Congrats to Tenderloin hangout CAFE ROYALE, which successfully acquired a full liquor license. While the place did a great job with beer and wine (and spelling bees and great live music), the addition of cocktails should completely rock. The building just got all that scaffolding taken off, so that’s a bonus. 800 Post. St. at Leavenworth, 415-441-4099.
And in case you’re cruising around SoMa on the weekend, pay a visit to ~ZARÉ AT FLY TRAP~ for a spiffy Saturday happy hour, with $4 draft beers, $5 wines, and $5 well cocktails (all night, at the bar only).