Top 3 Happy Hours in Los Angeles
by Jake Tannenbaum
The sun is starting to shine once again, and that usually means you can expect more nights out on the town. And what better way to cap off a day out—or just a day at the office—than a happy hour. So in the spirit of spring, we’ve compiled a list of the top three happy hour spots in the L of A.
After some heavy analysis and rankings research, we came up with:
- The top spot for balling on a budget
- The top spot for a great experience
- The overall top spot in all categories
So if you head to the cupboard and find your stash of Craftmix is completely out, venture to one of these bars and give it a shot.
Located in Downtown LA, Blacksmith’s is a lively, light-filled space, with a nice contemporary feel. There are both indoor and outdoor spaces to accommodate whichever setting you're in the mood for. They pride themselves on their “truly unique and flavorful craft cocktail program,” and “extensive whiskey, scotch, bourbon, and craft beer selection.” This spot is definitely worth the stop if you’re anywhere near the metropolis and you’re looking for a great experience
Find the spot here: https://www.blacksmithsla.com/
A Simple Bar
This one’s pretty cool. The Happy Hour lasts from 5:00 to 8:00—wait, it gets better—EVERYDAY! And the vibe of the entire space is pretty amazing. It’s a cool neighborhood bar in Hollywood with some really neat interior lighting and a sleeker, modern design to top it all off. They specialize in cocktails using “quality spirits combined with fresh squeezed juices and garnishes.” If you’re looking for a great price point and an even better experience, stop by A Simple Bar.
Find the spot here: https://asimplebar.com/
Now last but certainly not least, we have Blue Collar. This joint will blow the brakes off most bars you’ve been to if you haven’t stopped in here already. Not only are the drinks and atmosphere amazing, but it’s a great spot for groups and they call their “Happy” Hour, the “Indifferent” Hour. The bartenders know their mixology—almost as well as we do *wink*—and they’ll come up with a delicious concoction even if you’re not 100% certain of the name of that drink you had last weekend. The overall vibe of the spot matched with the bartenders' expertise makes this place hard to top. Check this place out as soon as you're finished reading this post.
Find the spot here: https://www.bluecollarla.com/
So what are you waiting for?!
Get out there and let someone else do the craftin’ for you tonight. Hit up any of these three spots, and we promise you won’t be disappointed.
And, if you are, just balance it out with some Craftmix once you've restocked your supply.
Be sure to tag us @craftmixcocktails if you try any of these cool Los Angeles joints!