Whether you owe the Tax Man a bundle or are expecting a big fat refund, we can treat today, Tax Day, as just another reason to eat and drink on the cheap. Whether it's a discount off of your entire dinner bill or just a $5 cocktail, here are some tasty ways to enjoy April 15.[Also see: LA's Spring Fling: 10 Dishes and Drinks Celebrating the Season]
Get half-off all beer, wines (by the glass or bottle) and cocktails all day long at the Hollywood burger spot. If you're a ESquared Group member cardholder, the first drink is on them (6290 Sunset Blvd.; 323-327-9355).
Not to be out-burgered or boozed, purchase an appetizer at lunch or dinner at the original Hollywood gastropub today and your favorite well drink is free (6268 Sunset Blvd.; 323-465-3400).
A burger combo (burger, fries, soda) is only $10.40 today, a $5 savings. Get it at any of the DG locations around town.
Let Susan Feniger pay your taxes! Ok, not really, but the restaurant will cover the taxes on your dinner bill tonight (a whopping 9% savings). There are always $5 cocktails at the bar from noon to 7 PM (Monday through Friday), so you can drown your sorrows or toast that tax refund (742 N. Highland Ave.; 323-203-0500).
Grab a Bitter Send-Off (rye, Aperol, simple syrup, mint) or a Sweet Return (cachaca, fresh strawberries and lime) at the Westwood restaurant. There are always bar snacks like turkey meatballs, peperonata bruschetta and basil pesto flatbreads at the bar for $5-$7 from 3-7 PM and again from 9 PM to midnight (1100 Glendon Ave.; 310-824-3322).
There are two things that will make today better: a strawberry-tequila cocktail and donuts. <a href="http://blog.zagat.com/2013/02/plan-check-doles-out-free-donuts-for.html" target="_blank">These donuts</a>. Two Tax Day drinks will be on special tonight ($8 each), including the aforementioned and the pisco Gamma Ray with midori, orgeat and citrus (1800 Sawtelle Blvd.; 310-288-6500).
Get $1 cocktails at the five colorful bars across town from 7-9 PM. Each bar is featuring a signature cocktail: Damn the Man (whiskey, Hot Damn liqueur, Coca-Cola) at <a href="https://plus.google.com/113773087147824315902/about" target="_blank">Bigfoot West</a>; a rum old-fashioned at <a href="https://plus.google.com/116664153343962939626/about" target="_blank">Thirsty Crow</a>; the Triangle Revolt (house-spiced rum, apple brandy, lime, pineapple syrup, bitters) at <a href="https://plus.google.com/103847764105452662808/about" target="_blank">Oldfield's</a>; the Write-Off at <a href="https://plus.google.com/114457766099824225387/about" target="_blank">La Cuevita</a> (strawberry and basil vodka, lime, soda); and a Tax Day daiquiri at <a href="https://plus.google.com/117204468121553582144/about" target="_blank">Bigfoot Lodge</a>.