L.A.'s Best Happy Hours

In Marina del Rey, Happy Hour comes with a complimentary sunset view! Check out these places to kick back with your work pals after the day is through.

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This popular hangout at the Jamaica Bay Inn unveiled a major renovation in late 2017, debuting a new indoor-outdoor bar and a coastal chic interior. Beachside hosts one of the go-to happy hours on the Westside, offered daily 4-6 p.m. 4175 Admiralty Way. 310-439-3033.

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Cabo Cantina

Cabo Cantina draws regulars with giant margaritas, classic Cali-Mexican food, and casual atmosphere. The famous 2-for-1 priced Happy Hour runs 4-8 p.m. daily. 30 Washington Boulevard. 310-306-2500.

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Cast & Plow

Cast & Plow is the signature restaurant of The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, where Executive Chef Eric Duchene gives his equal attention to what goes into each dish as to how it’s presented. Experience a long-standing tradition of dining that is both creative and comforting with the Small Bites menu offered 3 –5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.–midnight daily, with indoor and outdoor Marina-view seating. Relax and unwind with a sophisticated cocktail crafted from a selection of ultra-premium spirits tequilas and whiskeys, or a fine wine. 4375 Admiralty Way. 310-574-4333.

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El Torito

Oh, the views from this spot in Fisherman’s Village! Head to the cantina for weekend Happy Hour, 3–7 p.m., for drink specials from $4 and discounts on select food items. An all-you-can-eat Taco Tuesday deal is offered in the main dining room 3-10 p.m.: choose steak, chicken, or carnitas for $13.99. 13715 Fiji Way. 310-823-8941.

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Killer Shrimp

With twice-daily Happy Hour, Killer Shrimp may be the happiest restaurant around. Shuffle into the bar on weekdays 3–7 p.m. and 10 p.m.–midnight, and on weekends 3-5 p.m. and 10 p.m.–midnight for specials on well drinks, beer, and wine plus a specialty cocktail of the day. Better still, get a discount on the restaurant’s famous Killer Shrimp dish – original (shell-on) for $19 or shelled for $21. A long list of other seafood bites is also on Happy Hour pricing. Here’s a local tip – on Mondays, the bar offers a bowl of original Killer Shrimp for just $9.95. They’re practically paying you to eat it! 4211 Admiralty Way. 310-578-2293.

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Marina Grill & Bar

Daily Happy Hour at this Hilton Garden Inn restaurant is 4–7 p.m. and it has some of the tastiest bar fare in the Marina. The buffalo wings, quesadilla, ceviche, sliders, and more are all under 9 bucks apiece. Also save on house wines, domestic beers, and a couple choice cocktails. Catch live music on Friday nights out on the patio. 4200 Admiralty Way. 310-301-2000.

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Weekday happy hour deals at Ruth's Chris Marina del Rey

Ruth's Chris

Take advantage of the $9 Sizzle, Swizzle, Swirl weekday happy hour 4:30–6:30 p.m. in the bar. Choose from a selection of handcrafted cocktails and food items for $9 apiece. 13455 Maxella Avenue, #230. 310-821-4593.

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SALT Restaurant & Bar

Located at the Marina del Rey Hotel, SALT offers indoor and outdoor seating surrounded by sparkling Marina waters. This modern, upscale space offers Happy Hour food and drink specials daily, 4–6 p.m. Try the creamy avocado hummus served with soft Indian bread and vegetables. 13534 Bali Way. 424-289-8223.

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Tony P's Dockside Grill

The 2017 recipient of Best Overall Restaurant in The Argonaut’s Best of the Westside Awards is part regular restaurant and part sports tavern. Grab a seat in either area for food and drink deals Monday–Thursday, 3–6 p.m. and Friday, 3–7 p.m. Try the bar’s signature Mai Tai (a huge portion for just $9 on special), domestic drafts for $5, and more. For the belly, pub fare like spinach artichoke dip, nachos, and a pulled pork quesadilla are under $8. 4445 Admiralty Way. 310-823-4534.

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Venice Whaler

An icon at the Venice Pier serving seafood, pizzas, and American fare – plus a perfect sunset view. Happy hours are 3–6 p.m. Monday–Friday. 10 Washington Boulevard.  310-821-8737.

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The Warehouse

This quirky Marina del Rey mainstay features steak, seafood, and American food in a Polynesian-themed waterfront atmosphere. Weekday Happy Hour deals are available 3–7 p.m. The bar offers a long list of food specials and a few cocktails at a discount. Come on a Wednesday and get treated to live acoustic music from Unkle Monkey. Salsa dancing is on deck for Fridays, starting at 9 p.m. 4499 Admiralty Way. 310-823-5451.

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Whiskey Red's

Take in sweeping Marina views and a primo vantage point on the sunset from the spacious outdoor patio. Fire rings and heat lamps will keep you toasty if the evening is chilly. Food and drink specials are offered for bar and patio seating, Sunday–Friday, 4–7 p.m. and Friday-Saturday, 9:30 p.m. till close. The generous drink menu lists deals on beers, special wines, and select craft cocktails. Make a light dinner out of discounted small plates, including oysters on the half shell, fish tacos, and short rib sliders. 13813 Fiji Way. 310-823-4522.

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