It may be less than two square miles, but what the city of West Hollywood lacks in size it makes up for in its trendy bar scene. So you know what that means… drinks anyone? LA.com has all the insider info you'll need for happy hour specials in WeHo.
Cabo Cantina: No bar in West Hollywood would even think of hosting two happy hours in one day. It's just not possible, right? Well Cabo Cantina is the only place on the Strip where drinks are two-for-one from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and 10 p.m. to close, seven nights a week. And the best part is everything on the drink menu, including margaritas, Coronas, even shots of tequila, is included.
8301 W. Sunset Blvd., 323-822-7820
Saddle Ranch: It's the only bar in L.A. that has a fully operating mechanical bull and its own VH1 reality series. However, Saddle Ranch is also known for its happy hour, which happens every Monday through Friday, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Drinks and select appetizers are half off, and on Tuesdays they have all you can eat baby back ribs for $20.
8371 W. Sunset Blvd., 323-656-2007
The Hudson: Modeled after a pre-Prohibition Chicago bar, The Hudson is one of the better spots in West Hollywood for happy hour, which they host daily from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Beer, wine and well drinks are $3, and select food items, including seared tuna, jalapeno mac & cheese, and short rib tacos, are only $6.
1114 N. Crescent Heights Blvd., 323-654-6686
The Belmont: It's great for hanging out with friends on a Sunday, or even dinner during the week. But every day from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. it's happy hour at The Belmont, which is the best reason of all to visit. All drinks and appetizers are half off, meaning $7 for their famous mac & cheese and $6 for well drinks. Sunday is also karaoke night, which is another fun reason to go.
747 N. La Cienega Blvd., 310-659-8871
Lola's: Maybe you and some co-workers want to head out for a nice dinner and some drinks, but don't know where to go. That's where Lola's takes all the pressure out of your decision-making. It's big and spacious, with a friendly wait staff, great food, and an excellent happy hour every Monday through Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. All beer, wine and well drinks are half-off, while the food at Lola's is reasonably priced and tasty.
945 N. Fairfax Ave., 323-654-5652
Saint Felix: Lots of bar owners have the wrong idea about happy hour. They think that if they just mark down a few of their beers by a buck or two, then they're good to go. The owners at Saint Felix in West Hollywood, however, take pride in giving their customers the best happy hour experience imaginable, which is why everyday, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., you can get any beer, wine or specialty drink for half-off! And if that wasn't enough, you can also get Kobe sliders, sweet potato fries, chicken cups, and tacos for a measly $5. Now why can't all happy hours be this good?
8945 Santa Monica Blvd., 90069; 310-275-4428
The Den: It may be located on the world famous Sunset Strip, but The Den feels more like a neighborhood watering hole where everybody knows your name. Cue theme music to Cheers. Or maybe the people that go there are friendly just because the happy hour is so good. It happens weekdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and includes discounts on beer and well drinks, as well as appetizers like chicken wings, mac and cheese balls, and grass fed beef sliders – all of which are $6 and under. Prices like that would make even Sam Malone smile.
8226 W. Sunset Blvd., 323-656-0336
Red Rock: Anyone who's driven down Sunset has probably seen this tiny corner bar with the red awning and patio. In fact, you may have even mistaken it for an oddly misplaced house. It does look like one, after all. But like the Whisky-A-Go-Go and Rainbow Room – both of which are located across the street – Red Rock is all about keeping the Sunset Strip's rock-and-roll tradition alive. Walk inside and you'll hear everything from Led Zeppelin to Mötley Crüe, as guys with mohawks and skinny jeans compare tattoos with their female companions. How L.A. is that? Happy hour is everyday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and include half-priced drinks and beer. For more information on Red Rock, check out their Facebook page.
8782 Sunset Blvd., 90069; 310-854-0710
Barney's Beanery: It's been in the same spot for close to 90 years, way back when West Hollywood was just a small plot of undeveloped farmland on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Today Barney's is a trusted brand, with four additional locations throughout the city. But when people talk Barney's, it's the original location they're most certainly referring to. Barney's West Hollywood has a wide selection of beers on tap, some of which are half off during happy hour. It happens Monday thru Friday, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and also includes half off of select appetizers. Barney's has its food and drink menu available for download on its website.
8447 Santa Monica Blvd., 90069; 323-654-2287
Baby Blue's: They may already be known for tangy Southern-style BBQ, but Monday thru Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Baby Blue's in West Hollywood hosts an awesome happy hour. Draft beers are $3, margaritas are $5, with most of their appetizers, like hush puppies, fried green tomatoes, and sweet potatoes, also going for $5. On a Monday or Thursday night, it's a perfect spot for drinking cheap beer, eating delicious fried food, and watching football. Life just doesn't get much better than that.
7953 Santa Monica Blvd., 90046; 323-656-1277
Melgard Public House: Beer lovers will fall in love with a place like Melgard Public House, which has dozens of craft brews, imports and domestic brews on tap and ready to pour. All beers are $7, with a Stein Glasses (34 ounces!) going for $13. And if you happen to pop in during happy hour, which happens daily from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., you get a free cheese pizza with your order. Melgard also features karaoke, comedy and trivia nights during the week. Check out its website for more details.
7505 Melrose Ave., 90046; 818-248-4158
Formosa Cafe: Once an old haunt of movie icons like Clark Gable and Humphrey Bogart, West Hollywood's Formosa Café is still a favorite among Hollywood's elite. Happy Hour is daily from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and features bottles of beer for $3, cocktails for $5, as well as margaritas for $6. Formosa also has lots of tasty appetizers on their happy hour menu, including chicken skewers and fried spring rolls for $4. And if you decide to stay past happy hour, Formosa usually has some of L.A.'s hottest bands kicking out tunes on the rooftop.
7156 Santa Monica Blvd., 90046; 323-850-9050