Tasca Wine Bar has been on my radar ever since I heard what a great All-Night-Happy-Hour they have on Sundays and Mondays. But recently I met Tasca's sommelier (wine expert), David, at a show he was performing at Dragonfly called Drunk Talk (hilarious show!). We met and chatted after the play (which takes place in an actual bar). Tasca came up in our conversation as well as their happy hour. So, I decided to put Tasca at the top of my list and I'm so glad I did.
Tasca's happy hour is Tuesday-Friday 5:30-7:30 and on Sundays and Mondays happy hour is all-night! During happy hour selected wines and beer are $3-7 and small plates are $3-8. Check out the great selection of small plates!
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As always, we started with drinks. My friend went with the Red, while I ordered up some bubbly! Both were excellent, especially for the price. Other options are white wine, Sangria, or beer. Later in the evening I tried the Sangria. Normally I don't order Sangria in wine bars, but I noticed that many customers were drinking it so I ordered a glass. It was well made.
Reds or Whites
The food was definitely good and I was impressed with the selection. We liked each plate we ordered but my favorites were the Wild Mushroom Risotto Fritter with Truffle Oil, the Ceviche, and the Angus Burger. And if you get the shrimp or the Ceviche, make sure to ask for bread to sop up the delicious sauces that they come with.
Wild Mushroom Risotto Fritter with Truffle Oil
$4 - My Favorite Small Plate
Sauteed Shrimp in Garlic Sauce $5
Chicken Liver Mousse with Truffle Oil $3
Grilled Angus Burger with Gruyere Cheese $8
Now here's a tip for you gentlemen out there... if you are single GO TO THIS HAPPY HOUR. The place was packed full of cute girls. My friend was the only guy in the joint! (Poor him, right!?) So either sit at the bar or out on their patio and make some new friends, IF ya know what I mean!
Sun & Mon 5:30-close (10pm)
Tues-Fri 5:30-7:30Drinks and Small Plates $3-8
Tasca Wine Bar8108 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048-4309