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All of 1933 Group's concept-driven cocktail bars — including Thirsty Crow, Oldfield's and Bigfoot East and West — offer outstanding happy-hour specials. Mexican-inspired Highland Park tequila bar La Cuevita is no exception. This cave-themed tavern (La Cuevita means “little cave,” after all) is adorned with Mexican paper flags and drawings of bats and skeletons, which look like something out of Francisco Goya's notebook. Its $5 menu, offered daily from 5 to 9 p.m., features smoky mezcal margaritas, fruity Palomas and old-fashioneds made with Irish tequila. But the best deal of all is on Tuesday nights, when the bar offers free tacos after 10 p.m. Catered by the Silver Lake street vendor Last Call Tacos, its version of Taco Tuesdays is an eight-year tradition celebrated with '80s punk tunes by DJ Sweet Caroline and margarita specials, to wash down all that gratis al pastor. —Jennifer Swann

5922 N. Figueroa Blvd., Highland Park, 90042. (323) 255-6871, lacuevitabar.com.

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