14 Tax Day Drink Specials

Happy Tax Day! We made it this far. Now it’s time to drink.

Several bars in in Los Angeles are offering drink specials to celebrate either giving our money to the government, or getting it back.

The 1933 Group – proprietors of LA’s key vintage-style bars are all serving up $1 old fashioneds in honor (or courtesy of?) Uncle Sam. Meanwhile, several other locations are jumping on the cheap tipple bandwagon tonight. So go, imbibe – it’s your civic duty.

1. Highland Park Bowl

$1 Old Fashioned – 5 to 8 p.m.

5621 N. Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90042

Drink a well-crafted old fashioned in a revitalized vintage bowling alley. Is there anything more American than that?

2. Bigfoot Lodge

$1 Old Fashioned – 5 to 8 p.m.

3172 Los Feliz Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90039

… well, a hunting lodge complete with an animatronic forest scene might be somewhat more American.

3. Kendall’s Brasserie

Tax Day Mule with vodka, ginger beer, activated charcoal, and lime for $4.18 – all day

135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

4. Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse

Tax Day Mule with vodka, ginger beer, activated charcoal, and lime for $4.18 – all day

330 S. Hope St., Los Angeles, CA 90071

5. Café Pinot

Tax Day Mule with vodka, ginger beer, activated charcoal, and lime for $4.18 – all day

700 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071

6. La Cuevita

$1 Tequila Press – 5 to 8 p.m.

5922 N Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90042

A Tequila Press is kind of like a tequila collins: simple syrup, lime, soda, and tequila, served on the rocks.

7. Thirsty Crow

$1 Old Fashioned – 5 to 8 p.m.

2939 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026

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8. Idle Hour

$1 Old Fashioned – 5 to 8 p.m.

4824 Vineland Ave. Los Angeles, CA 91601

Drink up inside a giant, historical whiskey barrel. It’s what the federal guvment has always had in mind.

9. Sassafras

$1 Old Fashioned- 5 to 8 p.m.

1233 N. Vine St. Los Angeles, CA 90038

Or, drown your tax woes inside a New Orleans-themed venue. Apropos.

10. Harlowe

$1 Old Fashioned – 5 to 8 p.m.

7321 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90046

11. Ray’ & Stark Bar

Tax Day Mule with vodka, ginger beer, activated charcoal, and lime for $4.18 – all day

LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

And pop inside the museum to see some art, while you’re at it. The NEA, who’s having a worse year than anyone, will thank you.

12. Oldfield’s

$1 Old Fashioned – 5 to 8 p.m.

Location: 10899 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90034

13. Bigfoot West

$1 Old Fashioned – 5 to 8 p.m.

Location: 10939 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90034

More information

14. The Independence

Two of their most popular cocktails, the Coldwater and Paloma are $1 each during happy hour from noon to 6 p.m. Guests must say the magic words “Uncle Sam” to receive the deal.

Location: Third Street Promenade, 205 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401


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