Drago Centro: Aperitif Hour

When Drago Centro first opened, they didn’t have a happy hour but I’ve spent a lot of time at their bar. I’ve yet to actually do a sit-down meal (though I’ve done dineLA for lunch– at the bar).

cerignola olives

What brings me back to their bar so often? The discounted cocktails are well-made and the bites are delicious. The latest bar menu features pizzas, wonderful Kobe sliders and various bruschettas. Sadly, my favorite cerignola olives that were once complimentary are now $3 on the menu but it’s a $3 I’ll gladly pay.

la pizza alla salsiccia

kobe sliders

Last Friday, I discovered these great mortadella sandwiches made with their delightful bread rolls (normally served with their charcuterie plate).

il gnocco fritto farcito

They are the perfect little sandwiches to go with the drinks. I fell in love with their lychee cocktail but it’s no longer available on the bar menu (they can still make it though). These days, I’m drinking their Ward 8s and Hemingway Daiquiris.

Ward 8

Hemingway's Daiquiri

With happy hour prices ranging from $3-$9 and free valet or four hours free  parking (after 5 p.m.), why haven’t you gone to Drago Centro yet?