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


1. UrbanDaddy's Pop-Up Wedding: We knew that the guys at UrbanDaddy liked typical guy stuff (sports, meat, booze), so we have to admit some surprise that they're turning Valentine's into an all-out celebration of matrimony. Couples can have an impulsive wedding, renew existing vows, or join the singles sipping on free champagne and fighting for the giveaway vibrators from Jimmyjane. Ah, love. RSVP here. (Sunday, February 14, 4-7 pm, at W Hotel, 181 3rd St., SOMA.)

2. Fillmore Fat Tuesday: Hot on the heels of their recent cocktail crawl, the Fillmore District restaurants are banding together once more to host a district-wide Fat Tuesday party. Special cocktails will be $6 at the various establishments, each of which will have its own live band and free sets of beads. Certain restaurants will also be offering Lousiana-style cuisine from gumbo to grits, to put the extra "fat" in the Tuesday. (Tuesday, February 16, 6 pm-12 am, at Fillmore District establishments: 1300 on Fillmore, Rasselas, Sheba Piano Lounge, Yoshi's, Fat Angel, Bruno's, and Gussie's Chicken and Waffles.)

3. Five After Five at Medjool: It's been a long time since we could shake off the little shudder we got every time we thought of Medjool, but the Mission's d-bag playground may have finally found a way to win us back. Every day from 5-7, they're offering $5 glasses of wine and $5 tapas in their lounge area. The early hour and non-roof location might just make up for the time we paid $12 for a watery gin-and-tonic and just managed to dodge a projectile-vomiting party girl. Keep it up, Medjool! (Daily, 5-7 pm, at Medjool, 2522 Mission St., Mission.)

4. Pisco's Carnival Wednesdays: The month of February is Carnival time in Brazil, and Pisco is celebrating by offering $5 caipirinhas every Wednesday for the rest of the month. If you're not familiar with the caipirinha, it's made with cachaca (a sugarcane liquor), muddled limes, and sugar, and is Portuguese for "I had no idea I could get this wasted from a single drink." Pisco offers a traditional or raspberry version. If you want something to soften the blow, you can also get a new drink-and-tapa pairing for $12, which is available four nights a week and changes weekly. (Caipirinhas: Wednesdays in February, 5-8 pm; Tapa and Drink Special: Monday-Thursday, all night, at Pisco Latin Lounge, 1817 Market St., Upper Market.)

5. Bottomless Wine Dinners at Circa: To be filed under "how on earth do they turn a profit," the Marina stalwart Circa is now offering a two-course meal with bottomless wine every Wednesday for $19. Yes, you read that right. Though we're not sure how long they can keep it up, it should be catnip for the locals, so often besotted with being sotted. (Wednesdays, 5:30-9 pm, at Circa, 2001 Chestnut St., Marina.)

Show Comments ()

Related Articles


Follow Us On