Cheap Bevs: Your Tax Day Cocktails

Raise a toast without digging too wallet-deep.

While ornaments might symbolize Christmas and pumpkins Halloween and trees Arbor Day and hearts Valentine's, there's one thing we see oodles of come April 15: dollar signs.

No mystery there: Under-the-wire tax-filers are queuing up at their local mailbox to mail the necessary forms, and payments, if necessary, before the clock tick-tocks to midnight.

Which means that a few local restaurants are at the ready with specials that reflect the Tax Day's deep dive into the dollar sign pool. Find a designated driver -- perhaps friend who wrapped up her taxes at the end of January -- and find your perfect April 15 sip. Deals are on the offer at places like...

La Dolce Vita: It so happens to be the 100th birthday of Beverly Hills this week, and the Italian old-schooler near Santa Monica and Wilshire Boulevards has a 100th martini to mark the occasion. And to give people who've paid their taxes a break: The drink's a buck. You can buy two, between 6 and 9 p.m., on April 15, if you buys some food, too. 

The Whisper Lounge: The Grove cocktail-y hangout is marking a decade, and, indeed, that translates into 10-cent martinis from 5 to 8 p.m. on April 15. Gotta purchase food, but given that up to two martinis is part of the special, we imagine you'd want to.

Plan Check Kitchen + Bar: If the mailbox you visit happens to be near the Fairfax District or Little Osaka, then make for this eatery next, which is offering a gin-based Income Tax Day Cocktail ($4.15 is the date-perfect price).

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