What: $4 well cocktails, $5 sours, $5 glasses of wine, $2 PBR, Bud and Bud Light and $2 off draft beers
When: Mon–Fri 5–8pm
Why we love it: A three-hour happy hour is a generous happy hour, and the Blackbird bartenders are equally liberal with the booze. Though you can guzzle cheap beer, if that’s your pleasure, regulars belly up for $5 whiskey sours and $4 greyhounds, both made with fresh-squeezed juice. Because of its crossroads location, the scene is just right: less tech-flooded than SoMa, less crowded than Hayes Valley and less scene-y than neighboring Castro bars.