Fantastic vegan happy hour!
Posted on 06 / 28 / 2013
I went here two days in a row for happy hour (4pm-6pm M-F) and was extremely pleased both times. The happy hour menu is dirt cheap ($1, $2, and $3 options.) yes, the portions are slightly smaller than they might be other hours, but they're delicious, and filling when you have a few.
over two days, I had:
roasted red pepper hummus
mushroom slider (with Daiya substituted)
The bar menu is solid, with various happy hour specials. Every day a local beer from Atwater Street Brewing is $2.50 for a pint(!) and there are a couple other draft options.
The staff is very friendly (perhaps because they're bellied up to the bar drinking a fair bit.)
The front part feels slightly fancier, while the back part is more bar/cafe. Outside seating also available.
Know that you have to enter from the east side of the building (the alley side on the west has a sign, but the door is locked.)
Unfortunately when you walk out you see a good chunk of the staff smoking in the alley -- I sure hope they wash their hands better than the other reviewer experienced. And one server was holding his cigarette while working over the water filling station and garnishes. He didn't wash his hands before talking to customers, though I don't know if he handled food without washing his hands. (Seriously, management, you need to work this one out.)
I'd definitely go back. The prices are slightly higher when it's not happy hour, but I'd be happy to pay those.
Updated from previous review on Friday June 28, 2013
happy hour, vegan comfort food, friendly staff
staff smoking profusely in alley, server cigarettes over water station, entrance a little hard to find