Barbarella, the Silver Lake bar that tends to fill up with people who don't live in Silver Lake (what is L.A.–speak for “bridge and tunnel crowd”? Maybe “310s”?) is actually a welcoming spot at the blue-plate-special hour, when seats are plenty, the TVs show cheesy '80s videos you can actually hear, and the lovely tuna tartare is half price. Better still, the 10-ounce martinis are only 6 bucks and come in such silly versions as Key Lime Pie and Creamsicle. Try the Cucumber. 609 N. Hyperion Ave., Silver Lake. (323) 644-8000, happy hour daily 4-7 p.m.

—Libby Molyneaux

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