WeHo Happy Hour Alert
July 2010: Per their website, Agura is temporarily closed. We’ll keep you posted on any new information as we receive it.
Agura Happy Hour
514 N. La Cienega
6pm – 8pm, M- F
$3 Beer, $4 Wine, $6 Cocktails, $5 Bar Bites
So here’s the deal – this place is a great spot to grab a cheap beer or glass of wine. It’s also a later happy hour which is great – because most of the time we can’t even make it to most happy hours because they end so damned early.
To get to Agura you enter through a long exterior side walk way and opening the door feels like your entering a strange Japanese drug den. When we visited the other week they seated us at the lounge area adjacent to the bar, which was nice and comfortable but pretty dark (again reinforcing the drug den feel, which we liked.) The night we went there was a speed dating event also going on so it wasn’t completely empty, though nearly! (This is the second time we have gone out for happy hour this month and found speed dating was happening at the resto – is this a sign?!)
Regarding the deals: the wine was halfway decent and a great deal at only $4. However, the food was pretty iffy. We tried the sweet crispy chicken (dark meat, very fatty, pretty bland and gross), the popcorn shrimp (decent), the crispy rice (decent), the quiche (blah) and the albacore salad (edible). Maybe we’ll just fork over the cash and try the full-priced sushi next time…
We didn’t try the cocktails but according to Caroline on Crack’s review in LAWeekly – the drinks are pretty sweet and girly. But like I said, wine was decent, cheap, and glasses were poured on the fuller side.
Due to drink prices alone there will definitely be a ‘next time’ at this spot. And with it’s later happy hour it’s the perfect starting point before a show at the Largo/Little Room.