Mikkeller Bar

Love beer?  Mikkeller Bar is definitely the authority on brews in DTLA.  A discounted tire store turned massive craft brewery, the Mikkeller is a great spot to explore the world of micro brews and connect with friends.  There are no TVs, so you’ll have to talk with your friends or coworkers!  There’s plenty of seating, and the burger is a must.

The Resident

Head to the arts district for a super cool garden/ music vibe.  It’s a great place to hang outdoors with plenty of picnic benches and neat decor.  Happy hour runs from 12-7 pm, and while the Resident doesn’t serve food the area is usually brimming with food trucks.  

Clifton’s Republic

Clifton’s is a massive bar and cafeteria with multiple themes running wild throughout.  From the red woods to the jungle and a Tiki bar, you can escape your day job and enter a world of fantasy for a few hours after work.  While their food is so-so, their cocktail menu is excellent.  Stop into Clifton’s Monarch bar after work for a happy hour menu.  

B.S. Taqueria

B.S. Taqueria is the casual offshoot of lauded restaurant Broken Spanish.  A bright and feisty taco joint in the heart of DTLA with an incredible food and drink menu make this an appealing spot to stop in after work.  5:30-7pm margaritas are $6 each!  

Library Bar

The Library Bar is a longtime DTLA favorite for many Angelenos, and it happens to have a pretty great happy hour too!  $5 margaritas paired with an extensive drink and cocktail list make this a great go-to any night of the week.  The kitschy library theme will help you focus on your beer studies!