by Maren Swanson
I love hitting happy hour spots in my hood. If I get too happy, I don’t have to worry about driving home. Convenience is key. As I type this, I am enjoying a Vegas happy hour spot at the Encore for my friend Marissa’s birthday. It’s a “one-r,” one day of decadent fun in Vegas. So, as lady friends are bronzing themselves in the 99-degree sun, I am working, sort of. My Corona Light is keeping me company, and the clickety-click coos from the Roulette table are weakening my resistance.
Ok, focus! I’m here to talk about STK Steakhouse in West Hollywood on La Cienega. I’ve known for a while that STK has offered all-night happy hour on Sundays, but now they have extended their all-night happy hour from Sunday through Tuesdays!
We arrive at STK around 6pm, and the weather is gorgeous. An open patio and an open flame greet us upon arrival at this restaurant row hot spot. The bar is slowly waking up and Russell the bartender offers us a HH cocktail. Ladies, warning: Russell looks as good as the HH deals offered on the STK menu (sorry, no pics).
Russell the bartender has served me before and has the most radiant smile. 30 minutes into our HH, he hands me a very unique looking martini called, Green Intensity. The drink is not on the HH menu, but maybe Russel thinks I have a nice smile, too? Wow, this martini is awesome! Most bartenders assume that I’ll like sweet and super girly martinis. Wrong. Russell had read my martini aura and concocted a drink combining gin, basil and jalepeno.
I could get used to this. It was time to head to the next bar, but I knew I would be back soon. STK, I have a strong connection with you and I hope we can do this again - All Night Long!
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