If giant, cheap, plates of southern-style fried food, washed down with big ‘ol mugs of beer, is your thing, than Baby Blues happy hour in WeHo will be your sweet heaven on earth.
Baby Blues BBQ – West Hollywood
Happy Hour: Mon – Fri, 4-7pm. (Sorry for the previous confusion, when we visited this happy hour a month or so ago, it was 1-7pm and all nigth on Tuesdays. They must have changed this relatively recently… Bummer!)
Deals: $3 Drafts, $5 Margs, $5 Martinis + $5 Food Items
Happy Hour is available in the bar area at Baby Blues and it always seems to be packed. And with good reason – the drinks are cheap and the food portions are huge.
V and I ventured this way a month or so back to scope out the HH scene and ordered ourselves a couple Blue Moons and one of everything off the HH food menu. That probably sounds like we took ‘get fat’ to a whole new level, but really the menu is very abbreviated: $5 hush puppies (yum.), $5 fried green tomatoes (decent), $5 chicken wings (hot!), $5 sweet potato or seasoned fries (we did a mix of both which was a big winner.) Each plate was large and in charge and we couldn’t make it through all four items (the fiance happily accepted & re-heated the leftovers when I returned home.)
Obviously the entire menu above is fried, so if you are looking for a balanced nutritious happy hour meal, this is not the place. But if you want a lot of cheap tasty bar food and some cheap beers, its just perfect. And if you’re a lady looking to feel ‘special’ for the night, we found the guys that lurk here are rather forward.
Note: parking in this hood SUCKS. Beware of all the neighborhood ‘permit only’ zones and parking restrictions. If you have an extra fiver to spare, just do valet in one of the neighboring lots, or plan on showing up extra early so you can circle the south side of Santa Monica for residential spot (usually 2 hr parking til 10pm) and hoof it up to the bar.
Baby Blues BBQ / 7953 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood / 323.656.1277 / http://www.babyblueswh.com