Description: A cozy, two-tiered neighborhood joint in Ballard.

Scene: A mingling of hipsters and friendly locals.

Decor: Velvety curtains, dusty chandeliers, and temporarily adorning the walls, a comprehensive collection of metal album covers (including the requisite depictions of blood-shrouded demons, lust-inducing glam-rock trannies, and loads of delightfully smutty women).

Happy hour: Daily 4–6 pm.

Happy-hour drink specials: $1 off wine, well drinks, or beer (Schlitz Lager, Maudite, Duvel, and many others), $2 off specialty cocktails ($4 Horse's Neck, made of rye whiskey and ginger beer; $5 Bloody Dog, with vodka, grapefruit juice; and more).