361 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Sheddy’s Facebook Page
Parking: Metered Street Parking on Fairfax, limited parking behind Sheddy’s
Daily; 5-8pm; All-night Monday; $4.25 draught beers, $2 off American Bottles & wines by the glass, $10 pitchers of sangria, 2-for-1 Hansen (soda) Highballs
Sometimes all it takes for good bar experience is a really friendly bartender who makes good company. And it doesn’t hurt if they serve swell drinks :). TG & I found both at Sheddy’s with Josh the bartender and a Happy Hour-priced $10 pitcher of sangria!
It’s a shame that Sheddy’s doesn’t seem to get a ton of Happy Hour business – it’s a cute, dark little night spot just south of the happening The Grove & Farmer’s Market on Fairfax. The bar is small enough that 10 people would make it look full. But in the both times I’ve been there and from what my other pals have told me, there just aren’t that many other patrons. At least the slow night gave TG & I the opportunity to chat up Josh, the very friendly bartender. Besides being super-cool, he also programmed up Pandora to provide a great soundtrack for the evening, one befit for… TG’s car-mix; Coldplay, the “Lux Æterna” song from REQUIEM FOR A DREAM, and more.
Happy Hour drink deals are great, TG & I loved the sangria – with just the right level of sweetness and carbonation! Word of warning though: don’t come hungry for Happy Hour; Sheddy’s has pretty limited food options – cheese & meat plates that aren’t featured on Happy Hour special. They also don’t have a full liquor license, so while they have regular wine & beer, their hard liquor options are actually made with 20% alcohol content “vodka,” “rum,” and “tequila.” I’d love to sample the Hansen highball – the low-liquor content drink mixed with one of 6 flavors of Hansen sodas!
We do hear that there’s sometimes a crowd for “Cake Fight” at 10pm on Tuesday nights, a cabaret/drag show where the proceeds benefit supporters of marriage equality. And while drinks aren’t on Happy Hour special then, we can definitely get behind paying full price for a good cause!
This bear was named Bernie; TG & JB recreated WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S!
Rating: 3.5 Martinis