Drink Deals in San Francisco for Under $3 for Every Weekday

Jessica Nemire

Drink Deals in San Francisco for Under $3 for Every Weekday

San Francisco is home to lots of amazing drink deals and happy hours. This list doesn’t contain absolutely every single one of the drink deals San Francisco has to offer, because that would be impossible, but here are some of our favorites under $3, as well as some of the city's best free dance parties. Cheers!

Brief note: Pacific Tradewinds Hostel encourages having a good time and letting loose, but we also encourage staying safe. Please remember to eat dinner before you go out, pace yourself, and drink lots of water. We have free ramen and PB&J sandwiches available 24/7

We also encourage leaving the hostel in a group, with your new hostel friends, and coming back together at the end of the night. Not only is it safer to leave and come back in a group, but it's a whole lot more fun. (And cheaper, if you're splitting a Lyft or taxi!). While this is not a complete list of safety precautions, it's a start. Remember - decisions regarding safety is everytraveler's personal responsibility.


Monday

 

Every Monday, El Rio offers $2 Tecates all day and all night long, with no cover charge. On sunny days and less-cold evenings, go hang out in their patio with your $2 Tecate and sip and lounge to your heart’s content.

 

Q Bar in the Castro has $2 well drinks starting at 9 p.m. until close at 2 p.m. If you like your $2 drinks while shaking your booty to some Britney, then this is the place for you. It’s cash only, so make sure you bring some. There is also a $5 cover charge at 9 p.m.

 

Tuesday

 

After 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, The Edge in the Castro has $1 well cocktails to satisfy even the brokest Tuesday partiers. Remember to pace yourself!

 

If dollar cocktails sound too ambitious for a Tuesday, check out the Sunset District’s beloved neighborhood bar The Riptide instead for $2 Bud Lights on draught after 7 p.m. If you stick around until 8:30, you’ll be able to enjoy their free karaoke night too, which is pretty popular and runs until 12:30. Rumor has it that our Online Community Manager Jessica once sang “Milkshake” by Kelis in her cow onesie at the Riptide once. There is apparently video evidence. If she’s feeling nice, maybe she’ll share.

 

Wed

 

Feel like dancing in the middle of the week? If so, you’re in luck!

 

If you RSVP for the weekly event Housepitality at the Folsom St. club F8, you’ll get free entry before 11 p.m. and the chance to dance to live house music DJs. If you RSVP and are inside the club before 9 p.m., you’ll also be able to enjoy free champagne from 9 until 10. You might have to mention the Housepitality discount, but we think that’s a small price to pay for free champagne on a Wednesday.

If you prefer hip-hop to house music, head back to QBar for their Wednesday party “Bump,” which features $1 well drinks from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. and ditches the Britney for Biggie.

 

Thursday

 

Would you believe that there’s a bar that offers shots of whatever you want for $1? The aptly named Would You Believe Cocktail Bar offers $1 shots from 10 p.m. until midnight every Thursday. The deal only runs for two hours. When it hits midnight, if you aren't ready to go home yet, you can walk the 9 minutes to Ireland's 32 for their weekly hip-hop dance party. No cover!

Pro tip: ask your bartender for water so that you’ll still be able to wake up and party again on Friday. It would be a shame to lose a day in our beautiful city to a hangover!

Friday

 

Every Friday, head to the North Beach lounge Monroe for “Battle of the Decades.” Every hour, dance to music from a different decade while enjoying ridiculously cheap drink deals.

 

From 5 until 6, they spin 60s music and serve beers and cocktails for $1. From 6 until 7, they spin 70s music and serve beers and cocktails for $2. And so on and so forth until 10 p.m. It’s cash only, and it gets VERY crowded, so plan accordingly.

 

Every weekday

 

Every single day of the week (Saturday and Sunday too!), you can head to the new Portuguese restaurant Piri Pica between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. for $3 beers. Can’t really beat that!

 

The Taco Shop at Underdog’s has $3 Tecates from 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. Monday-Friday. However, on Tuesday, you can get this great deal from 4:30 until the restaurant closes at midnight.

 

Lastly, but definitely not least, the Rite Spot is the “rite” spot for $3 pints of beer from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. every Monday-Thursday.

 

Cheers to new friends, new cities, and having fun on a budget!

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