It's officially summer and there's no better time to take work off early and enjoy one of these vegan-friendly happy hours. Here's a list of our favorite vegan happy hour deals in Los Angeles.
1. Gracias Madre - 8905 Melrose Avenue
Happy Hour: Weekdays 3-6pm
Best thing about this 100% vegan Mexican restaurant's happy hour? All items on the happy hour menu are just $6. Choose from nachos, tostadas, tacos, gorditas, and flautas (we recommend the nachos—the serving is huge). For drinks, choose beer, wine, sangria or a cocktail. All their cocktails are made from natural ingredients and not too sweet. Our favorite is the Purista Margarita. It's not super sugary like most Mexican restaurant 'ritas.
2. Mud Hen Tavern - 742 Highland Avenue
Happy Hour: Weekdays 5-7pm (food and drinks) and 10pm-Midnight (drinks only)
During happy hour at Mud Hen, draft beer is $4, select wine is $4, and well drinks are $5. The vegan food selection on the happy hour menu is limited (fries, onion rings, and a vegan version of the Margherita pizza), but since you're getting a deal on drinks, why not order off the regular menu? What's nice is Mud Hen offers a vegan version of select items on the menu. Anything with an asterisk next to it can be made vegan. Some of the highlights include the soft pretzel served with chile mustard cashew cheese, cauliflower popcorn, pumpkin ravioli, and spaghetti squash puttanesca. This is a great spot to bring your vegan and non-vegan friends.
3. Mohawk Bend - 2141 Sunset Boulevard
Happy Hour: Weekdays 3-7pm
This popular brunch spot also has a happy hour. Drinks are discounted and their menu is super vegan-friendly. Choose from salads, sandwiches, burgers, and pizza. All their cocktails are made with 100% California ingredients and almost all of their drinks are vegan.
4. Toca Madera - 8450 W. 3rd Street
Happy Hour: Weekdays 5-7pm
This hip West Third Street bar offers modern Mexican food and craft cocktails. During Happy Hour, all bites are just $8 each. Choose from Soyrizo Asada Tacos, Grilled Cilantro Tofu Tacos, Chipotle Tofu Lettuce Wraps, or a salsa flight. Wine and sangria is $8 and draft beer is on special for $4. Feeling fancy? Opt for the La Bonita or Amante Picante cocktails, also $8 each. And of course, there wouldn't be tacos without margaritas. Toca Madera's margaritas are $8 during happy hour.
5. SunCafe - 10820 Ventura Blvd.
Happy Hour: Weekdays 4-6pm
Located in Studio City, SunCafe is an LA vegan staple for brunch. But did you know they also have happy hour? $7 mac 'n' cheese and $5 craft beer? What's not to love? View the full happy hour menu here.
6. Café Gratitude - Multiple Locations
Bites, including Buffalo Cauliflower, Kale Chips, Nachos, Baked Rosemary Butternut Squash Dip, and more, are just 6 bucks. Select cocktails are $6 and beer $4. Oh, and they have hard kombucha! Get a bottle to share for $10. View the full happy hour menu here.
Photo: Courtesy of Gracias Madre