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Sep 12, 2011 03:38 PM

Funemployment Happy Hour Tour

Some people call it hiatus. Some, getting laid off. I'm determined to make it funemployment. So, I'm looking for the best, fun happy hour deals to help me ride out this time more, um, happily. Would love to hear about your favorite Happy Hour deals and destinations.

So far, I love the HH at Kay and Dave's in Culver City. Like "gilded hour" at Tar Pit, bonus is that they have a late HH too.

What else should be on the schedule?


The Tar Pit
609 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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    DTLA is the easiest, tho you have to deal w/ the most amount of boring suits (vs. interesting suits?): Start off with $0.35 Wed/Thurs cocktail at Edison, down to Mignon for glass of HH wine, chat about cheese, hit Urbano pizza for $8 HH margherita pizza, hit Bar & Kitchen for $5 bar bites (after 7pm, parking is easier). You'll probably be stuffed by then, but the 1-2 punch of Chaya + Drago Centro all night "bar menus" are still avail. By the time you're done with both and sufficiently blitzed, hit up McCormick's for the disgusting $3 burger special (until 10pm). Down the whole thing & it'll make you basically barf out everything you had for the last 5 hours. Drive home sober, repeat next day.

    You can also mix up Spring Street Bar, Corkbar, Far Bar, Spitz, Library Bar, etc. in DTLA.

    For food, nothing beats Santa Monica's Fig's at 50% off EVERYTHING Tues - Saturday (?), 5-6pm. It's still the best deal for quality farm-to-fork food in LA. And yes, you can also get totally f'd up on their cocktails, also at 50% off.

    Also, check out some blogs:

    Drago Centro
    525 S. Flower St., Suite 120, Los Angeles, CA 90071

    525 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

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    1. re: TonyC

      I enjoyed the happy hour at Chaya. I had a spicy tuna roll and their Kobe beef melt thingy. Both were good,and they had a free shuttle that took us to the Sade concert and back!

      525 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

    2. The Misfit in Santa Monica has happy hour from noon until 7 every day. Can't remember the details of the deals, but the food is very good and I like the space.

      1. Third Stop on 3rd across from Cedar Sinai. $4 draft, $4 wine, $4 pepperoni pizza. Beer and wine only. Great selection of draft beers

        1. I'm a regular at the happy hour at Robata Jinya on 3rd and Crescent Heights.

          $3 Sapporo draft
          $2 Charsiu pork skewer (melts-in-your-mouth)
          $5 Spicy Tuna on crispy rice (basically a spicy tuna roll on a crispy fried onigiri... beautiful

          Even the regular prices are quite good for this kind of quality in this part of town. Tonkatsu ramen is quite good too, and they offer $5 half bowls. The full $9 bowl is the standard Japanese massively-proportioned bowl, so the half size is a welcome option when you're tasting lots of different small dishes.

          Mr Taster

          Robata Jinya
          8050 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

          1. If you are on the Eastside(ish) The Oinkster has a fab happy hour and killer fries...


            Also The Daily Grill has a nice happy hour - and their chicken pot pie is YUMMY!

            2005 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041