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Any good happy hour places around the finanical district?

lobsterlover Sep 21, 2007 02:01 PM

We're getting tired of the same Fuzio's happy hour and wanted to find out if there were any others to check out. Thanks.

  1. osho Sep 21, 2007 02:08 PM

    Check these threads.


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      Concetta Sep 21, 2007 02:33 PM

      Yesterday, on the way to the Y, I noticed a $5 martini and complementary appetizer special at Faz on Steuert Street. Just a short walk from Fuzio.

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        david kaplan Sep 21, 2007 02:47 PM

        Just had another very good lunch at Paladar Cafe Cubano. They now advertise a Cuban tapas happy hour on Thursdays and Fridays. We though the plantains and fried yucca were exceptionally good today (and I was not enamored with their plantains last time I visited).

        Paladar Cafe Cubano
        329 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94108

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        1. re: david kaplan
          chutney Sep 21, 2007 02:58 PM

          how about bix - they used to do lovely happy hour nibbles - not cheap but not extortionate either....

          1. re: chutney
            psb Sep 23, 2007 01:14 AM

            i googled around a bit to see if there were any deatail on the BIX HH but
            didnt notice anything obvious. anybody know some details off the top of
            their head? days of the week/approx hrs? drink specials? food options?

            of the "nicer" happy hrs i like two, although it ends early and you may need
            to pump the meters a few time and it's hard to get continguous seating for
            a larger group.

            thumbs down for maya HH from me.

            how is macarthur park HH these days?

            1. re: psb
              Concetta Sep 23, 2007 09:08 AM

              I believe the SF MacArthur Park has closed.

          2. re: david kaplan
            Robert Lauriston Sep 21, 2007 02:59 PM

            Did Paladar get its beer and wine license? Are they staying open past 3pm?

            1. re: Robert Lauriston
              david kaplan Sep 21, 2007 03:24 PM

              They offered us beer or wine at lunch and made a big point of it (in a nice way). Their happy hour is 3-7 pm Thursday & Friday I think. Not sure if the full menu is available then or just a tapas menu.

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            lobsterlover Oct 6, 2007 08:38 PM

            Thanks for all the info, I checked out Palador, it only has tapas on Thurs and Fridays and only open for lunch Mon thru Wed. Alittle to pricy for what you got.

            1. Lori SF Oct 7, 2007 10:04 AM

              Frisson- this got so popular have not been for a long time.
              Bong Su- 4-6:30 1/2 off on the starter menu
              Two- had $2.00 bar bites not sure if this is still going on
              Alfred's Steakhouse- small plates for 5.00 and good well drinks $3-4.50
              The Cigar Bar & Grill- very popular I have never been

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              1. re: Lori SF
                lobsterlover Oct 8, 2007 05:08 PM

                Thanks, I'll check it out and let you know.

                1. re: lobsterlover
                  lobsterlover Oct 19, 2007 10:11 AM

                  Two has $2 (very) small bar bites from 4-6 and the menu changes daily. I didn't care for the liverwurst on brown bread, but the two tiny crab cakes were tasty. They do not have alot of choices for appetizers on their happy hour menu, but the best deal is the 300 ml house wine for $5. I could barely ride my bike home after that. It's not advertised, but instead of a glass of house wine for the same price you can get 2 1/2 glasses. But, who's counting.

                  Maya's happy hour is okay, you get a tiered platter of free appetizers, 8 chips w black bean dip and one tiny tamale, one quesadilla and the fruit muddled Mojitos are $5, but I was still hungry.

              2. tvham Oct 19, 2007 10:18 AM

                Enrico's has a happy hour on Mon-Wed if you don't mind the trek to North Beach...I believe it's $3 draft beer and well drinks, $7 pizzas and a few appetizers for $3 or so.

                1. itsolivia Oct 19, 2007 03:49 PM

                  Palio has amazing free gourmet pizza when you order two drinks at happy hour. they have this excellent one with mushrooms and truffle oil.

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                    jdinsf Oct 19, 2007 04:19 PM

                    Cha-ya $4 sushi rolls, $6 martinits/wine/champagne/beer + specialty drink 5-7
                    Faz $5 Martinis, free homemade potato chips, salsa, other misc. treats 5-7
                    Mexico DF $5 Mojitos, margaritas, beer, etc. + comped botanas (small) 4-6
                    Cosmo $6 Cosmos, $5 wells, $4 drafts (miller light) $4 wine + apps in the $5-7 range 5-7
                    Maya $5 mojitos, ritas, drafts + free botanas+ $5-6 apps 5-7
                    Chevys (yes I know) $3 well drinks, $3 all apps+ free chips and salsa 4-7

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                    1. re: jdinsf
                      foodiegrl Oct 19, 2007 05:52 PM

                      Not FiDi, per se, but Zuppa has a great little Friday happy hour:
                      Sandwiches & small plates from $1.50-3.00
                      Select house cocktails are only $5. Get there early, as the bar is tiny!

                      1. re: jdinsf
                        Lori SF Oct 21, 2007 07:18 PM

                        I really do not like Maya the food is horrible, I think it could be the same type of food as a Chevys and I would think Chevys would be less money.

                        1. re: Lori SF
                          psb Oct 21, 2007 07:48 PM

                          >I really do not like Maya the food is horrible,
                          i havnt had a full meal there, but when it comes to the free happy hour
                          snacks, i think they are close to a zero. and if you factor in the calorie hit,
                          not worth eating. and exciting HH liquid offerings dont make up for the
                          lacking solids.

                          given the proximity of TWO, no reason to go to Maya at all in my book.

                          ok tnx.

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                        lobsterlover Dec 14, 2007 11:52 AM

                        Just went to Palomino's with some co-workers last week, great happy hour food, but the service was the worse we've ever encountered. $5 pizzas and $5 drinks (eg. mojitos)
                        before 6 p.m., but we tried getting the waitress attention for 1/2 an hour to order and
                        waited another 1/2 hour for her to come back to let us know that they couldn't make a Ramos Fizz. AND, another 40 minutes before we were served. Do not order the fried calamari either - Fuzio's is better and cheaper for the price.

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