour recs along Ocean Ave in Santa Monica

EricDC Apr 20, 2010 04:26 PM

Hey there -

There's all these great looking spots along Ocean Ave in Santa Monica. But my wallet is slimmish these days...

Any of y'all hounds out there know any good chowish happy hours on Ocean? I seem to recall one hotel bar offered $4 sushi from 4-7 PM.... other than that, I'm stumped.

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    gosantamonica Apr 26, 2010 04:48 PM

    Ocean Ave has a number of great restaurants & bars offering Happy Hour. Chez Jay is a great local joint with $5 beer, wine & appetizers everyday from 4:30pm-6:00pm. Hotel Shangri-La is offering a new Sunset Happy Hour Friday Nights from 5:00pm-10:00pm. The Lobster has appetizers from $2-$6 or you can get a $2.50 domestic draft or $3.50 house margarita at Rusty's Surf Ranch.

    More great Santa Monica Happy Hour options - http://www.santamonica.com/happyhour

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      gordo26 Apr 21, 2010 11:51 AM

      Second Fraiche as well as La Cachette Bistro. They have a great happy hour and its right on Ocean. Sushi Roku also has a decent happy hour with good grub.

      Sushi Roku
      33 Miller Alley at One Colorado, Pasadena, CA 91103

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        ElissaInPlaya Apr 21, 2010 10:55 AM

        I enjoyed Copa D'Oro the other night...200 block of Broadway. I also use this site to research/remind myself of local happy hours: http://www.santamonica.com/visitors/w...

        Copa D'Oro
        217 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401

        1. Azizeh Apr 21, 2010 12:20 AM

          Anisette Brasserie does one, too.

          About a block off of Ocean, towards the Promenade. There are also a few places on the Promenade that do a happy hour, including Fraiche.

          Anisette Brasserie
          225 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401

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            Robhungry1 Apr 21, 2010 01:05 AM

            Close to Ocean-Fraiche- on Wilshire- Happy Hour ALL DAY Thursday- and reg hours Mon-Fri 4-7PM.....good beer and bar eats 1/2 off- good deal in what I consider overpriced restaurant

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            Mateo R Apr 20, 2010 05:21 PM

            I cugini has a decent happy hour in the bar area only.
            $10 will get you a glass of chianti and a beef carpaccio or pizza.

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            1. re: Mateo R
              mdpilam Apr 20, 2010 11:57 PM

              Bar Pintxo, which is about a block from Ocean, has a happy hour daily from 4-6pm. $4 wines/sangria, $1.50 Stella (half pint) and 6 for $6 tapas.

              5th Amendment Alehouse has a happy hour (which I think runs all night?), offering a few beers for $3 (IIRC) and I think a couple wines for $4 (?). The first time I went, I had a relatively poor experience, but I went back a couple weeks ago, and actually enjoyed myself.

              Bar Pintxo
              109 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

            2. mollyomormon Apr 20, 2010 04:46 PM

              Not right on Ocean but less than a block in, the Yard on Broadway has a decent happy hour.

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              1. re: mollyomormon
                Mateo R Apr 20, 2010 05:26 PM

                i think they are sitll giving away coupons(up the street by the promenade) for a free appetizer at happy hour,

              2. wienermobile Apr 20, 2010 04:42 PM

                Ocean Ave Seafood has a happy hour from 4 to 6 pm Mon-Fri. They have great oysters which sometimes are part of happy hour deals.

                Ocean Avenue Seafood
                1401 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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                1. re: wienermobile
                  TravelPath Apr 20, 2010 11:19 PM

                  I second Ocean Ave Seafood...it has been a few months since I have been, but they have "happy hours" oysters special with a glass of wine for a very reasonable price!

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