Hollywood, CA 90038
Parking: Metered street parking and neighborhood parking available (read the signs por favor)
Times: All the time
Drink Deals: $3 Beers (on tap & bottled)
Food Deals: Nada
Is anyone else with me on not being able to keep the Corner and the Counter straight? The two spots are quite different; the Counter, with its Santa Monica and Sunset Strip locations, serves up burgers of all kinds (including delicious veggie burgers!) while the Corner resides at corner Hollywood and Lexington, dishes out gourmet comfort food (including delicious red velvet cake!).
I like both spots, but I really dig the Corner because it’s a nice quiet restaurant with a good wine selection and it’s close to the HHT headquarters (love that, of course!). They use the restaurant's walls as a cool gallery space; the other customers are always well-behaved; and the staff is one of the nicest in town. For serious.
Unfortunately, the Corner doesn’t technically offer a Happy Hour, boo hoo!
BUT we’ll let you in on a secret surprise; The Corner offers $3 beers all the time! And those $3 beers are good beers –
• On Tap: Barney’s Oatmeal Stout, Hoegaarden, Arrogant Bastard, and Stella Artois
• Bottled: Fox Barrel Hard Cider, Amstel Light, Corona, Heineken, Dos Equis Lager, and Newcastle Brown Ale
That’s great news because I’ve been enjoying nice brunches, lunches, and dinners at the Corner for some time; the Corner’s Albacore Tuna Salad ($11.95) and Butternut Squash Soup ($4.50/cup) or the Soup & Salad “50/50” Combo ($10.95) kill it! How nice to know you can now add a couple tasty brews to the mix for the cost of what some places are charging for just one?
Wasn't it kind of the art critic to join me for an evening of Happy Hour-ing?For this post-holiday catch-up visit, Kitty Packard & I ventured over not as casual diners, but as Happy Hour Tourists. Seeing as the Corner only has beer & wine, Miss KP (a whiskey & scotch kinda gal) went for a non-HH priced $6 house red wine while I went for the, maybe you guessed… Fox Barrel Hard Cider for $3! In keeping the Happy Hour theme, we stuck with appetizers and tried the Artichoke & Spinach Dip w/ Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Tortilla Chips ($7.95). Other appetizers included Fried Pickles ($5.95), Caprese, Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basin on Grilled Bread ($7.95) and Chicken Wings ($7.50), amongst other savory fare.
We’ll also be honest that on the website, there’s a mention of 50% off appetizers from 5pm to close – however, please note this deal is no longer being offered. Normally, we’d have been PO’d about this, but the Corner staff is so nice, the scene is so chill, and the prices are still pretty reasonable – we gotta pick our battles here at The Happy Hour Tour (though we would recommend removing said page from the website :).
$3 beer, good atmosphere, awesome food at decent dinner prices, and nice waitstaff always wins!!
Now, the Counter, are you up for a $3 beer challenge?!
Rating: 3 Martinis