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The Essential Los Angeles Late-Night Happy Hour Guide for Cheap Eats and Drinks

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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.

33 Taps

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

Birds

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.

The Virgil

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

Kings Row

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

Far Bar

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

Yard House

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

Michael’s

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.

Phone: 310-451-0843

“Mementos” Steve Aoki Fan Art Opening in L.A.

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Memento: an object kept as a souvenir or reminder of a person or event.

Steve Aoki hosted a fan art opening last night at the Scion AV Installation in Los Angeles. The opening, titled “Mementos”, displayed 8 remarkable pieces of fan art created by a handful of his kick ass fans from all over the world. The pieces are representative souvenirs from Aoki’s successful career in music. They are reminders of the people that matter the most to that career: the coolest fans on the planet.

In addition to the 8 pieces of fan art, all created on various mediums, the exhibit features an original piece by Dev N Gosha inspired by none other than Steve Aoki.  Outside of the exhibit, a Scion car Aoki helped design sat on display.

The line was out the door as guests were eager to get inside to meet Steve and see what he had in store for them. Unlike some of their other interactions with Steve, this time, fans in attendance wouldn’t be met with a cake to the face. Just some pretty cool and inspiring fan art.

The exhibit will be open from March 12 to March 30, 2014. Viewing hours are from 12-7pm Tuesday through Sunday.

The Willowz ‘Repetition’ Featured In “To Live & Ride in L.A.”

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“To Live & Ride in L.A.” has been widely received as the freshest movie on fixed-gear culture since Rowe’s Fast Friday. Shot entirely on the streets of L.A. To Live & Ride in L.A. has been called an “authentic look into the what, where, and now of aggressive urban biking” by URB Magazine. The film was chosen as official selections at both the 2010 Hawaii International Film Festival and the 2010 Los Angeles Bicycle Film Festival and has toured the world on a screening circuit that included stops in Melbourne, Shanghai, Taipei, Las Vegas, Honolulu, Perth and Adelaide, Australia.

Check Out More Info on “To Live & Ride in L.A.

Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980

Tim Gauthier



Pacific Standard Time is a collaboration of more than fifty cultural institutions across Southern California, which are coming together for six months beginning October 2011 to tell the story of the birth of the Los Angeles art scene and how it became a major new force in the art world. Each institution will make its own contribution to this grand-scale story of artistic innovation and social change, told through a multitude of simultaneous exhibitions and programs. Exploring and celebrating the significance of the crucial post-World War II years and beyond, Pacific Standard Time encompasses developments from modernist architecture and design to multi-media installations; from L.A. Pop to post-minimalism; from the films of the African-American L.A. Rebellion to the feminist happenings of the Woman’s Building; from ceramics to Chicano performance art, and from Japanese-American design to the pioneering work of artists’ collectives. Initiated through $10 million in grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time involves cultural institutions of every size and character across Southern California, from Greater Los Angeles to San Diego and Santa Barbara to Palm Springs.
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