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Forks Up! DineLA Restaurant Week Returns Jan. 20-31

DineLA Restaurant Week returns for its winter edition starting today through Jan. 31. The dining event highlights the diverse culinary experiences throughout the Los Angeles area. For 12 days, diners can enjoy specially priced prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus at some of the area’s best restaurants.


Sunset Strip restaurants participating in the 2014 winter Restaurant Week include:



For menus, a complete list of participating restaurants and to make an online restaurant reservation, visit www.discoverlosangeles.com/dineLA.

 

Photo courtesy BOA Steakhouse

New In The Neighborhood: Rare By Drai’s Steakhouse

You’ll definitely want to sink your teeth into this: Rare by Drai’s steakhouse is open! The French-inspired steakhouse is decked out in red hues with velvetty red curtains, plush sofas and ornate lighting and seating. 

The menu includes cold and hot seafood offerings, filets, prime NY strip, ribeyes, prime porterhouse and rack of lamb as well as a full bar with signature cocktails. Items that caught our eye include iced Kumamoto oysters, pepper steak filet with fresh cracked peppercorn sauce, lobster truffled macaroni and cheese and the “On Sunset” cocktail (tequila ocho plata, arbol chili infused St. Germain, honey, lemon and ginger).

Expect a well-heeled crowd and lots of seductive engery with DJs, outdoor patio seating near the lounge and a candlelit dining room. 

Rare by Drai’s is open for dinner service. For reservations and more information, call 310-360-1525 or visit www.facebook.com/rarebydrais. 

 

 

December Sunset Strip Holiday Cheer Guide

Deck the halls and get ready to party on The Sunset Strip all month long! Holiday events, shopping discounts, open houses, trivia, parties, New Year’s Eve and more. It really is the most wonderful time of the year!

Ongoing
Toy Drive at Andaz West Hollywood
Drop off toys at Andaz for the 23rd Annual Holiday Toy & Food Drive. More info

Dec. 6
Holiday Open House and Toy Drive at Sunset Collection
Participating businesses of Sunset Collection (located at 8539 W Sunset Blvd.) will be open to the public and offering complimentary food, drinks, music and discounts. Participating businesses include: Angela’s Coffee, Burger Lounge, Sunset Tan, InStyle Nails, Divine H20, Vered Hair Salon, Printop Printing, Sushi Park and Joe’s Pizza. The event will also feature a Santa, music from DJ Ray Mack, a raffle basket valued at $2,000, and toy donation benefiting the City of West Hollywood and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Toy Drive. Party lasts from 12 – 7 p.m. Arrive early to get your photo taken with one of the “sexy Santas” on the red carpet. Free parking available on site.

Dec. 6
Toys For Tots benefit with Cherie Curie at the Viper Room
Viper Room and Toys for Tots Presents: Cherie Curie, Future Villains, Maudlin Strangers, Jonah Nimoy and a special midnight performance by The Lonely Drunks Club Band. Bring a toy valued at $10 or more and get a drink on us! Tickets are $20 for this 21 and older show. www.viperroom.com  

Dec. 7
Henry Bushkin discusses and signs Johnny Carson at Book Soup
An endlessly dishy and incisive account of the King of Late Night at the height of his fame and power, by his lawyer, wingman, fixer, and closest confidant. Event begins at 5 p.m. www.booksoup.com

Dec. 7, 8 & 9
Dweezil Zappa Guitar Masterclass at The Roxy

Looking for an early holiday gift? Why not treat the guitar lover in your life to a master class with Dweezil Zappa? Join the rock and roll royal for a 90-minute personalized guitar instruction prior to his evening show. Technique and application will be discussed. Classes begin at 3 p.m. and the fee is $75. www.theroxyonsunset.com

Dec. 8
Holiday Book Brunch at Book Soup
There is certainly no need to look any further when shopping this holiday season. And on Dec. 8, be sure to join us for mimosas and have a listen as some of our excellent publisher reps from Macmillan, Penguin and Random House talk up the best gifts for everyone on your list. Book brunch begins at noon. www.booksoup.com

Dec. 8
Toy Drive and Specials at Tattoo Mania
Tattoo Mania is collecting toys for the “Santa rides a Harley” toy drive for the Fred Jordan Mission on Dec. 8. All toys valued at $20 or more will receive 50% off of an $80 house minimum tattoo. Additionally, throughout the month of December, Tattoo Mania is offering a special house minimum rate of $50 between 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. daily. You must mention “Sunset Strip holiday special” for the discount.

Dec. 9
Holiday Movie Classics Party at Pearl’s
White Christmas. Miracle on 34th Street. Meet Me in St. Louis. Come pay homage to old Hollywood’s classic holiday movies with a night of glamour on Dec. 9. Specialty cocktails and champagne await you! www.pearlsliquorbar.com

Dec. 9 
Holiday Trivia at Book Soup
Join author (Americana Beautiful) and pop-culture humorist Charles Phoenix for a fun night of cocktails, hors d’oeurves and trivia! Event begins at 9 p.m. www.booksoup.com

Dec. 11
Snowed In 3D at The Den
The Den’s “Snowed In” ‘80s themed ski party returns for the third year. Karaoke, DJ, Bad Santa, whiskey ice luge, hot toddys, games and more. 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. More info

Dec. 11
Holiday Party at Shamira 13 Jewelry
Celebrate the season with wine, hors d’oeuvres and shopping discounts. 6-9 p.m. samira13.com

Dec. 11
Toys For Tots (And Shots) at Rock & Reilly’s 
When you give back, so does Reilly. Bring a toy valued at least $20 to the annual Toys For Tots event on Dec. 11 and get a complimentary shot of Mother’s Milk Whiskey and unlimited tater tots! www.facebook.com/rnrpub

Dec. 12
Holiday Party at Lenceria Boutique
We are excited to celebrate the holiday season with our Sunset Strip friends, family and neighbors! Join us from 7-10 p.m. and enjoy our famous Manhattans, mandatory bubbly and delicious treats. A night of friends, music and, of course, special promotions. We are already putting together raffle gifts for three lucky ladies (and their guys). Just bring an unwrapped toy or a food item that can be donated for a chance to win. www.facebook.com/LenceriaLA

Dec. 12 & 14
Holiday Party & Shopping Event at Peet’s Coffee & Tea
Enjoy a three hour shopping event on Thursday, Dec. 12 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 14 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. and receive 20% off select holiday items. Also on Saturday, enjoy a “mocktail” party with espresso and tea drinks and recipe cards for your home gatherings. http://peets.com

Dec. 13
Street Drum Corps Misfit Xmas at The Roxy
Get in the dark holiday spirit with Street Drum Corps at The Roxy. Tickets are $14-16 for this all-ages show. www.theroxyonsunset.com

Dec. 14
Kevin Fitzpatrick discusses and signs Under the Table: A Dorothy Parker Cocktail Guide at Book Soup
Few writers have earned Dorothy Parker’s reputation for drinking as much or as hard, and fewer still have achieved her notorious skill at wisecracking wit. Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, president of the Dorothy Parker Society, gives us an intoxicating new look at the doyenne of the ripping riposte through the lens she most preferred: the bottom of a glass. A bar book for Parker enthusiasts and literary tipplers alike, Under the Table offers a unique take on Parker, the infamous Algonquin Round Table, and the Jazz Age by profiling and celebrating the drinks that she, her bitter friends, and sweetest enemies enjoyed and discussed. The signing begins at 4 p.m. This event will be preceded by a two hour tour of Dorothy Parker’s former homes and haunts in Hollywood and Beverly Hills ending with the event at Book Soup. For more info, please visit TicketWeb and the “Jazz Age LA Tours & the Dorothy Parker Society: Dorothy Parker’s Los Angeles Tour” listing. www.booksoup.com

Dec. 19, 20 & 21
Camp Freddy & Friends 7th Annual Xmas Residency at The Roxy
All star cover band Camp Freddy returns to The Roxy to spread festive cheer. Special guests are a given, with past drop-ins including Billy Idol, Juliette Lewis, Slash, Ozzy and more! www.theroxyonsunset.com

Dec. 19
Danny B Harvey’s Black Christmas at Viper Room
Get in the holiday spirit with Danny B Harvey, JD Bender and 8 Track Cadillac. Tickets are $10 in advance/$12 day of show for this 21 and older event. Doors open at 8 p.m. www.viperroom.com

Dec. 24
Christmas Eve Dinner at Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood
Enjoy a three-course menu served from 4:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. for $95 per person. (Full menu details to be announced.) www.thelondonwesthollywood.com

Le Claufoutis
Open all day and for dinner. Regular menu and specials. leclafoutisrestaurant.com

Dec. 25
Christmas Day at Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood
Enjoy a three-course menu served from 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. $95 per person. www.thelondonwesthollywood.com

NYE: Dec. 31

Belle Epoque at Skybar
Enjoy special guest DJs, live music, burlesque dancers, a hosted bar from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. with a champagne toast at midnight. $125 per person. For tickets please call 323 848 6025 or email skybarla@mhgc.com. www.facebook.com/mondrian

New Year’s Ball at Pearl’s
Pearl’s Liquor Bar is ringing in the New Year with style! Watch the ball drop under the stars on the rooftop deck. Tickets available beginning Dec. 9. www.pearlsliquorbar.com   

Goo Goo Dolls at House of Blues Sunset Strip
Rock in 2014 with the Goo Goo Dolls.  Dinner, drink and bar packages are available, including party favors and a midnight champagne toast. This event is ages 21 and older, only. www.hob.com/LA

Camp Freddy at The Roxy
Camp Freddy & Friends return to The Roxy for one more night in December. Ring in 2013 with this legendary, celebrity cover band. Event is ages 21 and older. Tickets are $100. www.theroxyonsunset.com

Bootsy Bellows
Enjoy live music, specialty cocktails and a spectacular NYE party as you ring in 2014. www.bootsybellows.com

“No Hassel” NYE Party at Rock & Reilly’s
If there is one thing Reilly hates, it’s when he can’t get a drink. No-Hassle New Year’s Eve charges no cover and provides complimentary toasts of bubbly every hour after Dublin hits midnight. www.facebook.com/rnrpub

GORGE NYE Dinner
Ring in the new year with a special tasting menu. For full details and menu, visit www.gorgela.com

Gordon Ramsay NYE Dinner
Two seatings available: first seating is a three-course menu served from 5 – 8 p.m. for $95 per person, and the second is a five-course menu served form 8:30 – 11:30 p.m. with a midnight champagne toast for $145 per person. www.thelondonwesthollywood.com

Le Claufoutis
Ring in 2014 at this classic Sunset Plaza café. Regular menu and specials served. http://leclafoutisrestaurant.com

HOLIDAY HOTEL PACKAGES

Now through Dec. 20
Holiday Shopping Package at Mondrian

Stay on The Sunset Strip and enjoy rates starting from $279 with exclusive shopping discounts at more than 15 local retailers. More info

Dec. 1 – 31
Sunset Package at Grafton On Sunset
Book our “Sunset Pacakge” which includes continental breakfast and complimentary WiFi. More info.  

 

 

Giving Thanks On The Sunset Strip

Sunset Strip businesses are hosting many Thanksgiving events in the next two weeks, from charitable events and parties to Thanksgiving dinners. Get in the spirit!

 

Now through Nov. 27
Food Drive at House of Blues

Help us help those in need. Bring two non-perishable food items to House of Blues Sunset Strip before Nov 27 and dessert is on the house. www.hob.com/LA 

Nov. 19 & 20
Thanks For Giving Dinner at GORGE
Join GORGE for their “Thanks For Giving” four-course dinner, with a portion of proceeds supporting The Hospitality Kitchen in downtown L.A. For more than 40 years, this volunteer-run organization has provided 4,000 meals a week to those in need. The menu includes apple soup amuse bouche, wild mushroom tart, duck confit a l’orange and grand pumpkin macaroon. Dinner is $110 per person. For reservations and more information, call 310-657-6328. www.gorgela.com

Nov. 23 – Dec. 24
Peet’s Coffee & Tea Holiday Sale
Stock up on select coffee and entertaining items at Peet’s Coffee. Receive 15% off select items from Nov. 23 –Nov. 28 and up to 25% off select hardware from Nov. 27 – Dec. 24. peets.com

Nov. 24
SOVA Food Pantry Drive at Viper Room
Viper Room and Bartholomew Presents: Thanksgiving Food Drive for Sova Food Pantry. Bring $10 worth of food, non-perishables and toiletries and receive FREE entrance for the evening. Enjoy performances by Bartholomew, Elle Rae, Magic and a special midnight performance by the Intergalactix. www.viperroom.com

Nov. 27
Cowboys and Indians Party at Skybar
Skybar at Mondrian will throw a Cowboys and Indians party on Thanksgiving eve from 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. with special guest DJs. Costumes encouraged. www.facebook.com/Mondrian



THANKSGIVING: Nov. 28
Multi-Course Menu at Sunset Marquis
Multi-course Thanksgiving dinner including choice of slow-roasted organic turkey,  sirloin steak or herb-basted salmon. Meal is $65 for those ages 12 and older, $25 for children and free for those ages 4 and younger. For reservations, call 310-358-3759. View the menu.

Three-Course Meal at Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood
Enjoy a three-course Thanksgiving dinner featuring main course options of roasted organic turkey with sage stuffing, butter poached halibut, charcoal roasted chatham cod, black angus beef filet or “Gordon Ramsay’s” roasted beef wellington. Thanksgiving menu is $95 per person and is available 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. For reservations, call 310-358-7788. View the menu

Rainbow Bar & Grill
Add some rock and roll history to your turkey day at the Rainbow. The legendary restaurant will open at 4 p.m. to serve a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for $21.50 per person. The full menu will also be available. www.rainbowbarandgrill.com

“Orphans Thanksgiving” at Rock & Reilly’s
Orphan's Thanksgiving at Rock & Reilly's is your home away from home this Nov. 28. Join Reilly and his band of misfits as they enjoy $10 Thanksgiving meals, a cold brew, football, and a little rock n' roll. www.rnrpub.com

Après Turkey Special Dessert Menu at Pearl’s
Come to Pearl's on Nov. 28 at 5 p.m. to enjoy special Thanksgiving themed desserts and a glass of complimentary champagne upon arrival! pearlsliquorbar.com

Le Claufoutis
We are open all day and will be serving specials and a special Thanksgiving menu. Full selection of pastries and turkey-shaped breads. Open until 11 p.m. http://leclafoutisrestaurant.com

Riot House restaurant at Andaz
Riot House restaurant and bar is offering a Thanksgiving buffet and 20% off select bottles of wine. Roasted organic turkey and sides, roasted ham, butternut squash soup, fall salads, smoked salmon station, farmers market vegetables, assorted desserts. Meal is $49 for adults and $25 for kids ages 12 and younger. Seatings available 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
http://www.westhollywood.andaz.hyatt.com

House of Giving Charitable Dinner at House of Blues
House of Blues Sunset Strip continues its annual tradition of providing Thanksgiving meals to those in need this year. The venue will open its doors at 10 a.m. to host their annual “Feed the Souls” Thanksgiving meal for those in need. Seatings will take place in the Music Hall. Guests will be treated to a traditional Thanksgiving feast of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, vegetables, rolls and pumpkin pie. Live entertainment will be provided by the House of Blues Gospel Band. Charitable organizations can make seating reservations thru Maria Solorio at 323-848-5195. (More information about volunteering.)

Bootsy Bellows
Dance off that turkey and dressing at Bootsy Bellows nightclub, which will be open Thanksgiving eve. www.bootsybellows.com

Nov. 29
Black Friday Sale at Fiore Home Accessories

Receive a 20% off discount from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. www.fiorehomeaccessories.com 

Nov. 30
Small Business Saturday at Book Soup

Celebrate Small Business Saturday and support your local independent, Book Soup! Book Soup welcomes authors Meredith Maran, Hal Ackerman, Kim Dower and more to the bookselling floor in celebration of Indies First! Meet the authors, talk books, and maybe get a couple signed. www.booksoup.com

 

Pi On Sunset’s New Look

Mediterranean favorite Pi On Sunset recently unveiled a new modern look. The two story restaurant and hookah bar has updated plush booths, expanded indoor/outdoor seating and views of The Sunset Strip from the restaurant's second floor. 

It is a great spot for lunch, dinner or late night post-Viper Room snacks. Pi is open seven days a week, noon – 2 a.m. Sunday – Thursday and noon – 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

For more info, visit pionsunset.com or Facebook.

 

Photos courtesy Pi On Sunset.

Sunset Strip Market Announces October Live Music, Event Schedule; 2013 Season Wraps Oct. 24

The Sunset Strip Market is ready to rock your October with live music and events throughout the month! The fun kicks off this Thursday, Oct. 3, with Lady Zep, the premier, all female Led Zeppelin tribute band in Southern California. 

Upcoming weeks at the Market also include a “Dessert Night” with an assortment of sweet treats from local artisans and an Oktoberfest Celebration on Oct. 17. The Sunset Strip Market’s 2013 season will wrap on Oct. 24.

 

Full schedule of events:

THURSDAY, OCT. 3: First Responder Appreciation Night
Music:
 6-9 p.m. Lady Zep (acoustic Led Zeppelin covers)
Food truck: The Fish PeddlersCJ’s Wings & The Kosher Palate.
Chef Dinner: Kitchen 24

Game Night: 1st game of National League playoffs: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves!

Happy Hour: $1 off pours in the craft beer & wine garden, 6-7 p.m.

Pet AdoptionAdopt Me Rescue, a 501(c)3 non-profit focusing on small dogs.  www.adoptmerescue.org
Kids Activity: Art workshop – fire fighter hats.
Other Events: First Responder Appreciation – Meet local fire fighters and sheriff and learn about CPR training.

 

THURSDAY, OCT. 10: Dessert Night

Enjoy sweet treats from the following artisans: Marsatta Chocolate‘s Pumpkin Spice Truffles, Sweet Arleen’s Cupcakes, A Rockin’ Ice Hawaiian shave ice and Inspired Baker‘s Breast Cancer Cookie.

Music: Tony Rugalo of the Question and Veteran’s of the ‘80s Mod Age

Food trucksCJ’s Wings & The Kosher Palate

Happy Hour: $1 off pours in the craft beer & wine garden, 6-7 p.m.

Kids Activity: Art workshop

 

THURSDAY, OCT. 17: Oktoberfest Celebration!
Oktoberfest Offerings in the Craft Beer Garden: 
Hangar 24 Oktoberfest, Alaskan White Wheat Ale, Bootleggers Old World Hefeweizen + Currywurst truck. Plus, kids can join the Farm Style Cooking Class, which will celebrate Oktoberfest with a homemade pickle workshop.
Music: The Chris Laterzo Band

Food trucksThe Fish PeddlersCJ’s Wings & The Kosher Palate

Happy Hour: $1 off pours in the craft beer & wine garden, 6-7 p.m.

 

THURSDAY, OCT. 24: 2013 Season Finale
Surprises throughout the night, plus:

Music: Calico

Chef Dinner: Eveleigh

Happy Hour: $1 off pours in the craft beer & wine garden, 6-7 p.m.

Game Night: TBD

Food trucksCousin’s Maine LobsterCJ’s Wings & The Kosher Palate

Kids Activity: Face painting for kids

 

*Please note that details and food trucks may change. Please visit www.sunsetstripmarket.com for the most up to date information each week. 

 

The Sunset Strip Market is a weekly, seasonal food event that takes place on Thursday nights from 6-10 p.m. at 8755 Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. For more information, visit www.sunsetstripmarket.com or Facebook.com/SunsetStripMRKT. 

We’re Extending Summer!

The calendar may say “Autumal Equinox” but it still feels sunny and summery on The Sunset Strip. Extend summer another few weeks with these upcoming events. (That scarf is just for decoration, anyway.)
 
 
SEASONAL SUMMER COCKTAILS 
The Eveleigh restaurant has an amazing patio, and a fresh, farm-to-table menu. So when you add fresh, seasonal cocktails to this equation, you have the perfect summer trifecta. Stop by to try a few of their delicious summer-inspired drinks before they’re out of season: Oaxacan Angel (mezcal, agave, Miracle Mile Castillian bitters), Embury Cocktail (Plymouth Navy-strength gin, sherry, Yellow Chartreuse, Miracle Mile Yuzu bitters) and Hotel Nacional (Cuban rum, apricot eau de vie, fresh pineapple, lime, cane sugar). Cheers! www.theeveleigh.com 
 
PATIO DINING
Heat lamps or no heat lamps, patio dining is a year-round activity on The Sunset Strip. Add Night + Market’s new minimalist back patio, Riva Bella’s Tuscan-inspired indoor/outdoor space and classic sidewalk cafes Le Petit Four, Clafoutis and Cravings to your list. You will also want to take advantage of The London West Hollywood’s rooftop dining space before it is tented for cooler weather.  https://www.thesunsetstrip.com/dining 
 
POOL PARTIES
While the rest of the country is taking their coats out of storage, we’re still partying poolside. Stop by The Standard, Hollywood for their Summer in September pool parties. Enjoy music, great people watching and lots of warm California sunshine. www.facebook.com/TheStandardHollywood
 
SWIMSUITS
Pool parties and swimsuits go hand in hand. Stop by Lenceria Boutique for their end of season swimsuit sale! Don’t worry, you’ll still be wearing it in December. www.facebook.com/LenceriaLA 
 
OUTDOOR MUSIC & FARM FRESH FOOD
The Sunset Strip Market’s 2013 season will end Oct. 24. Make sure you get out and enjoy this weekly summery treat. Live music, a craft beer and wine garden, local fare and farm fresh fruits and veggies every Thursday. www.sunsetstripmarket.com 
 
PURE POP FUN
What is summertime without a catchy pop tune getting stuck in your head? The House of Blues promises to fill your head with mmmmbopping, nonstopping hits on Sept. 26 with the boys – er now men – of Hanson take the stage. You’re welcome. www.hob.com/la
 

DineLA Summer Sequel Hits The Sunset Strip July 15-26

Just like Hollywood blockbusters, DineLA Restaurant Week is returning (again!) for a summer edition this July 15-26. It’s music to the ears of anyone who would rather spend their evenings or afternoons relaxing while professionals handle the heat in the kitchen. 
 
The summer sequel also features seasonal highlights including a three-course outdoor lunch at The Rooftop by Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood, pool and city views outdoors at Asia de Cuba, and refreshing menu items including swordfish carpaccio at RivaBella, arugula salad with grilled watermelon at BLT Steak and caramelized sea scallops at Gordon Ramsay, so you can soak up the sun while indulging in fresh, seasonal menus.
 
All dining options include three courses, with your choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert. Participating Sunset Strip restaurants include:
 
 
Asia de Cuba (lunch $25, dinner $45) 
VIEW MENU (Our pick: Cuban bbq chicken with Thai coconut sticky rice)
 
 
BLT Steak (dinner $45)
VIEW MENU (Our pick: roasted Steelhead salmon with red pepper romesco and corn and jalapeno salsa)
 
 
BOA Steakhouse (lunch $25)
VIEW MENU (Our pick: compressed melon carpaccio with crispy prosciutto)
 
 
Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood (dinner $45) 
VIEW MENU (Our pick: charred Spanish octopus and tagliatelle pasta; strawberry cake with olive oil gelato)
 
 
The Rooftop by Gordon Ramsay (lunch $25)
VIEW MENU (Our pick: lobster roll with house made chips)
 
  
Night + Market (dinner $35) 
VIEW MENU (Our pick: pla kamin, whole fish deep fried with tumeric, lemongrass and garlic)
 
 
RivaBella (lunch $25)
VIEW MENU (Our pick: artichoke salad with arugula and shaved parmigiano cheese)
 
 
Rosa Mexicano Sunset (lunch $20, dinner $35) 
VIEW MENU (Our pick: fresh guacamole and carne asada)
 
 
 
Set your reservations today! For more information, including reservations, please visit www.discoverlosangeles.com/dineLA
 
Bon Appetit! 
 
 
Photos: 1. Asia de Cuba's Thai beef salad; 2. BLT Steak's Steelhead salmon (pictured with ginger and citrus); 3. Rosa Mexicano's chicken tortilla pie; 4.  RivaBella's millefoglie with brandy cream and mixed berries; 5. outdoor dining with a view at The Rooftop by Gordon Ramsay. 

Come On Everyone, Get Happy! Your Sunset Strip Guide

Your guide to some of The Sunset Strip's top happy hours. Grab your friends!

 

BLT Steak
8720 Sunset | www.bltrestaurants.com
5-7 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday “5 at 5” menu featuring five food items, specialty cocktail, draught beer and red/white wine for $5.

 

BOA Steakhouse
9200 Sunset | www.boasteak.com
5-7 p.m. $6 glasses of wine and select cocktails. Specially priced appetizers, including fennel dusted calamari, ahi tacos and mini Kobe beef corn dogs.

 

Cabo Cantina
8301 Sunset | www.thecabocantina.com
All drinks are priced two-for-one from 4-8 p.m. and during “late night” 10 p.m.-close, seven days a week!

 

Carneys
8351 Sunset | www.carneytrain.com
4:30-7 p.m. daily. $1.50 domestic beer and a daily food special.

 

Crossroads at House of Blues
8430 Sunset| hob.com/losangeles
Whether you are catching a show at the House of Blues or stopping by to enjoy Southern fare at Crossroads restaurant, you can enjoy happy hour weekdays beginning at 4 p.m. 

 

The Den
8226 Sunset | www.thedenofhollywood.com
5-7 p.m. seven days a week. Half-priced drinks and small food plates. Additionally, Monday is "mystery" $1 beer night; $2 taco Tuesday and $4 margaritas; rock star karaoke on Wednesdays; three sliders and a beer for $10 on Thursdays; DJ on Fridays.

 

The London Bar
1020 N. San Vicente | www.thelondonwesthollywood.com
5-7 p.m. Monday – Friday. $5 cocktails, appetizers and valet parking.

 

Night + Market
9041 Sunset (inside Talesai) | www.nightmarketla.com
6-8 p.m. daily (Wednesdays 6 p.m. – closing). $5 food menu. $3 Thai beer, select $6 cocktails and $11 carafes of house red or white wine.

 

Pi On Sunset
8828 Sunset | www.pionsunset.com
5-7 p.m. $4 glasses of Lebanese wine and $3 specialty Lebanese beers. Half-off select appetizers.

 

Pink Taco Sunset Strip
8225 Sunset | facebook.com/pinktacosunset
3-7 p.m., Monday-Friday enjoy $3 beer, $5 margaritas, house cocktails, sangria and wine and $7 appetizers. 

 

Rainbow
9015 Sunset | www.rainbowbarandgrill.com
11 a.m.–7 p.m. $3 domestic beers, $3.50 import beers and $4 well drinks.

 

Riva Bella
9201 Sunset | http://www.innovativedining.com/restaurants/rivabella
The Sunset Strip's newest restaurant also happens to boast its most lavish outdoor patio. Take advantage of the extended sunlight and enjoy happy hour Monday-Friday from 5-7 p.m. 

 

Rock & Reilly's
8911 Sunset | www.rnrpub.com
Monday-Friday 4-7 p.m. Most well drinks and drafts start at $3 ($2 Bud Lights); call drinks $4 and premium drinks $5. Prices increase $1 every hour.
 

Saddle Ranch
8371 Sunset | www.srrestaurants.com
4-6:30 p.m. Half-priced all drinks and appetizers, including specialty carafes.
 

Sunset Trocadero
8280 Sunset
6-8 p.m., seven days a week. All appetizers and drinks are half-priced, including specialty martinis, champagne, bottles of wine.

 

Talesai
9043 Sunset | www.talesai.com
5-7 p.m. Half-priced cocktails and wines by the glass, $3 Thai beers, and $5 Thai snacks, including filet mignon satay, calamari Pacific, dim sum, Northern Thai sausage with coconut sticky rice and green papaya salad.

 

Yatai Asian Tapas
8535 Sunset | www.yatai-bar.com
5:30 – 9:00 p.m. on Monday – Thursday; 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $3 tapas and sushi rolls. $3 beers and $5 sake, wines by the glass and cocktails.
 

 

Please remember to imbibe responsibly. Don't drink and drive.

Word To Your Mother! Brunch Guide

 

She supported your garage band and even purchased that pair of MC Hammer pants for you. Now it’s time for you to return the love. Treat your mom to a fabulous brunch and afternoon on The Sunset Strip. Jazz and bottomless mimosas, rooftop views, caviar, cocktails – we’ve got you covered!
 
 
California-Fresh Brunch at RH at Andaz 
Mother’s Day brunch at RH includes an option for bottomless mimosas, bloody marys and a special Mother’s Day cocktail. Brunch features a carving station with roasted rib eye, seabass casserole, farmers’ market mixed vegetables, olive oil mashed potatoes, California quinoa with crushed tomatoes, Scarborough Farms baby spring mix salad, spring vegetable soup, smoked salmon display, organic egg station, waffles, cheeses, dessert station and more! Brunch is served from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and is $39 per person, $18 for kids and $12 for bottomless mimosa or bloody mary. A special kids menu is available as well. www.andazwesthollywood.com  
 
 
Jazz and Bottomless Mimosas at Sunset Tower
Enjoy a jazz brunch buffet at the Sunset Tower this Mother’s Day. Bottomless mimosas, pastries, baked goods, build your own salad, bacon, pancakes, omelette station, prime rib and roasted turkey carving station, chilled seafood and raw bar, pasta station and desert. Brunch is $85 per person and $40 for children under age 12. www.facebook.com/sunsettowerhotel  
 
 
Perfect Patio Brunch at Riva Bella
Transport mom to a Tuscan, al fresco brunch at Riva Bella. Enjoy a classic brunch buffet, porchetta carving station, bellinis, specialty cocktails and live music. All moms will receive a gift as well. Brunch is served 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and is $44 per person. www.facebook.com/RivaBellaRestaurant 
 
 
Brunch with Cocktails at Asia de Cuba
Brunch includes a build your own bao station, dim sum, ceviche, sushi rolls, yakitori grill, whole roasted caja china pig, desserts, three rounds of cocktails (plus something extra for mom). Choice of bloody marys, mimosas and mambo queens. Brunch is $59 per person and is served from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. For reservations, call 323-848-6000. www.facebook.com/AsiadeCubaLA 
 
 
Italian Brunch at Nonna of Italy
What better place to celebrate la festa della mamma than at a restaurant whose name, Nonna, means "Grandma" in Italian? Come by and show that special lady in your life how much she means to you this Mother's Day over a relaxing brunch at Nonna of Italy. This is the only day out of the year that Nonna is open for brunch, 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.!  www.facebook.com/LANonnaofItaly
 
 
Al Fresco Rooftop Dining at The London West Hollywood
Brunch with a view at The London West Hollywood’s The Rooftop by Gordon Ramsay. Enjoy pastries, artisanal and farmhouse cheeses, made to order omelettes, sushi bar, hot station with risotto, carving station, and pastry table. Bruch at The Rooftop is $85 per person and is served 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
 
Or dine inside at Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood and enjoy a three-course brunch for $55. Options include oatmeal brulee, English pea soup, baked quiche, burrata cheese and roasted beets, bacon and eggs, seared wild salmon and cucumber salad, butter poached Maine lobster and toasted brioche, roasted Liberty Farms duck and ratatouille, and pastry selections. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. www.thelondonwesthollywood.com 
 
 
Caviar Brunch at Restaurant at Sunset Marquis
Hors d’oeuvres, caviar, seafood, carving station, salads, entrees and full dessert station. Brunch is served 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  and is $75 for adults, $37 for kids ages 5-11 and free for children under age 5. View the full menu. www.sunsetmarquis.com 
 
 
Dia de las Madres at Rosa Mexicano 
Enjoy a special menu at Rosa Mexicano on Sunday, May 12. Special brunch items include tropical fruit bowl, nopales con huevo, stuffed French toast, breakfast tamale, Mexico City chilaquiles, Mex-a-mango juice, Mexican hot chocolate, coconut horchata and bloody maria. Entertainment for kids and a gift for mom. Full menu available as well. Brunch is served 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. www.rosamexicano.com
 
 
 
 
Photo: Champagne brunch at Sunset Tower. Courtesy of Sunset Tower.