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Best Happy Hour in Santa Monica

caldad02 Sep 20, 2011 08:11 AM

Will be in Santa Monica at the end of the work day. Recommendations for the best Happy Hour in Santa Monica to end the day. Thank you Hounds!

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  1. dynamike RE: caldad02 Sep 20, 2011 09:28 AM

    Easy. FIG.

    FIG at 5. 5-6pm only. Tue-Sat. 50% off their entire menu, drinks and all, sans the Cote de boeuf for two.

    My favorite HH spot in the area.

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      westsidegal RE: dynamike Sep 20, 2011 01:13 PM

      i believe that Fig will be suspending this deal during DineLA week(s).
      check before going.

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        TonyC RE: dynamike Sep 20, 2011 02:35 PM

        + eleventy million on FIG

        I know where I don't like: The Yard. The food is absolutely lacking.

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          tj442x RE: TonyC Sep 20, 2011 02:53 PM

          your mistake was ordering food! the beer is among the best selection and value around, and i take my beer seriously.

      2. sarahbeths RE: caldad02 Sep 20, 2011 11:02 AM

        That sounds good, but short! Santa Monica is pretty big. It may depend somewhat on the part. And do you care more about food or cheap drinks? There is a huge beer for 3 of 4 dollars at Sake House around 4th and (?) Broadway.

        Here's a resource I love for HH and you can list by area:


        Sake House
        401 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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          dynamike RE: sarahbeths Sep 20, 2011 11:18 AM

          This is Chowhound. Imo, discussions about great food/cuisine are paramount. For HH's with cheap drinks, Y3lp is more appropriate.

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            tj442x RE: dynamike Sep 20, 2011 02:51 PM

            yes and no, y3lp is most appropriately never used by anyone for anything.

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              dynamike RE: tj442x Sep 20, 2011 08:16 PM


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          chewbacca RE: caldad02 Sep 20, 2011 06:36 PM

          I have been to the Sonoma Wine Garden where I ended up on a Thursday evening. The frites and wine were a good deal.

          Sonoma Wine Garden
          395 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

          1. Calipoutine RE: caldad02 Sep 21, 2011 10:33 AM

            Are you going for the food or the booze? I dont drink, so I concentrate on HH food. Fraiche has excellent food for HH. An amazing turkey burger for 6.00. another burger for 6.00, a truffle burger for 8. Pizzas, mussles and salads. Wilshire restaurant also has some great food on their HH menu.

            9411 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

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              jaykayen RE: caldad02 Sep 21, 2011 12:18 PM

              I love drinks at Copa d'Oro.

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                yogachik RE: caldad02 Sep 22, 2011 08:16 AM

                While Fig's food is amazing, it is certainly not the best happy hour at the end of a work day, since their happy hour is one hour long only, and ends at 6PM. It's actually stressful to try to get there, and get food and drinks in time.

                Best happy hour is probably Fraiche. Great menu, good wines on offer. Chaya Venice is another great happy hour, especially because it's all night. Tiato has a fantastic happy hour with really great food, and it's outside. Loews hotel's happy hour goes until 8PM, everything is $6, and the view can't be beat.

                2700 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404

                1. PaulF RE: caldad02 Sep 22, 2011 08:37 AM

                  I like the Happy Hour at Typhoon.


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                    Chezbippy RE: caldad02 Jul 3, 2014 12:07 PM

                    I know this post is old, but I'll add to it anyway! I've been going to The Craftsman for Happy Hour. $5 cocktails & $5 mini burgers. Great vibe, great staff. Check it out!

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                      jessejames RE: caldad02 Jul 3, 2014 12:09 PM


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