IRS, IOU, OMG! Tax Day is that dreaded time of year when everyone’s least avuncular Uncle Sam comes to cash in at our expense. Or, if you’re one of the fortunate few, it’s the one day when you get a little cash back to help ease the sting of all those taxes being taken from your paycheck the rest of the year. Either way, we could all use a good deal right about now. And even better, a freebie. Here’s a quick hit list of discounts (some offered specifically for the occasion and others that are just plain good) that will help relieve a little of your tax burden.
Alegria – Long Beach
Did someone say FREE?! As in FREE TACOS?!! This popular dining spot on Pine Avenue is hosting an all-day Tax Day Taco Giveaway. Simply stop by the restaurant anytime between 11:30am and 10pm and your first taco is free! www.alegriacocinalatina.com
Whisper Restaurant & Lounge – The Grove
Just saying “Tax Day” can make you clench, so loosen up at Whisper Lounge with the 10-cent Lucy Goosey martini (Grey Goose vodka and ice-cold stuffed blue cheese olives). That’s right, it’s 10 cents from 5pm to 8pm with the purchase of an entree. Just remember it’s limit two … but after paying your taxes, 20 cents might be all you can afford. www.whisperloungela.com
La Dolce Vita – Beverly Hills
There’s nothing romantic about doing taxes, but you’ll be swept off your feet at La Dolce Vita where you can get “The 100” cocktail (Stoli 100 vodka, simple syrup, lemon juice, Champagne floater) for just $1!! The catch: It’s limit two and only available 6pm-9pm with the purchase of food. Hey, there’s always the fine print. www.ladolcevitabeverlyhills.com
Drago Centro – Downtown LA
This downtown destination offers an all-night happy hour not just on Tax Day, but every day of the week. Choose from a great selection of crafty cocktails, wine and beer for $5-$7 and tasty bar bites for $4 to $10, like carbonara pizza, chickpea fries and charcuterie. www.dragocentro.com
Franklin & Company – Beachwood Canyon
Take advantage of Tax Day drink specials at Franklin & Company Tavern with $5 well drinks, $5 house chardonnay, $4 select draft beers, 50% off beer flights and $15 pots of house red blend. www.franklinandcotavern.com
CHAYA – Beverly Hills, Downtown LA, Venice
“All night, every night.” That might describe your experience trying to itemize every deduction before filing your taxes, but it’s also the happy hour motto at all three Chaya restaurant locations. Menus vary slightly at each location, but think tasty Euro-Asian eats and drinks that hover around the $6 mark. www.thechaya.com
Michael’s – Santa Monica
This pricey landmark has happy hour going all night every Monday through Saturday from 5pm to close with a $6 menu of edibles like Jidori chicken & waffle wings along with an ever-changing roster of red and white wines, beer and market-fresh cocktails. Oysters on the half-shell are $3. www.michaelssantamonica.com
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