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Lowering the Bar: 5 Places to Drink For Cheap (or Free) This Week

Each week, we bring you our top picks for the best places to booze on the cheap in SF.

 

1. SF Vegan Drinks: With all the rules and regulations that go into being a vegan, alcoholic beverages are typically a safe choice, which is probably why we see so many vegans downing them on a regular basis. Network with fellow vegans (or try out the lifestyle) at this special happy hour, which will feature $5 alcoholic root beer floats and $1 vegan "hot dogs." Just be sure not to drink so much that you find yourself suggesting late-night pizza or burritos. (Thursday, May 27, 6-8 pm, at Martuni's, 4 Valencia St., Upper Market.)

2. Victory Hour: The online reputation service Reppify is sponsoring a Thursday happy hour at Harlot, where they'll be promoting the act of "taking credit for something you didn't do." Drink specials remain unidentified, but with a company involved, it's safe to say that they'll be around-- unless someone wants to take credit for cancelling them, in which case all bets are off. (Thursday, May 27, 6-9 pm, at Harlot, 46 Minna St., SOMA.)

3. House Party: The charity SF Family House is sponsoring an event at 111 Minna with two components: an early-evening happy hour and a late-evening jazz-party. The happy hour features $4 wells, $3 drafts, and $5 wine; the late event costs a suggested $20 donation to the charity (which supports children with cancer and their families), and includes a free drink ticket. (Thursday, May 27, happy hour 5-7 pm, event at 8:30 pm, at 111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna St., SOMA.)

4. Destroy Your Liver: Yelp's weekly happy hour can be found this week at Whiskey Thieves, where they'll be dishing up $3 draft beers and well drinks, a $7 shot-and-a-beer combo, and $1 draft beers with a pour of whiskey. There's also a market across the street that will be offering to-go Mexican food, according to the organizers. And there will be Yelpers in their natural habitat, whatever that's worth. (Friday, May 28, 6:30-8 pm, at Whiskey Thieves, 839 Geary St., Tenderloin.)