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50¢ Drinks While They Last at the LookOut on Tax Day

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Tax day looms on the horizon for a lot of people, but for people in the service industry, its passing is always highly anticipated.  Like giving things up for Lent and making new year resolutions, the months following Christmas and leading up to tax day inspire the average consumer to cut back on the nights out and boil pasta and hamburger meat at home instead of ordering Chinese.    Needless to say, in a city where most people’s supper is usually of the veg burrito variety, this frugality hardly lasts.

And the bars understand your predicament. They always do'

For example, the LookOut is pushing their Beat the Clock Thursday Happy Hour in recognition of the occasion.  Well drinks are 50¢ at 4:00 pm and go up 50¢ every half hour '˜til 8. The appeal, of course, is that if the IRS emptied your pockets once again, that you can at least pickle your sorrows for mere coins afterwards. The incremental rise in price and somewhat crowded environment may be a little too reminiscent of a government institution, though. Heated frenzy, clawing, the inevitable tea bag references- It’ll be like getting hammered at the post office'. a neon-hued, dimly-lit post office.

Beat the Clock Happy Hour
The LookOut
3600 16th Street (@ Market)
[Castro/ Eureka Valley]

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Stephen's early years were spent in a boxcar overlooking downtown Los Angeles. From there he moved around the state with his family before settling under the warm blanket of smog that covers suburban Southern California. Moving around led to his inability to stay in one place for very long, but San Francisco has been reeling him back in with its siren song since 1999.
By trade he pours booze, but likes to think he can write and does so occasionally for the SF Bay Guardian, Bold Italic and 7x7. He also likes to enjoy time spent in old eateries, bars and businesses that, by most standards, would have been condemned a long time ago.