While you may have picnics, BBQs, and beachside bonfires all lined up for the weekend, for those SoCal residents who want a more civilized cocktail hour, we present Napa Valley Grille’s Fourth of July Happy Hour. Over long weekend, head over to this Westwood eatery for some sliders and baby-back ribs, plus the ultimate patriotic sipper. Dubbed The Firecracker, this layered drink is meant to riff on the Bombpop Popsicle, albeit for the over-21 set. And at just $4 a pop, we promise this drink is just sophisticated and nostalgic enough to wet your whistle in true-blue style.
The Firecracker Cocktail, $4, available at Napa Valley Grille, 1100 Glendon Avenue (at Wilshire Boulevard); 310-824-3322. Happy hour from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. to midnight.