I love a good happy hour, and not just one with bargain drinks, but one with bargain food too! One of my favorite happy hour food menus in DTLA is at BottleRock Wine Bar and Restaurant on the corner of 11th and Hope. BottleRock is a great wine bar with over 800 different wine labels from all over the world. They have an awesome happy hour, or as they call it “rush hour,” from 3:30pm to 7pm Monday through Saturday, and all-day Sunday. They have wine specials starting at just $4 a glass. I really love their “rush hour” food specials, especially the Grilled Cheese Dippers ($5). It’s a mini Swiss cheese sandwich served with a bowl of tomato basil soup.
I always get the Braised Short Rib Sliders ($6). It’s tender short rib meat on mini buns topped with horseradish crème, arugula and sweet onions.
What I really like about BottleRock is that even though I know nothing about wine, I can go here and know that the bartender will suggest something I will enjoy. BottleRock is a great place to grab food before an event at Nokia or Staples Center.
BottleRock 1050 So. Flower Street (entrance at Hope and 11th) 213.747.1100