We’re going to need a new term for Happy Hour because on Melrose Avenue, it’s basically good cheap drinks nearly all day! Feeling a nice wine with a cheese plate on a Monday because ugh Mondays? Or maybe several local IPAs and a giant basket of French Fries on a Thursday to pre-Friday? All good. There’s a deal for your perfect Awesome Afternoon.
Here’s the ultimate guide to all the weekly drink (and food) specials on Melrose.
As the newest entry in the Melrose Happy Hour directory, Blackbird Pizza Shop offers specials during peak shopping hours so you can fuel appropriately while walking the blocks. Take a beer break here, when cans (the best canned beer list in the city) are $1 off and drafts are $2 off. There is $5 wine if that’s your speed. Take ample advantage of the $12 thin or deep dish personal pizza (two toppings) that comes with a tall boy PBR.
BLACKBIRD PIZZA SHOP
7459 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
The Darkroom keeps Happy Hour simple, economical, and full of good options: $3 for the bartender’s choice of shot (oh boy), $5 draft beers, $7 for all the wines. Four specialty drinks including Summertime Blues (vodka, blueberry mint syrup, lemon – oh yes!) are also $7. The rocker Happy Meal – draft beer, shot of Jameson, and a cig – is $10. For a measly $11, eat a perfect pepperoni pizza with a beer and enjoy your life.
7302 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
The Melrose Umbrella Co., in both ambiance and offerings, combines the charm of the early 20th century with excitement of the now. The salvaged heavy wood, gorgeous tile, and fireplace create a special atmosphere from which to enjoy generously discounted libations. Treat yourself to a clever Spritz & The Tantrums (sauvignon blanc, aperol, campari, falernum, soda and grapefruit) or honor tradition with a brandy sour (Bolivian and Italian brandies, fresh citrus, egg white).
MELROSE UMBRELLA CO.
7465 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
The Parlor does sports like no place in L.A. does sports. 50 TVs, showing literally everything with a ball, board, or basket. The Happy Hour is a perfect way to unwind with a cold drink and nice twist to classic bar food. Draft beer selections are only $5-6, craft cocktails are $12, wine is $6, and well drinks a mere $7. Food, including chicken tenders, wings, and a big classic Caesar, is $8. The generous nacho plate is $9.
7250 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
Happy Hour ain’t just for weekdays at Snake Pit Ale House. So walk in there any darn day for strong drinks, good food, and loud rock ‘n’ roll. For a mere $5, get a well drink, house wine, or any of the eight draft beers on tap. Another $5 will get you quesadillas, tater tots, vegan black bean chili. Polenta or sweet potato fries are only $6. A whole artisan pizza comes to your table for $7. And you’re set for less than $20!
SNAKE PIT ALE HOUSE
7529 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
The Happy Hour Menu at The Village Idiot is about as long as some restaurants’ full menu, so there is literally no reason you can’t enjoy a couple of reasonable and delicious hours here. Basic beer, wine, and classic cocktails range from $2 (!) – $6, very special specialty cocktails are $13, and delicious mules are $14. Food ranges from $3 for a jar o’nuts to $12 for a three cheese plate. Fries, meatballs, wings, and savory pies sit in the middle.
THE VILLAGE IDIOT
7383 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
If by Happy Hour you mean Keep Calm and Drink Wine, you’ll want to get to Vinoteque to wind it down. In its warm and romantic environs (complete with a soul-soothing music), you can sip thoughtfully curated wine until your heart is content. Both house reds and whites are $7. Beer of the day is $5. Satisfying snacks, from popcorn and parmesan fries to sliders and lamb meatballs range from $4 – $8.
7469 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles 90046