Work’s over so it’s time to kick back with friends over a drink at your favorite Happy Hour. We have so many great Happy Hours out here, we’re blessed – but which ones are the best Happy Hours in Venice? We thought you’d never ask!

We began our tour at Kitsch Bar and loved it! Located at 891 Baker St. (you know, near Sherlock Holmes – not!), it has different events going on each night. Different DJs or pub trivia – check out their website for dates and times. There’s nothing in the way of food at Kitsch (unless you count a fruit slice in your cocktail) but there’s plenty and plenty of booze. Happy Hour here goes from 7-9pm and drinks are only $4 (note to time travellers from 1932: yes, that’s a month’s wages) (note to time travellers from 2020: Pocket change!). We sampled an Old Fashioned and loved that the bartender used actual sugar cubes instead of syrup, etc. We also tried the Lavender Pisco Sour and loved it; tart, sweet and light!

Next up we recommend Seasons 52 located in the South Coast Plaza at 3333 Bristol Street. Happy Hours here go Mon-Fri from 4-6:30pm and comes with various food dishes for $5, specialty cocktails for $8, select wines for $6 and regular cocktails for $6. Seasons is a more upscale venue and even has live music during Happy Hour. We sampled the Kona-crusted Lamb Chops which were perfection as well as the Grilled Chicken Yakitori Skewers with caramelized pineapple, slivered scallions and toasted sesame. Yum!!

Have you been to the Karl Strauss Brewing Company? Located at 901 S .Coast Drive, this Gastropub’s Happy Hour – which runs Mon-Fri from 3-6pm includes $5 appetizers (including Beer Pretzels, Boneless Wings, Cauliflower Romesco, Spicy Hummus and Chili Lime Fries), Pints & Flights for $5, a house wine for $5 and “Shorty” Beers (9oz) for $3. We really enjoyed the place (and handy tip; avoid paying for the valet by parking in the parking structure nearby!). We definitely recommend the chili lime fries!

Wherever you decide to take your Happy Hour, please remember to drink responsibly. Have fun!