Easygoing Crowd, Plenty of Elbow Room at Lush Lounge

The place: Lush Lounge, 1221 Polk (at Fern), 771-2022

The hours: Mon.-Fri., 3-7 p.m., Sat.-Sun. noon-7 p.m.

The deals: Cans of Tecate and PBR $2, Sycamore Lane wines by the glass $3, glasses of champagne $4, shot of well whiskey with a PBR back $5, specialty cocktails $5-$6. No eats.

The digs: The post-relocation Lush is roomy, even at the peak of Thursday happy hour, when the place is well-peopled with a mix of after-work Dockers-wearers, groups of gals downing $4 champagne, and a multi-generational mix of gay guys. There's a tall concrete fireplace with a vaguely Goth gargoyle motif, a mezzanine for mostly inconspicuous crowd surveys, and the kind of loftlike dimensions that keep a place from feeling cramped. A 21st-century update of the classic fern bar.

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