Bar Deals in LA

There are plenty of places in Los Angeles to have a cocktail, and all that competition for your drinking dollars means there are lots of bar deals in LA worth checking out. From $1 cocktails at the Edison to all-night $5 cocktails on Mondays at Copa D'Oro to $6 glasses of wine and free antipasti at Culina at the Four Seasons, here are some of the best places in the city to drink up for less.

Updated: July 30, 2010

Bar Deals in LA


300 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Sip in style: Sunday to Thursday from 5pm to 7pm, the swanky Culina restaurant at the Four Season Beverly Hills features select Italian wines for $6 a glass, plus a different free antipasti spread each day. The deal is available at the bar and communal tables only, but wander outside for a minute and check out the scene on the gorgeous outdoor patio.

The Edison

108 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Time machine cocktails: During the Edison's Centennial Cocktail Hour (Wednesday to Friday, 5pm-7pm), find a different 100-cent cocktail (yes, $1) on the menu each night designed by the Edison's head mixologist, plus 40 percent off well drinks, beer and wine. Plus, the Edison has brought back its 35-cent cocktail deal, available Wednesday and Thursday 5pm-7pm.

Glendon Bar & Kitchen

1071 Glendon Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

This new Westwood spot serves up select martinis for just $5 all day, every day, including the Rumrise and cosmopolitan. Add in two daily happy hours (4pm-7pm and 10pm-12am) with $4 beers, $5 well drinks, $6 wines, and half-price appetizers for even more bar deals.

Copa D'Oro

217 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401

This dimly lit beachside spot has one of the best bar deals in LA, with a "Happy Depression" cocktail menu (Tuesday to Saturday 5:30pm-8pm and all night on Mondays) featuring handcrafted, $5 classic drinks like the Gold Rush, Manhattan and Moscow Mule, $5 beers and wine. There's also a selection of savory and sweet paninis available during happy hour for $4 to $6.

Blt Steak

8720 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

BLT's ?5 at 5? happy hour menu (served at the bar only) features five drinks and five small plates, each for just $5. Drinks include two different wines, prosseco, beer and one of BLT's signature cocktails. Daily 5pm-7pm.

Liquid Kitty

11780 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

At this dark West L.A. dive, $5 gets you a can of PBR and a shot of well liquor (and no, the shot won't be chilled) any time. Fancy it's not, but what do you expect from a drink special called the Low Life? It's even cheaper during happy hour (Monday-Friday 5pm-8pm and all night on Sunday), when the Low Life and well drinks are $4 (and it's also $1 off the large, well-shaken martinis, if your tastes lean toward the, ahem, slightly more refined).

The Must Wine Bar

118 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

A must-do weekend happy hour: The Must's happy hour drink specials include $3-$5 beers (and $2 cans of Old Milwaukee, if you're really broke), $3 glasses of house wine and $4 glasses of white, red or black sangria. Make it into dinner with comfort food items like $3 pretzel bites and $4 tater tots (yes, beer and tater tots make a complete meal). Daily 4pm-7pm.

London West Hollywood

1020 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Monday to Thursday from 5pm to 7pm, the London's "After Five" bar menu features $5 specialty cocktails and $5 appetizers. Or, on Wednesdays head to the rooftop for drinks with a view--the new Wednesdays on Sunset event allows non-hotel guests to drink on the London's rooftop, with a full bar serving a different cocktail each week for $9 (or $17 glasses of Veuve Cliquot, if you've got deep pockets) for poolside sipping while a DJ spins.

Bodega Wine Bar

814 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401

This casual wine spot's happy hour (Tuesday-Sunday 5pm-7pm) includes $3 off glasses of wine, $7 off carafes and $8 off bottles, and $5 to $7 appetizers like bruschetta and pizzas. Plus, Tuesday is Andrew Jackson night ($20 for any bottle of wine), Wednesday is carafe night ($17 regular carafes, $23 premium), and Sunday is SIN night with happy hour prices all night for service industry workers.

The Woods

1533 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Don't get off work until well after the usual quittin' time? This low-key Hollywood bar's happy hour caters to the late-shift crowd with $3 well drinks, beers, wines and shot of the day, as well as $4 martinis, from 8pm to 10pm daily.

Las Perlas

107 E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

This downtown tequila shrine takes happy "hour" literally--Monday to Saturday from 7pm to 8pm, get $2 off the creative tequila and mescal cocktails (normally $12) and other spirits and $1 off wine and beer (including ice-cold Negro Modelo drafts).

Tony's Darts Away

1710 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91506

There's no happy hour, but this unassuming Burbank beer spot offers a great selection of brews at reasonable prices all the time--most beers on the menu are just $4.50 or $5 per "honest pint" (a full 16 ounces), with a few specialty brews coming in at $6 a glass. The eco-friendly, bottle-free bar also serves wine from stainless steel tanks (the choices: distinctly non-wine snobby white, red or pink) in generous quarter liter ($8) and liter ($32) carafes.

Nobu West Hollywood

903 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Can't swing Nobu's usual prices? Try it during happy hour, which features a new summer cocktail menu with a large selection of drinks like the cucumber martini or Spicy Acai martini for $9 each. Other drink specials include $4 Sapporo, $7 well drinks and $6 wines by the glass, plus happy hour food specials. Daily 5pm-8pm.

The Parlour Room of Hollywood

6423 Yucca St, Hollywood, CA 90028

At this brand-new Hollywood neighborhood spot, the Parlour Martini, a classic gin martini with vermouth and an olive, costs $5 any time, while other cocktails like the Maple Julep, made with Woodford Reserve bourbon, maple syrup and mint leaves, and the Parlour Trick, which changes seasonally, run $10.

Andaz West Hollywood

8401 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Not-so-quiet riot: On Wednesdays from 5pm to midnight, RH rolls out the "Riot House" cocktail hour featuring a special $7 "Sunset Strip" cocktail, $9 wine, $5 beers and $6 bar bites, a DJ, and free valet parking until 8pm. Bring a ticket stub from a recent concert on the Strip or a vinyl record from any artist who performed on the Strip, and get a "Sunset Strip" cocktail for free (and you thought you'd never use that Motley Crue album again). There's also happy hour 4pm-7pm other weekdays with $9 cocktails and wine, $5 beer and $6 appetizers.