The Place: Van Goghz Martini Bar & Bistro (3200 Shenandoah Avenue; 314-865-3345)
The Hours: Happy hour is offered Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.
The Deals: $2 off martinis, $1 off beer, $3 shots, $4 bombs and $2 off appetizers.
The Scene: Van Goghz occupies a corner at a cross-section between south city neighborhoods, offering up hot eats and an ample selection of beer and spirits to sip on. True to its art-themed moniker, colorful paintings of people adorn the walls of the two dining rooms, with a glistening semi-circle of a bar to tie it all together.
The Food: The happy-hour deal applies to everything on Van Goghz's appetizer menu except for its "olive flight." Options include a "spud bouquet," sliders, stuffed portabellas, stuffed peppers, a cheese-sampler plate, crab cakes, chicken wings, hummus, potato skins, spinach-artichoke dip and edamame.
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