The place: The Cosmopolitan, 121 Spear (at Mission), 543-4001
The hours: Mon.-Fri., 3:30-7 p.m. (Belgian Beer Garden Fri. 3-7 p.m.) [Note: The Cosmopolitan is closed today for the Memorial Day holiday.]
The deals: $3 Budweisers, $4 well drinks, $5 house wines, $6 cosmos, and $3-$8 bar snacks, plus $4 Belgian beers on Fridays
The digs: The Cosmo's noisy four-sided bar is Rincon Center's party central, and by 3:32 p.m. it's thrumming with high-fiving Dockers-wearing dot-commoners of both genders, smoothing their plumage, swilling the titular cocktail, and making the scene in general. Comfy window seating and attractive amber-beige surroundings.