I don’t hang out in the Union Square area often. It’s too loud and schizo for me between the tourists, the crackheads and the street performers gyrating to Michael Jackson songs and beating the shit out of trash cans. But one bar I will brave the thousands of Street Sheet hawkers for is Owl Tree. It’s not really much of a dive-y bar like most of those I frequent — in fact, it’s pretty cool, with its exposed brick walls, etched glass owl decorations and crotchety old bartender.
But the real draw of Owl Tree is the fact that during Monday through Friday happy hour, which runs from 4pm -7pm, they not only offer some FREE Chex-pub-mix thing, but near the back of the bar, set out on a golden platter looking all like it was set out by Jesus especially for you, is also FREE salami, cheese and crackers. Is anyone as excited about this as I am? No one stops you from going back, like, a bunch of times either. Drinks aren’t dirt cheap, but beers are pretty standard and you get $1 off during happy hour.
Another cool thing about Owl Tree is that there’s an awesome separate upstairs room that you can reserve for FREE on your birthday, your graduation, or for the celebration of your herpes test coming back negative. For FREE, why the fuck not?Owl Tree 601 Post St. (at Taylor) [Civic Center/Tenderloin] FREE snacks during happy hour (4pm-7pm M-F)
Photo by Yelper Bruce S.