Ocho feels like a tapas bar should: a crowded, informal neighborhood place, stuffed onto a street corner and easy to miss. Get the garlicky gambas, warm plates of octopus with white beans and chorizo, and pan con chocolate (a dessert-toast that goes from sweet to salty to spicy in a magical manner). The bar’s specialty is a $10 añejo margarita (which is worth it), but decent wines may be had for cheap.
2325 NW Market St,
Hours: Daily 4 pm-2 am
Bar/Happy Hour, Late-Night Dining, Romantic
Happy Hour, Snacks Available, Outdoor Seating
Cocktail Lounge, Neighborhood Joint
Daily 4-6 pm ($3 menu, $2 off house cocktails).