This comfortable neighborhood joint across the street from Pok Pok does happy hour right. For one, it offers the price special twice a day, in the early evening and then again after 10. And for two, the cost of its amazingly delicious burger, best ordered medium rare, plummets from $11 to just $5. With a small seating area and deep red walls decorated with interesting local art that changes every month, the Matchbox is casual, unpretentious and quite cozy. You’ll soon find yourself, like me, visiting twice a week. CHRISTINA COOKE.
What to drink: The Apollo, “Stoli vodka, housemade ginger limeade, angostura bitters and mint.”
Happy hour: Cheap food 4-6 pm and after 10 pm daily, and all day on Sundays.