DTLA’s Best Happy Hours


Published: 04/16/2013

by Stephan Horbelt


With the amount of people slaving away at day jobs Downtown, it’s no surprise that you can find happy hour specials at just about every DTLA bar and eatery. Here are some of the neighborhood’s best.

First & Hope
This classy American bistro offers up $5 bar bites, $5 draft beer and $7 well drinks Tuesday through Friday, from 5-10 p.m. 710 W. 1st St., Bunker Hill. firstandhope.com

Can’t make it out for drinks right after work? Octopus offers a reverse happy hour (9:30 p.m. to close) with super-cheap specials on everything from appetizers and sushi to beer, sake and liquor. 727 W. 7th St., Financial District. octopusrestaurant.com

Engine Co. No. 28
Step into this restored fire station anytime to enjoy happy hour prices. From 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week, you’ll find beer, wine, well drinks and great appetizers for $5. 644 S. Figueroa St., Financial District. engineco.com

The Edison
Everyone loves this transformed 1910 power plant (it once supplied electricity to all of DTLA), and even more so weeknights from 5-7 p.m., when select appetizers are $5 and one cocktail is only 35 cents. 108 W. 2nd St., Old Bank District. edisondowntown.com

Lucky Strike
Suspend your snooty attitude and give this place a try, either for happy hour or before a show at Staples or the Nokia Theatre. The bowling alley’s Monday through Thursday specials include $3 draft beer and $6 martinis. 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Entertainment Center. bowlluckystrike.com