Kelly O

If you're like me, you've realized that holiday shopping—especially at a busy, crowded, chaotic place like the mall—feels so much nicer with at least a couple pre-shopping "booze-poppers" warming up your insides. But where's a good place to drink? Alderwood Mall's best kept secret is the Azteca Mexican Restaurant, just on the edge of the parking lot. The Azteca Bar has happy hour ALL DAY, EVERY DAY, and their house margarita is only $5.50. On Fridays, there's even karaoke from 9 p.m. to close. You might even forget to go shopping! Fuck it! recommended