Aura, 1022 W Burnside St, 597-2872

$4 well and $3 menu, 4:30-6 pm Wed-Sun

Club-like atmosphere with dive bar prices.

Bluehour, 250 NW 13th, 226-3394, Cheap eats ($1-7), $3 beer, $4 wells, Mon-Fri 4:30-6:30

Fondue, meat and cheese plate, Caesar salad, pizza margherita made by a fancy chef and enjoyed in luxurious surroundings with beautiful people.

Crow Bar, 3954 N Mississippi, 280-7099

$1.50 PBR, $2.50 micros, 3-8 pm everyday

Even during regular hours, you can get a glass of wine for $3 and smoke cigarettes like crazy.

Dan & Louis' Shucking Room, 208 SW Ankeny, 227-5906

$1.95 menu and oysters abound, 4-6 pm Mon-Fri

Oysters are an aphrodisiac.

Jax Bar/Restaurant, 826 SW 2nd, 228-9128

$3 cocktails/micros,$2.75 pizza, shrimp/artichoke dipMon-Fri 3-6 pm & 10 pm-close; Sunday all day

The garage door is open on sunny days, and the restaurant attracts a mixed crowd of business folk and just regular peeps who enjoy a deal.

Tonic Lounge, 3100 NE Sandy, 238-0543

$1 PBRs & $2.50 wells 4-8 pm daily

Ignore the sun. Enjoy the dark.