Downtown Los Angeles is flourishing. If you are visiting LA, you will not want to miss it. ETG makes it easy…check out our Happy Hour Picks for LA’s downtown area…we’ll tell you just where to go.Pop into Corporation Food Hall to partake in some tasty fare at some great prices. South City Fried Chicken celebrates happy hour (Mon-Sun, from 4-7pm) with a fantastic city-inspired Fried Chicken Sandwich.

South City Fried Chicken, Greenville Sandwich, photo by Ziv Sade; courtesy of South City Fried Chicken

Try the Greenville prepared with house-smoked chicken bacon, gruyère, Duke’s mayonnaise, shaved gem lettuce, heirloom tomato and bo spice, If you like a little spice, order the Miami (jerk spice, lemongrass remoulade, mint, jalapeño, lime, shaved gem lettuce and heirloom tomato), or enjoy the classic Nashville (Nashville hot sauce, house pickles, cookout slaw). Vintage bottles of soda from Boyland Bottling Co., add to the experience. Happy Hour at South City Fried Chicken will leave you feeling extra happy. 724 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014; 213.278.0008; http://www.SouthCityFriedChicken.com

Happy Hour at Preux & Proper takes place in the bar area. Along with a nice selection of beer, wine, and delicious frozen daiquiris, you’ll have the chance to taste Executive Chef Sammy Monsour’s cuisine at a reduced price. Specialties include: Baked Mac & Cheese (orecchiette pasta, scallions, turbodog ale and Cabot extra sharp cheddar), the Colorado Lamb Ribs (Jamaican jerk rub, passionfruit-scotch bonnet barbeque and radish pickles), or the Low Country Mussels (house-andouille, sweet corn, shallots, butter, scallions, boil spice and crispy fingerling potatoes).

Preux & Proper, Low Country Mussels; photo by Ziv Sade; courtesy of Preux & Proper,

Oysters are available every Monday from 4:00 pm to 10:00pm (as of the date of this post – May 2019). Happy Hour takes place every Monday through Saturday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Preux & Proper, 840 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014; 213.896.0090: http://www.PreuxandProper.com

If you love Japanese food, head to HATCH Yakitori + Bar. Situated inside Downtown L.A.’s vibrant, open-aired urban center The Bloc, enjoy Japanese plates with a Californian twist. Happy hour options include: fresh oysters (served chilled, grilled or fried), Yakitori Sticks, featuring organic Jidori Chicken Breast & Plum, or the vegetarian Eggplant & Miso. A unique dish, Black Karaage is made with two-day brined fried chicken thighs, squid ink, house pickles, grilled lime, and black ranch dip. The Miso Pork Spare Ribs (slow cooked pork ribs, miso caramel, spice blend, and green onion), or the Avo Tuna Toast (wild caught tuna, yuzu smashed avocado, crispy rice, green onion, and house togarashi) are also popular dishes.

HATCH Yakitori + Bar, Miso Pork Spare Ribs, photo by Anthony Lu; courtesy of HATCH Yakitori + Bar

Partake in HATCH Yakitori + Bar’s own HATCH Organic and HATCH Nigori Sake. Draft Beer (Sapporo, a Japanese rice lager, or the Samurai, a blonde ale), or if you are a wine lover, like me, Hatch Yakitori + Bar’s HATCH Blend and a white HATCH Chenin Blanc is available, along with specialty cocktails. Happy Hour is served every Monday through Friday from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. HATCH Yakitori + Bar, 700 West 7th Street, Suite G600, Los Angeles, CA 90017; 213.282.9070; http://www.HATCHYakitori.com

As you may have noticed, ETG does NOT list prices, since each restaurant may change its menu/prices. Always call ahead to confirm, or check the websites. This will ensure that you have a fantastic night out! Enjoy the Happy Hours.

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