Dollar Deals in Los Angeles

I'd buy that for a dollar! Living in LA isn't cheap, but there are still some dollar deals in Los Angeles to be found. (No, we're not banishing you to the 99-cent store.) We scoured the city--and its outskirts--to uncover some great discounts, from $1 tacos and $1 wine to $1 clothing and $1 entertainment.

Updated: August 13, 2010

$1 Food & Drink Deals in LA


4326 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

Every Monday is $1 taco night all night long.


3001 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Thursdays from 3pm-midnight feature grilled cheese and hot dogs for just $1 each. There's an entire menu under $3, including pulled pork sandwiches and $2 shots.


6250 Hollywood Blvd Ste 200, Hollywood, CA 90028

Starting July 26 (and every Monday thereafter) from 5pm-close this cool restaurant at the W Hollywood is offering raw bar items for $1. Choose from New Zealand mussels, little neck clams on the half shell, and shrimp cocktail. Other food and drinks range from $2 to $8.


1661 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

How much is that cupcake in the window? Why, it's only $1! The mini-cupcake, that is. Pick from daily flavors including chocolate, red velvet, peanut butter and lemon.


17000 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91316

Start your week with Dollar Dog Mondays (times vary depending on location, so call ahead). You must sign up on their email list. Valid at all locations including Century City, Westwood Village and Woodland Hills.

Diddy Riese Cookies

926 Broxton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

So many choices, so little money! Sweet deals abound at this popular spot. Cookies are 35-cents each or three for $1; a single scoop of Dreyer's ice cream is $1; and the famed ice cream cookie sandwich is $1.50. All day, every day.

Don Antonio's

11755 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Every Wednesday enjoy $1 tacos plus all-you-can eat chips and salsa. Tacos include shrimp, chicken and carne asada.

Red Carpet Wine & Spirits

400 E Glenoaks Blvd, Glendale, CA 91207

Mondays are fun days at this wine bar that offers $1 pours all day long. Depending on what they've got available, the ounce-and-a-half tastes can be anything from a chardonnay to a pinot noir.

Maos Kitchen

1512 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA 90291

Both the Melrose and Venice locations of this Chinese standby offer $1 spring rolls and $1 salad made with lettuce, cucumber and shredded carrots drizzled with a sweet, light vinegar-soy dressing.

Ruby Bakery

5042 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041

Forget about LA's trendy cupcake boutiques--you can still get a good old-fashioned chocolate cupcake here for 60 pennies, while $1 will get you a handful of all sorts of cookies.

$1 Clothing & Entertainment in LA

Jet Rag

825 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Want a shirt for a buck? Every Sunday from 9am-5pm the staff hauls loads of vintage merch to the parking lot with nothing priced over $1.

Upright Citizens Brigade Theater

5919 Franklin Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028

Get some (really) cheap laughs at this small theater where Jeff Garlin from "Curb Your Enthusiasm" hosts a weekly $1 comedy show with special guests. Although currently on summer hiatus, the event will resume in the fall. Til then, check their site for weekly free shows.

Annenberg Community Beach House

415 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, CA 90402

Cool off this summer during Dollar Splash Mondays when pool passes are just $1 per person. Advance reservations are not available, so just show up and have fun.