Best Beverly Hills Happy Hours
Ranging from upscale, formal restaurants to stylish lounges, we invite you to explore the city’s hottest happy hours.
Nestled within the confines of Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills, you can find Avec Nous, a contemporary French restaurant serving a Mediterranean-inspired menu. With luxurious seating inside and throughout their outdoor patio, this intimate space offers a daily cocktail hour from 4-7 pm. Enjoy $2 oysters, $8 foie gras crostinis or $10 grilled lamb chops to complement your choice of sparkling, red or white wines, all priced at $10 and under. And if you thoroughly enjoyed your wine or champagne for the night, be sure to ask your server about Wine Aficionado Monday, when all bottles of wine and champagne are available for purchase at 50% off from 4 pm – close.
If you are looking to taste award-winning French cuisine at happy hour prices, Bar Bouchon is the ideal spot. Now serving its popular happy hour menu upstairs at The Bistro, this low key, no reservation required bar offers an inviting happy hour menu every Monday through Friday from 4-7 pm, with beer and wine selections from $5 and small plates from $6. Their happy hour is on a first come first serve basis situated along the terrace and four tall tables surrounding the bar for seating. The restaurant’s patio overlooks Beverly Canon Gardens, allowing you to enjoy a beautiful view while dining on dishes created by celebrity chef, Thomas Keller. Or stay seated by the bar and watch the bartender mix a signature Bar Bouchon Martini made at your request.
Héritage Fine Wines
For the wine connoisseur, Héritage Fine Wines is a great French wine boutique and tasting lounge you can enjoy. Explore their selection of up to 200 French wines, gourmet bread and food imported directly from Paris. Labels ranging from deep reds, light whites and sparkling wines grace the shelves of this comfortable boutique featuring a Happy Hour available Mondays from 4-6 pm and Tuesday through Fridays from 4-7 pm. Visit Héritage during this time and be sure to add a cheese and charcuterie board with your tasting.
The Bar Room at Porta Via
At Porta Via, diners can enjoy an authentic California bistro-style menu in an elegant atmosphere, making the restaurant a favorite among Beverly Hills locals. Running from 5-8 pm, Monday through Saturday, enjoy specialty cocktails, wines and beers as well as half-off select plates from The Bar Room menu. Pair this with a choice from their extensive wine program that includes nearly 150 wines from around the world. The Bar Room has an indoor space featuring a green marble bar and an outdoor patio lounge with a large communal table surrounded by three couches for diners that are in the mood to socialize. In addition, this neighborhood restaurant features four flat-screen TVs, allowing guests to enjoy watching their favorite team play-offs or the latest red carpet event.
For 35 years, Caffé Roma’s chef and restaurateur, Agostino Sciandri, has been offering an extensive menu of authentic Northern Italian delicacies. Their daily happy hour is available in their upscale bar and lounge area from 3-8 pm with plates ranging from $5 to $9. Although it may be happy hour, Caffé Roma’s selections during this time can satisfy a wide range of appetites being that they offer everything from savory house made pizza and pasta to refreshingly light seafood and salad dishes. Don’t miss out on live music performances from their nighttime piano bar as you sip on pre-meal aperitifs and signature cocktails for $7 or $6 wines by the glass.
Caulfield’s Bar and Dining Room
If you’ve ever wondered what a Marilyn Monroe inspired cocktail would taste like, look no further. Step into the vintage-themed design of Caulfield’s Bar and Dining Room and you will feel transported to another era. This American eatery is located at the first floor of SIXTY Beverly Hills, where old-school Cadillac style booths furnish the 110-seat restaurant. Caulfield’s menu and colorfully themed mural that lines the back of the eatery is a nod to prominent entertainment figures of mid-century America with Hollywood Blacklist-inspired cocktails, such as “The Misfit,” a daringly sweet and spicy gin named after Arthur Miller’s most famous screenplay and written in honor of his second wife, Marilyn Monroe. “The Misfit,” along with several other Hollywood Blacklist drinks, are available for $10 weekdays from 3-6 pm alongside an array of $6 bites, $2 oysters and a selection of house wines and draft beers.
Josh Goldman’s bar program at Citizen features an exciting happy hour every Monday from 2-10 pm and Tuesday through Friday from 2-7 pm. Whether it’s for a quick bite or a lively social evening, this cozy neighborhood hotspot is a throwback to the 1960s era with nostalgic knit throws and wood murals adorning the restaurant. The Lucky Seven special is a weekday selection of seven bites, cocktails and wines that are available for $7 until 7 pm. Citizen also offers tap beer for $5 and tap cocktails for $8. Opt to dine inside on new American comfort dishes like lamb meatballs with cucumber yogurt or enjoy cocktails in their spacious open-air lounge complete with a fire pit. There is no doubt why Citizen is considered to have one of the best patios in Beverly Hills.
The Grill on the Alley
Recently rated as one of Los Angeles’s top 101 Best Restaurants by acclaimed food critic Jonathan Gold, The Grill on the Alley is recognized as one of the country’s best steakhouses and one of the most iconic restaurants in Beverly Hills. Indulge on cocktails, wines by the glass, select beers and $1.75 oyster hour from 4-7 pm Monday through Saturday. The Grill’s happy hour menu starts at $10 with classics like mouth-watering New York Pepper Steak and jumbo lump crab cake mini burgers. Drinks start at $6 and change seasonally, with unique cocktails such as the “Beverly Hills Oasis,” a refreshing and spicy mix of cucumber, jalapeño and mint, handcrafted with Corralejo tequila.
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ provides an experience that is far from your typical barbeque. With locations throughout North America, head to Gyu-Kaku’s Beverly Hills location on famed Restaurant Row on La Cienega Boulevard for an authentic Japanese barbeque experience. Dine family style on premium meats and appetizer specials cooked over a flaming charcoal grill at every table while sipping hot Japanese Sake for $5 or draft beer for $2.50. Happy hour is available a la carte or through their $48 for two Happy Hour Course option, both offered all day long on Mondays and daily on select times throughout the week.
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Updated: March 28, 2017