We know you work hard. So the next time your co-workers suggest heading to happy hour — as long as it's not with that creepy guy from the fourth floor — go for it.
Buy your cubilcle mates a round of $5 drinks and get to know each other over a discounted charcuterie board, like civilized members of a united workforce.
Here are four new happy hours to get you started.
Roy Choi's re-imagined A-Frame is launching a new Luau Hour Monday. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 10 p.m. to close on the weekends, you'll be able to order beverage director Dan McClary's Kona Old Fashioned (rye, coffee liqueur, agnostura); Guava Buck (vodka, guava, ginger beer, lime); and Big Island Gimlet (gin, Lilikoi, lime, agnostura) for $8.
There's a red and white wine for $6 a glass, $4 beer, and a selection of chef Johnny Yoo's "pupu and grindz" for $5 to $12. If you've been mourning the loss of the restaurant's famous cracklin' beer can chicken, it's making a special appearance on the Luau Hour menu, served with kimchi, century egg, salsa roja and verde for $12. 12565 Washington Blvd., Culver City, (310) 398-7700, www.aframela.com.
Stir Market, the boutique market hall on Beverly Boulevard, has introduced its Restocking Hour, a new weekday happy hour happening Monday to Friday from 5 p.m .to 6:30 p.m. Food specials include chili cheese fries topped with porchetta ($6); a rotisserie chicken sandwich on a baguette ($6); raclette flatbread ($6) and a $9 charcuterie and cheese board. Beers on the menu are $5, and there are also $6 wines available by the glass. 7475 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, (323) 879-8283, www.stirmarket.com.
Culina at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, is launching a new Crudo Hour Wednesday. Specials include Chef Mette Williams' salmone with spring pea vinaigrette, mint and pancetta dust; cappesante, fava bean puree, black truffle and lemon oil; and halibut, strawberries, pickled shallots, chile and frisee, all priced at $9 for three pieces.
There's also a selection of tapas, including shishito peppers with bottarga, basil seeds and lemon ($7); proscuitto-wrapped polenta with Parmesan and spicy tomato sugo ($7); and American wagyu meatball with Parmesan Reggiano and basil ($5). Lead bartender Alex Kitzmann's cocktails, including the Grappa Alla Mente (vodka, moscato grappa, mint); Il Pompelmo (gin, dimmi, sweet vermouth and cynar); and the Saba Moda (bourbon, saba, barrel-aged bitters) are all $9. You can also order select draft beers for $6 and 6-ounce carafes of wine for $9. Crudo Hour specials will be available 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday in Culina's bar and lounge. 300 South Doheny Dr., Los Angeles, (310) 860-4000, culinarestaurant.com.
The new 800 Degrees location in downtown L.A. has happy hour daily from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Drink specials include $4 well drinks, draft beers and wines by the glass as well as $2 off all other drinks. A $5 small bites menu includes tuffle cheese bread, arancini, prosciutto and mozzarella di Bufalo, grass-fed meatballs and bacon jam toast. 800 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, (213) 542-3790, www.800degreespizza.com/.
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