The cheapest after-work happy hour I've found is at an Italian restaurant on 19th street between 5th and 6th, closer to 5th. It's called Portfolio, and there is an exotic bartender named Meriam behind the bar during the happy hour (from 4-7pm Mon-Fri)on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday only. On the other nights you'll find a huge Egyptian waiter there who doles out shots like he's giving blood. Order a mixed drink from Meriam, she'll definitely get you where you wanna go. The draft beer is $2.00, mixed drinks from house liquors are $2.50, and the house red or white wines are $2.50 each. I guess the food is good but I really only go there for the cheap beer and of course, the bartenders. If you wanna see the other hottie behind the bar you'll have to go for brunch 12-4pm Sat-Sun, from $6.95 to 9.95 and a free wine draft beer, or mixed drink. Go meet Jamie at the bar, the only place you can smoke, and fantasize.