Edge of Belmont, 3350 SE Morrison, 971-230-3343, daily 4-6:30 pm, 10 pm-midnight, $1.50 PBR, all other beers $2-3, $3 wells, $3 food

New bar promises "eclecticism and good music."

Side Door, 425 SE Washington, 233-8553, daily 4-6 pm, 10 pm-midnight, 20-ounce beers for the price of a pint

Friendly, easily overlooked little watering hole serves beer, wine, and pretty darn good food.

Teardrop Lounge, 1015 NW Everett, 445-8109, Mon-Fri 4-7 pm, $5 cocktail specials, $4 sangria

The fanciest cocktails around, on the (relative) cheap.

The Galaxy, 909 E Burnside, 234-5003, cheap drink menu Mon-Fri 11 am-8 pm, weekends 5-8 pm

Karaoke, mediocre Chinese food, and... oh yeah, karaoke!