Drink Here Now: Sexy Happy Hour + Drink Deals for Rainy Days


Of course size matters. No one wants a small glass of wine.

SF Beer Week Cheat Sheet

Have you seen the SF Beer Week menu? It's absolutely overwhelming. Rather than spending the next six hours perusing hundreds of potential events to attend over the 10-day drinking marathon, simply follow this SF Beer Week itinerary. And if you see Scott Mansfield out and about during beer week, be sure to thank him for doing all the leg work. // Various locations, sfbeerweek.org

Wine Pairing Dinner at The Barrel Room

The Barrel Room's latest wine pairing dinner, slated for Thursday evening from 5 to 8pm, features special guest Cathy Corison from Corison Winery. Known as one of Napa Valley's most influential winemakers, she is one of the first women winemakers to gain substantial name recognition for her work. The four-course prix fixe menu will be prepared by Chef Manuel Hewitt and paired with Corison's wines for $125 per person. Seating is limited and reservations are required via reservations@barrelroomsf.com. // 415 Sansome Street, barrelroomsf.com

Sexy Happy Hour at Barbarossa

In preparation for Valentine's Day, Barbarossa has launched a sexy happy hour featuring bubbles, beer, grog and oysters. From 4 to 7pm, every Monday through Friday, enjoy $15 flights of three seasonal grogs or three sparkling wines, and $8 flights of three premium draft beers. Glasses of bubbles and red and white wine are offered for $7 each, and grogs are available individually for $8 a glass. You'll also find $1 oysters and a  rotating beer of the day for $4. // 714 Montgomery St., barbarossalounge.com

$7 Special at Spaghetti Bros.

Next time you're looking for an early evening nosh and beverages, stop by Spaghetti Bros in the Marina for $7 bites and booze. Every Monday through Thursday from 4:30 to 6pm, you'll find a condensed wine and cocktail menu along with a selection of bites for $7 each. Typical food items include toasted raviolis and marinara, fried mortadella finger sandwiches, and half dozen oysters on the half shell. $7 drinks include the house Negroni, the blood orange margarita, and The Imperfect Manhattan. // 3213 Scott St., spaghettibrossf.com

When it Rains, Palm House Pours

With lots more rain forecasted for the coming weeks, Palm House's "When it Rains, We Pour" promotion is welcome news. Any day, any time it's raining, they're offering $5 beers, $7 cocktails, and half off bottles of wine. There's only one catch: it must be raining at time of purchase. That should be easy. // 2032 Union St., palmhousesf.com

Send drinking suggestions to renee@grassrootspr.com.



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