by Allie Pape - 10 Reviews - 45 List
With most people working longer hours than ever, it's lame that happy hour continues to occupy such an early time slot--usually ending at 7pm. Luckily, there are plenty of SF bars and restaurants with late-night happy hours and all-night specials that are sure to please those who can't start drinking when five o'clock rolls around.
Updated: February 17, 2010
This fancy-pants wine bar in SoMa makes an effort to court a late-night industry crowd with a drink-deal that puts even dive bars' to shame. After 10pm, a Kronenbourg is $3 and a shot of Fernet is only a buck. Want to go a little more upscale? A daily-selected red and white wine are each $6 per glass.
We don't know how they manage to stay in business giving away everything this cheap, this often, but every night is happy hour (4:30pm-close) at this SoMa Mexican joint, with $2 tacos, $3 drafts, and $5 margaritas and mojitos in all kinds of flavors.
They aren't on a set schedule, but Tuesdays are often $2 Tuesdays at this leather boothed Tendernob lounge, with cocktails, beer, and small bites going for a pair of Washingtons until midnight. The deal is irregular, but if it's on, their website will have the info under "Calendar."
This Mid-Market club does happy hours as regularly as the rest of us brush our teeth (but with slightly more variety). On Monday and Wednesday, it's $3 drafts and wells. Tuesday brings $3 Bud Light and $4 shots of Jameson, and Thursday, $5 Jager bombs. All of these deals run until 11pm, except for Thursday's, which goes all night.
Alcatraz-bound tourists swarm Butterfly by day, but when the Rock's revelers dry up, this Embarcadero restaurant transforms into a late-night cocktail lounge. On Fridays and Saturdays from 10pm to 12pm, they offer $3 beers and $5 top-shelf cocktails and wines by the glass.