No one should head straight home on any 80 degree San Francisco day. Brace yourself for this heat wave with a few choice happy hours to celebrate the end of the work day.
La Mar Cebicheria Peruana's got a sweeping view of the sunny bay and a happy hour to match. For a day like this, sip a cold $5 Pisco Sour or Caipirinha after work, where their specials on food and drinks last from 3 pm to 6 pm every weekday. Pier 1 1/2, (415) 397-8880
Chaya Brasserie's swanky happy hour lasts from 4 pm on weekdays and 5 pm on weekends until they close! Enjoy drink and food specials outdoors on the Embarcadero just a breath away from the Ferry Building. Try a Blood Orange Daiquiri or a Kentucky Lemon Tree for $5.50. Oysters are $2, and sushi rolls are $5. 132 Embarcadero, (415) 777-8688
The Ramp on China Basin's waterfront vista begs for one of their $4 mango mojitos or vodka raspberry lemonades during the restaurant's weekday happy hour from 5-7 pm. Tickle your tongue with their everyday happy hour eats too, like hearty $2 small plates on Mondays, taco Tuesdays with $3.50 Coronas, $1.50 oysters on Thursdays and more. 855 Terry Francois St., (415) 621-2378
Wild Side West in Bernal Heights has a labyrinthine outdoor patio that's a sunny jungle of plants, benches, statuettes and sculptures. Every single day of the week, their drink specials range from $2 Pabsts and $3 domestic bottles to giant $6 spiked Arnold Palmers. 424 Cortland Ave., (415) 647-3099
Medjool in the Mission is known for its soaring rooftop views and all-week-long happy hour, so head there after work to catch some rays and drink a glass of wine or beer for $5 from 5-7 pm. 2522 Mission St., (415) 550-9055