Want to class up your after-work gettogethers? Decompress poolside at these chic hotel happy hours.
Although Circa 55 and Trader Vic’s Lounge at the Beverly Hilton serves up $11+ cocktails, on Thirstdays from 5 to 7pm for their Sundown summer series they also treat drinkers to free appetizers. Considering that their pupus range in price from $9 to $12, could be a deal. I’m thinking of dropping by before my Seven Grand anniversary party to see if they’re giving out the crispy coco prawns or scallops in mimosa butter. Mmm!
- Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills (map). (310) 887-6055.
Twilight is the right time at the W in Westwood. Unlike Circa 55’s Sundown, happy hour poolside in the hotel’s outdoor bar/restaurant, the Backyard, is every day! And here you get $5 off both food and cocktails, making them priced OK but what a great way to blow off some steam after work. Poolside!
- The W, 930 Hilgard Avenue, Westwood (map). (310) 443-8211.