LA Live800 Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Parking: $5 for 1st 2 hours, $5 each 30 min. after 2 hoursDays: Monday-FridayTimes: 3-6pm (M-F) & 9pm-close (M-Th)Drink Deals: $2 off Draft Beers, $5 Well Drinks, $5 Wine, $5 Select Martinis, & $5 Signature Navy GrogsFood Deals: $5 off Six Select Appetizers
Recently, JB & I spent a Friday afternoon on a Happy Hour Tour of LA Live. We encountered some places that were happening, some places that were not, and some places that do not offer happy hour on days of special events – and as a result had NO customers present. After a successful first stop at Trader Vic’s and then several failed attempts to find our next happy hour, we were happy to see that not only was happy hour in session at Rock’N Fish, but that it was bangin’!
We managed to score seats at the bar; then were greeted by Bartender Kevin, who walked us through the happy hour menu and prices. I was happy to learn that they feature 2 whites (sauvingnon blanc & chardonnay) and 2 reds (syrah & pinot nior) for their house wines ($5). I decided on the sauvignon blanc, and while I may have complimented bars before for a heavy pour, in this case I am almost certain that I served at least 1/4th of the bottle! No complaints there. JB ordered their signature Navy Grog cocktail, a tasty rum concoction, ($6) (although the website says $5). Beer drinkers will like this happy hour, too, because they have their pick of 14 beers served in a pint ($4) or the popular schooner ($6) glasses.
By the time we made it to Rock’N Fish – after our Happy Hour fails at The Farm ($1 PBR’s only) and Katsuya (no HH during events) – we were ready to refuel on food, too. For happy hour, there are six appetizers featured on the menu, all listed for $5 off. At first glance, one may think that they may end up scoring $2 bar bites, but in reality, the food isn’t all that cheap. However, when splitting with friends, as one should with the large serving sizes, the prices aren’t too bad. Plus, we had a little appreciation for their “$5 off” game. We decided to split your average happy hour food, the Rock’N Fish Spinach & Artichoke Dip ($7.95) and Popcorn Shrimp ($8.95). It’s always nice to see popcorn shrimp on a menu because it was my favorite thing to eat age 12-20. Even now, every time I visit my parents, my mom is sure to be stocked up on it.
Rockin Rolling Stones art!
Not too long into our happy hour visit, their the staff behind the bar increased by 4, leading us to wonder how hot the after happy hour scene may be. The rock music, colorful art, and generous pours sure make it a good place to be!