Raise a pint to L.A. Weekly, who chartered an entire itinerary for everyone to get beschnozzled on for the next 50 days. The paper’s latest cover story is “Our Favorite Happy Hours,” which details an endless parade of Jell-O shots, British ales, vodka-cured salmon small plates, sakes, and themed bars from South Bay to the Valley to well, the other Valley. A few insider tips revealed: Quentin Tarantino hangs out at Barney’s Beanery, Dave split with Kay at least one wife back, Bottlerock’s staff loves Gyenari, and a bartender at Weiland Brewery thinks his counterparts at The Standard are “rude.” The best part of the section is the insight into how many of the city’s most exciting chefs from John Rivera Sedler to Ilan Hall, Marcel Vigneron, and Govind offer their eats on discount in the afternoon. Elsewhere Lina Lecaro takes a look at some dives, and unlike previous attempts we’ve read elsewhere, they are the real deal, even if none of them scanned her for weapons like some of the scarier joints out there.
Our Favorite Happy Hours [L.A. Weekly]