Best Happy-Hour Value

Flying Fig

A Bud, a burger, and a fistful of potato chips isn't a bad menu for an after-work wind-down. And a $6.50 tab's not bad for fueling up at the bar of one of the city's best restaurants. Align these two concepts into one seamless experience, and what results is the Tuesday-through-Friday Happy Hour at Flying Fig, where the $2 beers are icy, the $4.50 blue-cheese-topped burgers are juicy and thick, and the crisp-edged potato chips, fresh from the fryer and served as complimentary bar snacks, are unnaturally addictive. Factor in the hip yet tranquil setting, the friendly staff, and the possibility of embellishing your happy-hour bargains with something -- a soup, a salad, or a fine dessert, perhaps? -- from Executive Chef Karen Small's sophisticated, seasonal dinner menu, and no wonder you're happy.