This classic, dark Hawthorne haunt is a great place to nurse that hangover.
Bridgeport Ale House, 3632 SE Hawthorne, 233-6540, happy hour food Mon-Fri 3-6 pm
Cheap food that isn't deep-fried, including a smoked salmon salad, a spinach and artichoke dip, a cheese quesadilla, and a hummus plate. Daily beer specials, too.
Bucket Brigade, 8012 SE Powell, 774-8953, $3 mixed drinks, $3 micros, $2 domestics, $4 huge nachos and other cheap eats, Sun-Thurs 4-6 pm
A welcoming sports bar with 13 televisions and a great patio if you need to escape.
Italian Joint, 3145 SE Hawthorne, 234-3004, $4 pasta bowl Tues-Thurs 4-6 pm, Fri-Sat 10-11 pm
Beyond the cheap food (which isn't much more expensive when it's not happy hour) the Joint offers a carafe of wine for a pittance.
No Fish, Go Fish, 3962 SE Hawthorne, 235-5378, $2 beers and wells Mon-Fri 5-6 pm and Fri 9-10 pm before Strip Jeopardy
If I mention that I, Katie Shimer, will be playing Strip Jeopardy this Friday with my friends Neona and Robin in a "catfight" game, does that mean I'm in love with myself?
Noir, 203 SE Grand, 231-2925, $1 PBRs, $3 wells, $2.50 cheap eats 5-9 pm daily
Stop by and check out this new incarnation of the Rabbit Hole--and for you DJs, there are open turntables available Tuesdays at 5 pm.
Triple Nickel, 3646 SE Belmont, 234-7215, $2.50 wells, $2 domestics, $3 micros 11 am-6:30 pm daily
A cheap place to drink the day away while you get progressively worse at bar games like pool and darts.