Belmont Inn, 3357 SE Belmont, 232-1998, $2 well drinks, $2.50 micro beers, 4-7 pm daily.

A cheap stiff drink staple, the Belmont is always a comfortable place to play pool and get drunk.

Club 21, 2035 NE Glisan, 235-5690, $2 wells Mon-Fri 4-6 pm & Sun 8 until close.

The reliable annex to the Mercury office, Club 21 hosts a bustling happy hour of people of all ages and, surprisingly, they make a mighty fine hamburger. You'll smell like grease and cigarettes when you leave, but it's worth it.

Delta Café, 4607 SE Woodstock, 771-3101, $3 well drinks, $1 off specialty cocktails 10 pm-12 am daily.

The best way to avoid the Delta's oppressive crowds is to show up late night and enjoy cheap drinks with your tasty Southern delights.

Holman's, 15 SE 28th, 231-1093, 4-7 weekdays, $2 wells, plus daily specials.

$2 wells--time to get loaded!

Jolly Roger, 1340 SE 12th, 232-8060.

Recently taken over by the Cheerful Tortoise folk, which is sort of annoying, but still a classic haunt.

50¢ off wells and drafts M-F 9-11 am & 4-7 pm

Shanghai Tunnel, 211 SW Ankeny, 220-4001, $1 off wells and drafts, 4-7 pm daily.

Hipster haven with great food to go with the cheap drinks. Try the tuna.

Squeez, 1403 SE Belmont, 239-5144, Mon-Sat 5-8 pm, happy hour all night on Mondays.

Squeez is a fun neighborhood spot with tons of fresh fruit drinks and cheap greasy apps.