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Las Perlas

Overall Score: 4.3/5

Happy Hour Score: 3.8/5

Las Perlas proudly reps being the first bar in the country to dedicate itself to agave spirits. They’ve been a part of DTLA for a while and have grown dear to most, if not all, locals with their friendly staff and no bullshit menu. It’s either mezcal or tequila at this joint and for Happy Hour so you know we had to check it out. Cheers!

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What Is Campari?

Happy Halloween from Happy Hour City! What a fitting time to learn all about a drink that very closely resembles blood- Campari. The mysteriously bitter liqueur that has been a staple of Italian culture for centuries includes a surprising ingredient, a rich history, and it’s even marked its place in a museum. Cheers to learning!

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Cuba Libre

Don’t confuse this week’s Drink Of The Week for a rum and coke… The Cuba Libre is so much more than that! A simple recipe with simple ingredients mixed in with a great amount of historical importance! Learn how to make it, what war shaped it and how it was made prior to the boom of Coca-Cola. Cheers!


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The Association

Overall Score: 4/5

Happy Hour Score: 4.1/5

The Association is perfect for those looking to get a little dark for Halloween. What was once a very busy night lounge on the weekends, is now a local divey lounge with a great deal on Happy Hour specials you won’t believe. Read all about how this is the perfect watering hole with no fuss, what craft cocktails are brewing inside, and why locals will soon flock to it. Cheers!

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Happy Hour City
What Is Schnnapps

This Halloween we’re telling you about Schnapps, because much like this holiday, it can be quite mysterious and, at times, deceiving. Schnapps is a distilled spirit that may take several forms. Learn all about it with us, cheers to learning!

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Angelique Brenes
Tequila Sunrise

If you want to move like Mick Jagger, you might want to start by drinking like him and ordering the one and only Tequila Sunrise. This tropical rock ‘n roll drink will have you wishing you were laying by the beach sunbathing naked on a tropical island somewhere or it will just help you forget all your troubles and have you singing The Eagles for a night.

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What is Pastis?

Summer may be over but in the South of France Pastis is celebrated year-round. Learn all about the extensive history of Absinthe’s cousin, how it came during times of turmoil, and how the two compare. Cheers to learning!

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Sea Breeze

We’re wearing pink on this Wednesday and introducing you guys to the fancier Cranberry Vodka you’re used to. The Seabreeze is a classic vodka tropical cocktail that has simple ingredients and when done right can transport you right back to summer. Read on to learn how to make it, where it originated, and why it’s one of the most important cocktails any bartender should know. Cheers!

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Hock+Hoof

Happy Hour: 4.8/5

Overall Experience: 4.9/5

Hock+Hoof’s concept is already incredibly unique, the fact that they keep things moving with constantly changing their Happy Hour shows versatility and diversity, which are what the two creators and chefs were going for. The quality of ingredients is true throughout and what they’re doing with soju is the stuff of magic.

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BKLA

Overall Score: 4/5

Happy Hour Score: 3.5/5

We wondered over an area of South Park that currently isn’t getting a lot of foot traffic due to construction. That’s when we found BKLA, a bar and restaurant tending to the guests of the O Hotel and locals alike. Their daily Happy Hour menu caught out eye but it was the customer service that kept us there. Check out what we ordered and what we thought- cheers!

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What Is Elderflower Liqueur

Happy Monday, folks! We are continuing our exploration into the world of liqueurs. It’s a big world out there! Today’s topic covers the magical Elderflower liqueur, we discovered why and how it sounds like it came out of something from LOTR, who invented it and what are all the magical things in the world that you can do with this mythical flower! Cheers to learning!

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