Sometimes you're in the mood to skip the weekend's amateur hours and pony up with the professionals. Morning bars are just the spots. Here's a list of places to tie one on just a coupla hours past sunup.
1. The Hut
. Though the bar reads "package store," the place attracts more than drunks. When I stopped by the other night, some industry folks put back a few, a bike posse played a few rounds of shuffleboard, a trannie couple made out, and a gaggle of drunk girls belted tunes from hip hop's golden age. Though I'm guessing it's not so animated at 7 a.m., there's always the owner Zero (aka Larry Zimmerman) to entertain you.
2. Rock Hard Tacos
: Sex up your tacos at this Southern California-inspired joint with a selection of breakfast tacos and burritos to pair with an 8 a.m. brew.
3. Bahia Cabana Beach Resort Bar
: Who can resist a 7 to 11 a.m. happy hour by the beach? Sounds like the place for sipping a pina colada, reading the Sunday New York Times
and getting an eyeful.
4. Riverside Market.
I can't say enough
good things about this place, which, incidentally, opens at 7 a.m. daily. Hard liquor fans, you're out of luck, but with 200 beers, a handful of ciders, and a solid selections of wines, you're bound to find something to please you.
5. Elbo Room
. Sleep in until 10 a.m. and join the touristas for opening hour at this iconic watering hole.
What have I missed? The criteria are that they're open before 11 a.m. and I'm not the only one there.
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