Los Angeles isn’t famous for happy hour, but The Cannibal is here to change that. Created by bike aficionados (the name itself is inspired by Eddie ‘Cannibal’ Merckx, a cyclist famous for many Tour de France victories), there’s even a complementary second beer for those who come in their riding gear. But let’s get to the best thing at The Cannibal: beer. Julian Kurland (recently elected Zagat 30 under 30), the beer sommelier, has selected over 450 beers from all over the world, and often changes the ones on tap. The restaurant is equipped with a “flux capacitor” a unique machine (there are only five in the world) which regulates the carbonation levels of each individual draft line of beer and cocktail. Happy hour is the best time to discover The Cannibal, with rosé bottles at $20, old-fashioned on tap and a multitude of unknown beers — and even free food! Make sure you also order the following: roasted peanuts, cacio e pepe chips, and the “everything” pretzel. If you’re still hungry, stay for dinner and discover Francis Derby’s (a David Chang and Willy Dufresne alum) head-to-tail butchering. The most impressive dish is indeed General Tso’s pig’s head, served with small pancakes like Peking duck. The meats (free of hormones and antibiotics, of course) are also available at the butcher shop next door: bulgogi sausages, terrines and cured meats from Biellese, i.e. the oldest salumeria in the country…

Where? 8850 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

When? Monday-Friday 11:30AM-3PM and 5.30-10PM, Saturday-Sunday 11:30AM-3PM and 5.30-11PM

What? thecanniballa.com

How? (310) 838-2783 or Resy

Style: Carnivore

Price: Small plates $9-15, Sausages $11-15, Larger meats $19-350

Neighborhood: Culver City

Best for: Happy Hour