Radio Room, 1101 NE Alberta, 287-2346, daily 3-6 pm, $2-5.50 food menu

Nestled in the Alberta District, Radio Room's haunted industrial façade may scare the bejesus out of you until you saunter in to suck down their frugal happy hour menu. Cheap, snooty bar fare and potent libations can be consumed on the heated rooftop patio, and preemptive cynicisms should be left at the door. RJP

Red Room, 2530 NE 82nd, 256-3399, daily 4-8 pm plus all day Tues, $2.75 well, $3 micros, 50 cents off apps, $1 off entrées

If you find yourself WAAYY out on NE 82nd, and are in the mood for a rock 'n' roll-dipped head rush before a showcase of local and touring bands, Red Room may be your bag. Factor in Tom and Shane's All-Night Happy Hour on Tuesdays, and suddenly 82nd seems a drunkard's mirage. RJP

Rontoms, 600 E Burnside, 236-4536, Mon-Fri 4:30-6:30 pm, $3 food menu, $3 well drinks

The wide-open airiness of Rontoms provides a warehouse-chic ambiance for all your happy hour imbibing needs, with a small but well-stocked bar, curiously attractive servers, and '70s auto shop sheen. If the weather's right, belly up to the back patio picnic tables and delight in Scandinavian-themed pub grub. RJP

Rose and Thistle Pub, 2314 NE Broadway, 287-8582, daily 4-6 pm & 11 pm-1 am, $2.50 microbrews & well drinks

Connoisseurs of fine Scottish pubs rejoice! If darts, thick craft brews, and a horde of gangly old Scots slushing around frothy beer and fluffy beards sounds like your kind of haunt, Rose and Thistle is right up your kilt. RJP