Late-night happy hours are for night owls. They’re the ones sitting in traffic during sunset rush hour that can’t make it to regular happy hour times. They’re the people partying into the wee morning hours, who don’t have to wake up for a 7 a.m. yoga class or 8 a.m. workday.
We all know that eating out can put a dent in your bank account. But during reverse happy hour, most restaurants are wonderfully affordable. So if you’re drinking a $17 Moscow mule at a bar that’s name you can’t pronounce, you’re in the wrong spot. Luckily, we’ve laid out the top reverse happy hour deals in LA, so you don’t have to spend your commute home scrolling through Yelp. Although lets be honest…ain’t much else to do during standstill traffic.
Based on killer drink selections, cheap eats and the best deals, this list will help you save a few bucks and enjoy a much happier hour.
When: Sunday – Thursday, 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.
This Hollywood sports pub serves up $3 pints, $3 well drinks and $3 appetizers, but perhaps the realest deal here is the cheap bites. Head upstairs to the pool tables and grub on delicious pulled pork sliders or savory chicken taquitos. When you’re feeling like a winner, make the last one a double – you might need it to handle the after hours action on the boulevard.
Regular happy hour is Tuesday – Friday, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
33 Taps is located at 6263 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Phone: (323) 962-1400
When: Wednesday – Thursday, 11 p.m. – midnight.
This neighborhood spot is filled with locals…and let’s keep it locals only. It has half-off all drinks, and on Fridays ladies get half-off drinks all night – holllaaa!! If you’re in the mood for something upscale, try the “French Martini” – it’s a mixture of vodka, raspberry liquor and pineapple juice. The bartenders at this long-standing spot between the East Side and Hollywood make sure your drink is always full.
Birds is located at 5925 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Phone: (323) 465-0175.
When: Tuesday, 7 p.m. – midnight.
This 1920s-style saloon has throwback decor, killer cocktails and live entertainment. The restaurant has a calendar of scheduled comedy shows, music and innovative storytelling skits. It’s a little pricy but there’s always a great show. The menu includes $8 craft cocktails, which are usually a tasty concoction regularly priced at $12. There’s $6 well drinks, $5 draft beer and $6 wine. On Whiskey Wednesday, you can order a $15 flight and get a discounted whiskey cocktail. The same happy hour selection is available at 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., Monday – Friday.
The Virgil is located at 4519 Santa Monica Boulevard, Silver Lake
Phone: (323) 660-4540.
Crazy Rock’n Sushi
When: Everyday, 4 p.m. – 2 a.m.
This Japanese sushi bar is located at the heart of Sunset Boulevard. This multi-room and outdoor seating restaurant offers dirt cheap (but super tasty) sushi and drinks at late hours. Their happy hour is amazing because everything on the menu is 50 percent off. Yes – everything. The portions are generous and most sushi specials start at $3.35. Plus, you can score a $3 large house hot sake.
Crazy Rock’n Sushi is located at 7100 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite 158, West Hollywood, CA 90046.
Phone: (323) 882-8247
When: Sunday – Wednesday, 10 p.m. – midnight.
You don’t have to play hooky and leave work early for a cheap burger anymore, because Kings Row has got you covered. Grab a $5 cheeseburger or $8 mini fish n’ chips. The outside patio is a cozy environment with string lights and it’s located in Old Pasadena. The happy hour menu includes $4 well drinks, $6 craft cocktails, $2 off any beer and $3 off wines.
Kings Row is located at 20 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91103.
Phone: (626) 793-3010
When: Sunday – Monday, 9 p.m. – close
This Little Tokyo fusion spot has $7 cocktails, $5 well drinks, $3 Sapporo, $5 wines, $7 whiskey and plenty of other drink specials. If you’re hungry, nom on the reduced price sushi rolls starting at $4 and other $5 munchies, including wings and sliders.
Far Bar is located at 347 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
Phone: (213) 617-9990.
Casey’s Irish Pub
When: Monday and Sunday, open – close
Enjoy a restaurant filled with loads of whiskey, wood tables and Irish flare located in downtown L.A. The pub has $2 off all appetizers, $5 Jameson, $4 well cocktails and $3 Miller High Life. There’s a pool table, ping-pong table, foosball and darts. The same happy hour menu applies Tuesday – Saturday 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Casey’s Irish Pub is located at 613 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017.
Phone: (213) 629-2353
Morton’s The Steakhouse
When: Sunday – Friday, 9 p.m. – close
Hell yeah – this is a meat lover’s happy hour done right. This place is known as a high-end chain for prime beef and seafood, but there are specialty priced bar bites during late happy hour. Grab a $8 mini crab cake, tuna taco, prime cheeseburger, petite filet mignon sandwich or a filet mignon trio.
Morton’s The Steakhouse is located at 735 S Figueroa St #207, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: (213) 553-4566
When: Sunday – Wednesday, 10 p.m. – close
Sink your teeth into late night appetizers starting at $5 – $8. From Moo Shu egg rolls and chicken strips to a tasty cheese pizza, there are more than 20 appetizers on sale. There are also lots of drink specials to quench your thirst.
Yard House is located at 800 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: (213) 745-9273
When: Monday – Friday, 6 p.m. – close
This is the type of place you’d take a late night date. Located a few blocks from the Third Street Promenade, this beach town restaurant has classy art-filled décor and prices that won’t break the bank. Happy hour food specials include $3 oysters and $6 bites like the chicken and waffles with bourbon-aged maple syrup. Drink specials include $7 cocktails, wine and $5 beer.
Michael’s is located at 1147 3rd St, Santa Monica, CA 90403.