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Sluggers Bar & Grill

538 First Ave S, 654-8070

Description: Located near Qwest Field in Pioneer Square, Sluggers is the skinniest bar you've ever seen (the space it occupies used to be an alleyway).

Decor: A dense plastering of sports-broadcasting TVs and trillions of collectibles, most of them baseball-related.

How pro-baseball stars are different from us: They're all so lithe and cocksure (as evidenced by Sluggers' photo collection).

How pro-baseball stars are just like us: They take drugs for fun. (Dock Ellis threw a no-hitter while under the influence of LSD and amphetamines.) They use bullshit excuses to call in sick. (Chris Brown missed a game on the grounds that he'd strained his eyelid in his sleep.) They occasionally lapse into dementia. (While in the midst of a nightmare that he was crawling with spiders, Glenallen Hill crashed into a glass table and fell down the stairs.)

Happy hours: Mon–Fri 3–7 pm.

Happy-hour drink specials: $2 domestics (Miller Lite), $3 microbrews (Haywire Hefeweizen, Pike IPA), $3 well drinks.

Happy-hour food specials: Half-price appetizers, such as $3.65 onion rings and $3.65 popcorn shrimp. recommended