This large Mission bar has everything a hipster could want: Cheap drinks, DJs, dance parties, an outdoor heated patio, a longer-than-normal happy hour, free oysters on Fridays, and a Bloody Mary bar Friday through Sunday (before 5). Start your weekend off early with a DIY Bloody Mary in the sun, followed by a two-dollar can of PBR and a few free oysters.
Three bucks for wells and drafts and a $5 16-ounce Bloody Mary are impressive enough, but what makes El Rio a fantastic happy hour option is its free Friday oyster feeds and Friday and Sunday barbecues. Head out to the lovely back patio with its arbors, palm trees, picnic tables, and Christmas lights, and join the party. The chicken is on the barbecue, the oyster man is a-shucking, and the inclusive, all-ages crowd is laughing, drinking, and listening to the music: a very San Francisco canvas.
Clocking in at seven hours, this is one long happy hour. Here's a breakdown of food and drink offered in case you can't hang the whole time every day.
Monday, Wednesday – Thursday