As you can see above, this deal actually went down last Thursday as well, and I hit it up to figure out if it was worth reporting on or not. Long story short: it’s iffy.
The cocktails were delicious, the food was good, and it all was $2. Three of us ordered 6 drinks, and 3 plates of sliders (3 sliders per plate) and it was less than $20 TOTAL before tip. BUT the place was SO packed*, and the bar service wasn’t well coordinated, so it took nearly 30 minutes to get our first order of drinks in – and another 20 minutes for the food to arrive.
(*Luckily it was packed with handsome & chatty guys, which made the waiting period slightly more tolerable)
Mani’s also started running out of drink ingredients by 6:30, so two of the featured drinks (including the Moscow Mule, which I wanted) were no longer available. But, the ‘Bees Knees’ cocktail I had with gin, lemon, and honey was really delicious, and ultimately it was an insanely good deal.
The sliders were good too – though none of us were fans of the sliders being served on crostini, with the meat patty sitting oddly in the center (one of our group smartly broke the crostini in two, recentered the meat, and made a real sandwich out of it – much easier to eat this way.) But again – can’t gripe too much when its only $2 for 3 sliders.
(After reading ThirstyinLA’s review of this happy hour I wonder if they had just run out of slider buns and sub’d in the crostini – as his photo shows a normal, prettier looking slider)
If you don’t have time to hit up tonight’s event (or feel fearful of facing the crowds just to get a cheap drink) you can always enjoy Mani’s new happy hour on weeknights, for a slightly more expensive (but still discounted) price:
Mani’s “Happiest Hour“
Monday – Friday: 3pm-7pm & 9pm-11pm
$6 Specialty Cocktails (including the Bees Knees, Moscow Mule, & 6 other cocktails)
$6 House Wine
$6 Plates Bruschetta, Olive Oil Poached Tuna Salad, Salmon Salad, Beef Tenderloin Arugula Salad, Mango Ceviche, Skewers, & Sliders (Choose Three: Lamb, BBQ Short Rib, Turkey, or Beef)
Since Mani’s is in an office complex, in a residential neighborhood, I’d bet that the late night happy hour is pretty empty – and the perfect time to go.
Mani’s on Maple
345 N. Maple Drive / Beverly Hills