You work hard — or at least you say you do — so treat yourself to a new happy hour this week. Because there's nothing like bonding with your coworkers over $5 cocktails and $1 oysters. Here are three new happy hours you should know about:
Manhattan House restaurant in Manhattan Beach calls its happy hour "happier" hour. Tuesday to Sunday, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., all beer, wine, cocktails and mocktails are 51% off. Chef Diana Stavaridis also has a selection of daily food specials, including a Sonoma lamb burger on Tuesdays, a house burger with foie gras on Thursdays and breakfast-for-dinner-themed specials on Sundays.1019 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, (310) 574-2277, www.manhattanhouse.pub.
The Cannibal L.A., the new meat-centric restaurant in Culver City, has just launched a daily happy hour. From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. the restaurant sets up a communal charcuterie spread at the bar. Seriously. On a recent visit, customers walked in from their patio seats to fill up plates of salumi, bread and butter. Depending on the day, the bar snacks may include pâté, salumi, housemade cacio e pepe chips, pork rinds and crudites. Old Fashioned cocktails on draft are $5 each, select bottles of rosé are $20 and canned craft beers are $3. 8850 Washington Blvd., Culver City, (310) 838-2783, www.thecanniballa.com.
Upstairs bar at the Ace hotel in downtown L.A. has launched something called "don't call it happy hour." Whatever they want to call it, it's 5½ hours of specials. Monday to Friday, from noon to 5:30 p.m., oysters are $1 and wine spritzers and PBRs are $5. 929 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, (213) 623-3233, www.acehotel.com/losangeles/upstairs.
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