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Jul 17, 2007 09:14 AM

Thurday Happy hours & Cheap Eats

My hubby & I are going to the city for the weekend. Any good happy hours for Thursday? We're also interested in any cheap eats. We love ALL ethnic foods.

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  1. TWO has happy hour every weekday 4-6pm, small plates $2.

    Schroeder's has happy hour Thursday and Friday 5-7pm, free food--meatballs are very good, french fries and fried(?) chicken not great.

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      Forgot the links:

      22 Hawthorne St., San Francisco, CA 94105

      Schroeder's Cafe
      240 Front St, San Francisco, CA 94111

    2. Stumbling Donkey website tracks and maps happy hours in SF. There are currently 78 places noted.

      The places high on my list to try ..

      - Cafe Arguello half priced sangria, beer. $2 Tapas.
      - Ponzu Cocktails specials, 50 cent dim sum
      - Jade Bar $2 Draft beers and well cocktails
      - Palio d'Asti Free pizza with two drink purchase
      - Alfred's Steakhouse ... who knew ... $3.50 well drinks & house wine, food specials

      A few they missed

      Hog Island Oysters happy hour Monday and Thursday night happy hour from 5pm to 7pm, $1 oysters and $3.50 pints.

      Tokyo Go Go happy hour. $3 hand rolls and $2 Kirin pints

      Chaya.$4 happy hour menu

      McCormick & Kuleto's happy hour served with a view of the Bay - $1.99 appetizers with dirink purchars which includes a $1.99 burger

      Bacar happy hour - oysters and cocktails ... double check this since staff change

      Celia's happy Hour: Food like quesodilla, tacquito, and nachosare free with the purchase of a drink

      Dell'uva in North Beach has a $9 cheese plate with a choice of up to 5 cheeses

      Check out funcheapSF at yahoo groups

      I haven't tried these so, others will need to verify how good or bad. I just have them noted.

      I'm not going to put the links in because for my own preference, I'm only link to reports that have substantial reports about a place.

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      1. re: rworange

        Happy hour at Chaya is fun. View of the bay bridge, sushi and small plates, very reasonable prices. However the hours vary, depending on the day of the week. I can't find the info on their website, so you might want to call ahead.

        1. re: Glencora

          I like Chaya too.

          Chaya Brasserie
          132 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105

        2. re: rworange

          I love that Hog Island happy hour, the oysters are always great, and the view (if you get one of the tables with one) is lovely. Warning, though: get there at 4:45 if you don't want to have to wait for a while. Also, it's not that all of the oysters are $1, they pick one kind to be $1 for each happy hour.

          1. re: JasmineG

            Sorry, tried to link to the place but that seems not to be working right now.

            1. re: JasmineG


              Hog Island Oyster Bar
              Ferry Building,, San Francisco, CA 94111

            2. re: JasmineG

              Thanks for the info! I know we'll be checking out the Hog Island happy hour. How do you beat $1 oysters?!

              1. re: katiesmail209

                The Hog Island happy hour is a nightmare. Its beyond crowded, the staff bitchy and the wait is unbearable. Its not worth it for me which is good for the rest of you.

                1. re: larochelle

                  Thanks for confirming what I've always expected. A friend has tried forever to get me to go and I have never said yes because of this.

                  1. re: larochelle

                    Bacar has $1 oysters and half price beers on Thursdays and Fridays - 4 PM to 6 PM, check the exact times though.

                    1. re: osho

                      Bacar offers the happy hour only on Fridays from 4 PM to 6 PM. has some outdated information on their website.

                      1. re: osho

                        That being said, Bacar is a moving target in terms of hours. I don't think I've seen a restaurant that changed its hours as much. Usually it is the lunch or happy hour.

                        1. re: rworange

                          Also the information listed for 'Blue Pointe' is wrong on

                    2. re: larochelle

                      I've gone during happy hour before and it wasn't that bad at all. Of course, it probably helped that I showed up around 4:45. But in any case, the staff was fine when I visited three Thursdays ago.

                    3. re: katiesmail209

                      Scott Howard has a great happy hour and also has $1 oysters. They come nicely presented with good asian-y mignonette. Also $5 drinks and a good cheap tomato soup with grilled cheese strips for $7:

                      happy hour
                      tuesday thru friday 5 - 7pm
                      $5 specialty cocktails
                      $2 bottled beer
                      $3 well drinks
                      $1 oysters on the half shell

                      500 jackson street.

                        1. re: Robert Lauriston

                          And this thread is from July 2007, which is why the information is old.

                          1. re: Atomica

                            I skimmed the rest of the topic and it seemed otherwise up to date, so I didn't bother mentioning that.

                  2. re: rworange

                    Can anyone tell me about Chaya's happy hour food? The menu does look swell, but what are the prices like?

                    1. re: sixelagogo

                      We shared spicy tuna rolls (4.00), ahi crostini on risotto cake (6.50), crispy seafood cigars on scattered greens (6.00), and beef skewers with "spicy" peanut sauce (7.50). Didn't really like the risotto cake, but everything else was good, though nothing was particularly spicy. Service was friendly. A good value, especially with the live jazz on Sundays.