Drink up that sweet deal
Happy hours and cheap eats for you budget-conscious folk out there
Two-dollar wieners: On Tuesdays, Capitol Dawg offers $2 hot dogs and $2 Pabst Blue Ribbon and $2 scoops of ice cream from 5-8:30 p.m. Beat that, Costco dog! 1226 20th Street, (916) 444-1226, www.capitoldawg.com.
Define yuppie: Bistro 33 Midtown has a $3 menu from 4-7 p.m. on weekdays, with $15 mojito pitchers on Tuesdays. Try their House Cut Fries—saucy goodness. 16th and K streets, (916) 233-3633, www.bistro33.com.
Monkey knife fight! Rubicon Brewing Co. pours $2.50 beer on Tuesdays. Good luck trying to find a seat on the patio (if you do, save me one?). 2004 Capitol Avenue, (916) 448-7032, www.rubiconbrewing.com.
Bombs away: Nishiki’s $2 sake bombs on Mondays will have you forgetting all about Tuesday … and maybe even Wednesday. Wait, is that a good thing? 1501 16th Street, (916) 446-3629, www.nishikisushi.com.
Park it: Capitol Garage deals—with $1 off all pints/wine, $3 margaritas, $2.95-3.95 appetizers, $2.75 wells—on weekdays from 4-7 p.m. Just leave your car parked if you partake. 1500 K Street, (916) 444-3633, www.capitolgarage.com.
How primitive: Monkey Bar does $2 domestics and wells every friggin’ day from 3-7 p.m. Go bananas on that. 2730 Capitol Avenue, (916) 442-8490, www.paragarys.com.
Week starter: Hoppy Brewing Co.’s $3.25 pints and $12 pitchers on Mondays will kick-start your week. 6300 Folsom Boulevard, (916) 451-4677, www.hoppy.com.
Almost-free trade: Mercantile Saloon and its $1 drafts and $2.50 wells on Mondays through Fridays, 4-7 p.m., is about as fair trade as it gets. 1928 L Street, (916) 447-0792.
Not so cheese-y: Two drinks—wine, beer, whatever—and a pot of fondue for $22 at The Melting Pot. Better than nachos! 814 15th Street, (916) 443-2347.
Hung: Hangar 17 Bar & Grill’s “Thirsty Thursday” means $4 custom cocktails. As for a definition of “custom,” well, I’ll save that for the bartenders. 1630 S Street, (916) 447-1717, www.hangar17bar.biz.
River of beer? One of the only good spots for beer downtown, River City Brewing Company does 3-6 p.m., Monday-through-Friday $3.25 pints and wines—and no undertow. 545 Downtown Plaza, Suite 1115; (916) 447-2739; www.rivercitybrewing.net.
Stonin': Every day there are deals at Stoney Inn ($.25 beers anyone?) but Friday’s offerings are $5 prime rib, $3 Jack ’n’ Coke and $.50 Coors or Bud. You’ve never been so buzzed on four bucks. 1320 Del Paso Boulevard, (916) 927-6023, www.stoneyinn.com.
Faces on coins: On Wednesdays from 8 p.m. to midnight and on Fridays from 7-9 p.m., it’s $.80 cover, wells and drafts at Faces. That’s a good night of Washingtons and Jeffersons. 2000 K Street, (916) 448-7798, www.faces.net.
This is the stop: Free pool and two-for-one cocktails (a.k.a. half price for you P.E. majors) at The Depot all day on Mondays. Try not to knock in the eight ball. 2001 K Street, (916) 441-6823, www.thedepot.net.
Give you the shakes: Two-dollar vodka/Red Bulls on Thursdays until 9:30 p.m. at Shakers in Citrus Heights. Sans vodka if you’re driving back to the grid, chief. 5940 Sperry Drive, (916) 863-7465, www.shakerspub.com.