533 SE Grand Ave., 230-7767, slowbar.net. 11:30 am-2:30 am Monday-Friday, 5 pm-2:30 am Saturday-Sunday.
A step up from My Father's Place next door, Slow Bar is perfect for late nights when you're still riding out that post-concert high but hankering for something more glamorous than a dive bar. The burger, which incorporates an onion ring, ($9.50) is worth every cent, and the Southern Fry hush puppies ($5.50 at happy hour) are the best in town. The towering clamshell booths and red lights offer intimacy for scheming or flirting, as long as you don't mind the fist-pumping rock music or casual service. STACY BROWNHILL.
What to drink: Gin and tonic.
Happy hour: $1 off all beers, $2.50 well drinks and $2.50-$5.50 food Monday-Friday.
Entertainment: Jukebox, Tic Tac Trivia.