Best Happy Hour - Downtown

Bac Asian American Bistro & Bar

Happy hours with flair are the best kind, which means one serving pan-Asian favorites is on the top of everyone's list. Bac, which means "north" in Vietnamese, opened in February 2010 and quickly became a favorite in Tremont, the land of restaurants and bars. That means a lot of competition, but Bac comes through the fray for happy hour, what with its $2 tall boys, discounted signature martinis and a wealth of $6 appetizers and small plates — including the banh mi, which is just about the best partner to a stiff drink after work that we can think of.

2661 West 14th St., 216-938-8960,