Replacing queer hotspot Blue Parrot, Foggy Notion's no longer an official gay bar, but it's retained its clientele while expanding into a cozy neighborhood destination. The interior perfectly meshes dive and swank, with a luminescent bar stocked with fine liquor glowing into a basement-y seating area/dance-party floor that leads to a poorly covered patio. The pub grub is great, including badass Buffalo mozzarella balls ($5), while the drinks range from stiff wells to concoctions like the Lolita ($6), a nice blend of tequila and grapefruit. It may have gone partially back into the closet, but the Notion is still fabulous. AP KRYZA.
What to drink: The Foggy Vinny, which combines rum, OJ and other goodies to taste exactly like a Creamsicle.
Happy hour: $1 off specialty cocktails, 50 cents off wells and drafts 5-7 pm daily.
Entertainment: Pinball, video games, live music, DJs, touchscreen games, karaoke, trivia, board games, jukebox, "Gayborhood dance parties."