Luna Park’s Happy Hour
672 S. La Brea Ave.
Luna Park is a cool, red, velvety space with high ceilings and funky crystal chandeliers that feels like New York’s Greenwich Village. There is a good sized, attractive, comfortable bar. You can get the Happy Hour Specials anyplace in the restaurant. We usually eat at the bar, but this time we ate at one of the comfortable, private, wood benched booths.
Here’s the Deal
Happy Hour: 4-7pm Monday through Friday. 2-for-1 drinks, appetizers, small salads and pizzas
What to Drink: At the 2-for-1 price a Kettel One martini costs $6, and an extensive selection of good wines run from $4 to $6 a glass.
What to Eat: On the 2-for-1 price a very good arugula or caesar salad is $4.50, the Marinated Hawaiian Tuna “Poke” with Fried Wonton Chips is $6.75 as is the Moules Frites Mussels with Shallots, Garlic, White Wine, Pernod, and Herbs and and a great side ofRoasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash for only $4. Also available and all between $4.75 and 6.75 are The Crispy Pork Belly with Quince-Riesling Puree, Satsuma, and Pomegranate, Gnocchi with Wild Mushrooms, Roasted Root Vegetables, and Truffle Cream Sauce, Grilled Artichoke with Lemon Aioli and a large selection of pizzas.
Bartenders to Meet: There are a number of good bartenders at Luna Park but Laura is a regular and is attractive and super competent and remarkably remembers what you like to eat and drink.
Parking: $6 Valet but around the corner at Wilshire and Detroit there is a parking lot where you can park for $1 per hour.