SF's 5 most essential new happy hours

Joe Starkey

According to our Instagram, everyone was in Tahoe last week, which means you're all gonna need to ease back into another weekend. Well, these five new happy hours should help (especially the one with giant-sized, competitive team Plinko).

Namu Gaji
Tue-Sun, 5-6:30pm
What: Free food happy hour!! The Namu Gaji dudes will be giving out free bar snacks like beef jerky, duck pate, and kimchi arancini, along with $3 pints and $2 shots of soju.
S&R Lounge
When: Wed, 5-7pm
What: Plinko Wednesdays! Get teams together to play everyone's favorite The Price Is Right game -- just in ginormous form. Literally, this thing covers an entire wall and uses a soccer ball. Prizes go to the winning team, the best costume, and the best team name. Oh, and PS, they have HH food/drink specials, too.
When: Wed, 7-10pm
What: Shuck 'N Jive happy hour! You just missed this weeks, but hit up next's for live jazz music, $1 oysters, $6 Pisco cocktails, and $30 Pisco punchbowls.
Fog City
When: Mon-Fri, 4-6pm
What: $1.50 oysters along with $7 cocktails/draft wine, and $10 shot-and-a-beer specials.
Stock in Trade
When: Wed, all night
What: To complement its already launched Prime Rib Thursdays, Stock in Trade has implemented all-night Bottle Shock Wednesdays, where every single bottle is half-off. Looks like you just became a sommelier.
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1. Namu Gaji 499 Dolores St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Once upon a time, three brothers opened a New Korean American restaurant in San Francisco and served up fare made from the ingredients harvested from their very own farm. People ate there and were pleased. The end.

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2. S&R Lounge 55 5th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

With a kickass cocktail list and food designed by Park Tavern/Marlowe chef Jennifer Puccio, S&R's a SOMA loungy bar in Hotel Zetta with an entire "Playroom" dedicated to childhood games made adult-size, like an enormous Plinko board that uses soccer balls (!).

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3. Bergerac 316 11th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Bergerac's a cocktail destination in SOMA, styled like a Southern French mansion and whipping up 'tails off of five separate menus for different tastes, as well as awesome bar snacks like tempura'd freezer-cured eggs.

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4. Fog City 1300 Battery St, San Francisco, CA 94111

FC doesn't seem to know just what it is yet, but damnit, it's got potential: it's open from 7am 'til 2am and boasts tons of unused space/vaulted ceilings, and a full bar with flat-screens and 12 taps.

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5. Stock In Trade 2036 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123

Stock In Trade is a Lombard spot from some of the dudes behind Wreck Room that's outfitted with Mexican floor tiles from the old La Barca space, porthole mirrors, and -- wait for it -- a half-size bocce ball court in the dining room. As far as food and drink is concerned, the Marina joint is serving up a menu of great American bar food, including sausage mac & cheese, pork spareribs, and grilled hanger steak. On top of all that, Stock In Trade is home to a killer brunch menu and an absolute ton of booze. What more could you want?

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